DPP’s Ngalande arrested over ‘hot cars’

Lilongwe-based politician and businessman Tony Ngalande who recently dumped opposition Peoples Party (PP) to joind ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has been arrested for allegedly being involved in cross-border motor vehicle thefts, police have confirmed.

Ngalande: Arrested

Ngalande: Arrested

Ngalande earlier this year resigned from PP both as a member and as Deputy Director of Social Services to concentrate on his business but did not indicate leaving front line politics.

National police confirmed to Nyasa Times, arresting Ngalande who is currently remanded at Maula Prison. He was arrested on Wednesday 17th February.

“Yes in our records it indicates that Mr. Tony Ngalande has been arrested and is currently on remand,” explained National police deputy Public Relations Officer, Thomeck Nyaude.

Nyaude said Ngalande has been arrested on several charges latest being bringing in goods acquired wrongly from outside the country.

He did not elaborate what type of goods but information Nyasa Times has sourced indicate that Ngalande has been on both local police and Interpol watch-list for some time over stolen vehicles from South Africa.

His joining of ruling DPP was viewed as seeking amnesty  from prosecution.

“There are several cases that we have been investigating against him. The latest is about bringing in property dishonestly acquired from outside the country,” Nyaude added.

Ngalande is expected to be arraigned in court soon for bringing into Malawi of property dishonestly acquired or stolen outside in accordance to Section 331 of the Penal Code.

Chapter 7:01 of the Penal Code criminalizes the receiving or bringing into Malawi of property dishonestly acquired or stolen outside the country, an offence punishable by imprisonment for up to seven years.

The Road Traffic (Regulations and Licensing) Regulations 2000 made under the Road Traffic Act (chapter 69:01) as well as Road Traffic (International—Circulation) Regulations also control crimes related to motor vehicle thefts.

Ngalande, contesting on PP’s ticket in Balaka North Constituency, lost in the 2014 Parliamentary race to United Democratic Front (UDF) member Lucius Banda.

PP Administration and Publicity Secretary Ken Msonda once described Ngalande as a successful
businessman and also a very dedicated Christian.

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22 thoughts on “DPP’s Ngalande arrested over ‘hot cars’”

  1. Al God ,u have answered me for the arrest of Tony Ngalande but would you please dear Almity extend your hand that may lead to the arrest of his young brother Rowdwell Ngalande who stored my trailer on 24 October 2015.

  2. Hillary says:

    law breakers must dance to the tune of justice. selfish hearts do not care how much pain others r subjected to wen they do their act. u wont go scot free this time.

  3. Geron says:

    Hehede aziona ameneyo.

  4. winky d says:

    Anthuwa ndi amodzi. Let them be caught and rot in jail.winawe watsala pang’ono.asowa ziti aziba poti za gov amaliza

  5. sexy lucky says:

    Anthuwa ngoipa pachibale pawo. Kwatsala uyunso brother wake happy shora. Mbava zenizeni.
    Anthuwa anamupanga implicate some lady wa ku area 18 kuti waba galimoto mpaka kumangidwa, yet iwowa ndi happy shora anatuma some mzimayi to steal the car from 4 car hires ma 4 by 4 okhaokha and one of the car was from where the lady amkagwira ntchito.
    I would be glad if he rots in jail and his brother must also go to jail amangidwe onse ndi happy shora yemweyo. Ana a satana amenewa
    Karma is a big bitch, it’s time they get fucked

  6. MKWAPU says:

    Unya!!!

  7. soan p makoko says:

    old parents allways says 40 day

  8. Tione says:

    Zoterezi Malawi angatukuke eti? Kuyambira president wawo wa DPP, nduna ndi ma MP ndi mbava zokhazokha. Analowera ndale kufuna kutidyera ife a Malawi masuku pamutu. Ngakhale amalandira ndalam zambiri plus ma allowance anthu ake sakhutitsidwa. Angofuna zabwino zones zikhale zawo basi. Mulungu alowererepo basi. Wina umupeza muvi wachiponyeponye.

  9. Banda says:

    No where to run Wanya phwanga umati utani

  10. James says:

    Birds of the same feather flocks together. Dpp is a club for thieves .so he was looking for his friends who share the same interest

  11. Ifeyo says:

    Ok!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Ronnex Makuluni wa ku Balaka says:

    Amalimbana ndi munthu odzozedwa Mtumiki Lucius Banda

  13. clews says:

    Lets pray for him,to repaint and know Lord Jesus

  14. Piksheni says:

    True colors indeed.Who knew!!

  15. Mzati Noxie says:

    Let the long arm of the law take its cause.

  16. 2016 welcome says:

    So some thugs join ruling parties to be shielded. And for Msonda you described this thief as dedicated Christian? That’s why it is foolhardy to be vocal on issues that you cannot prove.

  17. fabiano says:

    I NOW UNDERSTAND WHY HE DUMPED PP. HE WAS SEEKING AMNESTY IN DPP. FINISH HIM OFF!

  18. Denguzman. says:

    Ntchito za manja ake zikumuchitira umboni.

  19. Chilungamo says:

    Tony ndi mbava kuyambira kale ntchito take ndi kuba ,kupha ndi kuononga.Amaalowa Dpp kufuna sympathy.Amangidwe ndithu

  20. Emmanuel Ziba says:

    Amangidwe bas.

  21. Some pliyicians are thieves

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