Some officers called Weekend Nation wondering why authorities did not pay them allowances from the day Mutharikaâ€™s body arrived in the country, April 15 2012, from South Africa to the day he was buried, April 23 2012.
But national police spokesperson Davie Chingwalu trashed the concern, arguing that the officers were given food.
â€œThe funds allocated to MPS were part of the funeral budget from government. This means that money was spent on fuel and food.
â€œAllowances will be sorted out later. However, police officers know where and how to lodge their complaints and not through the media,â€ said Chingwalu.
He said the nature of the operation demanded deployment of a large number of officers and so the money was not sufficient for allowances.