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Evaristo Mapulanga: A Man Who Ruled Limbe With An Iron Fist

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Evaristo Mapulanga, a formerly notorious pickpocket, became one of the most revered police officers in Limbe, Malawi during the era of Kamuzu Banda. Chosen to bring order amid escalating crime, he cultivated fear and respect from both criminals and civilians, and effectively reduced the crime rate. His placed emphasis on upholding a strict dress code, dressing impeccably himself and expecting others to do the same. He also successfully patrolled significant areas of Limbe alone. His legacy continues to inspire modern officers like Gladson Chipumphula, the new Officer-in-Charge of the Limbe Police Station.