Court fines Jessie Ndisale K600 000 for illegal forex possession: An employee of Ulendo Travel Group

Lilongwe Senior Resident Magistrate Court fined a 33-year-old woman MK 600 000 for being found in possession of foreign currency and attempt to externalize it.

Jessie Kumwembe Ndisale: Was arrested at the airport

Kamuzu International Airport, (KIA) Public Relations Officer (PRO) Sapulain Chitonde identified the convict as Jessie Kumwembe Ndisale an employee of Ulendo Travel Group Company in Lilongwe.

According to the PRO, the court through Prosecutor Cecelia Zangazanga learnt that on March 24, 2017, the accused was found attempting to transfer South African rands amounting to 20,600 which is equivalent to K1, 030, 000.00 without the permission of the bank or the minister responsible.

Chitonde said the convict was then arrested and charged with two counts.

He explained that the accounts which NdiSale was charged with was; attempt to Transfer Foreign Currency outside Malawi which is contrary to section 11(1) of the Exchange Control Regulation under the Exchange Control Act, Cap 45:01 of the Laws of Malawi; and Found in Possession of Foreign Currency in Malawi contrary to regulation 25(1) of the Exchange Control Regulation under the Exchange Control Act, Cap 45:01 of the law of Malawi.

Senior Resident Magistrate Shyreen Yona fined Ndivale K450 000 for the first account or in default to serve one year Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL).

The second count, the accused was fined MK150, 000 or in default to serve 6 months IHL.

“Fine was deducted from the money she was found with of which the remainder got forfeited to the government,” Chitonde added.

Kumwembe Ndisale hails from Tabu Village, Traditional Authority (TA) Malemia, Zomba district.

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9 thoughts on “Court fines Jessie Ndisale K600 000 for illegal forex possession: An employee of Ulendo Travel Group”

  1. benjones says:

    Shame on our system punishing poor people. Justice should be equal.

  2. lucius says:

    za chaponda anasungisa kuRBM

  3. kwanumkwanu says:

    AMALAWI ,UMPHAWI A BOMA UMENEWU, 20,600 rand, even a good 2nd hand vehicle can not buy.
    How much money does the Malawi gov accept somebody to take along with when travelling overseas?????hahahahahahahaha

  4. Nkunya says:

    Ka MWK1 million kokha zoona abaleee!!!!!
    Not that wapanga zabwino or kuti wapanga zosalakwika. Waphwanya malamulo inde. Komabe I find it disheartening wen stuff like this happens, which leads to my disatisfaction with the Malawi legal/court system which i find, in such cases, to be practically a joke. While oba mbuzi are languishing in prisons for yrs on end, mbava zenizenizo zili free kumayenda mmisewu ya mmizinda mwathumu, tonse tikuona nkumasekerera. Kunena kwake aziti ‘madolo’. Anthu akuba ma billion of kwachas and are left roaming the streets of Malawi, worse still/sadly ena tomwefe, amphawinso achabechabe for that matter, kumawaombera mmanja mbava zoba ma billion-zo, yet here we are stupidly rejoicing coz the system yamanga munthu woba ka MWK1 million. Malawi is a sad case

  5. PelomaPepe says:

    Milandu ya anthu wamba imayenda mwachangu, koma ya enewa ndee dzaka popanda mutut wake.

  6. Chilungamo Chimawawa says:

    WHAT ABOUT MONEY FOUND WITH CHAPONDA????????????????????

  7. chikadzakuwani says:

    Komma zamanyazi kwabasi
    mmwenye uja bwanji munamumanga koma Malawi okha

  8. Malawian says:

    Absolutely waste of resources and stupid exchange control regulations.

    Go for the big fishes who are corruptly enriching themselves, not wasting time on someone so small with small amounts of money.

    Absolutely pathetic and mis-allocation of resources by the government. The exchange control regulations only hurts the economy.

  9. mposa says:

    Ka 1 million ndikachani kwa bwana CHAPONDA, tamusiyeni nzanu amafuna kukashopper Ku joni

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