Councillor ‘robbed’ of K2.8mil in a Lodge

A Ward Councillor in Mangochi identified as Shadreck Chibondo Banda has been robbed K2.8million of Local Development Fund in a Lodge in Mangochi,  Nyasa Times can reveal.

This happened on February 10 2016 in the lakeshore district of Mangochi.

Although the Police are yet to come up with an official version of the circumstances surrounding the matter or make any arrests, a source within the Service has confided that it is the Councillor himself who reported the case.

Nyasa Times understand that the Police have opened a docket against unknown under MG/CR/56/02/16 as investigations into the matter.

“This occurred on 10/02/2016 at Mt Lodge in Mangochi at around 19:40hrs and was reported at the Police Station by the Councillor himself. According to his report, he booked a room at the said Lodge with the money kept in his bag.

“Then he was visited by his friends (Councillors) who together with them went out leaving his room locked but when he returned he only learned that the room was open and money stolen. It is said the money was for government and was meant for development for his ward,” disclosed the source.

The 30 year old Mbvumba Ward Councillor whose home village is Binali from the same TA and District was let free although no cash recovery has been made.

Recently, there have been cases of Ward Councillors been involved in financial scams like in Phalombe and Zomba.

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32 thoughts on “Councillor ‘robbed’ of K2.8mil in a Lodge”

  1. geo says:

    theft by public servant

  2. chiswabumbu says:

    Councillor atenga bwanji ndalama za bona?

  3. Muha qassim says:

    Nkhwileni pakhosi ameneyo akunama akudziwapo khathu

  4. Sapitwa says:

    He is number 1 suspect. Proper scrutinized interrogation will reveal that he is the one.
    What ever, he has to refund the money as it missed under hi custody and he mustn’t be left scot free simply because he has reported to Police.

  5. fraba says:

    Kuba sikudzatha ku malawi

  6. Witness says:

    Mwaba abwana kuteroko.Amphawi mudzasiya kuwabera liti?? Very unfortunate!!!

  7. zako says:

    Walemera basi ndalama yonseyo osasiya ku bank bwanji? Tamachangamukani pa town midyomba inu

  8. Ambuje Kukaya says:

    Abale, ndalamazo nde zachulukatu. Nanga MK2.8 million mpaka pathumba la a Councillor. Afufuzeni abwanawa…mmmm sizoona izi…

  9. hazel says:

    uku nde kuzikondatu y nt share da money wth da community basi afuna adye ekha.soooo sad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. hazel says:

    haha wayiphula bax afta 2months timuona atagula motocar.

  11. NORMALLY A DUPLICATE KEY IS KEPT BY LODGE MANAGEMENT. ONCE YOURS IS MISPLACED, DUPLICATE KEY IS USED.
    AM TALKING FROM EXPERIENCE AND THAT’S WHAT HAPPEN SECOND ME SOME OF YOU WHO EXPERIENCE D THIS.
    TO SOMEONE ANT-SOCIAL, ITS UNFORTUNATE THUS IF HE IS.

  12. Tob zaw says:

    Mpaka kumangoyenda ndi ndalama zaboma usiku zapweka bwanji?

  13. Group village headman Khombe says:

    I hope it will end Ku Mvumba komko. Iwe wa Malembo ward usayerekeze masamu amenewo. You know the consequences yourself. Mvumba,. A T/A Namkumba akudziwapo kanthu. Crooks;;!!!!!!

  14. ching chong says:

    kkkkk aaaa wadzibera yekha Uyu,police of these days mwamusiyiranji ameneyu???

  15. meme says:

    Amubera mahule

  16. Saopa says:

    Wadyako za boma ameneyo,part of cashgate.Mbuzi imadya pamene ayimangilira.

  17. MP says:

    kkkkkkk wazibera wekha iwe. Do you want us to be fool?? stupid leader

  18. Elasto says:

    Izi ndiye sizoona ayi a Malawi anzanga. Kodi ndalama zinayenekera kukhala kuti? District Council Secretariat ilibe account komwe kumafikira ndalama zina zomwe zimagwiritsidwa ntchito? Anthu a ku Mvumbawo mukauzanji A Counsellor? Mmalo ambiri mogona alendo amanena kuti do not leave precious items in the room ndiye inu mukuti chiyani? Nenani zina a Khansala. Palibe chikumvekatu apa ndipo zomwe mwapangazo ndikudzikonda. Ngakhale kuti munene kuti kunada bwanji simunauze amene amakupatsaniwo kuti mutenga mawa. Kodi payment ya ma cheque inatha kotero kuti munthu amene mwina ndiwosowanso nkumamupatsa ndalama zotero? Ndi anthu angati omwe akanapindula ndi chitukuko cha ndalama zimenezi. Mmene mukuonera inu akhansala pali patriotism ndi integrity apa? Ngati m Malawi komanso Mangochian ndakhumudwa nanu dala. Panalibe any effort iliyonse yoonetsa kuti munali very cautious and responsible enough on the funds. How can we collectively develop our mother Malawi if others are there just to feed their stomach? I hope he is telling the truth but if not then the Most High God is watching. you

  19. ine says:

    Kkkkkkkkkkkk I can smell another cashgate here. Most lodges have notice warning customers to not leave money or valuable items in rooms while going out. I think a plier on his balls will do wonders

  20. mogasa chairman says:

    resthouse + cash+ mangochi = kubeledwa ndi lehu…

  21. j.p. says:

    Midyomba, 2.8 nayo ku Lodge,,,, akunama ameneyo amfufuze bwino akudziwa zimene wapanga, why did the government give him such large amount of money? Council-gate…….

  22. KUKHALA says:

    THIS NEWS IS NOT STRAIGHT . IT MIGHT BE CASH GATE MODEL WHICH IS POPULAR NOW IN MALAWI.

  23. pido says:

    Wadzibera uyo

  24. Mphondo Zagadabuka says:

    Amakadya nyng’unyu uyu!

  25. Thyolo Thava says:

    WATENGERATU PENSION?

  26. Myao says:

    ANAVALA SILIPASI OR……….

  27. Jambo says:

    Tulo a Malawi. Why shud someone carry cash? U tell me u can’t deposit the money in the accout? Or was it personal money? Umbuli basi!

  28. yohane says:

    do Ldf guide lines allow councillors to handle cash? something is fishy here

  29. The Analyst says:

    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O
    Most councillors mitu yawo siigwira. Their thinking capacity is no better than that of alonda a pakhomo or housemaids; a all of whose IQs are lower than lowest, and as absent as pregnant male goats hence as useless as what they are – councillors.

    Reading through the story, the first thing that greets you is stupidity and carelessness. We all know or have an idea of how insecure the many eyesores we call lodges are; yet one could have the ball to leave unattended-to-monies, and to the knowledge of thieves (himself)?
    Who can tell whether or not he locked the door when leaving? He may have left the door open!

    Failing to understand this level of stupidity, you realise that perhaps the councillor is an accomplice or he himself stole the money.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    But are we not being fair to him or kinder even, to believe that he walked to the lodge with the money?; coz he wasnt even supposed to walk round carrying the money in the first place! Perhaps he didnt even go there with the money!
    Either way he should have his ball-juice squeezed out for his carelessness hence stupidity or his being an accomplice or outright thievery of the money.

    Ine nde am yet to meet a councillor oti mutu wake umagwira bwinobwino!
    O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O

  30. Mbuya says:

    Sanamubele ndi mahule?

  31. gringo says:

    the 30year old mbvumba ward councillor whose home village is binali and the same TA and District.
    what do you mean by same TA and same district

  32. Rev Golong'ondo says:

    Mmmmmhhhh!!!! ndakaika kwambiri. I hope this was the duty of the secretariat to disburse the money.

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