Zomba, September 26, 2014, Mana: The Inspector General of police says Malawi Police Service country. Dzonzi said this at Zomba Police Training College before addressing the police officers will continue with sweeping exercise in the country despite Civil Society Organisations’ condemnation.
Inspector General Loti Dzonzi said efforts have been employed to root out criminals in the and police secondary school students.
He also warned the police officers who are involved in crime saying once caught the law shall take its course.
In random interviews residents of Zomba city have commended the move by police saying will assist them to live peacefully.
Business people and residents from Chinamwali, Matawale, Sadzi and Mpondabwino said police should continue with the exercise to protect lives and properties in the city.
Ernest Kajasiche,a resident at Matawale location said no criminal report has been established in the area since the operation started than before where shops have been vandalized.
Kajasiche said some pretend drinking beer at night with evil intentions. He said police should continue with security sweep.
Contrary to the appreciation by residents, Civil Society Organisation recently condemned joint security operation saying it is a violation of people’s rights.
But IG said Malawi Police Service has the constitutional obligation to protect the lives and property of all Malawians.
According to Zomba Police Station Public Relations Officer, Patricia Supliano, most suspects in the city were arrested for rogue and vagabond and some of them have been convicted before by the courts of law.
Malawi Police Service in conjunction with Malawi Defence Force, National Intelligence Bureau and Immigration department carried out the operation on second week of September and two riffles were confiscated.