Vice President Everton Chimulirenji has condoled the family of late Usumani Imedi – a police officer who was stoned to death in the line of duty at Msundwe in Lilongwe on Tuesday this week.
Speaking when he visited the bereaved family at Chilinda village Traditional Authority Makanjira in Mangochi, Chimulirenji said government was shocked to learn of the demise of the officer while on duty.
The Vice President said the manner in which Superitendent Imedi died was tragic and painful not just to the family but government as a whole.
“It is unbelievable that today we could gather here and address Superitendent Usumani as ‘late’ when two days ago he was full of life and ready to serve his nation as usual” lamented the Vice President.
He took advantage of the occasion to assure the gathering that government will hunt down the assailants and bring them to book.
“We will do everything to have perpetrators face the wrath of the law. It is sad that some people think they are more important than others – why taking away other people’s lives. Whether they did it on their own or influenced by others…we will come after them. This is unacceptable. We will protect the legacy of this country as a peace loving one” said Chimulirenji.
Chimulirenji, who said had been delegated by President Peter Mutharika, condoled the family with K1.5 million; K1 million to the wife and K500,000 to the parents.