Malawi Police Service (MPS) has called on other stakeholders to jointly work with them in investigating the Lake Chilwa shooting which claimed lives of three fishermen and wounding two others in the early hours of February 13, 2021.

Lake Chilwa is in closed fishing season and M’chenga Beach Village Committee (BVC), a legally constituted group, hired two police officers from Kachulu Police Unit in Zomba to help them patrol the lake from illegal fishing activities.

A statement issued by MPS spokesperson James Kadadzera further said when the patrol team reached Lingani Fishing Dock, it met a charged group of illegal fishermen who were armed with panga knives.

Kadadzera said to render the findings of the inquiry credible, the MPS is inviting other stakeholders such as the Malawi Human Rights Commission and the Independent Police Complaints Commission for joint investigation.

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