Former President Peter Mutharika’s step son, Tadikira Mafubza, has been arrested in Lilongwe in relation to the mass grave in Mzimba.
National Police spokesperson Peter Kalaya has confirmed.
Kalaya told the media that Mafubza handed himself over to police at Area 30 Headquarters a while ago.
“We have strong evidence linking Tadikira to the mass grave in Mzimba. We had been looking for him for the past three days and he decided to hand over himself at Area 30. That is all I can say for now as we continue with our investigations, ” he said
In October, the remains of 30 people who are allegedly Ethiopian nationals have been exhumed from a grave located within Mtangatanga Forest Reserve in Mzimba.
Police say all victims are male aged between 25 and 40.
Official records indicate that a majority of migrants who are caught in Malawi use the country as a transit point with their final destinations mostly being South Africa, Europe or the US.
This year alone, 221 migrants have been intercepted and 186 of them were Ethiopian nationals.