Former CCAP Blantyre Synod General Secretary Macdonald Kadawati has said he cannot disown his son Peter, who is believed to have masterminded the armed robbery at Petroda Filling Station in Lilongwe two weeks ago.
The robbers shot dead one police officer and went away with over K46 million.
Peter is also suspected to have financed the whole operation.
“He was giving transport and money to the robbers. He is the son to the Reverend Kadawati. He is now in Lilongwe (in police custody),” National Deputy police spokesperson, Nicolas Gondwa, told Malawi News.
Reacting to this, Reverend Kadawati, who has served the church for over 30 years, told the weekend paper that he could not disown his son and that he has left the matter in the hands of the court.
He asked people to be praying for him and his family to be strong during this trying moments.
“This is a big challenge to my service which I have rendered to the Lord. I have taught my children and family how to live. I have never been a naughty boy but this is what I can get in the end.
“I believe God wants to teach us something. Jesus had 12 Apostles and one of them was a bad apple. Please pray for us. We are aliving on earth where so many things are happening,” Kadawati is quoted as saying.
Peter was picked at his residential area in Blantyre for questioning after his identity card was found in the runaway vehicle which the robbers used and later abandoned at Chitukuko roundabout in Lilongwe from where they hijacked a passenger minibus.
The 31 year-old suspect is worked for Joyce Banda Foundation International (JBFI) as Programmes Manager ut he was fired from his job in 2014 after misappropriating donor funds at the foundation.
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