Renowned political and social commentator Humphrey Mvula says he is shocked with the arrest of his son in connection with murder and vehicle theft allegations.
Dumisani Mvula and three other suspects described as ‘hardcore criminals’ were arrested by police last week.
Mvula told a local radio station on Thursday up to now, he is refusing to believe his own son could be suspected of such serious crimes.
“As a father, I will do all I can to help him. He is a normal young man, 23 years old, second year in university, loves going to church,” said Mvula sounding shocked in the interview.
“I never I imagined he could be found in the predicament of this nature. He is a very nice child. He is a good boy, the truth shall be told,” said Mvula, denying flatly that his son was involved in the serious murder case.
He said whatever the situation, he would not throw away his son, neither will he disown him.
Apart from Mvula, police alss arrested 38-year-old Chipiliro Gombwa, 35-year-old Dickson Magumbe and 29-year-old Andy Machinjiri.
Police said a total of 239 live ammunition, a pistol and a pump gun were recovered .
Southern Region Police spokesperson, James Kadadzera, the four are suspected to have committed three murder cases in the process of stealing seven vehicles.
Some of the vehicles that the group is suspected to have stolen include a Mazda Bongo, whose owner was murdered, an MTL Toyota Hilux whose driver was killed, and a government Toyota Prado belonging to a Cabinet minister.
An Indian is also said to be a victim of the one of the three murder cases.
The police are said to have arrested another police officer on Thursday suspected to have been the supplier of arms and ammunition to the alleged hardcore criminals connected to the three murders and seven car thefts.
However police publicists have kept the name of the suspected police officer under key and lock.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :