Government has fired a Malawi Congress Party (MCP) councillor for Bembeke in Dedza after his conviction on tampering with Escom property.
Local government ministry spokesperson Mulhabalhe Mughogho confirmed that Davie Lingalawe has been fired as councillor.
“He has since returned the stolen Escom property but our laws say anyone convicted of any offence should leave office,” said Mughogho.
She said local government elections would be held in Bembeke ward following the firing of Lingalawe. There was no immediate comment from the MCP.
However pollster, the Malawi Electoral Commission has set October for holding by elections, both parliamentary and local government.