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Two Arrested Over MEC Office Breaking

By Leo Mkhuwala

Police have arrested two people suspected to have broken into Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) offices in about a week ago, Blantyre Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Augustus Nkhwazi has comfimed.

According to Nkhwazi, among the two suspects, Adini Machinjiri aged 34 was in January this year released from Chichiri prison after serving a 11 year jail term for robbery.

The second suspect has been identified as Cassim Silver aged 25.

The unknown criminals had broken into the office of Deputy Public Relations Officer at MEC Headquarters and made away with various items.

The items include 3 professional cameras, 54 ordinary cameras, 10 MEC branded golf shirts and T-shirts together with hard cash amounting to 75,000 Malawi Kwacha.

Meanwhile police have recovered 2 professional and 5 ordinary cameras, which have been identified by the complainant of behalf of MEC, Richard Mveriwa.

Additionally, police also recovered three sets of desk top computers, which were stolen from various parts within Blantyre in similar breakings.

The two have also been connected to seven other breaking cases within Blantyre.

The suspects will soon appear before court to answer charges.

Adini Machinjiri hails from Thunga Village, Traditional Authority Bvumbwe in Thyolo while Cassim Silver hails from Ndirande Township, Traditional Authority Machinjiri in Blantyre.

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