Police in Phalombe have arrested a ward councillor for allegedly stealing 30 bags of cement meant for a development project in the district.
William Kadzayekha, a senior police officer at Phalombe Poice Station confirmed the arrest of Kaledza Mawere, councillor for Khongoni ward and Edward Maluwa, a foreman for a bridge project.
“Members of the public tipped the police when a businessman pulled up at the project cite with a lorry to collect the bags of cement,” said Kadzayekha.
District Commissioner Paul Kaliombe said the project was funded through district development fund.
In Zomba, a councillor, a village headman, a police officer and a bridge foreman are expected to appear Zomba Magistrate court to answer charges of theft of 84 bags for a bridge development in the district.