Police in Mzimba have engaged the clergy in the fight against crime in the district.
The development is in reaction to rising cases of murder, suicide and sudden deaths in the district, according to police.
Speaking in an interview with The Nation on Tuesday, Mzimba Police Station officer-in-charge Davis Mulepa said the police want to strengthen their relationship with the church in curbing crime.
He said: “Murder cases are rampant in the district and as police we are trying to involve our colleagues in the church to help us deal with the problem.”
Mulepa said the pastors work with people and have greater influence; hence, can help in the fight against crime.
On his part, chairperson of Pastors Fraternity in Mzimba, Reverend Amini Mwamlima of Pentecostal Holiness Ministry, said they have welcomed the initiative and he believes that a positive outcome will be achieved.
Mzimba is one of the districts where cases of murder and suicide are frequently reported, according to police