BLANTYRE (Maravipost)–Three daring buglers in the wee hours of Monday beat the security system and broke into Mudi House, the official residence of Vice President Saulos Chilima in Malawi’s commercial capital.
The thieves are said to have gained access to Chilima’s official residence by climbing the brick fence in the backyard at around 2am.
They were however spotted by security guards of the Vice president’s neighbour who managed to apprehend one of them. The other two are still large.
They handed over the suspect to police officers on duty while the other two escaped and are still large.
Police identified the suspect as Charles Kazuma, 35, from Ekaiweni village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Mtwalo in Mzimba.
Kazuma was reportedly found with a red knife with a government emblem.
He was taken to Blantyre Magistrate Court the same day where he was found guilty of breaking into a building and committing a felony and was convicted and slapped with a six year jail term.
Press Officer for the Vice President, Pilirani Phiri told The Nation that the convict, a former employee at Mudi House, did not get away with anything.
Last week, armed robbers raided Mzuzu Standard Bank and went away with K543 million before police intercepted them at Jenda Roadblock in Mzimba.
The suspects are still at large.