Freed convicted armed robber Clive Macholowe has said he is now a God-fearing man and wants to help change lives of women who abort.
Speaking in an interview at The Nation offices in Malawiâ€™s commercial city, Blantyre, on Monday, Macholowe, who was convicted in 1997 for robbing Thyolo Branch National Bank and Blantyre District Education Office, said he is now moving forward.
Said Macholowe: â€œGod loathes people who abandon their children and I had a vision from God to open a place where such women would stay because most of them abort due to lack of financial support.
â€œI do not have the money now, but God said he will provide the money to me.â€
Macholowe, who suffered stroke in 2005, appealed to well-wishers to help him seek medical attention.
â€œI have problems with my sight, back and speech because of the stroke I suffered seven years ago. If well-wishers offered me medical assistance, I would be very glad,â€ he said.
Macholowe was released on August 18 after serving his time. He was briefly pardoned in 2004 during Bakili Muluziâ€™s reign, but was re-arrested when the late president Bingu wa Mutharika assumed office.