LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The country’s Homeland security Minister Richard Chimwendo Banda is facing backlash from Malawians on social media for instigating mob justice on suspected rapists.
The backlash comes after Chimwendo was caught during political rally asking the public to beat everyone suspected to be rapists before the police.
“(Ndati wogwirira mwana, menyani, tibulani, yes, zafika panyasi). Everyone who is defiling children must be beat severely that when you bring him to police much punishment has already done, the situation unbearable,” fumes Chimwendo.
But the remarks have not gone well with Malawians arguing that as a minister was not supposed to go on public despite escalation of the matter.
“This should not come from the minister. He wants the citizens to take the law into their hands? Nobody is above the law,” Duncan says.
Odziwa adds, “He is an idiot. Sounds like Trump who is very useless also”.
Aku chipped in, “Chimwendo’s remarks has just vindicated my observation that government doesn’t have a solution to this”.
Chimwendo is among most corrupt President Lazarus Chakwera’s Tonse government cabinet ministers and very emotional.
But Chakwera seems to trust him so much that he can not do anything to Chimwendo.
He was the first cabinet minister to appointed before the final one that saw Chakwera picking his close family friends into cabinet.