Malawi Police Service (MPS) has chucked out a total of 442 “bogus recruits” who were planted by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
DPP recruited about 300 of its own youth-wing (Cadets) members into Malawi Police Service’s three police training schools.
And following a public reaction, the Police Service decided to remove the listed cadets who were recruited without attending interviews.
A combined total of 1455 people were successful in some compulsory interviews they underwent and were expected to start training on May 3rd, 2016.
Surprisingly, more recruits turned up to the three colleges than those that were initially shortlisted, a development that raised eyebrows.
According to information at hand, each region has selected approximately 100 DPP cadets to be trained in the force and these will be used as a mechanism to provide security during the 2019 elections.
Malawi Police Service conducted written and oral interviews on the 12th and 17th April, 2016. The new recruits are expected to report for training in all Police Training Schools on May 16, 2016.