Malawi Police arrest two for running illegal clinics

Police in Malawi’s eastern district of Balaka is keeping in custody two people for allegedly operating clinics without licence.

Some of the medicine recovered

Some of the medicine recovered

Station Criminal Investigations Officer for Balaka Police, Assistant Superintendent Maxwell Divala, says the police received a tip that the two, Mustafa Limbe (43) and Jones Malata (57) were doing the business illegally in the area of Group Village Headman Kwitanda.

“Upon searching their respective houses which were used as clinics, police found a lot of drugs and syringes; most of which were government labeled,” he says.

The drugs that were recovered include, Cotrimoxazole, Paracetamol, Flagyl, albendazole, ciprofloxacin, co-trimoxazole, gentamycin, quinine, tetracycline and many more including both used and unused syringes.

Both suspects are still in police custody and are expected to appear before court soon where they will answer cases of operating clinics without licence and found in possession of medical drugs without licence which is against the pharmacy, medicines and Poisons Act number 15 of 1988.

Mustafa Limbe comes from Kwitanda village while Jones Malata comes from Chinseu village all from Traditional Authority Msamala in the same district of Balaka

Meanwhile, the officer In-charge Balaka Police Station Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Benfrey Kamanga has commended people of Balaka for the tips and has promised to deal with every tip with speed.

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Titus Skoti

Slap them with harsh punishment, chichewa chake amati IHL (Imprisonment with Hard Labour). Anthu opanda chisoni, kumaba mankhwala iwo nkumakagulitsa. Not good, bu hau!!!!!

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Kamphongo wa Kwa Masikini

Apolisi afufuze komwe anthuwa amakatenga mankhwala a boma. Tikudandaula kuti ku zipatala kulibe mankhwala pomwe anthu ena oyipa mtima akumagulitsa mankhwala.


amasuleni anthuwa kodi umbava mwaona wamankhwalawu basi?bwanji osamanga Joyce Banda ndi mbava nzakeyu Peter Muthalika omwe aba chuma cha bomawa .Amasuleni madala angawo zinthu zisanafike povuta mwamva?Nanunso a Aubrey Norman mutu wanu ukugwila mukuti alandile strong charges ife tizikadya pakhomo pa amayi anu?

Little motivation agitated people to stealing

Lovemaniac 91

Apolice nsanje, anzanu asatakate pa town? They r jst trying to earn a leaving, no job pa nyasaland. Let them go!


It is obvious that there are NO operational systems in place to stem this behaviour. Free for all starts from the top…what do you expect?


Anthuwo ankagwira ntchito kuchipatalako or wat? A good reporting should’ve considered that,coz how dd they get zipangizo za boma!

Aubrey Norman

Those people must recieve strong charges because they are making people to get problems in our Hospitals while they are steeling Medicine,Osalekelera ndiwomwewo akumafalitsa kuti Boma ikulephela kukwanilitsa zomwe inalonjeza mankhwala akusowa nzipatala, Anthu akumwalira ndinchitidwe ngati umenewu.


Interestingly DHOs will make a lot of noise that hospitals are under funded hence difficult to manage but you will be baffled to see that there is gross misuse of the little resources available.

decent citizen

Mukuti zipangizo kulibe muzipatala while others are running dodgy clinics in other places.The very same people who work in govt hospitals are the one selling govt medical stuff to some unlicensed private hospitals.Katangale wavuta pa Malawi.

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