It will be recalled that through our statements and the Mpingu and Mbwatalika court case Women Lawyers Association filed, one of the matters that WLA sought to have implemented was the setting up of the Independent Police Complaints Commission
One of the Parties that was included in the case was the Clerk of Parliament and they have been served with the court documents.
It is therefore pleasing to note that Parliament has started acting on the matter even before conclusion of the case, as evidenced through the advert for the Independent Complaints Commission in the papers.
As such it is worth noting that through advocacy of WLA, the Independent Police Complaints Commission is now being set up.
This is a step in the right direction.
Woman Lawyers Association looks forward to the full setting up of the IPCC, as it will ensure speedy conclusion and handling of matters such as the one of the Mpingu and Mbwatalika women.
Dated 5th March 2020
Public Relations Officer
Women Lawyers Association (Malawi)