‘Hardcore criminals’ Mvula and Gombwa get bail

The High Court in Blantyre on Monday granted bail to two of the four suspected hardcore criminals, Chipiliro Gombwa and Dumisani Mvula who are answering to murder, robbery with violence and carjacking charges.

Dumisani Mvula: On bail

Dumisani Mvula: On bail

Dumisani Mvula, son to renowned political and social commentator Humphrey Mvula, Dickson Mangombe, Andy Machinjiri and Chipiliro Gombwa were arrested on 3rd January this year by southern region police through its Anti-Motor Theft branch.

The law-enforcers, in the process of arrest, recovered a pistol and a gun pump with 260 live ammunitions.

The four, according to police, confessed to have carjacked seven vehicles and committed three murder cases.

They were committed to High Court by the Blantyre Magistrate Court as the lower court does not have authority to try murder cases. They have been on remand ever since the arrest.

And on Monday two of the suspects, Mvula, 23, and Gombwa, 35, were granted bail by Justice Redson Kapindu after pleading not guilty to murder, robbery with violence and carjacking charges.

According to police, Mvula and Gombwa confessed to have stolen Mazda Bongo and killed the owner in the process. They also confessed to have stolen Toyota Hirux (double cabin) that belonged to Malawi Telecommunications Limited (MTL) and killing the driver, Geoffrey Msichi- who was an ex-policeman.

The four suspects are also connected to the theft of Toyota Prado, which belonged to undisclosed cabinet minister, and the murder of Mohammed Makadamu, a businessman in Limbe town whose body was dumped together with his vehicle at Kanjedza residential area.

But appearing in court, contrary to police claims that they admitted to the offences, they two denied any wrong doing by taking a not guilty plea.

They have been told to surrender their travel documents, report to Blantyre police station every week on Monday. They are also bonded with K100,000 cash for Mvula and K300,000 cash for Gondwe. None cash bail  bonds of  K500,000 to Mvula and K1 million to Gombwa.

They have also been told not to leave Blantyre without a written permission of the officer in charge of Blantyre Police.

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36 thoughts on “‘Hardcore criminals’ Mvula and Gombwa get bail”

  1. Nachiweta says:

    Jack my Friend this is Laughable Very Laughable….Kikikikikikikik ukungokhalangati Dausi &His friends….find out where there are as of Yesteday &Come back &write ur Bullshit…..chaka Mawoneka Anthu Opusa,with No Brains,Sukulu,…..My word!!!!!!!!!!!… just Because you have your Theories & u think Are right????????????……PPle Here have Become judge &jury over this story its not Fair to both gentlemen (Mvula&Gombwa) Mark Words I REPEAT Mark MY WORDS They are going to Walk. They Will Walk out This Situation that there Are in…Not Because of their Status or their Money Because Its the Truth…….A Malawi Ndinu Anthu AvesaChisoni. Kubwetuka Ndikhani…….omwe Anaphawo Alipo ndiposo akuvomera sakukana kuti anapha…..so be wise and leave these boys alone. Muzilimbana Ndi President wanu Amati Alibe Problemu.. Mesa Mwati ATI Bill Anayipanga Gazzetti ……You a Right to Access this information if didnt know……leave these boys Alone. just because there better than and you think u have right to hate. shame…..pepani Kwa Ma Haters nonse

  2. Nambewe wakumpoto says:

    a Jack poti a Dumisani wo is still in Prison ndiye munamizira ndani kupepela basi , pitani lero ku Chichiri mukamupeza Gombwa ndi Dumisani… mukanakhala kuti mumadziwa kwambiri zamalamulo mukanadziwa kuti anthuwa sakanapita pa bail lolemba lomwelo..Kusauka a jack ndi maganizo omwe zoona eeehhh

  3. khataza says:

    I agree with number 9. Dumisani Mvula akungomunamizila, we know the story kungoti a police akupezerapo mwayi cos his gfather is not strong nowadays. His friends used his fon, kodi inu anzanu akafuna kuyimba fon simumawabwereka? Angakuuzeni kuti akuyimbila kuti? We all know kuti a police athu are trying to cover their fellow policemen who were involved in this nde popeza ukakhala mu cell umakhala wopandq voice nkona akuyankhula momwe angathere. Koma am telling u these boys are innocent. Amaphawo anali a police. Bwanji that policeman ankati anatenga mfuti ya boma wati zii sakumutchulanso. Wake up Malawi

  4. ellias says:

    A Jack nanu musawonjezere gaga mdiwa, nde kuti kukamabedwa ku area imeneyi ndi anawa basi? A Police akuwabisa anzawo omwe amaba limodzi ndi anawa…. akuwanamizila. Mark my words.

  5. Jack says:

    After being released,yesterday there was a daylight attempt to rob in Chigumula but,the thieves found Cheques only not cash and the robbers killed the assistant to the driver,the minibus used by robbers never reached Limbe,its within the area and Mvula stays in BCA,I hope police will investigate properly

  6. milward says:

    mbavazo zisapasidwe bail .afiiti amenewo

    mild

  7. Tambala Msoti says:

    Mukawawona asambitseni ndi petrol Mukawawona
    pa town.

  8. musisipala says:

    its very absurd to release. such people on bail. They initiary admitted but later denied. Judicial should leave such cases to police.

  9. Bangwe king says:

    mwati muthana nawo eti? angokuomberanipo za ziiii kkkkk sima water gun awa

  10. Half Lomwe says:

    Lol mbava ziti? Zinakuberani chani? Ndipo anagamula kuti ndiokuba ndani? Ndipo evidence yanu ili kuti yomwe itionetsa kuti ndiokuba; ilikuti? Basi yabeba ndi slander and defamation? Ntchito yaapolice ndikufufuza pena amalakwisa pena amapanga zotheka pena ayi. Kumangidwa sikutanthauza kuti walakwisa ndi ma court amene alindi mau otsiriza ndipo nthawizina ma court amalakwisa. Umunthu wanu uli kuti? Kumangolemba zinthu ngati ndizoona koma zinthu akufufuzabe? Anthuwa anakulakwirani chani? Mukati ndi ana a anthu olemera iwo anasankha kuti azibambo awo akhale amenewo? Si Mulungu amene anawa sankhira, monga Mulungu sanatisankhire tonse? aMalawi tinakhala bwanji? Olo muwanene zotani ngati sanalakwise sanalakwise. Za padziko izi, inu konzani moyowanu muziyenda ndi Ambuye osati daily kukamba zinthu zoti simukudzidziwa.

  11. Justice for all says:

    Wolira your idea of fairness is that children of the ‘affluent’ must be tried in the court of public opinion and then after being found guilty in this court, the real courts, the supreme laws of the land must submit to the prejudices and structural biases because of their apparent social status? LOL you are joking right? You cannot possibly be this dense and idiotic. Poor obviously but you cant be poor and idiotic at the same time; my brother/sister pick a struggle!

  12. Justice for all says:

    Kumwera mukati they donot deserve bail mukutanthauza kuti according to you the constitution is only applicable to whom you feel is fit? Zautsiru eti? The idea of the constitution is to safe guard against buffoonery, wanton thinking, flawed morality and garbled thought patterns like yours. Innocent until proven guilty amwene!

  13. unlawful arrest says:

    Umbuli wainu anthu osadzindikira ndiovesa chison zedi munthu akamangidwa samakhala olakwa Paka court lipeleke chigamulo sono zisilu inu mukamba zakulemera kwa omangidwawo malamulo madziwa koma mafuna anthu oganidzilidwa akhale alikati pomwe apolice afufudxa kupedza kuti koyenera kuti apasidwe bail mukamaika ma comment anu apa kumayamba mwalingalira makape inu

  14. wolira says:

    pipo who r in jail nw r the poor….so pathetic..courts and jails were made to the poor,unknown pipo to suffer

  15. kumwera says:

    Mbava izi zotheratu kaya anapha kaya sanaphe somehow these idiots are involved and they do not deserve that bail.Because ndiotchuka and ochokela kubanja kopeza bwino you think sangapange zoipazi?Kunali mwana wa mpasu,khondowe and macholowe onse anali ochokela kumabanja andalama.Chonde yesetsani a police agalu amenewa amangidwe basi makamaka Gombwa and Mvula akuona ngati are above the law .

  16. wa noma says:

    sign of times. its pathetic but the two who are still on remand should also be given bail

  17. Civil Servant 3 says:

    Great question Welcome, enewo sanapatse bail because they are the ones who confessed… why not take time to go to the police and read statements and find out what actually happened? It’s your right to information. It’s your freedom you are allowed to go and see for yourself.

    LOL aMalawi kudana ndi anthu oti mukuona ngati alindi ndalama, mwinanso ndalamazo alibe, kikikikiki nanga ngati anthu sanapange nawo ziwembu mukufuna kuti court yapa Nyasa Times ikhale yoona chifukwa azibambo aanthuwa ndiotchuka?

    Common sense should implore on us that a confession would NOT warrant a bail application because a confession is your admission of guilt so why would you want to be out if you are ready to admit to a crime? The statements I have read (unless they are fake) show that the two did not play any role in the car jackings or even robberries or murders if anything Mr Mvula was a middle man to a gun deal. Mr Gombwa was found in possession of a gun that is apparently linked to the two murders. The rest of the suspects have actually consistently denied ever knowing the two.

    Maybe its time to actually face that Nyasa Times has an agenda, maybe the police were too quick to speak because if you were present in the court room sessions you would find that the police are still begging for time to investigate.

    Lets speak from an informed perspective not a just speaking without facts.

  18. 2016 welcome says:

    @9 You have got to realize that all who read Nyasatimes are not dolts perhaps you are. Are you okay upstairs? Why are you trying to defend the indefensible? Are you so much blindfolded because the thugs are your relation? First you should ask yoursel; who in the right frame of mind could give a phone to someone they don’t know? The fact that your thug relation lent a phone to someone that gives a clue as to what friendship existed between them. Birds of the same feathers flock together. Shut up your dirty mouth you simpleton!

  19. The Analyst says:

    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O
    Now this is very bad . . .

    This is where strong leadsership is needed. I just wish our president was born a man; and live the professor of law that he is. He could have just told off this judge and locked up these criminals just to show that under his regime; there would be no selective justice/injustice.

    . . . You see, sometimes its necessary to be seen to be cruel by a few; for the benefit of many. These people are dangerous to the bone marrow; yet they are given freedom?
    . . . Who doesnt know, but only a man who doesnt care to look around; that in Malawi, the moment one is given bail, he/she is free (coz money changes pockets until the case dies a natural death)?.
    . . . Look at Joe Gwaladi! Ali Kaka, Paul Mphwiyo e.t.c
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    Now, what will stop them from killing more people as they seem to be above the law? “Phwanyaphwanya mpira wa a kaidi, sakumanga kawiri” – Simon and Kendall (Malamulo a mmemo song)

    APM, please wake up from your slumber and intervene; osamangooneka pa zinthu zopanda pake like gay-issues (where you could just abrogate laws) and nkubisala on such important issues as these. A a!
    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O

  20. chosadziwa says:

    god hav mercy on our nation,anthuwa samayenera kupatsidwa bail,mabungwe chtanpo kathu

  21. chiwa kogoya says:

    musavutike tithana nawo tokha amenewa tikudziwa momwe tipangire !!!!! kunali ena monga omwewa koma lero kulibe.

  22. Taweni Kumwenda says:

    Asaaaa, koma zoopya kwabasi, mbava zeni zeni mpaka kuzipatsa bail, chifukwa choti ndi ana a anthu otchuka eti?? what a shame to the judge, go to Chichiri prison or Maula prison you will find innocent people suffering there. Zalowa ndale

  23. Concerned says:

    But why? How many people are languishing on remand because of murder cases? Lets be fair

  24. Nachiweta says:

    if there is Story that has puzzled Me the Most is this one. i see in your comments umbuli igonorance hatred….and nyasatimes i used to be the first one to listen to you guys butnow are a very disgraceful online Publication. Thom Please recruit real Journalist osati kumatola pa Stand 36 b ya Tradefair. timakulemekeni Mukamane Zoona…..Muzifusa Brian Banda Kuti What got you to the State house or What MadeTimes group Choose you tobe part of their Company/Group…be Real pple.muzikhalangati munapita form 4 yokha.please

    1. November Rain says:

      Iweyo nde mbuzi yeniyeni yooneka ngati munthu!
      Why dont you explain why you find the story or most comments here, wanting? Kapena iweyo ndi Mvula yu?
      Cant you see that these people are dangerous? Kapena chifukwa choti iweyo ulibe ndalama nde u think you cant be a target? Mapazi a agogo ako wamva? Munthu opanda nzeru iwe! Chitsiru chenicheni! Nyapapi! Mweeiiixxxxxxxiiiii

  25. Lilian Sisya says:

    Koma munthu kumudzi kuba nkhuku mpaka 5 years inprisonment with hard labour akuti to deter others from doing the same. Uyu bambo ake ali mu chipani. Azingopha ndi kuba basi. No remorse. What do you expect with this government?

  26. Chilungamo Kusowa says:

    Zodabwitsa giving bail to confessed car jackers&murders mmmmmm..chinyengo

  27. Dodoli says:

    Idiotic Malawians commenting here must understand that apolisi si ma saints. The fact that a Police akumanga pokuganizira does not mean you are guilty or you committed the offence. If the police make mistakes in America with all the technology and technics, what about the brute police we have, without any sound investigative methods. Dumisani got caught in the cob-web merely becoz the thugs used his phone at a certain point for something he did not innocently know. Those saying they are guilty must think of what they would feel if found in such a situation. Would you want to rot in jail? Nanga atakhala m’bale wanu? How many times have people borrowed you phone without telling you what they want to use it for. Kumaganiza kuno ndi kunja, matsoka amabwera when you least expect

  28. Gombwa says:

    But why releasing them? Because of their names or what! Shame on you judge and let them runaway like Ali Kaka because thats what you want.

  29. maz says:

    mupeleka bwanji bail kwa mbava zenizeni zakuba ndikupha komwe ngati iziii aaaaa malawi malawi!!!!!!!

  30. Lupwito says:

    WAT a shame to release those idiots, amene awapatsa bail anthuwa sanabeledwepo and aziona nayenso pompano. Pathako panu. Is it because ndi chimwana cha humphrey thus Y u had to release them??? Please myMr Peter Mnthalika Loweleranipo apa akanganya awa apatseni Death Sentece or Life in Prison. Demet…!

  31. Kokota says:

    APHEDWE AMENEWA BWANJI MWATULUTSA PA BAIL CHIFUKWA NDI ANA ANTHU OTCHUKA KOMA NDINAKAKHALA INE NDE KUNDIKANILIRA SHAAAA

  32. Malawian says:

    This calls for immediate mob justice. Court lalephera.

  33. ellias says:

    What about the policeman who was borrowing them the rifle? There must be a foul play by the police.

  34. Redeemed says:

    I lost confidence in judicial justice of this filthy planet earth which only benefit the wealthy. I have placed my faith in justice from above. The two may be acquitted for the crime they indeed committed, but the one thing for sure, they can’t defy the supreme judgement from the almighty God. It’s just a matter of time before they reap the fruits of their filthy hands labour. It may be not to day or tomorrow, but eventually it shall surely come.

  35. 2016 welcome says:

    Crime has triumphed over justice . No wonder mob justice takes course. The judge presiding over this case must be so corrupt. Nanga enawo osawapatsa bail bwanji? Poti alibe dzina.

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