Former national police spokesperson Willie Mwaluka who was deployed to training section for being inefficient is clinging to a mobile phone and number meant for the public relations department.
The number which he is using illegally is 0888 839 514. The number is for public relations.
Several reporters who have been calling the public relations office on that number have been answered by Mwaluka.
A source said of the number: “The number was once used by Willie Chingaru who handed it over to Oliver Soko who also handed it over to George Chikowi who also handed it over to Willie Mwaluka who is refusing to hand it over to Davie Chingwalu.”
Three reporters told Nyasa Times that whenever they called the number the phone was answered by Mwaluka.
“I have known this number to belong to the public relations office at the police headquarters. I used to interview Chikpwi and Mwaluka on that line. When I wanted to talk to Chingwalu, I called on the same number but was surprised that it was Mwaluka who answered,” said one reporter.
Another reporter also said he went through the same experience having the phone answered by Mwaluka.
National police spokesperson Davie Chingwalu was not available as he was reportedly outside the country.
When we called Mwaluka on the same line he answered the phone but the line got cut before we asked him why he was still using the line. The phone went off when we made several calls later.