News In Brief (754)
Five prisoners have escaped from Blantyre prison, popularly known as Chichiri prison in the wee hours of Thursday.
Sources at the Chichiri correctional facility have told Zodiak Online, the inmates have escaped after they managed to dig a hole to one of the cells on which they have been urinating on, for a while, to weaken it.
Prison warders are currently conducting a head count to identify and ascertain the figure of the escapees.
Malawi prisons spokesperson, Chimwemwe Shaba has asked for time be for commenting.
This prison break comes days after a man masquerading as a police prosecutor broke out a suspect on pretext he was being taken to court.
The Malawi Police Service says it has no clue on the whereabouts of one of its recruit constables who has been missing for weeks in Kasungu.
Thieves in the wee hours of today stole a vehicle and computers at the bishop’s house at the Zomba Cathedral of the Catholic Church.
The Minister of finance Sosten Gwengwe says government remains optimistic about the resumption of the International Monetary Fund’s credit funding to the country.
Business owners that operate in Palm Rock Mall and Corporate Mall in Lilongwe have expressed frustration at the closure of the two buildings by the Malawi Revenue Authority MRA over nonpayment of income taxes.