The Commission of inquiry that the Malawi President Mrs. Joyce Banda appointed to find out what killed a fourth year University of Malawi student Robert Chasowa has started its work, barely a week after swearing in of Sophie Kalimba.
All other Commissioners were sworn in last month when Kalimba was outside the country.
Her Excellency Mrs. Joyce Banda appointed the Commission, led by Supreme Court of Appeals Judge Andrew Nyirenda SC on April 10 2012.
Sitting at the Blantyre City Council Civic Offices, the Commission is interviewing various people to source information to what led to the mysterious death Chasowa, 25, and any other information surrounding his mysterious death.
Members include retired Police Commissioner Mary Mangwiza Manyusa, Pathologist Professor George Liomba, Politician Paul Maulidi, retired Blantyre City Council Chief Executive and Town Planner Sophie Kalimba and Administrator Ben Mbewe.
Chasowa, an activist from the University of Malawi’s Polytechnic was found dead on September 24 last year in a pavement at the College campus and there has been no official version of the cause of his death.
The departed Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika just indicated that he would institute a Commission of inquiry to establish Chasowa death but until his death, nothing concrete came out public.
After appointing the commission of inquiry on April 10 2012 Her Excellency Mrs. Joyce Banda sent a stern warning that her government will not allow people to be killing each other carelessly and just go scot free.
President Banda challenged the Commissioners to move fast and work with dedication, saying the nation is waiting to know the truth of what exactly robbed Malawi of the fourth year Engineering student.