Malawi police arrest woman for faking pregnancy

Malawi Police in Mwanza are keeping in custody Alice Masala for deceiving medical officers at Mwanza District Hospital that she was pregnant.

Mwanza woman carrying a fake pregnancy belly

Masala went to Mwanza District Hospital in March 2017 pretending that she was pregnant and time for her to deliver was just around the corner. Surprisingly, when her turn to be examined came, Masala was nowhere to be seen.

Mwanza Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Edwin Kaunda said Masala stayed in the maternity ward for some time and her body shape showed that she was pregnant.

Kaunda said each time nurses made a visit to the ward Alice was always bolting.

“Lucky was not on her side last Friday as Masala was cornered. She was forced to the examination room where it came out that she was not pregnant; but she tied several pieces of cloths on her belly which made her look like a pregnant woman,” said Kaunda.

He said medical officers informed police about the issue and Masala was arrested on the same day.

Kaunda said during police interrogation, the suspect could not tell why she behaved that way.

“But as police we suspected that Masala had planned to steal a new born baby from the hospital but an opportunity was not arising,” said Kaunda.

Masala will appear in court soon to answer charges of giving false information to a public officer contrary to section 122 of the Penal Code.

She comes from Epesi village TA Kanduku in Mwanza.

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Zomvetsa chisoni pamene ena ali busy kutaya mimba ena ali busy kutaya ana oti abwadwa ngati uja waku Ekwedeni anataya mwana kumanda mpaka kufa ndi nyerere zitamuluma mwana. Koma pamene ena akusowa mwana kuti abeleke. Atsikana Azimayi tiyeni tisiye mkhalidwe wokupha. komanso tisiye mkhalidwe wakuba ana anzathu i know it’s painful not to have a child. Lets ask God he is the creature of everything and he knows every situation that we are passing through. He is a provide of everything.

mwana wakusi kusiska

akufunika chilango bas ,becoz atayitsa ma nurses nthawi yoti azithandizila ena azake oyembekezeradi.


Abwere kuno ndimpatse mimba ine, nzokambirana izi after all she’s a fellow Malawian


now this is sad


Very bad, can we say she is failing to have a child of her own? why? oh no!! this type of faith i have never seen it, may she go to Church and stay there praying to God, the God of Heaven, the creator of universe, who listen to our prayers, she is going to have a child from her own womb.


Why are they behaving in way osangopanga adopt kusiyana ndi kuba ana.

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