Musician Malunga arrested over counterfeit products

Malawi police have confirmed arresting musician John Malunga for allegedly selling counterfeit products.

Malunga,36, was arrested on Monday this week by Mchinji police following the law-enforcers’ investigations established that he was producing and selling counterfeit Ruo Body Cleaner (Ufa wa Mbatata).

Originally Ruo Body Cleaner (Ufa wa Mbatata) is produced by C & NF, a Mulanje-based company which contracted the musician to promote and sell the product.

C & NF Managing Director, Crispin Jedegwa said were forced to engage police after his company discovered a counterfeit Ruo product on market.

Mchinji police arrested the Zidzaululika star following a tip-off and seized the counterfeit products.

It was noted following the arrest that Malunga was selling fake and counterfeit products bearing C & NF Product trademark.

The suspect will

Malunga hails from Kamitengo village, T/A Mlonyeni in Mchinji. He has been charged under intellectual property crimes as stipulated by the Copyright Act.

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