‘Intimidation’ controversy at Lilongwe Mosque: Nazma Ishmael implicated

There has been a controversy at a Mosque in Lilongwe with business person Nazma Ishmael of HTD Limited accused of making intimidation to some worshippers.

Mosque in downtown Lilongwe

Mosque in downtown Lilongwe

Some worshippers claim Nazma has been subjecting themto threats and intimidation including that some Asians will be deported.

Mosque worshippers attending daily prayers on Tuesday who spoke to Nyasa Times claimed Nazma was using her connection to the First Lady Gertrude Mutharika as a weapon of intimidation.

“She has been intimidating that she could influence deportation of some Asian business persons. She is well connected to the First Lady. She was also very very close to former president Joyce Banda,” said one worshipper who opted not to be identified for fear of being persecuted.

One of the worshipper Mustak Chothia is reportedly living under fear after Nazma intimidated her.

Lilongwe Mosque Imam declined to comment to Nyasa Times, but said the issue is being  investigated.

Ishmael, who was also a member of the Mudzi Trust of former president Banda, through her family’s motor company, HTD Motor City, is now a member of her Beautify Malawi (Beam) trust of  Madam Mutharika.

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27 thoughts on “‘Intimidation’ controversy at Lilongwe Mosque: Nazma Ishmael implicated”

  1. Chingaipe says:

    That is the work of Majid Aboobakar. Those who know Majid will attest to the fact that he and his family of formerly American Stores in Limbe and Thyolo were instumental to the deportation of many Hindu Asians from Malawi until he too met his waterloo when he was also booted out. He returned after corrupting some officials who shall remain nameless for now. But as I said, that is the work of MAJID ABOOBAKER!

  2. Nyasa says:

    What has this intimidation got to do with muslims attending prayers at the mosque?

    Threats with deportation? Is she an immigration officer?

  3. Mnyasa says:

    Ignorance has no defence.It seems to me that the so-called James Banda is a lost sheep that he does not know what is happening in his own country.In the first place, James Banda seems to be a lackey of these Asian/Arab conspiracies not only in Malawi,but the whole of Mother Africa.To me,I vehemently acknowledge the fact that brother Winston,(but not Wiston) as James Banda put it,is a true nationalist,patriotic and above all,a dedicated Pan-Africanist and no wonder Hastings Banda,used to call him a dangerous rebel (Chigewenga) in league with the rebel Ministers.Nôw let us come to the point.There is a common saying globally which says,I quote: A good Asian is one that is 6ft deep.This literally means you can not trust these people when they are still alive.By narrating his personal views,does not mean that Winston is a racist.Millions of people in the world except Banda’s Malawi,used to condemn South Africa for its diabocal policies of apart-hood (apartheid),does that mean that they were racists themselves? It is absolutely true that the presence of Asians and the likes are in Malawi to devastatingly exploit its meagre resources especially financially.Mr.Banda defends Muluzi for fratanising with an Asian friend who happened to be not a Muslin.I have just stated here that there is no good/trusted Asian unless he/she is 6ft deep.This friend of his was his financial adviser hence,Muluzi is now in court for theft.Mind you he had an Asian friend adviser and that is the result of his/her advice.The fact of the matter is that Indians and the likes,acknowledge that life in their countries is unbearable that is why they are all over the globe for instance,Indians who were chased from Uganda by Idd Amin,begged President Y.Musevini to return to Uganda and right now,there are hundreds of Indians and Paks in Uganda.I would like to praise Nigeria and other West African nations for not allowing Asians to control their day to day economies.Lastly,I would like to quote your last words thus: “Please refrain from creating hatrade to the minorities”Who is creating hatrade? What is happening to the Northerners today is that not hatrade (TRIBALISM),so Indians are more important than our brothers and sisters from the north of the same country? Banda,try to arrange you notions before sending them for publication otherwise,you will be embarrassed.Winston is a man of the people he loves his country so dearly.LEAVE HIM ALONE!!!!

  4. 5786 says:

    I don’t hate anyone cuz of his or her skin colour. Watever isaid is the truth

  5. 5786 says:

    Mr kaka. Let me remind u that mosques in towns like limbe and lilongwe are built by Asians and the mosque committee Are only Asians. Second thing in limbe mosque nikah of a malawian is not allowed. Those who have a problem with Asians then don’t come to pray to our mosques.tell ur leaders to build ur own mosques in town The truth is Malawians hated albinos they killing albinos. Malawians hate us Asians cuz we rich that’s why they abuse us and robe us. No wonder this country is corrupted as the ppl are lazy for doing hard work and good at being really jealous for others.

  6. S786 says:

    Mr kaka Let me remind u that mosques built in towns like limbe blantyre and lilongwe are built by Asian muslims. And the committee members of the the mosque are only Asian. second thing black Malawian is not allowed to do nikah in limbe mosque. If anyone has a problem with Asians Don’t bother come to pray in our mosques. Ask ur leaders to build u separate mosque in limbe or lilongwe. Truth is Malawians hated albinos for their skin colour. Got them killed. Malawians are jealous of Asians cuz we rich. That’s why they rob us sum times. And abuse us always. Don’t who will u Malawians target next!!!! Felt bad! Deal with it! No wonder ur country is so corrupted. As the ppl are lazy. I completely agree with Saudi arabia

  7. Ambele says:

    I am not a Moslem but I grew up in a moslem sorrounding , it would be UNHEARD OF for a
    woman to do anything at a mosque to the extent yoopseza anthu amuna. Please get
    the story right poti Chothia’yo ndi wazochitika chitika zake payenela kuti pali makobili asowapo pamenepa

  8. Luigi Borgnis says:

    I know Mrs. Nazma Ishmael. Always been charming and dedicated muslim.

  9. mwenye weni weni says:

    go ahead and deport us you think we have no homes foseki !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Noordin says:

    The issue is personal.Leave the mosque aside.A woman has no power on to a masjid.Islam is the genuine religion of peace.Salam aleikum madam nazma.Go a head.Mzakwacha noordin,pretoria.+27724922299.

  11. Jigidijigidi Jaba says:

    Can’t connect the dots here. With the knowledge I have about running of Islamic affairs, particularly management of mosque issues, I cant understand how the lady in reference is issuing her threats. Islamic affairs, mostly those revolving around the house of worship are a preserve of men. How is this woman able to issue her threats? Is it through her fellow women? Are the threats issued at the mosque or outside the precincts of the mosque? Are they, the threats in any way connected to the running of the Islamic affairs or personal issues between the woman (and her family) and those being threatened? I am asking these questions because the story is lacking in some way? I am afraid there might not be valid reasons for dragging the mosque into the issue. I suggest the reporter do a thorough research on the issue.


    By the way, kodi nkhani ya cashgate ya ma guy amenewa a HTD ili pati inu a Kondowe ndi a Matemba?

  13. gringo says:


  14. Zitsiru za anthu nonse muzipita kwanu kodi ku pakistan kuli anthu okuda omwe ali ndi ma shop mmatauni? Nanuso anthu andale ndinu adyera mukungolowetsa ma terrorist m’dziko muno malawi ndi dziko la chikhristu musatibweletsele materrorist a chisilamu muno ine kudzakhala president ndidzathamangitsa amwenye onse omwe akuzuza amalawi nosense

  15. ine says:

    I dont see any connection with Mosque apa, Amwenye awiri akuopsezana. not Mosque thing

  16. Benjones says:

    If you want public opinion when kindly let us know why this person is threatening in a mosque. Is there a deal that has gone sour between themselves to the extend that the first family can be influenced.

  17. Benjones says:

    My question is why is this lady threatening her fellow Asians what is the reason to the extend that the first lady can even eccept to intervene. Is there any kind of a deal which has gone sour between themselves.

  18. naneso says:

    chisilamu siya amwenye koma, ndikhalidwe wanuwo wochinyoza chisilamu kwaife sivuto tinazolowela ndikukuwuzani kuti musazipake matope pasimpumi panukuti Malawi ndi dziko yachikhilisitu Kkkkkkkkkkkkkk mukunamatu inu (chisiyeni chisilamu) muchinyoza muchisiya ineso ndine mMalawi koooma, ndine silam

  19. James Banda says:

    I would like to object to Wiston Msowoya’s comments, you have clearly shown that you are racists and you don’t like Asians. Not all Asians are Muslims, Muluzi’s closest business partner was not a Muslim. So, the point is that not all Asians are Muslims and the hatred you are talking about is against Muslims and Asians. You are just a jealousy minded person who can’t see the progress made by Malawians of Asian origins. There may be some bad apples in the basket but you can’t brush all with one brush. Pse go and monitor at all the borders and observe the amount of duties and taxes are been paid by Asian business communities . I mean, couple of years , there is no budgetary support from our traditional donors and how do you think this country is running . I am not saying all Asians are angels , but, Pse give some respect to this community of the development they have made and invented back in Malawi. Those days are gone where Asians take out money as there was fear of a creation of Idi Amin. Most of the Malwaians Indians of Asian origin invest there hard earned money back in Malawi. Pse refrain of creating hatred to the minorities. You ll not be successful in life with such attitude .

  20. kaka says:

    Malawian Moslems are very weak . It is high time you organized yourselves and beat the hell out of these racist Asians out of the mosques built on Malawi soil. For example , am told in Limbe ( at limbe mosque ) there is an Asian of Natco company who does not want to pray along with black people.
    Right now , some of these racist moslem Asians are organising Malawian Moslems including children and women to go and match in the streets in the name of celebrating the birth day of prophet Muhammad and yet their women women remain in there houses eating samoosas and preparing for sex.
    It is high time now these stupid and racist Indians are kicked out of these places of worship.

  21. henga says:

    Zonsezi ndi Muluzi, JB and This BEAM thing and first lady, these people are corrupt and they don’t love Malawi at all. MALAWI is a Christian nation.

  22. Sasa matola says:

    And u nazma have taken the steps of your uncle majid.
    Let me tell u no one is scared of wat u r black mailing for and days r gone wat your ass hole uncle use to do

  23. Winston Msowoya says:

    Fellow Malawians,we must self guard our true religion of CHRISTIANiTY against Islamic heinous designs not only in Malawi,but also in the whole of Southern Africa which is still deep-rooted Christian domain since the creation of the planet.See the problems these people have created in Nigeria,Chad,Mali ,Sudan and Somalia to mention a few.For your information,their targeted destiny is to impose Islam in the whole world and at the moment you can see how far they have gone in Europe to the extent of electing Muslim Mayor of London in the history of indeed,GREAT BRITAIN.Furthermore,you have seen millions of Muslim refugees entering Europe without checkups or valid travel papers while as Iam writing this piece,there are thousands upon thousands of Ugandan,Rwandese and Congolese refugees in the mighty Congo Forests for the last 30 years and nobody cares about the black colour.Though I had some reasoned differences with Banda,I had also aligned similarities in some political correctness as far as Islam is concerned.To some extent,Banda was a pragmatic individual he did not trust Asians and Muslims however,there are also millions of Asian Muslims.For your information,I have lived with Muslims (Arabs,Paks,Indians and to some extent,Africans),they all hate Christians,like it or not that is the fact.With the corruption that engulfs the leadership of our country,Millions of our hard-earned FOREX ends up in India,Pakistan and Arab nations.They must be deported back to their poverty stricken brothels.Africans have endured untold miseries from colonial masters and now Asians,Chinese and Arabs.Look the way these people have vandalized our rich national parks killing all the valuable animals.The sad part of it is that,there are lots of Elephants and Lions in Asia,but these people come to Africa to decimate out wild life because it is easy to do so after bribing our leaders.We must not allow Muslims to deepen their roots,this is Muluzi’s fault after his UDF was voted into power,he colluded with his fellow Muslim to establish roots in our country,but Malawians are united to defend our long cherrished denomination and GOD HELP US!!!

  24. Greencardless Malawian says:


  25. chikopa says:

    Pajatu awa sachedwetsa mabomba antikanawo (suicide bombers). I wish Malawi could get rid of these fleas (Asians) who have enslaved us to the bone.

  26. Peeping lizard says:

    Akuona ngati ku Pakistani kuno eti onsewo azipita

  27. imran sadick says:

    Ananyengerana amuna amenewo……

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