LILONGWE--Malawi’s President Joyce Banda said Tuesday the long arm of the law will soon get hold of student activist Robert Chasowa’s assailants and co-conspirators.
Pres Banda made the remarks after meeting members of the Special Commission of Inquiry on Chasowa’s death in Lilongwe where they officially presented their findings to the president.
The commission has found that Chasowa was murdered.
But Chairperson of the Special Commission of Inquiry Justice Andrew Nyirenda couldn't divulge more details, saying the president is better placed to do so.
He however said only four people “came out voluntarily to testify” despite their efforts asking people to come forward to provide needful information.
Nyirenda said they had to summon the other witnesses and subsequently they interviewed about 94 witnesses.
“We also visited the scene of the incident and surrounding areas to ably establish what really happened.”
The report will be made public by the end of the week.
Chasowa, at a time of his death a critic of the erstwhile Mutharika administration, was found dead on his college campus in Blantyre just more than a year ago.
Police were quick to say he'd committed suicide but post-mortem results suggested foul play.
The Commission comprised Justice Nyirenda SC, Justice of Appeal Isaac Mtambo, SC (Retired), Prof Ndalama Liomba, Sophie Kalimba, Paul Maulidi, Mary Manyusa and Annabel Mtalimanja.
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