LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Malawians will have to wait a little longer for the report on the alleged sexual harassment of women and girls at Msundwe, Mpingu and Mbwatalika by some Police officers in Lilongwe in October last year.
According to the National Police Spokesperson, James Kadadzera, the delay in the release of their report is as a result of the numerous reports on the social media accounting the same saga.
Kadadzera further reiterated that completion and release of their report also depends on the cooperation of the victims during the interrogation.
However, while commenting on the development, commissioner for Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC), who is also the Ombudsman, Martha Chizuma, said her team faced almost no any challenges during their investigation.
Chizuma said: “All the survivors complained to our officer that they were ill treated, insulted and harassed by the police during the interrogation. We took this up to the police and they denied saying that if it happened it was part of the interrogation to get to the bottom of the matter. But now, no interaction with the survivors can be hard.”
In its report earlier this month, the Office of the Ombudsman revealed that about sixteen women and girls at the said areas were sexually abused by the police officers who were deployed on October 8, 2019, to contain the volatile situation that was apparently out of control.