Malawi Police Inspector General Loti Thauzeni Pansipadana Dzonzi on Tuesday said he was unwell and played down reports that he has tendered his resignation to President Joyce Banda which Nyasa Times understands authorities have refused to cut him loose.
Nyasa Times sources indicated that Dzonzi tendered his resignation letter last Friday but the Head of State declined his resignation.
He however played down the rumours during an interview with a local radio.
“No, I don’t know anything about that. I haven’t resigned. I am home I am sick,” he said.
Minister of Home Affairs Uladi Mussa also described reports of the Dzonzi resignation as “rumours”.
Reliable sources insisted Dzozi asked to leave but has had his resignation bid refused.
However, reasons for his resignation are not yet known but speculations have been rife on his intentions following the President’s repositioning of his deputy Nelson Bophani, who is also chairing the Investigation Committee on the Cash-gate.
Dzonzi is an experienced police officer who has served in the Malawi Police Service for 27 years, rising through the ranks.