Malawi Police have confirmed that man who is suspected for stoning and destroying the billboard bearing a face of President Peter Mutharika was arrested.
Assistant Public Relations for police southern region, Peter Mchiza, confirmed that Chikondi Saidi, 26 was picked by law enforcers after witnesses reported him to the police.
Saidi reportedly stoned the billboard of Decent and Affordable Housing Subsidy Programme message bearing Mutharika’s face.
He packed dozens of stones at Lunzu Primary School last Thursday and started stoning the bill board.
“We arrested him for vandalism,” Mchiza said.
Mchiza said his behaviour could have provoked violence.
Saidi comes from Mazale village in Traditional Authority Kapeni in Blantyre.
He faces up to five years in jail if convicted.