According to Zodiak radio and social media there are strong reports going around that Malawi’s Inspector General of Police Lot Dzonzi has resigned.

Dzonzi has dismissed the reports as just rumours even though they are getting louder by the day.

“No, I don’t know anything about that. I haven’t resigned. I am home sick,” said Dzonzi.

 Home Affairs Minister Uladi Mussa also said it was not true that that the police boss had resigned.

“It’s not true. It is one of those rumors people create,” said Mussa.

But the reports suggest that Dzonzi has resigned because he feels sidelined following the appointment of Nelson Bophani as his second in command responsible for operations.

Dzonzi, appointed by President Joyce Banda in 2012, is a principled and devout Christian but considered by many as a weakling in as far as commanding the men in uniform is concerned.

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