Malawi's murder suspects overstay in prison

The failure by Malawi government to prosecute murder cases timely is resulting in some remanded suspects going mad, a new report has revealed. The report by the Malawi Prison Inspectorate revealed that authorities took at least a year to bring murder suspects to court.

“Murder remandees are the most affected as they can spend more than a year without being taken to court. This often leads to some inmates developing mental problems as they are unsure of their fate,” a local newspaper Weekend Nation quoted the report.

Currently, over 1,400 murder suspects were on remand awaiting trial.

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