Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Regional Governor for the centre David Kambalame has been handed a one-year sentence suspended for six months after being found guilty of assaulting Malawi Congress Party Secretary General Eisenhower Mkaka.
Lilongwe Senior Resident Magistrate Florence Msekandiana has sentenced Kambalame today.
The sentence means Kambalame will not go to prison but he should not commit any crime in the next six months. If he does, he will be jailed for a year.
Kambalame was arrested in July, 2020, less than a week after MCP leader Lazarus Chakwera became president of Malawi.
He physically assaulted Mkaka at Lilongwe Police Station on April 11, 2020 when MCP was an opposition party and DPP was a ruling party.
Mkaka is now Minister of Natural Resources and Climate Change in the Chakwera administration.