Police arrest MEC driver for obstructing presidential convoy

Malawi Police in Blantyre have arrested a driver for Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) commissioner Linda Kunje on charges of obstructing a presidential convoy.

Kunje’s MEC official car

The driver, Jones Teres,  driving the official MEC vehicle registration number MG 148 AK is said to have failed to give the right of way to president Lazarus Chakwera’s convoy on Thursday in Blantyre.

Kunje was on board when his driver allegedly failed to give way to the presidential convoy.

Chakwera was rushing to Chancellor College in Zomba for a graduation ceremony.

Both Chakwera and Kunje were safe.

Kunje has confirmed the arrest of the driver and has since described it  as one way of persecuting her since she is  associated with the former ruling Democratic Progressive Party.

Meanwhile, police are yet comment on the matter.

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manyatwako
manyatwako
7 months ago

I doubt if she was told by traffic police that the president is coming or was there sign post to indicate that the president was passing

Ngombwax
Ngombwax
7 months ago

I understand both the driver and the bodyguard have testified that she instructed the driver not to give way. What a stupid thing to do, if true. The Tonse guys have been baying for her blood since June 23. Now she’s decided to give them an excuse. A big fat excuse! So much hubris! She will now quickly find out chinameta nkhanga m’pala.

Wa-Madzi
Wa-Madzi
7 months ago

Palibe nkhani apa… obstructing a Presidential motorcade is a serious crime bordering on bleaching Presidential security. They don’t clear the road for the sake of gaining time, but the obstructions compromise security for Head of State. Asakhwi inu.

Hastings Bakali
Hastings Bakali
7 months ago

The driver is a victim of circumstances, the real culprit is the MEC commissioner. It is very obvious that the driver was under instructions from his boss not to pave way to the presidential convoy. The police did nothing wrong to arrest the driver because that is the only way it can establish the motive behind the driver’s action in obstructing the presidential convoy.

Vilhomwe Ndivimbuli
7 months ago

Kunje you are a dog

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
7 months ago

zikukhala ngati kunjeyu amasetekedwa.
after the money spree and today still getting our monies

Citizen
Citizen
7 months ago

Kunje, politicising this issue sounds stupid of you. Of all the people on the road that time you think you are the only one supporting DPP? Stop wasting our time with your DPP. There are alot of civilised people who support DPP. Mulira mpaka liti?

Gwalidi
7 months ago

Lazaro still wielding excessive power there. Servant leadership ija ndiimeneyi? Aneneri onyenga inu fotseki!

Sand
Sand
7 months ago

Let the law takes its course.
Kunje you’re against the new government because you know this very well & why you didn’t tell your driver not to? You’re an idiot & support your driver’s family. Mbuzi iwe kwabasi.

Chathengo
Chathengo
7 months ago

Even traffic offense people get arrested…

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