Police are yet to arrest the authors of a purported resignation letter of Malawi President Joyce Banda advising the Speaker of Parliament that she can no longer execute duties due to alleged “health problems”.
The letter claimed that Banda had decided to resign following doctors’ advice.
But Banda, on her return from Equatorial Guinea, reacted angrily to the letter and put up K2 million (about $5 000) bounty for anyone who would provide information about the authors.
State House press officer Tusekele Mwanyongo said the matter is criminal as such police were handling it.
He also said there is no latest information pertaining to arrests.
But National Police spokesperson Rhoda Manjolo would not say how far the law enforcers have gone with investigations and whether there have been arrests.
“Investigations are still going on,” was the short answer she provided thereby refusing to be drawn to comment much on arrests.
After the President’s announcement of the K2 million reward in February, a union of vendors chairpersons in Zomba pledged to add K100 000 (about $250) to the informant.
After the release of the letter which highly circulated on social forums, State House dissociated itself from the letter saying at no time did Banda explicitly or implicitly resign as Malawi’s Head of State.