Sheriffs have pounced on Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) offices in Blantyre, seizing refrigerators and desk top computers, the second seizure of property in just a week.
Chief Elections Officer Willie Kalonga confirmed the sheriffs have seized the property on Friday, crippling operations at the pollster as all desk top computers have been seized.
“We have a huge debt with service providers, it is as high as K500 million dating back to 2010,” he said.
Kalonga said the commission will hold talks with the government on how the debt can be repaid to avoid embarrassing incidents of having property confiscated.
Just this week, sheriffs also seized motor vehicles from MEC.