Former Malawi president’s stepson arrested over 30 bodies found in Mzimba forest.
According to reports from the BBC on Wednesday, Tadikira Mafubza, the stepson of former president Peter Mutharika, has been detained by police in Lilongwe on suspicion of being involved in the mass burial discovered in Mzimba.
According to the Malawi Voice, there is substantial evidence implicating Tadikira Mafubza in the graves, and a vehicle thought to have been used to transport the group has also been seized.
Peter Mutharika, the former president of Malawi, is the stepfather of Tadikira Mafubza.
According to the Maravi Post, Malawi police in Mzimba discovered four more dead bodies in October, bringing the total number of dead bodies to 30, in the Mtangatanga forest close to Raiply.
According to the BBC, the bodies, which were those of adolescents and men, were thought to be Ethiopian immigrants being trafficked to South Africa.
The victims are male and between the ages of 25 and 40, according to Malawi police. Mafubza turned himself in to police, according to Peter Kalaya, spokesman for the national police.
“That is all I can say for now as we continue with our investigations,“ he said. In recent years, Malawi’s borders have become major transit routes for refugees from other African countries such as Ethiopia, according to migration and human rights experts.