Zomba Maximum Security Prison officials are still mum on speculations spreading like bush fire that notorious criminal and murderer Clive Macholowe was part of the list of 377 prisoners pardoned by Joyce Banda.
According to our investigator who visited the Prison, authorities are tight lipped on the issue.
The prison authorities have also refused to grant tens of curious journalists, and lawyers an audience with Macholowe at the prison.
“If Macholowe is still in the prison, why are they not allowing us to see him,” wondered our investigator.
Prisoners even in solitary confinement are still allowed access to a doctor, pastor, journalist and lawyer.
The Joyce Banda regime has received heavy criticism when it was exposed that it had released two dangerous murderers as part of Malawi’s independent celebrations.
A fracas ensured at the prison in which 20 prisoners were injured, three killed and 7 escaped.
The prison authorities have refused to show Macholowe to the public as proof he is still locked up and that Joyce Banda did not pardon him.
Macholowe is said to be a dangerous criminal who presided over a string of bank robberies and murdered a police officer at one time.
In a related development, Zomba maximum Prison authorities are reported to have covered up the murders of some prisoners during the fracas that started when Joyce Banda pardoned two dangerous criminals and murderers.
According to investigations by ZBS, some people have reported that they are missing their relatives who were locked up.
People are being turned back when they go to see their relatives. What is that? Where are their relatives? Something is being covered up” said our source from ZBS.
Speculation has grown that over 10 prisoners were killed by warders on instruction from he Joyce Banda government when the fracas began.
They are alleged to have been buried in a mass grave somewhere in Zomba.
Malawi Voice is still digging in the story and will keep readers posted.