Leader of Opposition in Parliament and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Mulanje Central legislator, Kondwani Nankhumwa , was found with a loaded gun in his bag when he was entering Parliament.
The incident happened yesterday when President Lazarus Chakwera delivered his maiden State of the Nation Address (Sona) at the Parliament Building in Lilongwe.
Two senior sources from Parliament who opted for anonymity confirmed to Malawi News about the matter.
National Police Spokesperson James Kadadzera confirmed the development further saying the gun is registered in his name and has since been given back to him.
“I can confirm that the honourable had a pistol in his handbag and was detected by our machines at the entrance. We verified the ownership of the riffle and it is in his name. we have so far returned it to the owner,” he said.
Nankhumwa was not immediately available for a comment as he did not pick up our calls.
In 2016, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Member of Parliament for Blantyre City South East), Victor White Mbewe, caused commotion in Parliament when he was discovered with a loaded pistol when entering Parliament.
The late Dumbo Lemani, who was minister of Energy and Mining under United Democratic Front (UDF) regime, was caught in a similar situation years back when he attempted to enter Parliament with a loaded pistol.