Malawi army recruitment scam, MDF warns

The Malawi Defence Force (MDF) has asked members of the general public to be vigilant against some unscrupulous individuals, who are reportedly posing as MDF soldiers and collecting money from job seekers on the pretext that they would be recruited as soldiers.

Lieutenant Colonel Francis Kakhuta-Banda: Warns

Lieutenant Colonel Francis Kakhuta-Banda: Warns

MDF’s public information officer Lieutenant Colonel Francis Kakhuta-Banda said the military has not embarked on any recruitment exercise.

Banda said “some heartless and unscrupulous fraudsters” posing as MDF officers are duping the general public of money by claiming that they are recruiting soldiers.

“In some instances victims have been contacted via phones by people purporting as MDF officers. In this regard, we are urging all Malawians seeking employment into the service to disregard money-for-job offers by any individual,” the military spokesman said.

MDF has not sanctioned any recruitment process within the country, according to Kakhuta Banda.

“ MDF further informs the public and job seekers that recruitment matters are advertised in the media and under no circumstances will MDF accept any form of payment for employment,” he added.

In an interview, Kakhuta said the MDF has received complaints from victims across the country but that no arrests have so far been made by the police or the MDF.

“We are working hand-in-hand with the Malawi Police to track the culprits but meanwhile, we are appealing to members of the general public to report those involved in such act to nearby MDF installations or police stations. Once these people are caught, the long arm of the law will take its course,” he warned.

Deputy national police spokesperson Mable Nsefula said Police are doing everything possible to see that such bad eggs in the society are brought to face the wrath of the law.

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36 thoughts on “Malawi army recruitment scam, MDF warns”

  1. Straight talk says:

    Bambo ngati anali ku Army banja lonse limathera ku army chomwecho ndi kupolisi.Umadabwa tina tatifupi ngati ndondocha tili ku army ndi ku polisi.Tinalowa bwanji timeneti?Katangale basi.Merit imavutirapo kuti zinthu zambiri ku Malawi.No wonder output ya zinthu zambiri imakhala substandard.

  2. wellie says:

    The problem is that MDF is the one in the fore front promoting shortcutd when recruiting soldiers the army is full of officers children for an ordinally person’s son or daughter to be recruited is not easy unless u are well connected to the high ranking officers so osamatipepeletsa apa

  3. NDI BWINO KU MALEMBA NKHANI ZO THANDIZA KU MTUNDU WA AMALAWI

  4. muhawi says:

    The bribery behavior that take place during recruitment has led to this. these are the very same officers that are used to doing this that are hungry for money

  5. Bvuto timasogaza mitengo kusiya mulungu ask msogoleli mlomwe pa nambala iyi………… ndikuuzeni za mankwala a ntchito.

  6. Mwayi kuti kuno kulibe nkhondo bwenzi ena mtundu wakwawo onse utatha nsankho basi muzaziona dikirani

  7. McSpiceKay says:

    i cn’t w8 4 intek 2 b held!

  8. Mapuyamurupare says:

    Mbola zenizeni.
    Something fishy within the army (MDF).
    Side effects of Cashgate at work now.

    Ngati army ikulephera kuwagwira anthu amenewa ndiyekuti chitetezo palibe pa
    Malawi. With a very good army tikamva kuti uje ndi uje agwidwa.
    Army is getting paid for NOTHING. No intelligence I guess.

    A Community Police ife tikhoza kuwagwira akubawo.
    Tikadagwiritsa nchito anthu amene alipira ndalama kuti alembedwewo popeza
    amene walandira ndalama. Apasilana kuti ndalamazo? Nthawi yanji? Alembana nchito kuti ndipo liti? Popeleka ndalama mboni idali ndani? Komanso opeleka ndalamayo amangidwe / akalowe chifukwa ndiwa corruption / ziphuphu.

    Ngati amaimbirana ma foni amagiritsa ntchito number yanji —TNM, MTL or Airtel ithandize popeza mbavazo. Koma ikadakhala nkhani or number ya JB atathamanga kupereka umboni.

    Shame on you.

  9. Paul Yorkey Longwe says:

    Gvt must b transparent & equal interms of job opportunity not discriminating their tribes thus y many pple r indulgung in theifting

  10. Nowa says:

    First mangani odandaulayo.

  11. Ezekiel says:

    Kungoti matengedwe anu ndi amene amayambitsa zonsezi kunalowa chinyengo kwabasi ku department yanuyo ndiposo mmangotengana nokha nokha mukapeza mwana bambo chizukulu nonse muli komweko. Bola ku police Koma uko nde mwanyanya sinthani matengedwe anu ana azanu nawoso akufuna zi ntchito zomwezo.

  12. Kokotowa says:

    Ngati kuli bungwe la boma lokuba kwambiri komanso lopanda ntchito ndiye Malawi Army.
    Mukukana chani apa akhwangwala amantha inu!

  13. YOLANDA says:

    Mwina chaka chino mutenga anthu mwachilungamo.

  14. malawi is now home of bribes therefore with de problem of unemployment everybody is doing his/her own way to cube de massive unmployment,so this i believe might be true bcoz u cant observe smoke where their is no fire and i hope that Malawi govnt should deep into the bottom of the matter.

  15. emwazi says:

    Simeon Nyapala u r lying, there a lot of Lts, Capts, Majs, LtCols with the Chirwa name. Iwe Chemmbaluku usandipwetetse mtima, inenso ndikufuna kupita ku Darfur, Sudan, DRC kuti ndikapange ma $ koma sakundisankha, asa ndipita kwa Phwereme kuseli kwa Mulanje akanditemere mphini!

    1. musa says:

      Kkkk mphini sizingatandize chifukwa inuyo Sir name yanu si Chirwa.

  16. kanyika dk says:

    Koma yaa ziliko,anjateni pliz

  17. Francismagowa says:

    Thats A Welcome Development Kuti Nchitidwe Omwe Anthu Ena Amapanga Kunamiza Anthu Kuti Ndi Asilikali A MDF Ndicholinga Chofuna Kubela Anthu Ngati Akufuna Ntchito.Aliyense Ogwida Kusatengela Ndi M’bale Wa Auje Ayenera Kumangidwa Kuti Lamulo Ligwile Ntchito Basi.

  18. Andy moses says:

    Kaya mweee?

  19. Zikundu says:

    But all in all, the truth is that MDF will first employ sons and daughters of its staff members, later relations and finally the few bribers. The same at police.

  20. Dick says:

    THEY ARE GENUINE SOLDIER FROM MDF WHO WANT QUICK MONEY. YOU KNOW THEM . MUSATINAMIZE

  21. Wyson mbidzi says:

    Soldiers are well descplined ukapezeka waishosha wekha,why kubela anthu ovutika?Where are they going to get money?

  22. happening boy says:

    Although the actual recruitment Is also fraud in nature because of what happens at the recrutement bases, This Is a sharp warning.

  23. Malawi wa Lero says:

    The Lt Colonel is not entirely saying the trueth. Maybe there is no recruitment taking place at the moment. Ever since there has been recruitment at MDF the pratice has always been buying your way thru. As long as you have yoir money, if u dont get picked in Zomba u follow them in Liwonde and if u r not lucky ther u follow them in Mangochi and so on and so forth until u get one. My 3 inlaws asked me for K10,000 when they lived with me in Zomba saying that will help them get jobs as one solder they met at white house (chibuku tarven) had requested for it. One was employed at Community Center in Zomba and the other two were asked to go to Mangochi. Knowing that it had worked for one, I gave the other two transort to and from Mangochi. They were given jobs there. All 3 are not complaining on their jobs. I have known this to be so for a very long time. For Cadet, hmmmm 3 quarters are usually sons of the big bwanas.

  24. Comred Brigadier says:

    Good

  25. CHEMMBALUKU says:

    i think ntchitoyi ambiri amayifunadi though they keep on labelling us as brutes……inu amene mumat we men and women in uniform are savages, mukhala choncho while we are reaping millions frm drc peace keeping mission……

  26. chibwatiko says:

    mbava zoopsa zimenezo. Zikufunika zikagwidwa, azithire acid m’maso.

  27. Shame to those stupd robers

  28. Ineyo says:

    Koma abale alaiya anzanga ena ndi osusuka ndithu. Kkkkkk. How can they get money for such dangerous lies?

  29. ben band says:

    Nice to warn those mbava’s but mutawapeza mungawatani?

  30. You are right one person claiming to be Lieutenant Chirwa came to me through my phone telling me that they are recruiting soldiers and wanted to get K60000. Fortunately I asked some pple who are at MDF who told me that there was no such a man. If you want the phone I can easily give you.

  31. mike Henderson says:

    my beloved country, but why robbing poor pipo?

  32. Luke C. G. Blueker says:

    Ok but when time comes for recruiting soldiers remember my name

  33. ZIKOMO BWANA KAKHUTA BANDA —— LIUZENI ZOONA DZIKO.

    ANTHU OIPA MITIMA KUFUNA KUBELA AZO BASI.

  34. chejali says:

    Amangidwe basi asamatiseweletse ndi mikangotu ife

  35. Patriot says:

    Koma ku nyasaland abale kikikiki.
    Kutereku munkakana kupita ku xool kuti muzizawabera anthu agalu inu?
    La 40 likazakwana muzaochedwe fwetseki.

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