Malawian Teacher , Niece In For Operating Illegal Clinic

By George Mponda

Dedza, September 3, Mana: A primary school teacher at Chideza School in Dedza has been arrested for allegedly being found in possession of government drugs without proper documentation.

Dedza Police Deputy Public Relations Officer, Sergeant Cassim Manda, identified the teacher as Felix Kaole, 46. He was arrested on Wednesday alongside his niece, Catherine Kaole.

Catherine Kaole, a 23-year-old school dropout was apparently working at the said clinic as a nurse without certification.

Among other things, Catherine Kaole was also helping pregnant women deliver.

Their arrest followed an overnight operation by criminal investigation police officers in the drug section.

“The drugs that the two had in possession include Co-trim tablets, paracetamol and many more with an estimated value of over K2 million,” Manda said.

The incident comes amidst an intensified crackdown against the illegal sale of government drugs in the country.

The two suspects are currently being held at Dedza Police Station and will appear in court once investigations are completed.

They both hail from Temwende Village, Traditional Authority Tambala i(TA) in Dedza.