Taxpayer-funded Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has called for speedy progress on investigations into the murder of former Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director of corporate affairs.
During a news conference in Lilongwe on Wednesday ahead of the International Human Rights Day that falls on December 10, MHRC warned that further delays would only lead the public to lose trust in government.
Njauju was murdered under mysterious circumstances in July this year in Lilongwe. His official vehicle was torched near the river where his body was discovered half buried in sand.
MHRC chairperson Justin Dzonzi said the commission is following with keen interest all the developments surrounding the case.
He said: “Basically, what we are saying is [that] the relevant authorities currently handling the case should speed up. Cases don’t have to drag for life. Actually, this will lead to continued infringement of human rights as the public is entitled to know,”
MHRC said this year’s International Human Rights Day commemoration seeks to provide information on the importance of promoting human rights and to give an overview of the current key human rights issues in line with the theme.
Malawi will commemorate this year’s day under the theme Our Right. Our Freedom Always.
Main events for the day are set for Masintha ground in Lilongwe where President Peter Mutharika is expected to be in attendance.
Before the Masintha commemorations, there will be a street solidarity march from MHRC offices at HB House in Area Four. n