K22 million ‘cashgate’ at Limbe Leaf Tobbaco: Police quiz suspects

Fiscal Police has opened an investigation into Limbe Leaf Tobacco over  abuse od K22 million budgeted for construction of school blocks, bridges and other related social responsibility activities  which is suspected to have been “cashgated”.

Tiyanje Lipenga: Suspected to have looted

Tiyanje Lipenga: Suspected to have looted

A source close to the audit says the legal section of Limbe Leaf Tobacco submitted the formal complaint to Malawi Fiscal Police for investigation.

Police have started interrogating suspects.

“The fiscal Police has now started questioning Tiyanje Lipenga who is a principal suspect on the whole scam, and she has been suspended from the company to pave way for these investigations,” a source at the company disclosed.

The ‘cashgate’ has been uncovered  through an internal audit which the company instituted after smelling a rat over the way how the project officer responsible for Social Responsibility , Tiyanjane Lipenga  was handling  herself.

Just few weeks ago, the company summoned Ms Lipenga in order for her to explain her side on  the looting.

Limbe Leaf immediately suspended Lipenga.

When Nyasa Times
called Lipenga, she confirmed the suspension but blamed what she called enemy-action at the company.

Limbe Limbe Human Resources Manager Francis Berekanyama when contacted  said: “Company policy  does not  give me mandate to talk about internal matters to the media , therefore I  cannot confirm or deny anything related to the issue in question.”

Limbe Leaf Public Relations officer Ireen Kumwenda said she cannot comment  on the issues because the matter has been handed over to  fiscal Police for  investigations.

“I don’t want to jeorpadise what fiscal Police is doing,”  she said.

Police said they would not immediately comment as investigations are underway.

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  1. Source yakhani yabodza yadziwikatu. Nkani ndinsanje, dzina la source Li ndi Pilirani Khungwa amend anapanga graduate limodzi ndi Tiya. A Pilirani nkhugwa omwe anakhala akuyagana nthito kwa zaka ziwiri pano akugwila nthito ku limbe leaf ngati secretary. Nthito ui adawathandiza kupeza ndi Tiya. A Pilirani chongoona zawo akuchita bwino nsanje, mutu ku zingulila. Adagwilozana ndi nzawo Francis Belekanyama omwe akugwila ku limbe leaf ngati HR Clerk, a bamboo ake ndi a Belekanyama omwewa dzina lawo linanukhila pagono nthawi cash gate. Iwowa amalandila 90000 pa mqezi koma amwakwanitsa ku samara banja ndi kuzilipolila masters degree ku amity university.
    A Pilirani Khungwa atathamangitsidwa kunyumba kwa Tiya kamba kankhalidwe onyasa monza kulowetsa mwenye wake wa njinga yakapalasa adalumbila kuti amuchita chipongwe Tiya.
    Pouamba anapanga aunt ake a police adult semani lomuopyeza Tiya. Koma mwana wa police an ambulance kuti alas amuna mphavu za police sokusoweys anthill ntendele. Ngati landlord walamuka zikhale nchoncho.
    Zitatero analumbila mwana wankazi kuti nyuma Tiya anapeza through her aunt, ndiye ayesetsa kuti amuchosetse ntchito I’m energy anaipeza through Tiya a kuti kuti zibalance.
    Anayamba kukanena kwa ma auditors ma bodza. Iyesana khutitsidwe ananena kuti ndipeka nkhani ndilembetsa pa Nyasa times. Aunt ake odziwika ndikupemphela kwambili dzina lawo Martha Khungwa anamupanga encourage mpaka kulemba. Zokuti panali project yanga xul Kaya bridge azalea zonse zabodza. Oho proposal kulibe, zoti a police akufufusa ma suspects zabodza zonse. Za 22 Milion budget zabodza. Khalidwe lonyasali analiyamba kale nsungwanayu motion or mwenye wakeyo amakhalika kumunamiza kuti leek ndilama busy akukapanga business ya uhule ndi ma lawyer okwatila n town mu. Fun so ndilakuti akukapanga convince bwanji a Nyasa times kuti avoleme kulemba khaki yo pekayi?

    A Francis Belekanyama Anayamba kale kale kulemba na ndi Tiya. Atamulemba ntchito Iwo monga a clerk amatenga payslip ya Tiya kumang’amba ndikuwona kenako kusunga. U’ll Ntima walamuka okhaokha

    1. Namoyo says:

      Wabodzabiwe… U think u can convince us?? Hahahaha, wagwidwa wagwidwa basi.

  2. marita says:

    Koma mwana iwe ndiwe mbava ine ndimadabwa kuti limbs leaf osamangako sukulu kani ndalama zake umadya ndiwe …….ana a achikumbe akusowabkophunzila mulungu akulange ndithu

  3. Bwititi says:

    Mitima yanu iphwe. Poti anakukanani Chibwenzi. Mwayamba kupanga digress issue. Nkhani si uhule kapena zovala zache nkhani ndiya kuba. Pepani nonse omwe munakanidwa. Ps. not everyone living in Ireland ndi hule. Uhule uli mu Lunzu , mu ma chalitchi anu omwe mumapita for entertainment purposes. . Chavuta ndi umphawi chifukwa munthu yemwe anapita ku University sangamasauke to the point of embezzlng ma funds. This is a sign of the end of the age. Aliyense adzikala lawless. Ngati anthu olamula akuba ndiye munthu wamba. PEZANI ZOCHITA . Mbava zili ku capitol hill

  4. wopemphera mathu says:

    ndaniyo ndaniyo safuna yeesu.ife tonse tili pano tifuna yesu.singing

  5. Geraldin says:

    Number 48 Golomoti is saying the truth. Anthony Kawinga 47 has written that comment out of frustration. Unachotsedwadi utaba ku catering ndiye ukufuna uname chani pano. Tchula yemwe amabayo ngati usali iwe emwe ndi nzako uja anakuchotserani limodzi. Munthu osathokoza iwe. Unachotsedwa ku KA Senior Staff Club utasokoneza makobili kukupititsa ku catering kumenekonso unaba. Ndiye uzinamiza anthu pano. A Fiscal adzayambire iwe.

  6. Bingu Mnthalika says:

    Dear Tiya,

    I am not surprised you have done this,Your capableof doing a thing like this ngati unandikana ine chibwenzi ku CHANCO kuba ndalama ndikachaninso.Komano inva izi Company yasiyanandi boma Company amamanga your very young my dear this is not the way we start life or a career.Asakulimbitse mtima aise akumanga zaka zake ndi ten kumapita kutsogolo.Sorry komano.

    Ine wako,Mahope akale

    by the way i like the way you look it makes my heart thrill with love

  7. Hakimu Banda says:

    Am told she is fired now akumenyera Milandu pano koma oba nkhuku alikundende koma dziko ili limakonderadi

  8. Another tobbagate Malawi at its best.Muisova mwakula mwatha.

  9. Abiti says:

    Bad recruitment by Limbe Leaf, there were experience and qualified candidates but you settled for her. Gabadge in Gabadge out. Most institutions suffer becoz they look for cheap people and the one can easly manupulate. Akuoneka nkaladi nzanu muisova.

  10. Stanford Jere says:

    Is the way Malawi should go? I think we have started playing doughs who wins and who loses the game. What Ms Lipenga did is just a continuation of the cash gates currently under way.

  11. namatetule says:

    A tiya kuchenjera kuja mufuna kuthera mu ndende basi.I know you are claiming enemy action but you know yourself kuti munaba ndalama.Ndi liti lija inu ndi a Charity ndi nzanu wina uja mmene mumapangira muli pa CHANCO !!!!Takula nanu inu.enawa sakukudziwani.pempherani kwambili kuti asakumangeni.you are still young nde mukamadzatuluka mudzakhala mudakali mwana!!!!!!

  12. Bololo says:

    Every person is innocent until proven guilty, including this individual.
    Wait for the investigation to be completed, chances are she wasn’t acting alone.
    And some advice for some of you filthy minded people out there who only think of sex when a woman hits the headlines, jack yourselves off.
    It is quick, pleasurable, no strings attached and no chance of catching any STDs as you fly solo, unless of course, you didn’t wash your equally filthy hands before getting down.

  13. Muru says:

    34.
    Ndiye kuti sugona tulo ndi Alhomwe eti, mtundu wanzeru kuposa Nyika, spoonfedgate

  14. Odala says:

    Koma matama wokhawo. Yayayayayayayayaya!!!!

  15. phodogoma says:

    Guys out there this girl really cashgated that 22 mita because her dress is very expensive: Imagine the following costs of her atire
    Her top/shirt = K250, 000.00
    Her long pant K178, 000.00
    Her hair make K100,000.00
    Her earings K075,000.00
    Her necklace K035,000.00
    K528,000.00
    Koma donayu imatakata ndipo akuti adatakata sabata yomwe JB anuza azimayi kuti chaka chino mchoti azimayi titakate. Zipatso zonyasa za JB.

  16. Johny John says:

    Tiya anthu achuluka ingokhala pa easy iweyo osadanda mzako asayendele toyota 1st basi waba ma jelous malawi ndichoncho

  17. Gundumulani says:

    Women sometimes are very dangerous so keep an eye on every working women
    Look at mayi Kalonga at tourism.

  18. POLICE DO YOUR JOD WITHOUT FAVOUR AND AVOID CORUPTION PLEASE.

  19. Golomoti says:

    Anthony Kawinga 47. Iwe anakuchotsa chifukwa chokuba nyama ndi nkhuku ku Academy ndiye uzitokota pano

  20. fiscal policeyo ifikenso ku kamuzu academy nakonso kuli mbala zoyipa kobasi

  21. golo says:

    Hw true is this? Hw can the money disappear without trace? Maybe there was no money at all. Hw can the money be released without the consent of signatories?

  22. Dedza Guy says:

    Kukongola sivuto. Let the police finaluze the investigations.

  23. mtila zomba says:

    Nayenso amatakata ngati jb. Wemen are very dangerous.there is no differenj between lipenga and mbava yaikulu jb

  24. kwabaniso says:

    Kodi ndi mwana wa Dr. Kenedy Lipenga uyi akuoneka ngati CHINYAWUyi. Atate ndi cashgate ku Finance naye mwana ku Fodya. Padya onse amasuta chamba!!!!!!

  25. Dr. Mango says:

    Have investigations been concluded? Let us not rush.into conclusions. She is innocent unless or until proven otherwise. Please be patient !! To Tiya ‘Osadanda, anthu asamakunamizire choncho: will call you later to ease your stress’.

  26. Greencardless Malawian says:

    Ujeni ndi born politician ankamufuna nkaziyu koma anawakana hence them comments….hahahahahaaaa! Mqagwanayo, zanu zikukudikilani patsogolopa

  27. Namoyo says:

    Her real Name is Tiyanjeni Lipenga. She stays Ku 18A.. Graduate waku Chanco uyu. Zammutuzo anamanga kamba kauhule plus fasho. Kkkkkk. Ka boyfriend kake nka doctor kapa KCH kamakhala ma flats aku nchinji road just after Sol farm…

  28. Ahoi says:

    Inu mukudabwa kuti mzimayi angabe bwanji mwaiwala kuti wina wathawa mommuno ataomba zambiri ndiye akupitilizabe kuaomba azungu kunjako in the name of fundraising by JBI on this and that?

  29. sapitwa says:

    Wabadi mmene ukuonekelamo?

  30. me man says:

    zowona ayimayi kuba looteng

  31. The ugly thief,is she a pop star?

  32. just says:

    Koma Uli bho namwaliwe, kukongolera cashgate yemweyi

  33. dadaboma says:

    Mwati zina lake ndi Lipenga? Basitu nzoona. Alomwe paja ndi mbava heavy. Cashgate anayamba ndi anthu amenewa ndipo ikupitilira ndi anthu ake omweomweo. Chenjerani ndi aLomwe. She can look young, innocent, skinny and bony but she’s dangerous as her fellow Lomwes are. Mtundu wachabechabe wa ku Mozambiquewu. Shupit.

  34. Magagula says:

    Amadya ndi ndani? She looks young also naked.

  35. ujeni says:

    Born Politician, kufuna kowoneka ngati mzungu, koma thupi ili bii

  36. lady c says:

    azimayi musatichititse manyazi.kuba basi is wat u knw.?fasion ndiyomwe yavuta yakuyambitsani umbava.

  37. Mute Gama says:

    Komanso chinjoka wavala nkhosicho..abale

  38. Youth League Chairman: Kawale 1 market says:

    Fact: Almost all graduate girls who have jobs at this company got there through opening their legs to some senior guys there. I guess that is the very reason they turned a blind eye despite knowing of the plunder

  39. Nkhakamila says:

    That is the sad part of these tobacco firms, the don’t hire junior and mid-level staff on merit, you always need some connections, the end result is that the companies are full of spoiled blats

  40. Ababa Thamangiwa. says:

    mungolembana ana a ma 8urrent and former MPs eti?

  41. mthako wa alhomwe says:

    Ha ha ha guy yake ndi doctor timamwera limodzi bawA, anaigulira njale. Koma amusoka mkazi yu tilipo ambiri. amwenye mkati.

    1. Namoyo says:

      Hahahahaha, iwe nde wamudziwadi. ameneyitu abwenza basi. kukondaso amuna kuli mmenemu.

  42. True patriot says:

    Kodi ndi mayi eti?ndimaona ngati nsilikali wa ku Chilumbatu.

  43. They are trying to adpt western culture which is costly hence engaging in corruption activities.

  44. jojo says:

    What is fiscal police. Mention one case that fiscal police concluded and led to a conviction!

  45. Jozza says:

    Luks vry young, la 40 limakwana

  46. Born Politician says:

    Koma azimayi wathu kutengeka, ndichani mmutumo? bola gule ndithu.

  47. Daniel Phiri says:

    Hahaha! Getting sacked for K22 million yoti inangothera mmutu, kugula weave, ndi ma tights while messing up your whole career! I’d love to see her in prison, kuti ife ma prison warders tidzatafune ntchafuzo! Kodi ndi mwana wa a Ken Lipenga aja anabwereka ndalama ku ma commercial bank to make the Treasury look liquid in order to fool the IMF aja? Zinthu izi nzochita kuyamwira eti? Let the fiscal police do it’s job

    1. out says:

      Is it true warderers abuse prisoners. Home Affairs to investigate. The weave is not appealing thou. Why do this.

    2. lwaz says:

      O I cn sy is amene akumunamizira this story adziwaso

  48. Malawiana says:

    To maintain such a hair style you really need to steal. You may as well inform your lawyer to plead “necessity to doctor beauty” as the reason for your stealing and you may be freed.

  49. BUGUDOSHI says:

    Ndalama zimenezo abatiberaso alimife choncho tingati zakuba zabedwaso ndiye vuto lilipati?

    1. ganimunthu says:

      Bodza

  50. Man says:

    Adona, kuba ndi kuba zovalazake zimenezi. Olo fashoyo!

  51. prophet says:

    mumufinye matako kwambili kuti anyele wadyazo.

  52. mary says:

    It’s Tiyanje Lipenga. @ jedi.

  53. Allan Zakeyo says:

    This lady should should refund this money. I know about this scam but other bosses at Limbe Leaf at shielding her for their personal reasons mwina amadyana or amagawana ndalama this story is real and correct.

  54. Big brain says:

    Zokha Zokha tokunene osainila ma cheque Adali kuti osapanga verify ntchito bwanji anthu mumangokhala mu office

  55. koma ku MALAWI kwa wola mbali zose ungave nkhani zake ndiza cashgate nanga MALAWI atukuka bwanji basi ili sidziko lokhalamo koma kamati kofela eeesh

  56. A COMMONER says:

    Tiyanje Lipenga the new Robin Hood.

  57. Hakimu Banda says:

    Let me congratulate Nyasatimes for bringing this scam to light.Public officers should not soil their fingers on public coffers what’s wrong in Malawi,I understand this money was for social responsibility meaning for local people. All who took part on this Cashgate type of thieving should be arrested and be taken to court or let them refund the money for the common person.Bigup NyasaTimes for this big story.

    1. Wailing Soul says:

      Waa she a Public Oficer if I may askHakimu Banda? When was Limbe Leaf made a public company?

  58. gogoda says:

    Zochepa zimenezo kuli 92 billion cashgate kunjakuno physical police yambaninso kufufuza

  59. steven charles Gunde says:

    Can it be that the lady mentioned is the daughter of Ken Lipenga?

  60. Ajijo Mapwiyamunlupali says:

    Azimai tsopano akutsogola kwambiri pa nkhani za cashgate. Ife a malawi ambiri takhala tikukhulupirira kuti mzimai ndiwokhulupirika kuposa mwamuna, nanga lero nchian ichi a Malawi? Kodi dziko lathu likupita kuti? Komatu ndithu Mulungu zonsezi akuona ndipo adzagwira nanu ntchito abwenzi a Lucifer inu!

  61. hoitty says:

    22 million nkumavala blouse lake limenelo? Blouse ngati la homeless bwanji

  62. Moya says:

    Survival mode when the going gets tough. Not guilty until proven so but should it happen I can’t picture u surviving at our local prisons. If there are big shots behind the loot don’t shield anyone learn from the original cash gate story.

  63. Jelbin mk says:

    In the near future companies and individuals will do away with employing surnames such as Lipenga,Muluzi and Muntharika because of their bad and untamed backgrounds how did you expect this Lipenga to be corrupt free while her fellow Lipenga helped to steer cashgate during both JB’s and Bingu’s tenures of office when he was minister of finance he even lied to parliament and to the whole nation that MRA had collected enough revenues to finance the then zero deficit budget

  64. ujeni says:

    She will flee to Ireland that is where most of these prostitutes who are swindlers and single mothers are hiding. Others end up selling themselves by Malawi Nkalamba just for the love of money. Dublin is full of them most are single mothers too

  65. M'malawi wabwino says:

    Fiscal police pleade help us to uncover most of the so-called socio responsibility activities since most of themare also below standards.

    1. Fiscal police please help me uncover where I can find this ladY❤️

      1. Chamba eti nyasatimes. I didn’t speak of love. Ndikungofuna ndimulonge nayo.

  66. jedi says:

    Which Lipenga is this?

    1. lex milner says:

      Tiyanjane

    2. Wa Nzeru Wa Kum'mawa says:

      Yes your guess is right. She is the daughter of Ken Lipenga the former minister of finance, the one who didn’t know that government took money from MRA to support the zero deficit budget, the doctor of literature from chanco who must have sent his daughter to embezzle this money.
      Life must be hard for him these days as he is no longer in cabinet nor in parliament. The only way to survive for him is to send his daughters to support him like this…

      1. Elhapo says:

        Oh please! How does Ken’s name come into this?

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