The confusion was muted around the abduction case of Rumphi East legislator Kamlepo Kalua until on May 24, 2017 when the victim accused online newspaper, Malawi24 of writing false news about the incident.
According to Kalua’s official Facebook page, the report written by Malawi24 on May 24, 2017 titled ‘I am still regaining my memory, soon I will tell Malawi my story’ it’s all lies as they did not interview him.
“Fake news, they never interviewed me,” reads part of his posts.
While in Malawi24 report Kalua was quoted saying:
“I will explain, I will give the side of my story to the National Assembly because I have a trip to see a medical doctor in South Africa which shortly I will go, I went to Seventh Day Adventist Hospital and they said am highly stressed and my BP was high but I have never suffered from BP.
“When you asked I said I have lost memory but now am gaining memory and now I will be sharing to Malawians and it will be a bombshell.”
However, comments on the Kalua’s post depict how Malawians are eager to hear the truth about the abduction from his side.
Kalua went missing last month and was found on Sunday May 7, 2017 at Kwacha Roundabout in the commercial capital Blantyre where he tied both hands and legs with blue ropes.
Since the horrible abduction, Kamlepo failed to report to parliament earlier as others until on May 23, 2017.
“This is my first attendance of parliament and it feels good to chair this committee,” said Kalua after being interviewed by reporters.
When asked as to whether he has explained his ordeal to the Speaker Richard Msowoya, Kalua said he is yet to meet the speaker.
While the Malawi Police Service and ruling government accused Kalua of faking his abduction in search of public sympathy
Member of Parliament (MP) also angered at how other false news was written about him, claiming his trucks were once caught in smuggling maize in Karonga.