Nov 20, 2017 Last Updated 2:48 PM, Nov 20, 2017
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Malawi Police Not Ready To Arrest Former President-Commentator

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A legal commentator is questioning the professionalism of the police, over the manner in which they are handling issues surrounding the warrant of arrest they obtained for former President Joyce Banda.

He accuses the law enforcers of reluctance to actually effect the arrest on the former President.

The police disclosed that they had obtained a warrant of arrest on June 30 for the former head of state, and that steps were being undertaken to arrest her.

There is however controversy over the issue, with the office of former president claiming efforts to get hold of the arrest warrant are proving futile.

In an earlier interview with capital FM, James Kadadzera who is National Police Spokesperson, stated that they would engage Interpol to help them track down Banda and arrest her.

Justine Dzonzi who is Executive Director of Justice Link said he believes that the government knows exactly where Banda is at the moment.

“They know that the easiest starting point for the police is to liaise with law enforcers wherever she is to assist them in deporting her to Malawi so she can answer the judges

This is the process that is taken when dealing with someone who is not in the country, and there is no indication that the police have taken such a step,” Dzonzi explained.

It has been established that Banda is not on the Interpol list, which brings questions of the seriousness of the police to have Banda back in Malawi, to answer the charges.

Banda is suspected to have allegedly been involved in the embezzlement of money at Capital Hill during her two year tenure.

However through her Spokesperson Andekuche Chanthunya, Banda has several times denied any wrongdoing.

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