Activist arrested over pistol: Nathan Chathyoka says it belongs to Reinford Mwangonde

Malawi Police in the capital Lilongwe arrested  head of civil society group, Citizen for Justice (CFJ), Reinford Mwangonde for being the owner of   a pistol and ammunition which three people arrested in Salima were found with at Sunbird Livingstonia Beach in the district.

The confiscated pistol

Salima Police Station spokesperson Gift Chitowe said on July 30, they received information from well-wishers that the three were seen at Livingstonia Beach, in Senga-Bay with the firearm and arrested three suspects Nathan Chathyoka, 43, Maganizo Namba, 44, and Jennifer Chakanika, 32.

The arrest comes three weeks after armed robbers terrorised Salima town, robbing a service station, killing a fuel attendant and injuring a businessperson.

But the first suspect Nathan Chathyoka has mentioned Mwangonde as the owner of the illegal gun.

“We have taken in Mwangonde because he has been mentioned as the owner of the gun and we are proceeding to take him to court together with the three,” a police source said.

But police sources told Nyasa Times that Mwangonde was found in possession of a licensed pump gun.

On Sunday morning, sympathizers of the four suspects including his wife Martha Chizuma Mwangonde, the Ombudsman were seen around Salima Police talking to senior officers.

According to Chitowe, the first three will appear in court soon to answer charges of illegal possession of firearm.

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yosefe mateyu

l heard that he was using fake
coupons to buy fuel from A47. When he organises meetings he pays participants without having them sign for money. He is a womaniser. He has a fake degree from the US. At one time he threatened to kill Undule Mwakasungura.


And he has a vocal useless wife.tiyeni nawoni a polisi. Ozawataya


I would leave his wife out of this. Martha is a very decent woman and so passionate about her work and helping vulnerable members of society. Leave her alone. She is a good role model to young girls. Love is blind kaya chimbalangondochi anachipeza kuti


A Reinford mwakula pano and behave..mkuchititsa manyazi your decent humble high profile wife our Ombudspoerson…nkhani zakuba izi or criminal stuff has become so synomyous with you,,,,za magalimoto, foreign exchange etc… chepetsani moto

Chimunthu Chino

ReinfoRd is a Chancellor College graduate who chews another Chancellor College graduate Martha Chizuma

P Nkhata

Nathan Chathyoka nayenso nkhani yakuba sanayambe lero. Akufunidwa ku UK (probably INTERPOL as well) chifukwa chakuba ma galimoto and some high value assets mkumatumiza kunja. Nde pamepo mkumadabwa kuti who terrorised Salima?


Thieves they ask me to supply them parts for Range Rover and Reinford gave me a fake cheque…and Nathan when he commit crime always says it’s for Reinford…everything he does lead to Reinford These are thieves…they owe me K700,000.00 that till now I never got ..and they have been threatened to kill me.

P Nkhata

Nathan Chathyoka akufunidwa ku UK chifukwa chakuba ma galimoto and zithu zina mkumatumiza kunja including Malawi.


Nathan kusiya mkazi Ku UK kumadzaba Mmalawi unya mfana.


Munthuyi ngwakuba Reinford olo degree nja fake. Wakhala akudzibela yekha magalimoto

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