Fresh Malawi army probe, HTD involved in cashgate affair

There are fresh cashgate corruption scandal fears in Malawi Defence Force (MDF) and the law enforcement agencies are also probing HTD Limited on leads that they have been enjoying the favours of the government pay-out thought to have been made against dubious transactions – cashgate – where they were involve in illegal externalization of forex and money laundering.

HTD boss on the left: Cashgate query

HTD boss on the left: Cashgate query

In the fresh cashgate fears at MDF, the military faces an audit query over their recent advertised tender had two opening dates.

In the advertisement placed in newspapers; ‘Supply of goods and services’, the army indicated the opening of the tender was 8 June, 2015 but on tender documents it indicated 15 June, 2015.

The closing time indicated on the documents 14 hours but the tenders closed at 13:45hours.

A procurement analyst said such an anomally was supposed to be clarified by communicating through the media, issuing an addendum to all bidders in emails according to Public Procurement Act 2003.

Further, the army in the tender issued a cash receipt bought from a stationary shop and stamped it Malawi Defence Forces without ny official headed letter on it.

Normally, they are supposed to issue a receipt from General Receipt book whose money goes into Account Number One of Malawi government.

The receipts comes in three copies; white copy is retained, red copy is given to the client and another copy remains in the book.

More rot is on HTD Limited which is alleged to have received payments from Malawi Defence Force without supplying items.

HTD received, on 20th August 2013, two payments from MDF vote amounting to K 331,975,000 and K 300,000,000 through cheque numbers 210600 and 210601, respectively.

Closer examination of the cheques reveals that the two cheques were issued same day and on consecutive cheque leaves. This is one characteristic of cash gate cheques and an audit query.

HTD registered owners are: Anawar Mahomed Sidik and Abudul Haris Mahomed Sidik, both British Passport holders.

They hold bank accounts at 5 different commercial banks. Two of the Banks are frequently ususpected of being used for forex externalization mostly to Iveco Company (RSA) Vehicle delivery Services (RSA) KIA Motors Corporation (South Korea) Red Sea Trading (Hong Kong), Guava International (UK), Reinder (Hong Kong) and Mobis Parts Middle East

Investigations have revealed that only Iveco, Guava and KIA are the suppliers of the vehicles. Vehicle Delivery Services, a division of Onelogix (Pty) Ltd is a major operator in auto-logistics throughout the Southern African region. These could be in no doubt the likely transporters of the vehicles from South Africa to Malawi.

However, documents we have seen show that invoices from KIA and Guava International are CIF inclusive to Blantyre. This means there was no need to externalize funds to different transport players as vehicle freight is already included in the supplier invoice.

In some cases, payments were made to different name from the invoice. This is despite invoice carrying correct Bank details for the supplier.

Biggest beneficiary appears to be Red Sea Trading and they are for different items. On a particular invoice they were charging for Transporting Range Rovers while at another point it was just described as furniture.

Nyasa Times investigations have also revealed that Red Sea trade in many things, however Cars are not part of their business.

But on a number of invoices, Red Sea charged thousands of US Dollars for shipping a vehicle from South Korea to Durban despite invoice from South Korea indicating CIF. Red Sea Trading further quoted HTD Limited hundreds of US Dollars for furniture for its offices.

Despite paying KIA Motors for vehicles, they seem to be also paying Reindeer Associates, based in Hong Kong, for KIA vehicles. Invoices from Reindeer Associates have CIF to Blantyre via Durban and therefore no need for HTD to pay a transporter.

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39 thoughts on “Fresh Malawi army probe, HTD involved in cashgate affair”

  1. DAMIANO says:

    IWE WA MALAWI SUN HOTEL, LEAVET HOTEL VICTORIA ALONE U THNK MR GAN Z LK U HS NOT DE FAILURE LIKE U, DO UR OWN BUSINESS WAMVA IWE MALAWI SUN,

  2. Mr min says:

    So why does nothing happen to these people ?
    Simple
    The whole chain of investigation is corrupt and will stay corrupt ! Because of men like these the local Malawians the middle class suffer ! It’s becasue of greedy government officials and greedy revenue authority management workers our country is always suffering
    These people should be nabbed and all money should be brought back
    But again nothin can be done , every man has a price
    Moral
    All out tax money goes into these peoples pockets while we sit there and don’t enjoy government services becaus the government is broke !
    Wake up malawi it’s time to develop our country
    Look at the world they have reached further
    Look at our neighbours Zimbabwe Rsa Zambia Tanzania ………
    We look like a big village in front of them
    Please someone who is a man of God put these people to light and penalise them heavy we should get our economy back on track
    God bless our friendly and peaceful country

  3. Fresh probe then an official goes missing and then winds up dead with gun shoot wounds with his car all burnt down.

  4. DAMIANO says:

    INU WAT ABOUT HOTEL VICTORIA INU WHO Z DENIENG U TU COMPLETE N SERVCISES, F U VE GOT DE MUSCLE THEN PUT FORWAD UR TENDER, WAT A GWAN MEN,

  5. sacranie says:

    how do you explain HOTEL VICTORIA AND KANJEDZA LODGE getting huge allocations yet it is public knoledge that both are owned by the same Gani who left dpp hanging in need during pp era. JON CHAIKA IS THE ONE WHO IS ALLOCATING.

  6. kajedza says:

    MDF at least issued a receipt. Ministry of Trade does not issue any kind of receipt for business license fees

  7. mbina says:

    kodi za 400 million ya toyota malawi zizatuluka liti? same MDF

  8. Nyirongo Batwell says:

    So the HTD scandal took place in August 2013 the time of Amayi and Odillo. Anthu aja anali machine akuba. No wonder anangoti kungoluza uyo wathawa.

  9. Moya says:

    interrogate further and you will realize that this HTD cashgate scandal dates back to Bingu and Mukhito as IG era, its what made Mukhito to have a fat wallet.ACBinvestigate why the rest of IGs never built a mansion like mukhitos in area 43 and ask him to show source of his capital to build that house i bet he wont be able justify it. Nothing personal just saying my tax money was abused by these people.

  10. Pata phiri says:

    Y the hell was HTD paid mk3 billion from government in bingus time HTD claimed that mcp time they were denied justice fuck the bustards They gave mk300 million
    Cash to the then AG
    ACB check n get tge glass building away n auction it as its blood money

    Malawians y r we afraid lets take laws in our hands bcause this DPP is useless

  11. Real man says:

    Hotel Victoria got paid 3 billion kwacha and own the most sites . They will also be awarded the same sites again . Mark this comment and check the awards ceremony.

  12. zakusimba says:

    SO WHAT NEXT? MONSE TINAYAMBILA KUMVAAA!! HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IN JAIL? REVOLUTION IS NEEDED LIKE GHANA. TODAY GHANA IS MAKING THEIR OWN CARS. CHECK PA BBC.

  13. Bahasa says:

    Ngati

  14. Last Soldier says:

    Only Odillo could take MDF to a required international level. And not tili nazozi. believe me.

  15. Charles says:

    Southern offender,are you dreaming?you are such a joke who is having a sleepless nights

  16. vendort says:

    Koma ntchito kuzunza ma junior employeea in the name of discipline. Mulungu adzakulangani.

  17. captain says:

    The only party which knows hw to handle corruption is MCP. We may deny but that’s the truth

  18. Benson Chirwa says:

    HTD anagonjetsa kale mutu APM and now they are reaping the fruits. Mother Malawi on death bed. This is the reason why APM is able to party like nobody’s business.

  19. Pata phiri says:

    ACB n PAC take note as we busy talking about old cash gates can u plsssssss check now what’s happening at the army offices as victoria hotel owners r busy getting ruthless tenders and getting payments in billions then after one year u will open the files wake up now plsssss

  20. Mbuyache says:

    Kodi ndizodabwitsa MDF kupereka receipt wamba pa ma tender. It is has always been like that. ANTI-Corruption Beaureau should also find out why MDF is contracting more with amwenye for catering , like Malawi Sun Hotel, as opposed to Malawi Catering Services. We do understand amwenye akupanga overcharge, ndipo ka changeko ka kumapita kwa mabwana. Cashgate siidzatha mbambadi!

  21. Pension Nenereko says:

    Malawi needs a revolution stalling and hitting corrupt officials both in government and private sector one by one until the country is cleansed from the rot. This is the only way to end corruption

  22. Pata phiri says:

    Were the hell is ACB nd PAC arrest this bastards n take account of each cent n report redsea yrading to hong kong authorities

  23. Fazil says:

    Check owners / directors of reindeer it’s an offshore co owned by htd family

  24. justice people will be saved ,police will suffer with gun shorts, judges will suffer much as they try to save justice ,wait malawi am coming with my guns i will form heavy military group i will not spare any body in the government

  25. charles yotam says:

    When u go to sleep with an itching anus u are sure to wake up with asmelly fingers

  26. mulopwana khanileliwa says:

    PVHO kuli ma deal kwambiri, try to find out how they were rewarding Chanje of Stecelia without any services rendered. A mere mechanic! Distric assemblies too are a corrupt, come to Balaka and see together with the medical personnel. KUmangogawana basi ndalama, wachilungamo nkumavutika! will see

  27. Nkozombwe says:

    Almost theree quarters of well to do people, especially business men in Malawi are involved in cashgate. Fufuzani ku PVHO amampatsa Stecelia Motors ndalama without rendering any services. Many who are well to do now, its not their own sweat, so painful.

  28. Kapolo Sakwiya says:

    Iwe ukuti ndiwe wati Nyau Isthobwa kkkkkkk kumvesa chisoni kkkkkk usalimbane ndi Nduna komanso mabwana waatchulao, iwe kutuwa choncho? kkkkkk anzako akugwira ntchito iwe mbuuu, ufa ngati Chakwera uona kkkkkk.

  29. Kenzo Washington says:

    WHEN PEOPLE DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON IN YOUR LIFE THEY SPECULATE, WHEN THEY THINK THEY KNOW THEY FABRICATE, AND WHEN THEY DO KNOW THEY JUST HATE!
    POLITICS & LIES.

  30. malawi wanga wataika says:

    vuto lake onsewa kuyambira president ndi amodzi zochita zawo..nde tizingolira choncho amalawi.ngakhare a ACB nawo amangotitaitsa nthawi amalawi palibe chomwe amachita…kaya

  31. wapaphata says:

    what is this story all about..talking about tender docs then you are talking about MDF…we hera your worries your boys cudnt make it on time to deliver the docsa ..mukanama sikuchedwa kucha

  32. namatikitiki says:

    HTD slso gave Nissan Quashai? to the Generals as gifts. Fufuzani.

  33. Dr. Godfrey Ganizani Mvuma says:

    This country is rotten. Wake up Malawians

  34. Mafuta says:

    A nation of thieves in the name of businessmen. Indians have been stealing from us for along time and no one seems to care because our politicians are partners in crime. God will expose all wicked people and this is the time. Peter if you want to save your skin do the right thing, let every crook be put in the open even if they are blood relatives. That will restore public trust. God also expect you to discern. Amen

  35. Achimidzimidzi says:

    ACB you can not touch HTD Ltd, stop fooling yourself.

  36. Ozisata says:

    I really feel sorry for Odillo….

  37. Gulugufe says:

    Sidzitithandiza izi! We cant reclaim the money so lets just resign to our fate!

  38. Nyau Isthobwa says:

    We know it its not only Htd we have the following Mulii, Mwanamveka,Henry mussa,Chaponda,Kaliat,UYU Peter Mavuto bamusi leronso Viola amalalata pa galaxy

  39. Idulusi Issa says:

    Ameneyo ndiye Majid Aboobakaar…of American Stores! Mbava number one who can even boast that he is Hard to Defeat! Stupid Malwians! Kamuzu sent this thief packing and deported him. But he found favour among other thieves in UDF who hastily brought him back!

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