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Administrator Haster Kabvina rearrested over cashgate, abuse of office

BLANTYRE (Maravipost)--The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Friday rearrested Haster Kapita Kabvina, an Accountant and Systems Administrator at the Department of Accountant General for abuse of office.

Disturbing! Wife to murdered portuguese national Da Silva dies in car crash

BLANTYRE (MaraviPost)-- Wife to Fernando da Silva, a Portuguese national who shot dead last month by assailants, has died in a fatal road accident at Linthipe 3 in Dedza.

They were traveling in a white "Silva 1" Toyota Hilux D4D and headed for administrative capital Lilongwe, according to our sources close to the deceased.

But he could not provide more details, saying "call me later, am rushing to Dedza district hospital now".

"I can only confirm that they have been involved in fatal accident, other details later," he said.

But another source, also privy to the family, said the accident happened after the bursting one of the tyres, and the driver Emmanuel de Silva failed to control it.

"The vehicle overturned twice. Three people died on spot while three others have been rushed to Dedza hospital," said the source.

The deceased have been identified Sally de Silva, Sandra Godinyo and her son Ken Godinyo.

Sally's and Sandra's remains will be laid to rest Wednesday in Zomba, whereas Ken will buried in Lilongwe, according to the source.

Fernando de Silva was shot last month outside his office entrance at Manja light industrial site in the commercial capital.

He was shot in the presence of his wife and son, Emmanuel.

The Police have so far managed to arrest two people believed to have killed the portuguese national.

Blantyre Police identified the two suspects as Simeon Thom Salimu Milanzi and Ziwani Jassi.

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Candidate nabbed for forging an ID card: 2014 MSCE

MZUZU (MANA) --  Mzuzu Police have arrested a St Peters Private Secondary School student, who was sitting for Malawi School Certificate Education (MSCE) exams, for allegedly forging a friends’ Malawi National Examination Board (MANEB) candidate identification (ID) card.

Mzuzu Police spokesperson Maurice Chapola said Benson Gondwe, 20, is suspected to have erased an ID number on the friend’s card and wrote his ID number instead, because his 16-year-old friend (name withheld) is “intelligent” and that he could make it to college.

“In a well calculated move, Gondwe asked to have a look at his classmate’s identification card;  he then took the card to some unknown place where he erased the original number on the card and put his number instead,” Chapola said.

The victim unknowingly endorsed the forged candidate number during the first two days of the MSCE exams on his answer sheets while the suspect wrote the friend’s candidate number in a move to steal his scores.

However, the truth came out when the suspect reportedly failed to sit for Physical Science because he did not register for it. This gave room to the supervisor to establish that the victim was using a wrong ID as it indicated that the number was absent on the candidates’
register.

Chapola said the suspect was called in and he confessed that he tampered with his friend’s candidate ID in order to claim marks for his friend.

Consequently, Gondwe from the area of Traditional Authority Mtwalo has been charged with forgery contrary to section 335 of the Penal Code which attracts a maximum sentence of three years IHL. He is expected to appear in court soon.

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Malawi train catches fire in Balaka

BALAKA (MaraviPost) -- Malawian train in transit from Blantyre to eastern region district of Balaka caught fire Sunday causing a serious traffic jam in the course.

According to John Kabichi, our correspondent in Balaka, the cause of the fire could not immediately be established.

“The train blocked the M1 road at a place known as Area 1 – a road which runs from Blantyre City,” said Kabichi.

According to more eye witnesses, sparks of fire were noticed before the actual fire.

But it was immediately contained by fire extinguishers, the said.

Malawi’s trains rarely undergo frequent servicing and they are some of the oldest models in the world, according to experts.

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Malawi Pres. Mutharika to attend AMACEA Opening Mass Thursday

President MutharikaBLANTYRE (Maravipost)--Malawi President Peter Mutharika will attend the Opening Mass for the 18th Association of the Members Episcopal Conference of Eastern Africa (AMACEA) at Civo Stadium on Thursday.

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