Three nabbed for registering twice: Malawi 2014 tripartite polls

Three Malawians on Wednesday spent their second night in police custody for allegedly registering twice in the ongoing voter registration of voters for next year’s tripartite elections.

The three have been identified as 29-year-old primary school teacher, Faison Thuchira, Jane Fred, 25, and another 29-year-old Nowa Sandram.

Thuchira hails from Nsomo Village, T/A N’gabu in Chikhwawa District, Fred is from Gundani Village while Sandram comes from Sandram Village both from T/A Mlolo in Nsanje District.

Police said they arrested the three following a tip-off that they registered twice at different centers in Nsanje North Constituency.

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“We arrested the three on Tuesday morning after we got a tip that they registered twice which is against electoral laws that allow a person to register only once. The two are currently on remand awaiting trial,” said Nsanje Police Officer-in-Charge, Sekani Tembo.

She said the primary school teacher is suspected to have first registered at Mbwazi ADMARC registration centre on July 24th before going to Namiyala Primary School center to register again the following day.

Sandram is also alleged to have first registered twice on 22nd and 26th July respectively at the same centers while Fred registered on July 24th and 27th respectively.

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