By: Brino Kayanga Mwale
BOLA- CEFO CONDEMNS MSUNDWE PROTESTERS FOR KILLING POLICE OFFICER
Bwalo la a Chewa Foundation ( BOLA- CEFO), has condemned in strongest terms the post- elections related violence that are continuing in the country with the latest being the stoning to deaths of a police officer, Superintendent Usumani Imedi.
The grouping is joining all Malawians in offering its condolences to the deceased family, the Muslim community, the police and all security agents and the country’s head of State and government, Professor Peter Mutharika in mourning the police officer.
Pic: Bwalo la a Chewa National Executive Director, Reverend Flywell Somanje…..we offer our heartfelt condolences
This is contained in a press statement by the grouping’s National Executive Director, Reverend Flywell Somanje ,saying the grouping cannot sit quiet watching the issue but to voice out its concern on behalf of the peace loving Chewa tribe in Malawi.
In the statement, Rev. Somanje said the killing of a police officer by Msundwe protesters has dirten the history of the Chewas who always advocates for peace and unity and Msundwe being a homeland for the Chewas.
He described the deceased as an innocent person stoned to deaths for a good job of clearing the main road after protesters blocked it .
The Rev. said Bwalo la a Chewa is advocating for contact and dialogue as previously done by Malawi’s founder, Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda ,calling upon the HRDC which is organizing the demonstrations to reflect the situation of Msundwe.
Rev. Somanje asked the HRDC leadership to restore peace, law and order in its post- election demonstrations, alleging that the first five of its top officials, there’s no Chewa and have created central region as a political battle field.
He said the Chewas are just following without knowing on who is leading them and the outcome of staging demonstration protests , a development which is of concern to all the Chewas in Malawi.
Rev. Somanje said the blood of the innocent police officer killed will keep on tormenting all the Chewas who played part in stoning to death , Usumani Imedi, a police officer quoting the story from the holy Bible , Cain who killed his brother, Abel.
Meanwhile, the Magistrate court sitting in Lilongwe has granted bail to 36 protesters that were arrested during Nsundwe’s protests.
The court ordered that all the 36 people to pay a bail bond of 5000 Kwacha each and must be reporting to any nearest police every fortnight.
And 4 protesters charged with murder case of a police officer, Superintendent Usumani Imedi at Msundwe trading centre in Lilongwe are denying all charges lodged against them saying they were in their gardens during the time the incident of killing a police officer occurred.
The court has been adjourned to Monday, 14th October, to give its determination regarding the bail application of the 4.