Carlsberg Malawi confirms probe on huge financial scandal as reported by Nyasa Times

Malawi’s giant brewery, Carlsberg Brewery Malawi Limited, has confirmed that a probe is underway  into a huge ‘cashgate’  malfeasance that could amount o more than K5.2 billion as first reported by Nyasa Times.

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Carlsberg Malawi

The fraud has rattled the brewery’s management.

Carlsberg Malawi communications officer Towera Munthali confirmed that indeed there were “irregularities”  in the financial department at the brewery and that investigations are being carried.

“Investigations are currently underway,” Munthali told Capital FM on Wednesday.

Nyasa Times earlier reported that the scandal has led to the suspension of Carlsberg Malawi financial controller Geobra Kamanga, his deputy Austin Phiri and procurement manager Ezzra Njobvu who are suspected of defrauding the company.

In the report, Nyasa Times learnt that investigators uncovered the fraud mainly through purchase of raw materials like sugar and compromised procurement of raw materials and services.

It is also being alleged that some of the suspicious transactions involve trucks and businesses of the Fachis, a well known family in Malawi that has accumulated unexplained worth in recent years.

But Kamanga cautiously commented on Capital FM, saying “it is not clear”, saying the company will wait for full results of the investigations as they aren’t sure of any amounts yet.

The fraud mainly occurred through purchase of raw materials like sugar and the procurement of other services.

Carlsberg owns 59 percent of its subsidiary Carlsberg Malawi. Despite many attempts to spread on the African continent, Malawi in the only country where the brand has really taken root.

Carlsberg’s brewery in Malawi opened in 1968.

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Peter Chilulu

Muchali kulima hona !?!


In every tribe there are good people and bad people. So don’t point a finger at a tribe but at someone who has done wrong. To be found on those positions it means they are educated.


Remove the social viruses! I mean Tumbukas.

M'Malawi Weniweni

Sorry buddy. The virus is immune to any strategy to eliminate it. That is why 15 million of you have been helplessly infected for all these decades. Just keep wailing while the “virus” continues to entrench in your circulation system.i


dont preach hate messages. Every tribe has a gift & a weakness. North xool ndi ntchito + kuba. Central & south xool and ndale + kuba.


Chatonda @ #5

You are a big embarrassment to your tribe. Who do you think will feel the apartheid treatment at carlsberg. So who will speak for your labourers at calsberg once the tumbuka. technical staff is sent packing as per your dream? Umamudziwa m’mbuno iwe?. Actually, you chatonda and your fellow nincompoops fit very well into the Boer’s perception of an african – shallow thinking and only best at licking the Boer’s feet


the issue is that tumbukas are hardworkng people, sayenda bawo akafika ku ntchito & most of them are wel qualified…amene ukudandaula kawafunse bambo/mbale wako why he is not employd @ carsberg

First, experts from the north have for a long time been excluded from govt and parastatal jobs. Since they continue to be a blessed people, they do get engaged by the private sector and international organizations Secondly I would have expected people with adequate brains to take to task the company chairman who has booted out fellow Malawian chief executive (who is not from the north), This is the chairman who over the years has rewarded himself millions of bonuses. It is sad to see white south Africans fast taking over jobs. And some Malawians are clapping hands? The chief… Read more »
The man
Here is my take! the names involved might be Tumbuka’s but that does not mean all Tumbukas are thieves. What I know is a true Tumbuka must keep one Lhomwe or Chewa as a house maid- creating employment for us here. They are smart and bold and very strong. We are to blame, we are so interested in corrupton, kick backs, and stupid talks about other people, Tumbukas dont spend time talking about us, why are we hating them, they started democracy in Malawi, but someone just said amazingikonda basi all these unfounded hatrted, I am sure that if Chihana… Read more »

Don’t come here on Nyasa times and talk shit about tumbukas as this has nothing to do with tribe. It’s not their fault that they are employed in this company as long as they followed the right criteria. Blame the devil for misleading them after all who is not stealing in Malawi? You guys are bitching about them being many at the company, where do you want them to be employed inside your mamas underwears?? Muviwone vimasu!!!


Do we have to call each and every large financial mismanagement CASHGATE? Try to be original and not just copy and paste!

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