Two people arrested for impersonating MDF soldiers


Police in Dedza have arrested two people for allegedly impersonating Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers.

Dedza Police spokesperson Edward Kabango has confirmed of the arrest and identified the suspects as Abel, who once worked as MDF soldier but was dismissed.

Kabango also identified another suspect as Chifunilo Chioko.

According to Kabango, the two mounted a road block and Njonja and they were demanding cash from villagers and vehicle owners.

He said the development did not please some villagers who reported the matter to Njonja Police unit in the district.

The police officers from Njonja then launched a manhunt for the two hence the arrest.

Kabango said the two will appear in court soon.

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Robert Ngwira
Attended Our Future Private Secondary School in Rumphi from 2006-2009 Holder of Diploma in Journalism from Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) Hobbies, reading newspapers, going out with friends, listening to radio and watching football. Email:


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