LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Malawi Police Service (MPS) on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 arrested former President Peter Mutharika’s step son, Tadikira Mafubza in connection to the mass grave in Mzimba.
National Police spokesperson Peter Kalaya has confirmed arrest of Mafubza after he handed himself to the law-enforcers at at Area 30 Headquarters in the capital Lilongwe.
“We have strong evidence linking Tadikira to the mass grave in Mzimba. We had been looking for him for the past three days and he decided to hand over himself at Area 30.
“This is all what I can say for now as we continue with our investigations,” says Kalaya.
In October, the remains of 30 people who are allegedly Ethiopian nationals have been exhumed from a grave located within Mtangatanga Forest Reserve in Mzimba.
According to the police, victims are male aged between 25 and 40.
Official records indicate that a majority of migrants who are caught in Malawi use the country as a transit point with their final destinations mostly being South Africa, Europe or the US.
This year alone, 221 migrants have been intercepted and 186 of them were Ethiopian nationals.
Tadikira’s arrest comes barely two days Leader of Opposition in Malawi Parliament dared President Lazarus Chakwera’s Tonse government silent on the matter.