Tags: Security

JB guards partially disarmed

  Malawi Government has disarmed two of the security officers that immediate past president Joyce Banda has been using since leaving office after her loss in the May 20 2014 Tripartite Elections. Speaking on behalf of Banda, her press aide Tusekelo Mwanyongo confirmed the reduction yesterday, saying the security objects were taken away last week.…

 ‘Business security requires concerted efforts’

Former Inspector General (IG) of Police Lot Dzonzi has said the current security challenges facing businesses in the country require concerted efforts. Against a spate of robberies that have hit the country’s businesses, he said, during a Police-Blantyre Business Community Strategic Meeting in Blantyre last Thursday, that police and businesses cannot resolve the current security…

Police intensifies security for festive season

Malawi Police Service (MPS) Inspector General (IG) Lot Dzonzi has assured Malawians that there will be maximum security ahead of the festive season and beyond. Dzonzi said this on Friday during an audience with police officers in the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in Lilongwe. He observed that CID is one of the police departments doing…

Confessions of Police IG: Organised crime has overwhelmed us—Dzonzi

Inspector General (IG) of Police Lot Dzonzi has confessed that despite every effort being employed to root out violent and daring crimes, the growth of organised criminality is sucking the strength of the Malawi Police Service (MPS), particularly in urban areas. Speaking in an interview with The Nation yesterday, Dzonzi said this was the reason…

CSOs condemn security sweep

Civil society organisations (CSOs) and a constitutional law expert have condemned the joint security operation conducted last weekend, saying it is a violation of people’s rights. Malawi Police Service (MPS) in conjunction with Malawi Defence Force (MDF), Immigration Department and intelligence agencies carried out the operation on September 12 and 13. During the exercise, undertaken…

MDF, police swam cities in joint operation, hundreds arrested

Malawi’s security apparatus over the weekend blanketed major towns, cities and other strategic points in an inter-agency operation to root out violent and daring crimes that have shocked the nation. The operation, which started on Friday and ended Saturday night, was jointly conducted by the Malawi Police Service (MPS), the Immigration Department and—in an unusual…

Security petition debate Sept

Parliament is expected to debate a petition outlining security concerns presented by Blantyre Community Policing Forum last Wednesday, acting Clerk of Parliament Roosevelt Gondwe said yesterday. The forum petitioned Parliament over continued insecurity in the city and Mulanje South legislator Bon Kalindo received it on behalf of parliament. Said Gondwe: “The petition was presented on Wednesday and Parliament rose on Friday. There was…

Police intensify security

Home Affairs and Internal Security Minister Paul Chibingu yesterday said police are on higher alert following recent attacks of Malawians and foreign nationals  by armed robbers who continue to terrorise the country’s three major cities. Chibingu’s assurance follows recent attacks in Blantyre where two people have been brutally murdered and some have been attacked as…