Alinafe Bonongwe: Malawi police arrest three people – Malawi 24
Malawi police have arrested three people for questioning them in connection with the death of Alinafe Bonongwe, Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) station manager for Dedza Border, who was found dead at his home on Friday night.
Mr Bonongwe’s servants – a guard, a servant and a floor worker – were detained by police for questioning.
This is according to Malawi Police spokesman James Kadadzera who today issued a statement regarding investigations into the matter.
Bonongwe was found dead in his bathroom around 9 p.m. Friday at Dedza Boma airfield. When he was found, there was a piece of rope tying his neck to the shower.
“He was discovered by a neighbor who is also a colleague, who had been alerted by Mr. Bonongwe’s caretaker,” Kadadzera said.
Police and health workers attended the scene and determined that a full autopsy should be performed on the body.
The autopsy is expected to be performed today by Dr. Charles Dzamalala at Dedza District Hospital.
Kadadzera has since asked Malawians to remain calm as police investigate the matter.
“The Malawi Police Service would like to assure the general public that our homicide investigators will leave no stone unturned in our quest to uncover the perpetrator(s) and modus operandi of Mr Bonongwe’s death,” Kadadzera said.
In a statement this morning, the MRA said it was working closely with the Malawi Police Service and other authorities to investigate the circumstances surrounding Bonongwe’s tragic death.
At the time of his death, Bonongwe was director of the customs and excise border post at Dedza.
MRA in the statement hailed Bonongwe as an esteemed and respected member of the MRA family who instilled professionalism and integrity in border operations at the station and in all other offices where he worked.
“He has relentlessly waged war against corruption, smuggling and transportation of goods, fraud and bribery, in line with MRA’s mission, vision and core values,” said the organization.