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Woman arrested for murder

By Jarson Malowa:

A 43-year-old woman has been arrested in Zomba for allegedly poisoning her Irish husband, Terry Martin Collins.

Eastern Region Police assistant spokesperson, Tionge Kayenda, identified the suspect as Thokozani Maulidi.

She said Maulidi would be charged with murder.

“In 2011, Maulidi went to Ireland for studies and, while there, met with Collins, married and came to settle in Malawi last year.

“However, in April 2019, Collins fell sick and was admitted to Zomba Central Hospital for days before he died on April 9 2019. The body was taken to College of Medicine in Blantyre for postmortem and it was discovered that death was due to poisoning,” Kayenda said.

She said Maulidi is remanded at Zomba Central Prison.

Maulidi is from Ngauma Village, Traditional Authority Chikowi, in Zomba District.

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