US condemns post-election violence following death of policeman

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United States Ambassador to Malawi Robert Scott has condemned the pockets of violence happening in some parts of country. His remarks follow  the death of a police man on duty in Nsundwe, Lilongwe.

Speaking in Lilongwe during the launch of a project to construct 250 secondary schools,  Scott said the reason the US government is helping the country is to help it improve education and health.

He said the death of the policeman comes at a time when they are trying to  do something good for the nation.

Scott said: “In the light of the news coming today that a policeman had been killed at Nsundwe today, I need to say this what we are doing here is to uplift the lives of people.”

The US ambassador emphasised that “peace is the way forward” and added that “leaders must reflect on peace.”

On the morning of Tuesday, alleged Malawi Congress Party sympathisers in Nsundwe blocked the road to stop travellers from it.

When police rushed to the scene to clear the road, the thugs shot one policeman with a catapult and stoned him to death.

The police have since arrested 20 people from Nsundwe.

Public Relations Officer for the Malawi Police Services James Kadadzera has since confirmed the death of the policeman, funeral arrangements are yet to be announced.