Businessman and one of Parliamentary candidates for Blantyre City South constituency in the May elections, Ali Kaka Chinemba has been arested fo being a suspect of killing a man in the commercial city with a pump gun.
Southern Region police spokesperson, Nicholas Gondwa confirmed of the arrest and said the suspect will be dragged to court to be formally charged of murder.
“Currently the deceased body has been taken to College of Medicine for postmortem before details of the whole incident are released,” Gondwa told Nyasa Times.
Kaka was arrested by Soche Police for killing Davie Kadzuwa Banda after picking a quarrel with him on Monday evening in Manja residential area, Blantyre.
Tempers are said to have flared when the aspiring politician started shouting at Banda for blocking the road with his lorry that was ferrying sand.
“Kaka was shouting at the driver who was off-loading sand at one of the houses in the area. He accused him of blocking the road; the two failed to agree, instead he (Kaka) produced a pump gun and shot at the deceased who died on the spot,” police said.
The suspect is a well-known second hand vehicle dealer in Blantyre city and risks serving life sentence if found guilty of murder.
Kaka once faced the arm of law in February 2012 when he was arrested together with his business associate, lawyer Ralph Kasambara and three others for detaining and assaulting three people who reportedly attempted to assassinate Kasambara and petrol-bomb his offices and residence in Blantyre.
He was also once arrested at Chileka Airport for allegedly using his father’s passport to travel outside the country.
Kaka has twice tried his lucky in the political field but miserably failed to make it to the National Assembly after losing the Parliamentary elections consecutively- in 2009 and 2014.