Malawi Police chuck out fake cop recruits from training camps

Malawi Police say they have finally chucked out fake recruits from its three training schools in Limbe, Mtakataka and Mlangeni.

Cops from PTS showcasing talent
Cops from PTS showcasing talent

National Police headquarters spokesperson Nicholas Gondwa said the police managed to remove over 300 fake recruits at Kanjedza Police Training School  (PTS) alone.

“I do not have figures for other training school but most of them run away after they knew that our officers were going there to vet them,” he said.

It is estimated over 1500 fake recruits turned up for training at Kanjedza, Mlangeni and Mtakataka training schools and took days for the police to finally screen and vet each one of them before retaining 1453 at all the three institutions.

This was blamed on corrupt senior officers who pocketed as much as K200,000 for each recruit, corrupt officials who wanted to enlist their relatives and children of their friends and ruling Democratic Progressive Party officials who forced the cadres into the police at the expense of suitable candidates.

Kanjedza has the capacity to take up to 773 recruits, Mtakataka can take up to 591 whilst Mlangeni can train up to 91 recruits.

“The training is going on very well, all the fake recruits have been removed and the genuine recruits have been given uniform,” said Gondwa.

He said next time the police will be extra careful on the matter to avoid similar situation which embarrassed the police.


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Nicholad Gomphya
Nicholad Gomphya
6 years ago

Just to answer your question Mr. Hhmdidi, in fact we have recruited these dull relatives and DDP cadets into Malawi Police Services. All those applicants who were actually invited and presented their letters to come and start their training have been chased way from our training schools. At Malawi Police Services, we take about a month to do screening of all individuals who apply to become police officers and the screening is done while we have already started accommodating these applicants in our training schools. Screening the individuals before we allow them in the training schools is outdated. We don’t… Read more »

6 years ago

Now the question is, “What are you doing about the people….senior police officers and DPP guys who tried to smuggle their dull relatives into the Police training?
If truth be told, MPS was willing to incorporate these 1500 plus fake candidates had it not been for the watchful and ever alert media that blew the whistle! SHUPIT

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