DPP gurus want Muhara back at Malawi Revenue Authority: Masangwi championing move

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) gurus are pressurizing President Peter Mutharika to remove Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) Commissioner General Ralphael Kamoto and replace him with former Commissioner General now High Court Judge Lloyd Muhara.

Justice Muhara:  Favourite of Mulhakho movement to head MRA

Justice Muhara: Favourite of Mulhakho movement to head MRA

Impeccable sources confided to Nyasa Times that beleaguered businessman and DPP MP Noel Masangwi is the one who is in the fore front of pushing Kamoto’s exit and has brought in some big gurus from ethnic grouping Mulhakho wa Ahlomwe to strengthen their case.

Masangwi caused  controversy at MRA after he was assisted corruplty for his export banned round wood to China worth millions of Malawi Kwacha.

Another source from Capital Hill colloborated the story saying Secretary to the Treasury Ronald Mangani was instructed to find a replacement for Kamoto but declined to do so.

Masangwi and his Mulhako group is said to have sent a message to President Mutharika warning him of risking the support of the grouping if he were to maintain Kamoto.

“Masangwi and company are proposing the name of Muhara to have a second go at MRA because he is one of them and easily to manipulate,” said the source.

As a result of the development, President Mutharika has summoned the MRA Board of Directors headed by Evelyn Mwapasa to a meeting this coming Friday at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre to discuss the issues.

Most members of the Mulhako wa Alhomwe feel ‘insulted’ by cracking down of Masangwi who is touted as being the ‘untouchable’ as long as MRA issues are concerned.

Kamoto has also come hard on Asians of Malawian origins for tax evasion cases. Most of the Indian businessmen dine and wine with top government officials including the President and are the top “well-wishers” of the DPP as well as the Head of State.

In an earlier report, Nyasa Times investigations revealed that MRA is chasing after more than K22 billion in unpaid taxes from Indian businessmen through the courts.

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65 thoughts on “DPP gurus want Muhara back at Malawi Revenue Authority: Masangwi championing move”

  1. Telling the Truth says:

    MRA has been subjected to political interference since its birth in 2000. In Zambia and Zimbabwe the persons who were appointed Commissioner General of the Revenue Authorities in 2001 and 2003 in these countries are still running the Revenue Authorities In Malawi Kamoto who is not performing is the 6th Commissioner General since 2000. It cannot be true that all previous incumbets were not performing except Muhara and Phiri. Comparatively MRA is bringing in less tax revenue in real terms than before MRA

  2. chingolopiyo says:

    There is no pure truth in this imaginary story tale. Can Masangwi and Mangani put pressure on the president? Even a goat will known its a pure lie. Masangwi and Mangani are not DPP gurus. Reporters, if you want to go higher in the field, its time you start reporting true stories not this hearsays. We will love to hear true news which have full evidence, not this dream stories.

  3. Ngongoliwa says:

    MALAWI IS WATCHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Samantha Lewis says:

    Mulungu akakuotcheni mbava zonse

  5. Ford says:

    Kamoto is failing to meet targets because they have been raised abnormally high in order to fund the ZERO AID budget. The targets of the predecessors are not the same. Secondly, the biggest businessmen in Malawi are Indians and the politicians – if one forgoes those, then where will he get the money to meet those effen crazy targets!!! Sankhani chimodzi anyapapi a DPP…

  6. Chi things says:

    Ukutchula Biziwick ndiwe chitsiru. Biziwick is a hule, he slept with most married women and he is nepotistic. We don’t want him. Bringing him back means Agnes Katsonga will also come back. Please we’ve had enough of Biziwick and Agnes’

    A Kulemeka should retire please. Tatopa kutchingilidwa malo pa MRA pano

  7. Sindi says:

    Free advice to that attendants of the so called meeting:
    Review MRA’s performance since Kamoto and Mbilizi joined MRA. Compare with their predecessors. Was there need really NEED to remove Biziwick and Kulemeka, a perfect combination that made sure MRA never missed its target? Now missing targets is no strange for MRA. Review WHY!!!

    If you wanna remove Kamoto, remove Mbilizi also but be careful with who you replace them with. Swallow your pride and put Biziwick back. After all, he is already on MRA pay roll as Commissioner General. You can try others also like Jimmy Lipunga.

    If you really want to remove Kamoto, it should be on account of revenue collection performance and not because smuggler Masangwi is pushing for it.

  8. Mr. phiri Nyasulu says:

    Anthu akuMalawi sitidzatutuka, chifukwa timalephera kusiyanitsa ndale ndi ntchito. Mapolitician akuno ndi adyera amafuna zonse zikhale zawo. akumatengeka ndi timamillion tomwe amwenye amapeleka kuti alemerere mmanyumba mwawo , uku amwenyewo akuthawa kulipira nsonkho iwo nkumawasekerera. Amwenye amenewa akusugulira Mabillions ankhani nkhani ansonkho koma boma kudzera kwa ma advisor a president akumawasekerera chifukwa amawapatsa ndalama kuti azilemera ndimabanja awo anthu enafe tikuvutika. Padakali pano mankhwala mulibe nchipatala. petrol akweranso mu August muno . ALHOMWE musiyeni Peter ayendetse dziko musamubalalitse, zinthu zasokonekera kale. Anthu adyerawa amanene akumupanga advice president wanthu zolakwikwa atienjeza…KAENDE, KASAENDE????????????????????????????

  9. Saweta Njoka Mnyumba says:

    Not a well researched article though. The article fails to tell us that Kamoto is the Uncle to the VP’s wife (brother to her mother) and that he was strategically put at MRA by the VP. He should also go, I don’t care who replaces him, but his close relationship with the VP’s family smacks of bias and favouritism at its best.

  10. Namalomba says:

    if these mulakho guys think they can persued Peter mutharika to do their wishes alemba mmadzi ndithu. munapha kale brother wake Bingu ndi inu nomwe agalu inu. muzingolira chomwecho basitu, namalomba is the best ever example that peter alibe nanu ntchito afiti inu. akakhala namalomba yo uchitsiru wake ndi umene uinampweteketsa kaya.

  11. Aaron says:

    Lord spare us from this evil pliz,pliz,tapota nanu,Yahova.

  12. Pa low says:

    Aliyense yemwe akudana ndi Kamoto ndi mbava…Namalomba ankayesa ngati he owns MRA, naye Masangwi ndiye amachita kukhala ngati ndi employee wa MRA manipulating everything, pano onse akusowa pogwira…..mbava zachabechabe. Like it or not Kamoto is a star and everybody knows it, he cannot be easily manipulated as the other past Commissioners, its a pity dziko limadana ndi chilungamo. Bravo RK!!

  13. Ntata Allan says:

    what do you mean Ralph Kamoto is serious when actually he has failed to meet targets for recently?? Ralph Kamoto should be given another task and let Justice Muhara the performer take the mantle,this will help in tax collection efficiency unlike wot we are seeing now.How can you say Masangwi is bulldozing the idea when actually the same Masangwi was removed as regional Governor….Beautiful lies demeti.

  14. In this case then the integrity of Judge Muhara is questionable and he can not be trusted to preside over a case of any nature because of Ulomweism. Very bad practice. Malawi akupita kuti koma abale!!!!!!!.

  15. Lazaro Chakwera Akazi says:

    All those problems at MRA its because of one Roza Mbilizi. No matter what you do, no matter who gets replaced it will always be worse as long as Roza Mbilizi remains there. Mr President, you are taming a snake that is Roza. That lady is a disaster. She has no respect for policies, no etiquette, she is simply a bulldozer. People don’t like her.

  16. Masuzgo says:

    Mr President you promised us reforms but we warned you that it is hard to implement because of unreformed vultures sorrounding you, and the politicians have made Indians rich which is proving difficult to control them. Indians are suicidal thieves, mafia tax evaders. Now we applauded you when you appointed Ralph Kamoto. The guy is serious. He doesn’t condone smuggling, tax evasion, laisser-faire etc. Now those vultures are against him. Those Indians have sworn to deal with him. It is only you who can protect him, that is if you still believe in your reforms.

  17. Kadakwiza says:

    Malawi is cursed.

  18. MALOPA Jnr says:

    Is Mulakho wa Lhomwwe an employment bereau? Pitara tandiyankhe. Fokofo. Tinalakwa chani kukhala non lhomwes? Shupit. We deserve equal opportunities. F…..k zanu alhomwe

  19. Hehede zayambapo, adpp still simunaphunzilebe ma mistake anu aja? Shame on you

  20. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    Civil Service reform is now in its right position .

  21. Piper says:

    Malawian politics is truly insane and well stupid at the very least…

  22. kholowa mkabudula says:

    Mukunya muona simunati,m’mesa mumkayelekedwa kuti Pitala ndi boma? Mukunya simunati olo pang’ono! Mudamkana Kamuzu lero mululilanji inu? kkkkkkkkkkkkkk! Can 10,000,000 fail to stop the corrupted Govt out of office if pipo are indeed suffering? Malawian’s we are stupid pipo,we are used to suffer like this no need to panic! Go to Ukraine and learn!


    Nyoka saweta. AHLOMWE MWAONJEZA mwamva AGALU INU!!!!!!

  24. caze says:

    masangwi at his best…ibani ndithu misikho ya amalawi

  25. Zondiwe says:

    What a way of employing people to public office!
    Muhara is an educated person as well as a High Court Judge. He knows the rules of the game.
    Rhe problem is President Mutharika. I do not think that he knows the thinking of we Malawians. He thinks like an absent minded professor in the USA. A President cannot call for a meeting with his tribesmen to discuss the employment of the DG of MRA. This is the job of the Board of Directors. No wonder MRA has been so unprofessional in the recent past. They have sacked people who know the job and replaced them with trainees who are linked to a certain tribe. What a shame.
    If Kamoto is doing a good job, leave him there.

  26. Mphongozidana Ndau says:

    I thought we call them Malawians of Asian origin not the other way.

  27. Chigawenga says:

    The looting of state resources continues. The fish rots from the head down indeed. APM is the most corrupt leader and controlled by the Lomwe Mafia like syndicate. we are tired of these people looting tax payers money while our hospitals are going without medicine

  28. caros says:

    Tikulemeretsa amwenye

  29. kikikiki says:

    Mafia Masangwi atodandaula kkkkkk
    Pitala asamuchose Kamoto. Ndipo Kamoto, finya finya finya wa mafia yo

  30. Denguzman says:

    I dont kno whoz right and wrong coz if u luk at it, its an internal battje so let us wait and see and APM has to be careful coz the one big mistake he made is to accept going around wit his party campaining while he is ruling. Those u cal Lomwe guluz amenewo samakukonda amafuna kuti udzathe ngati mmene anathera mkulu wako.

  31. captain says:

    Alhomwe Ife tikudikila mukamaliza mutipeza

  32. concerned citizen says:

    If this is true , zikuonekeratu kuti ambiri mzipanimu are there for self enrichment . They don’t care what happens to the country. Mr Raphael Kamoto is doing a good job that will benefit the country. Amwenyenso, have been reaping the country off while they befriend the ruling parties. It will be a sad thing if the President bows to such pressure for the interest of only a few who care less for the interests of the country. I hope the M.R.A board will stand for the right thing than to be pressured into submission. God be with them to stand for the right.

  33. Moya says:

    These are already rich and comfortable people trying to get even richer they care less about this countrys 10million suffering malawians they want a puppet at MRA to continue smuggling goods. Kamoto is a star perfomer and for the first time those people who thought they “own” MRA and can evade tax for ever are shaken bravo kamoto,Malawi need people of your calibre to head just 10 institutions we shall see a change in our eonomy and including my grand ma in the village will have a break from eating therere and chisoso. Your Excellency Prof.Mutharika Kamoto was one of your best recruitment please continue with the same criteria and you will be as popular as Bingus first term. KAmoto deserves a promotion after he finishes sweeping clean MRA dirty closet.

  34. MSANA WA PETURO says:

    Alhomwe sadzathekanso makamaka ichi chiMasangwi ndiye chigalu chakufikapo. There is no government but a rotten filthy and greedy tribe running the government on behalf of a sleepy Ndirande bar monger. Actually he confessed this so don’t blame me. A Chakwera tithandizeni! You are our only hope osati zitsiru zonunkha mkamwa za DPP, zotukwana anthu, zosapemphera komanso mbava! God help us and deal with these idiots. Amen!!!!

  35. nganga says:

    Without politicians Malawi would b an improved country

  36. short wamtali says:

    Thanks Nyasa for the revelation. Mwina zichita manyazi njondazi. Tionera ngati meeting itakhalekodi.

  37. MALOPA Jnr says:

    Kamoto nepotism too much. However to use mulhak ho as employment bereau ndi uchitsiru. Kale ndi kale we are crying za nepotizm nde iwe Masangwi whats that. BIBINYERO F……K

  38. wish you well says:

    Peter Mutharika is not a Presidential material. By summoning the MRA Bpard to State House, that means he is giving in to the Mulakho grouping demands to remove Kamoto in favour of Muhara so that they can continue plundering our taxes. God will not allow this to happen. If you force matters, you will end up in hell!!!

  39. john says:

    This is Kamoto spinning as he is a front of Chilima

  40. mwava says:

    true kamoto is doing a good job

  41. patrick banda says:


  42. Roza says:

    Kkkkkkkkkk the whole judge to be used by Masangwi kkkkkkk. Nanu a Shadileki ingovomelezani kuti custom inakukanikani basi ntchito kupanga facilitate smuggling kkkkkkkk

  43. Mmmm no more say somethng

  44. Ralph Kamoto says:

    Truth be told. I can confess I sacked Namalomba because I hated him and feared him to take over my position. Because of this I have failed to collect revenue. Help me God

  45. Zaya ku nkhongo says:

    Be careful Peter with your so called Mulhakhos; in case you don’t know this. Malawi is not only for the Lhomwes,and same is DPP. You were voted into office (if at all you were) by all the tribes in Malawi,not by Lhomwes only. So don’t say you were not warned. Take the VP’s advice seriously, otherwise these your so called powerful tribe is dragging you to an early grave. I won’t be surprised if very soon I hear that cardiac arrest has walloped you because of pressure,high blood pressure,peer pressure,stress etc. Because if you die before 2019,it will be better because Chilima will continue your term,and that will not be good for the Masangwis,Kaliatis and the big night six. And come 2019,Chakwera or AAM will make it into office because people at that time will not repeat the same mistake for the 3rd time since they have seen that DPP can never change.

  46. Here we go again says:

    amenewo ndiye alhomw, zosadabwitsa izi, thats what we voted for.

  47. Mapiri says:

    If Mutharika listens to these corrupt DPP officials, he will lose the little credebility he has. Kamoto is VERY professional. He has made Indians pay taxes. Masangwi is one of the tax evaders and he’s bitter that he has been exposed.

  48. Nganya says:

    I think I should migrate to South Sudan

  49. Alomwe nthawi yanu vinani gule maliseche. If you fail to climb the peak of Mount Mulanje now then sorry for you Warning “Milking cash which is meant to help suffering Poor Malawians will bring untold curse on your entire generations”. God hears the cry of Malawians. Remember God answered Malawians during the pain days When Bingu thought that he is the untouchable one. There Bingu died as a dog at KCH. So Mr foolish professor help your fellow lomwes to climb the peak of mount Mulanje fast so that their fall should be heavy and fast. God will SAVE Malawians as He did during Bingu dictatorship days.

  50. anadimba says:

    aproffessor athu musalole zifwamba kukulakwitsani.by the way kodi salary ilipo liti mwezi uno? Ndimomuja mwadzana pa august?

  51. ismail says:

    That’s my mother Malawi I know. And it will come to pass.

  52. mpimpa says:

    To some extent I still ask my self as in wat really happened in may last year? Did we vote for DPP? Why? Seriously anthunu mukamasapota DPP wat comes to ur mind? Pliz share with me

  53. nyotso says:

    hmmmmmm! BP ndi CS chavuta ndi chani you are the ones leaking this.

  54. GONANI says:

    This is very annoying! My advice to Mr President – “Right decisions are always tough. Make tough but right decisions if you are really serious about getting rid of corruption in this country. Don’t allow any greedy foolish bastards to corrupt you. Fire any pig that is trying to perpetuate fraud and corruption. I can assure you that the nation will support you and some people from unexpected quarters will begin to trust you.

  55. mtumbuka1 says:

    This country is a bitch! We have crooks calling themselves leaders and wants to steal everything to themselves and surprisingly the citizens of this bullshit country are not saying anything about this stinking behaviour of these dpp people. They stole votes and now they are stealing untill there is nothing left to steal. These indians you guys are calling Malawians of Asian origin have never made any country in the world develop. They are crooks in nature and upon realising that they live in a corrupt country like Malawi they bribe the stupid government officials and they call the whole fucking India into Malawi and do their dirty deals from money laundering to tax evasion and government will have nothing say cos they all gets bribed. Pathetic country with no true patriots. At the rate we are going I can guarantee everyone that it is almost impossible to stabilize this country and cure it from this tendency of corruption. The painful part of a corrupt system of government is that the poor people are the ones feeling the heat. They will go to empty hospitals with no drugs, their kids will go to useless government schools where teachers are paid peanuts and are paid late…the richer gets richer and the poor poorer. I’m relocating to the United states enough of this bullshit.

  56. bwangazi says:

    Zanu zimenezo!!! Munavota nokha using ur asses instead brains!!!! Munaika manyi ku statehouse!!!! Blantyre, out of all people, u decided into office a murderer called masangwi!!! Chimamwa magazi chimenecho!!! Chikusendani muona!!! Pa thako panu!!!!!

  57. Concerned citizen says:

    Very sad.When do we think truth shall prevail in Malawi?Foreigners are making huge sums of money in the eyes of poor Malawians though those selfish and corrupt idots.Mr President,TAKE NOTE that you are there for Malawians not for Alomwe okha.

  58. musolin says:

    If Peter will accept this naughty pressure from these thieves then you are a thief too…

  59. Kwangwagwa says:

    Masangwi, wagwa nayo. Muhara sabweleranso kumeneko. Muhara wati safuna nkhani zakuba kuti zizimukhuza iye ngati Judge.

  60. Nyama Banda says:


  61. Dikisan says:

    Asiyeni anawa ndi nthawi yawo adyerere. Inuso yanu irimkudza. Shadreck walakwa chani?

  62. Kavuluvulu says:

    ALHOMWE kuba basi !

  63. koma says:

    Vuto loweta njoka ndi kumeneko. Kamoto is trying to aid development and the snakes with rotten corrupt selfish minds are having sleepless nights because business is not as usual. Mr President let me repeat the advise from VP. Njoka saweta. Amalawi akuvutika kamba ka njoka ngati zimenezi. Please do not entertain these snakes. We need development. We need hospitals with drugs. Let me remind u one thing. If Malawi Hospitals were well equipped may be Bingu s life could have been saved. That alone should drive you to fight corruption with tooth and nail. If this story is true , I don’t know what else to think.

    1. MSANA WA PETURO says:

      May be APM should fight with nails only. He has no teeth. Akabwereka? kkkkkkk!

  64. katema says:

    Where is malawi going? Those who want kamoto out are the dealers who are milking a sick cow. Kamoto is doing his recommendable job at MRE so what is wrong with that? You want the amwenyes not to pay taxi but the citizens to suffer zoona?

    APM please dont allow that, if indeed this story is true. Malawi……

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