Three prisoners in Zomba district are reported to have escaped while receiving Tuberculosis (TB) treatment at Zomba General Hospital.
Zomba Maximum Prison spokesperson, Alick Cholomali confirmed the incident but did not disclose the names of the escapees to Malawi Punch for security reasons.
However, one of the sick inmates who was among three who went for medication
did not buy the idea of escaping with his friends as his is about finish his jail term in three weeks time.
The prisoners were to receive TB treatment at the Hospital for two weeks.
Meanwhile Prison officials have launched a manhunt for the three prisoners.