Malawi Minister Vehicle carjacked in Lunzu

In yet another high-profile robbery in Malawi, an official vehicle of Minister Information, Kondwani Nankhumwa has been carjacked by armed gang at Lunzu trading centre in Blantyre Thursday evening.



Malawi has seen a rash of violent crimes, including a wave of fatal shootings of late, which have stirred public concern and piled pressure on the authorities to tackle the problem.

Reports say the minister’s  vehicle  – Toyota Prado TX, white in colour and registration number MG 330M.- was stolen while it was with his driver, Jafali Malemia, who was looking for accommodation at the trading centre.

The robbers abducted him and dumped him in Neno, leaving him  unharmed.

According to official  news agency Mana,  Nankhuma was not in the vehicle at the time of robbery.

Secretary for Information, Tourism and Culture, Chimwemwe Banda has urged the public to report to the Malawi Police any sightings of the vehicle or any information leading to recovery of the vehicle.

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Thats nonsense you mean the Minister Driver wanted had to sleep in Lunzu not even afford to Motel Paradise ?

Shame on this Govt. security problems eeishhh

zakakaliya mulopwiya

Zoputsa. Galimoto inadutsa bwanji pa Liwonde road block. A polisi ndiye kuti sapanga chipikicheni magalimoto odutsa eti. I


Apparently stolen vehicles end up being sold in Mozambique.
Government should discuss with their counterparts in Mozambique.

Wanga ndi yemweyo
That’s the problem of having only plebeians” vehicles searched at road blocks while VIPs are saluted and waved through. These robbers studied the system and discovered that vehicles like the one they stole are not subjected to any checks at roadblocks, that’s why they had the courage to go ahead and do what they did. I have no doubt that these guys were saluted by some “respectable policemen” as they drove through, and that they replied with a wave and sarcastic smiles. Yes , robbers received VIP treatment which many law-abiding citizens can only dream of. Let this be an… Read more »
Bwantasa Gomdwe

Asatinamize anthu amenewa Nankhumwa dzina lake la kuchikazi ndi malemia driver yo ndi m’bale wake wakuchikazi wagulitsa chuma cha m’bale wake popanda vuto lomangidwa.


Was the car with the driver really? Or was it with the minister himself check me.

M'Malawi weniweni
Why are government vehicles not searched at road blocks? Do you know that these ministers are real crooks? Mumangotichedwetsa ife tikufulumira pa ma road block mwina tikupita ku maliro or kumatenda. And come to think of it, pa Lirangwe pali road block koma it is just as useless as the Zalewa Bridge road block. Kupusa kwanuko mwabetsa galimoto la misinkho yathu. Chovuta ndi chiyani kut minister ndi driver adone mu hotel for the safety of the government property? Are these road blocks only for civilians? Wina waotcha nyumba ku Mulanje ati was suspecting that her husband was going out with… Read more »

Did this car fly from Lunzu to Neno? If not! Then it passed thru Zalewa Road Block where the driver could have signaled the Police to impound it or merely getting out whilst it was approaching / passing thru the barrier.
This was an arranged robbery by the driver / minister and police and the thieves. Dont fool us.


Drivers must not go away with Minister’s car. They shud put up in the same hotel!


Sorry mr Nankhumwa for the loss,thieves are not friends they always destroy

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