The Malawi Police Service has confirmed the arrest of a person who allegedly likened the picture of First Lady Gertrude Mutharika to a cartoon.
The suspect identified as Tumpale Mwakibinga was arrested in ndirande and whisked to Area 30 last night by Cyber crime unit
Mwakibinga allegedly posted the photos on social media platforms which later went viral.
Unconfirmed reports indicate that he has been charged with an offense of insulting the modesty of a woman.
Last month Burundi schoolgirls were arrested but later freed after for doodling on President’s photo
Human Rights Watch Central Africa director Lewis Mudge said the three girls were freed from Ngozi Central Prison two days after Justice Minister Aimée Laurentine Kanyana told state broadcaster RTNB that their provisional release had been approved.
The schoolgirls were charged March 18 with “insulting the head of state” and faced up to five years in jail if they were convicted.
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