Woman arrested for impersonation – Capital Radio Malawi
22 July, 2024

Police in Blantyre have arrested 29 year old woman for impersonating a medical officer at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital.

The woman identified as Amanda Kettie Triza Mhango, and also known as Linda Chikwatu, was on the 10th and 11th of this month seen moving around the hospital’s wards whilst wearing a lab coat labelled with the hospital’s insignia.

According to Blantyre Police Deputy Publicist Aubrey Singanyama, the nurse in charge sounded an alarm on the 11th when Mhango was spotted again attending to patients.

“It is further reported that, the suspect on January 11, 2023 at around 15:00hours, was also seen in the same ward attending to patients. This raised an alarm to the nursing In-charge who asked her about her credentials,” Singanyama reports.

Its was discovered that she was impersonating one of the doctors from the surgical department and that she was demanding money from patients.

The matter was reported to Blantyre Police Station where detectives rushed to the scene and arrested the suspect.

Mhango has been charged with the offence of personating a public officer and will appear in court soon.

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