By Chisomo Phiri
The Inspector General (IG) of Police, Merlyn Yolamu has interdicted Sub-Inspector Susan Kachinga over a leaked audio purported to be fake, a libel contrary to Section 200 of the penal code pending an investigation.
Kachinga was arrested alongside two other women for allegedly circulating false news on social media, which linked Information Minister Moses Kunkuyu to the murder of a Coca-Cola beverage company manager Allan Witika.
In a wireless message sent to the police leadership and stations across the country, Yolamu says Kachinga will proceed with interdiction on full pay.
The circulated WhatApp Voice Note (VN), alleges that Information Minister Kunkuyu sent his Personal Assistant (PA) Lester Maganga to kill the late Witika for going out with his (Kunkuyu) lover (Second wife-MG2).
Maganga eventually executed the assignment by killing Witika on September 20, 2023, in Area 15 in the capital Lilongwe.
After a month of a manhunt, Malawi Police arrested Maganga after confessing to having killed the late Witika for the same reasons Kunkuyu is being linked to.
Following WhatsApp VN, the law enforcers disputed the allegations against Kunkuyu with a warning to arrest anyone behind the circulation.
Kachinga and the other two women were arrested for cyberbullying charges and were later released on bail.
Their case will be back in court on December 8, 2023 after adjourned on Wednesday for further investigation.