Teacher Interdicted for Eloping with Pupil

By Brian Wasili Education authorities in Mwanza have sent a primary school teacher on interdiction for being in a relationship with his 15-year-old Standard 7 learner, Malawi News Agency (Mana) has established. District Education Manager for Mwanza, Saulosi Namani confirmed the development and identified the teacher as Brian Kalimbuka. However, Namani declined to comment further on the matter, saying the issue was being handled at Ministry of Education, Science and Technology headquarters in Lilongwe. “Since the letter of interdiction…

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14-Year-Old Girl Gang-Raped in Chikwawa

By Steve Chirombo Police in Chikwawa have arrested six people on suspicion that they were involved in a gang rape where 12 men are reported to have defiled a 14-year-old girl in a row in Senior Chief Makhuwira in the district. Chikwawa Police Station Public Relations Officer, Constable Foster Benjamin said in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Tuesday they have arrested the six suspects while the other six are still on the run. Benjamin said the…

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Nsanje Man Arrested for Being Found with Gun

By Martin Chiwanda, MANA Police in Nsanje have arrested a 24-year-old man for being in possession of a firearm (AK 47) and live ammunitions without license. Nsanje Police Spokesperson, Sergeant Agnes Zalakoma while confirming the development, said the suspect was Thomas Agusto of Chimwaza Village in Traditional Authority Ndamela in the district. Zalakoma said the police received a tip from well-wishers that Thomas Augusto was keeping the AK 47 rifle and live ammunitions. “Police officers led by the one…

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Children Used in MTL Cables Theft

By Chonanga Mhone, MANA The Malawi Telecommunications Limited (MTL) has bemoaned the tendency by some people who allegedly send young children to steal cables from its premises. The concern was raised shortly after the company’s security officers in Mzuzu caught and arrested a boy trying to steal cables inside the company’s northern region premises on Thursday. In an interview, an official from MTL northern region networks and customer service department (name withheld), said the children are sent to steal…

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Kasungu Woman Buries Her Daughter’s baby Alive

By Amos Banda, MAN Malawi Police Service has arrested a 55-year-old woman in Kasungu on Wednesday for killing her daughter’s 38- week-old baby. Public Relations Officer for Kasungu, Harry Namwaza, said the suspect identified as Eunice Chisi, committed the offence with an intention that her daughter’s boyfriend who was about to marry her should not know about the baby as she was impregnated by a different boy. Namwaza said the suspect made several attempts to have her daughter abort…

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Defilement Cases Increase in Mzuzu

By Rose Mahorya-MANA District AIDS Coordinating Committee Chairperson for Mzuzu City, Evans Mwale has said increase in defilement cases is said to be one of the major setbacks in the HIV fight in the City. He made the disclosure on Wednesday during World AIDS Day Commemoration at Chibavi Primary School ground in Mzuzu. According to Mwale, records at Mzuzu One Stop Centre, show an average of 12 defilement cases per month, a development he said is worrisome. “In as…

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Institutions to Fight Against Financial Crimes

By Patricia Kapulul-MANA Eight institutions have joined hands to eliminate heinous acts of illegal foreign currency externalization and transfer pricing through a Memorandum of Understanding executed in Lilongwe on Monday. Illegal foreign externalization entails the transfer or attempted transfer of foreign currency out of Malawi without following proper procedures whereas transfer pricing refers to the setting of prices for goods and services exchanged within a legal enterprise, its subsidiaries or affiliates. The eight institutions are the Malawi Police Service,…

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Police Recording More Domestic Abuse Against Men

By Sellaphine Banda-MANA Police in Lilongwe district say they are impressed with the rise in  the   number of men reporting abuses against them by their spouses. Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency (Mana) Lilongwe   Police public relations officer, Kingsley Dandaula said most men feel shy to report on such cases to the police. “Last year from January to December, we reported fewer cases of violence against men because most of them feel shy to report such…

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9-Yrs IHL for Illegal Possession of Firearm

Mangochi Second Grade Magistrate Court has convicted and sentenced Omar Wilson to nine years imprisonment with hard labour for offences of escaping from lawful custody and illegal possession of firearm, respectively. Mangochi Police Station prosecution witness, Inspector Efford Kamphonje told the court that on the afternoon of November 11, 2018, the accused was arrested in connection to a series of robbery cases and murder in the district. Kamphonje said later, the accused escaped from custody and was being hunted…

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Accidental Teargas Leaves Suspects, Police Officer Unconscious

Five suspects and one police officer from Mangochi Police Station were Tuesday morning rushed to Mangochi District Hospital for treatment after inhaling large amounts of teargas which one officer fired accidentally within the police offices. An insider said at around 8 am one of the officers was checking a riot gun which he uses and he accidentally pulled the trigger, leaving the reception and the entire campus engulfed in teargas. The source said the most affected were the suspects…

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