Biotic Eco-System

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THE CHASOWA
COMMISSION OF REPORT

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS....................................................................................................................... iii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS .................................................................................................................. vii LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS .............................................................................................................. viii LIST OF APPENDICES ........................................................................................................................ ix EXECUTIVE SUMMARY .................................................................................................................... 1 1.1

Introduction ........................................................................................................................... 12

1.2

Terms of Reference ............................................................................................................... 12

1.3

Composition of the Commission ........................................................................................... 13

1.4

Support Staff.......................................................................................................................... 14

1.5

Structure of the Report .......................................................................................................... 14

1.6

Procedure Adopted ................................................................................................................ 15

1.7

Challenges ............................................................................................................................. 16

CHAPTER TWO .................................................................................................................................. 17 FACTUAL BACKGROUND ............................................................................................................... 17 2.1

The identity of Robert Chasowa ............................................................................................ 17

2.2

Events prior to the death of Robert Chasowa ........................................................................ 18

2.2.1

20th July demonstrations................................................................................................ 18

2.2.2

Plans to prevent the 17th August demonstrations .......................................................... 19

2.2.3

Robert wanted by the Police ......................................................................................... 24

2.2.4

The night of Robert’s death .......................................................................................... 27

2.2.5

Discovery of the body ................................................................................................... 28

2.2.6

Date and time of death .................................................................................................. 31

2.2.7

Cause of death and results of post-mortem examination .............................................. 31

CHAPTER THREE .............................................................................................................................. 34 CONDUCT AND EFFICIENCY OF THE MALAWI POLYTECHNIC ADMINISTRATION......... 34 3.1

3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5

Management response to the incident ................................................................................... 34 Lack of security ..................................................................................................................... 34 Gates and security lighting .................................................................................................... 37 Discovery of the alleged suicide notes...
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