Deputy senior station officer in charge of Chichiri Prison senior superintendent Evance Kataira Chisi has been charged with the murder for shooting his two sons Stafford Chisi aged 23 and Russell Chisi aged 29 on Friday.
Southern Region Police Spokesperson Nicholas Gondwa said Police has launched an investigation but they have pressed murder charge.
“Chisi has been charged of murder but an investigation has been launched on the incident. He has been questioned but psychiatric expert will also assess his mental health,” said Gondwa.
Chisi fatally shot his sons in the early hours of Friday at his home in Blantyre’s low-density Sunny Side suburb after a family quarrel.
According to Gondwa, Chisi, and Station Officer for Chichiri Prison – one of Malawi largest prison facilities, was still in bed Friday morning when his 23-year-old son, Stanford, picked a quarrel with his sister, Lusungu.
He said Chisi took a metal bar to try to separate the quarrelsome children but Stanford wrestled it out of him.
This angered the father who went to his bedroom to take the gun which he shot fatally his son twice.
The police publicist said still raging with fury Chisi went to the store-room where his eldest son, Russell, 29, was working. He shot him dead too.