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The Malawi Police Service (MPS) is yet to arrest suspects behind the alleged abduction of activist, Sylvester Namiwa in July last year.

Two human traffickers from Chikwawa have been sentenced to 14 years imprisonment each in Thyolo for trafficking and offering to sell an eight-year old boy at K2 million.

A mother of six, Eliza Manyera, from Mangazi village, Senior chief Chimaliro in Thyolo has asked the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) to assist her after she was electrocuted last week by the 'abandoned' power lines.

Mobility challenges have been described as a major setback hampering efforts to conduct child labor inspection in the district where the vice is alleged to be prevalent in the tea supply chain.

Civic education players say the elderlies continue to face witchcraft attacks since traditional leaders are relegating their responsibility of protecting the marginalised in the country.

Some Malawians working in South Africa and beyond who returned for holidays are fearing for their jobs following the prolonged stay owing to the slowdown in passport printing at the Immigration Department.

Govt Wants Changed VDCs

Government says there is a need to change the village development committees (VDCs) across the country whose tenure expired two years ago amid reports of alleged corruption on social protection programmes.

Some industrial hemp farmers in Thyolo have accused the Cannabis Regulatory Authority (CRA) and an off-taker, United States Cannabis Association in Malawi (USCA) of dumping them despite the agreement to buy their hemp.

Four men have been arrested in Thyolo on suspicion that they defiled and killed a 12-year-old school girl last week on Tuesday.

The Ministry of Education has approved the expulsion of 30 students in several secondary schools including 11 for Thyolo secondary school over indiscipline offences.


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