Seven employees of Malawi Fertilizers Company have been arrested for stealing 300 bags of fertilizer weighing 50Kgs each in Machinga district.
The employees first switched off the factory’s CCTV camera to avoid being caught.
The arrested employees include 29 year-old MacLoud Nyanda who is the company’s assistant manager and 50 year-old Likoya Nkhoma who is its chief security officer.
Police also arrested John Shawa, 37, Chifundo Mulima, 32, James Kambalame, 24, Golden Mikundi, 25, Emmanuel Mwanayekha, 26, Justin Matinga, 26, Chitsanzo Alamuson, 34 in connection with the theft of the fertilizers.
Machinga Police Spokesperson Davie Sulumba said the nine will answer charges of theft by servant which are contrary to Section 286 of the Penal Code.
Nyanda comes from Nyondwe Village, Traditional Authority, and Msakambewa in Dowa while Nkhoma comes from Vayiti Village, Traditional Authority Bvumbwe in Thyolo.