Delayed handling of court cases fueling crime in Malawi

Delayed handling of court cases fueling crime in Malawi

One of the country’s pressure groups under the banner Concerned Citizens says delayed handling of court cases is fueling crime in the country. 

Speaking at a media briefing on Thursday, one of the officials from the group Mundango Nyirenda said the country has seen murder cases dragging; a development he stressed is a threat to national security. 

Mundango cited violence within communities of foreign nationals where cases of crime due not reach full trial. 

He cited a case of Vincent Niyongira, a naturalized Malawian citizen of Rwandan origin, who was shot by thugs in 2017 but his docket went missing both at court and the police.

Though suspects who are of Rwandan origin and some Malawians were arrested, the missing files led to police requesting the charges be reduced from attempted murder to acts intended to cause grievance harm.

The Concerned Citizens has since called for the case to resume within fourteen days and for the Anti corruption bureau to intensify investigations into missing files.

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