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Police probe businessperson suspected of buying voters’ certificates

Written by  Ayamba Kandodo – MEC Stringer

Police in Mangochi District on Thursday pounced on one of the UTM presidential campaign member Al-Haj Ben Kambulire on allegations that he is buying voters’ certificates.

James Kadadzera, National Police Spokesperson, yet  to comment James Kadadzera, National Police Spokesperson, yet to comment

Mangochi Police Station Spokesperson Inspector Rhodrick Maida confirmed the development but refused to explain more, referring the matter to National Police Spokesperson James Kadadzera who he said will be in apposition to answer after the investigations.


But in an interview Kambulire who is also a well-known businessperson in the district confirmed to this reporter on the development, saying police searched at his office and had found nothing.


“Yes I can confirm that today 21st February 2019 while I was at home I received a phone call from police summoning me to get them at my office. When I arrived there, I found police who showed me a search warrant to search my house on suspicion that I was keeping voters’ certificates,” he explained.


Kambulire further said he allowed them to go ahead with the searching but  police did not find anything.


“Although they did not find anything, the police advised me to accompany them to their station where they took a caution statement before they freed me,” he pointed out.


Asked if he was indeed collecting voters’ certificates from the people Kambulire admitted, saying he wanted to verify if the people were indeed eligible voters as others want to benefit while they do not have voters’ certificates.


“I was just checking if the people indeed registered. After checking I was giving them back their certificates. But what I have seen is that these allegations are borne out of jealousy,” said Kambulire.


Police say they are still investigating the matter.

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