Madalitso Kumwenda aged 20 from Traditional Authority Chindi in Mzimba district is in police custody for allegedly shooting and subsequently killing John Nyirenda with no apparent reasons.
Nyirenda, aged 69 was fromÂ Kadudu in the same district
Mzimba Police Public relations officer, Gabriel Chiona has confirmed with faceofMalawi about the murder.
A charge of murder contrary to section 209 has been pressed against the suspect. It attracts the maximum penalty of life imprisonment.
The Police are yet to find out where the suspect got the gun.
Of late gun crimes has been on the increase in the country and apparently, police officers are reported to be aiding gangs.
Currently, Police Constable Guta is walking freely after being arrested on five charges of conniving with criminal gangs.
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