MCP’s Monica Chakwera, Abida Mia blow whistle for Msundwe women, girls rights

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Madame Monica Chakwera, who is a wife to Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President, Dr Lazarus Chakwera, has underscored the need for Msundwe women and girls, who were sexually harassed on 8th October, 2019 by some officers of the Malawi Police Service, to receive psychosocial counselling.

Madame Chakwera along side Abida Mia, wife to MCP Vice President Sidik Mia was speaking on Tuesday when she visited some of the women at Msundwe in Lilongwe.

Whilst bemoaning the behaviour that the men in uniform displayed on the material day, Madame Chakwera said the women and girls who suffered the situation are currently going through a huge lot of psychological trauma which can only be overcomed if they are consoled psychologically.

During the visit, Madame Chakwera distributed both food and nonfood items to the victims.

On 8th October this year, some police officers molested women and girls at Msundwe, Mpingu and Mbwatalika.

It is not clear what their motive was; but some quoters have speculated that they were paying back to murder of one of them, Superintendent Usumani Imedi, who was killed by irate mob thereat.

Meanwhile, Police has instituted an investigation into the alleged cases of sexual harassment of the women and girls at the said areas.

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