Faizal Mapeto in K4bn tax bill: Malawi Revenue Authority tighten its noose

Public tax collector, Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA)  has  tighten its noose to clamp down of tax evaders with Faizal Latif Mapeto who is Chairman and CEO of Mapeto David White Head and the Ginnery Factory in Salima being pursued on the unpaid tax bill of K4 billion, Nyasa Times understands.

One of the siku vehicles which was parked at Msonkho House

One of the siku vehicles which was parked at Msonkho House

However, MRA sources told Nyasa Times that they are facing difficulties to deal with Mapeto who are approaching top government officials to shield them.

MRA accuses Mapeto among other charges, externalising forex to Hong Kong and under declaring the values of their goods.

In a mafia-like operation, the auditing department of MRA at Msonkho House along Independence Drive was hit by thugs where they went away with computers containing final report about over K50 billion tax evasion scam.

The Authority has been probing three Malawians of Asian origin for allegedly evading tax amounting to over K50 billion including Mapeto.

When called to find out more on the matter, MRA Deputy Director of Corporate Affairs, Steve Kapoloma could neither deny of confirm.

Investigations are underway to get hold of behind the syndicate, according to inside sources.

Meanwhile, press reports indicate that MRA h lost a case it wanted Siku Transport to pay a tax liability of nearly K1 billion, including penalties and interest.

Siku’s position as presented before Blantyre Magistrate’s Court was that the assessment MRA conducted in September 2012 did not distinguish between exempt supplies and zero-rated supplies.

Siku’s position as presented before Blantyre Magistrate’s Court was that the assessment MRA conducted in September 2012 did not distinguish between exempt supplies and zero-rated supplies.

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32 thoughts on “Faizal Mapeto in K4bn tax bill: Malawi Revenue Authority tighten its noose”

  1. Think-tank says:

    MRA please be in the know that your efforts to arrest Mapeto will not yield any results owing to the fact that Mapeto is and has been the financier of almost all ruling parties since the dawn of plural politics. Simply put, he is well connected to top notches.
    Malawi will continue to reel in poverty because of its corrupt leaders

  2. The Patriot says:

    Any African country 2hich wants to develop has to handle the Mwenyenprobl3m first! Ndi amfiti opempheràtu koma ziphuphu zili tho!! Mwenye safunika kid gloves otherwise atilowa kwambiri anthu amenewa! From now onwards no more amwenye wellwishers!!!!

  3. daud says:

    Now no floow up

  4. Ngongoliwa says:

    KU MRA ALIYENSE ALI NDI NYUMBA YAPAMWAMBA, NDALAMA AMAZIPEZA KUTI? KATANGALE SAZATHA TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT, NANGA KU STATE HOUSE, BWANJI KU CAPITAL HILL ? NANGA KU ARMY ? NANGA AMWENYE? KULIBE KOTHAWIRA TIDZINGOPITA KWATHU KU MWAMBA BASI

  5. Mphongo Zidana says:

    I feel sorry for MRA if they will manage to claim even a coin from this Mapeto guy. The problem being that these are the guys who are bankrolling the Trusts that belong to big people who matter in the society. The unfortunate thing that can happen is that those pursuing this matter can instead be fired for doing a good job. This is Malawi.

  6. Chief says:

    Zonsezi zidzatha MCP ikadzalowa m’boma.no katangale.

  7. Mweneeee says:

    Ziko wanu ndalama wathu so you think they joke ? Poor malawians

  8. Bobo says:

    And those 3 batatawalas are moving around in town very freely saying that we will buy off MRA instead of them being in jail so what is MRA and POLICE doing??nothing but eating there corruption money and enjoying forgetting that billions belongs to poor Malawians very sad Malawians please chonde dzuka!!!!!!

  9. Bobo says:

    You Malawians are Chiken you can never ever arrest mapeto he is too powerful so don’t waste your time instead concentrate on other small things good luck MRA,POLICE etc…..

  10. yunusu says:

    Akagwire kalavula chapati osati kalavula gaga

  11. yunusu says:

    Iwe ramaz unabwera ndi sukulu kuno?u just try and chase any malawian child from your school then you will know the meaning of xenophobia you stupid indians came to malawi to steal nothing else.wakuba aliyense apite ku chichiri a m.r.a gwirani ntchito basi akuzolowera agalu amenewa

  12. Aaron Nsena says:

    The problem here is lack of patriotism, selfishness and total no love of our mother Malawi and it starts with our politicians, opposition inclusive

  13. Real Patriot says:

    If Malawians are not careful,this country will end being led by Indians and the Chinese.They know how corrupt Malawian officials are and they have found loopholes to about the system.Its time Malawi became firm with these people than just seeing them shying away from paying taxes.Advanced countries like US and UK are very serious with taxes.They dont even look at somebody status knowing that taxes contribute alot for the development of their country.These people are supposed to pay their taxes.How can somebody accumulate taxes in billions?We are not serious in Malawi.No wonder asians and other foreigners have found Malawi a soft spot to do whatever they like without respecting the laws of Malawi.

  14. waboma says:

    Even in most Asian shops these friends refuse quotations and government cheques to avoid paying tax. There are also some mra officials who aid these people to evade taxes or even under charge them and are either given property at the end of this.

  15. White Rabbit says:

    Tick tock…

  16. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Send these Indians home!! We have no place for robbers here.

    MRA don’t spare any of them even they mention Ben Phiri.

  17. Akunokwisa Kolyolyopera says:

    Amwenye akutitola kwambiri. Some of these Asians were dismissed from our neighbours but Malawi embraces them. The seven eleven guys were dismissed in Zambia, but they are kings in Nyasaland. He is the heaviest tax evader, even assisted by police

  18. Guley says:

    These mwenyes are somethibg else. Only serious prayer and fasting can deal with mwenye cirruption. otherwise, temptation of a mwenye bribe is too much for a poor black nyasa

  19. Malawi Indian says:

    He is not Indian!! He is Pakistani!! Big difference. That is taliban that man!! ISIS Man!!

  20. Dziko la malawi lili ndi vuto,limampatsa ufulu ochuluka munthu opempha malo,munthu oti wangobwera masana sana,mmalo mwakwe anthu aja amakhala afulu ife eni mkumakhala ngat ndife amene tapempha malo,mwachitsanzo galimoto yamunthu wamba ikangogundana ndi yam’mwenye pamsewu, akangobwera Atrafic ayambe kuipanga check galimoto yam’mwe ija mapeto ake timva m’malawi uja watsekeledwa akuti samayenda bwino pamsewu,cholinga munthu uja ali kupolisi iwowo azikasolola kwamwenye uja.panopa amalawi ambiri akusowa polima, malo alandidwa nd azungu,nkhani yake akuti anthuwo amalima malo oti anapangidwa shain,apangidwa bwanji shain malo aenu wake? (Akuda),nkhani yake azipatsidwe fertilizer waulele,koma zonsezi anthu ake ndi awa: ma Distric commisioner,mafumu,andale,amipingo komanso kufooka kwa malamulo athu,ngati simalamulo nde kut kusaagwiritsa bwino ntchito malamulowo,kukonda ndalama kwambiri.Nde mapeto ake tisamva amwenye alanda boma la Malawi.

  21. akin Ramaz says:

    live our friend alone you mra fools or else we will chase your children at our school

    1. Kwame says:

      School yake iti? Go to hell mbava inu. Dzulani school zanuzo mupite nazo ku India agalu inu mumayesa amalawi zitsilu eti. Shut up. Mwawanyambitisa kale a boma zitsilu inu. Kumalemela ife eni ake nthaka kumasauka.

  22. Patriot says:

    Salipira zimenezo, ampatsa CHI SIKONO Big man.
    Basi nkhani yatha.

  23. Zuda says:

    Faizal ndi mwenye wakuba,poyamba mmene amagula kampani ya David Whitehead nthawi ya Bakili anagula mwakuba kwambiri pogwirizana ndi Bakili, tsono atabwera Bingu nayenso amafuna kuti afufuze za kampani imenei ,adatseka pa kamwa ndi dzindalama ndi kumupasa nsalu za chipani chake cha DPP mwaulele ndipo Bingu anakhala pansi.Naonso a PP anapangidwa chimodzi modzi.Peter sangachite chilichonse nayenso wadya kale za Mapeto a MRA mulimbana ndi mtunda opanda madzi.Mungodikila MCP akazalowa mboma chifukwa akudziwa komwe adakaitenga kampaniyi kwa Aluya ndi mtengo wake !!!

  24. zaoneka sizi says:

    whats all this with amwenye?????????????????????????????/ and the big bastards bosses are just looking at these so called Indians eiy???????????????????? HASTINGS KAMUZU BAND wud not hav tolerated this nonsense. Pitala nkhaniyio siukuidziwa, kapena they are part of the well wishers ncifukwa wangofwinya mnyendo zako????????????????????????????????????????? bwanji mukutinyasa ndi nkhani zoti muzidziwadziwa. uku nde timati kunyada=bastads

  25. jack Phalombe says:

    Now we are fighting corruption

  26. chitima says:

    inu a Malawi amwenye awa satithandiza olo asaah alandidwe katundu azipita kwa agogo agogo awowo !

  27. Bakili Muluzi is to blame. He sold our beloved David Whitehead to fellow Muslims. Now Mutharika wants to sell MSB.Uyesere iwe Nyapapi.

  28. mangochi Kabwafu says:

    Whoever the writer is, please check story before posting. Too many errors, otherwise post a chichewa item.

  29. ujeni says:

    Other tax dodgers are Right Price, Price Worthy and Globe group of companies. Instead of taxing more poor malawians on sms and internet, MRA has billions of kwacha flushing down in indian toilets across the country. We are poor because we have elevated amwenye to be above the.law in Malawi. Our friends in the region just laugh at us.

  30. Chamwaka says:

    Indians robbing foolish nyasas blind since time immemorial!!!

  31. wamkulu says:

    There are two things in life that can not be avoided, TAX and DEATH. By the way is the govt aware that new vehicles are not being registered for two weeks now. We are losing businesses coz of problems at RTD

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