Central West Region Police have urged youths in Msundwe and Mpingu in Lilongwe District to observe the rule of law to ensure peace reigns in the district.
The call comes at a time police have moved to repair their relationship with Msundwe, Mpingu and M’bwatalika communities which soured in the aftermath of the May 2019 Tripartite Elections.
Speaking on Friday during the meeting with the youth, Central West Region community policing coordinator Alexander Ngwala urged the youth to refrain from mob justice.
He said: “Mob justice cases are high in this region. However, we discourage people from taking the law into their own hands because mob justice compromises investigations.
“Again, it is high time the youth in the areas gave Msundwe and Mpingu a new image.”
On his part, Lilongwe Police Station community policing coordinator Malango Mwasinga asked the youth to sensitise their community members to the evils of gender-based violence (GBV) and mob justice.
“As young people, you should not indulge in bad behaviour because you have the capacity to develop your areas,” he said.
In his remarks, Msundwe Youth chairperson Saidi Banda hailed the police for reintroducing their operations in the two areas.
He said: “For about one year, there was security lapse in the two areas following the withdrawal of officers.
“We pledge to work with police and to sustain the relationship.”
Banda asked the police to deploy a vehicle at their office at Msundwe Police Unit to facilitate quick response during mob justice