Malamulo hospital Pharmacist, driver arrested over drug theft

A pharmacist and driver at Malamulo Mission Hospital are in police custody for allegedly conniving to steal medical drugs.

Police Public Relations Officer Edith Kachotsa Thyolo

Police Public Relations Officer Edith Kachotsa Thyolo

Blessings Mbengwani, pharmacist, is suspected to have given Thomas Waiyatsa, a driver, a travelling bag full of amoxycilin to sell on the black market.

Thyolo Police Public Relations Officer, Edith Kachotsa said the two are reported to have stolen the drugs from the hospital on February 26.

Kachotsa said the plot was uncovered by a security guard who upon doing regular checks found the drugs concealed in Wayiyatsa’s bag.

“When questioned to explain how he got in possession of such quantities of amoxycilin, Wayiyatsa confessed that they belonged to Mbengwani.

“We therefore have arrested both Mbengwani and Wayiyatsa to appear in court and answer the charge of being found in possession of medical drugs without valid documents contrary to section 47 of the Poison and Medical Board Act,” explained Kachotsa.

Kachotsa said the value of the drugs is yet to be established and could not give further details.

Malamulo Mission Hospital serves a large population of people from surrounding areas of Makwasa and as far as Thekerani and Nsanje.

Mbengwani, 22, comes from Mongola Village in Traditional Authority Kwataine, Ntcheu, while Thomas 42 comes from Mponda Village, Traditional Authority Msamala in Balaka district.

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Chilungamo chimabaya.
A medical report for someone who is to report to a duty station first of all is not an emergency neither it is a priority, secondl a single client (not patient) takes about 20minutes to be covered of which such time if spent on patients its a lot time for more than one patient. let’s be realistic guys; go to a private clinic and see how much is charges for such services, in my own view your charges for the extra time used on non priorities and extra skill used on private clients. this is why you will find a… Read more »

Yes Conman palibepo chimene ACB ichitepo pa za ma newly posted teachers. Amalipira ndithu zimene zija bwana Conman. Azikalipira death certificate what more ndi medical report. Auzeni zina a ACB wosati zakaduka mukunenazo…..

zama zama

Apharmacist is person who study drugs nde enanu mukuti alakwitsa pati?

simiao Chingereze

the authorities should also investigate Cancer wing at KCH. Dr Nyasosela is charging patients some money to access his services at KCH. chonsechi the drugs are meant to be for free.

Lawyer wa pa Chanco

Fools of police. Charging some one with section 47of the poisons act means they will simply pay a fine of Mk 5000 and leave the same day. U should have charged them with either simple theft or theft by public servant and they could spend between 10- 15 years in jail to learn


God have mercy on us.


To comment on the comment by choloka monday, most of the times “pharmacist” word is used to describe pharmacy personnel, it incoperates the pharmacy proffessipnal as a whole. does it anyway matter if it was a pharmacist, a technician/ assistant? we got the info! end of the story. or you maybe want to investigate it further?


Ife Amene ndife mbuli pa za chipatala tamva za anthu omwe abawo za maudindo awo but urself coz u are in the same proff, thats why sunamve


Mai Kachotsa, muli pa banja. Mwandisangalatsa kwambili. Awo akuba mankwalawo, muanyonge chifuka odwala afa kusowa mtela

choloka monday

my journalist, would you please make sure you establish proper identity of peoples professions. there is a huge difference between a Pharmacist and a pharmacy assistant or technician. Are you sure the person in question is a Pharmacist? tell us the true stories please…

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