Malawi Police says bank robbery suspect still married to cop

Police in Malawi have revealed that Pelekani Malunga one of the arrested suspects in the K100 million bank robbery is still married to one senior police officer.

Gondwa:  Investigating the wife's role

Gondwa: Investigating the wife’s role

In an interview Southern Region Police spokesperson Nicholas Gondwa said so far the law enforcers are investigating to establish whether the wife played a role in the robbery.

Said Gondwa: “Two of the eight arrested suspects are FMB employees while one of them is husband to a police officer. Investigations are still going on.”

Malunga is one of the eight suspects that have been arrested in connection with the robbery that took place at the country’s First Merchant Bank (FMB) in commercial city Blantyre on December 23, 2014.

He is married to Blantyre Police Commandant Sup Blandina Chanika and it is suspected that the guns and handicuffs Malunga used belongs to Malawi Police –possibly obtained through Chanika.

Newly appointed Inspector General (IG) Paul Kanyama is on record saying Malawi Police Service (MPS) management will not shield any officer involved in crimes.

“In the Malawi Police Service, nobody is above the law and our mandate is to enforce the law and not to break it or terrorise the very same people we are supposed to protect. I would like to thank the residents of Kanjedza for being courageous in assisting the police in arresting the suspect and his accomplices,” said Kanyama.

One police officer was killed during the robbery.

Gondwa said the eight were arrested on Monday.

Forty eight year old Malunga comes from Musa Magasa Village, T/A Machinjiri.

The other seven are Felix Malope (35) from Chitengu Village in Traditional Authority (T/A) Bvumbwe’s area in Thyolo, Keston Mbewe (28) from Makunje Village, T/A Machinjiri in Blantyre and Felix Khozomba
(40) from Likumbo Village, T/A Likoswe in Chiradzulu.

Others are William Chirwa (54) from Nzikuola Village, T/A Mulonyeni in Mchinji, Edward Kamiza (28) from Lizulu in T/A Gomani’s area in Ntcheu, Limbani Hope (35) from Malope Village, T/A Nsanama in Balaka
and Martin Malimwe (39) from Kalongonda Village, T/A Mabuka in Mulanje.

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He married to a police officer so that he can be well armed.anayisova booo.kkkkkkkkkk


kodi Malawi akupita kuti abale ndikumva chisoni apolice m’malo mogwira ntchito yawo yachitetezo ndiyo amene alowa umbava. stupid DPP government




The bottom line of these problem is leadership Everything seems to be disorganised in Malawi.Wherever there is disorganized we expect indiscipline,disunity etc,This is indiscipline on part of police.Don’t look at the robery alone but the whole structure of leadership at all levels.


They are alot of thieves in the Police service.I think the reason is that most of them are underpaid.They r always conniving with thieves to make ends meet.Mu ma roadblock a police are always begging from people.The minibus overloads,the driver has to throw an aloevera to pass thru the roadblock.That’s how rotten Malawi has become.Aliyense akungolota kuba ndi economy ya Pitalayi.


Foreign investors are so scared,otherwise the withdraw their businesses and the already. Poorest Malawi shall b a dungeon of poverty.crucify those thieves especially the police officer robbers get done with them

lili kutti

Anthu amangidwa nanga ndalama zili kuti?


Thetsani police bweletsaninso payoniya…..police pano mbava zokhazokha kungoyambira I G,comander officer,OC ndi awa anyamatawa akapolo

The Truth

Shame shame shame, police getting involved in robbery its deadly, its same as your wife being your enemy

I just want to point on. One thing here. it all comes back to our government, Police are not properly taken care of, imagine a Police staying in Ndirande, chemusa, mbayani, chilomoni and even in well known places. Where thugs also leave. These guys were supposed to have their own location they should not be associating with the general public, mwana wa wapolice akulira ndi njala mwana wa mbava akumwela sausage tea shaaaaa, wapolice aleke kujoina u mbava

Shame shame shame malawi

madar Gavyn

Fire then arrest that Blndina lady


Yes should still be married. Why do you want to make them divorce? Aa aah ndi banja ka limenero till death do them apart.

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