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.

Carjacking

Carjacking

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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89 thoughts on “Malawi Minister Vehicle carjacked in Lunzu”

  1. innocent says:

    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

  2. zakakaliya mulopwiya says:

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

  3. Zondiwe says:

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

  4. Wanga ndi yemweyo says:

    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 eye-opener.

  5. Bwantasa Gomdwe says:

    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.

  6. Namalira says:

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

  7. M'Malawi weniweni says:

    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 a girl within the victim family koma sangavomeretu. God will judge you accordingly as this is always the habit of people in government not accepting being wrong. Ukumva iwe Patricia Kaliati? Shupiti zako wamva?

  8. kwabaniso says:

    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.

  9. lesson says:

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

  10. k.kamanga says:

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

  11. U-Turn says:

    Good one, government is failing to produce employment to its citizen… Most of people will turn to be mafias and kuba kumeneko sikuba angotengapo pa zina zomwe boma limatibera. Anyamatawo sanalakwe kutenga TX pradoyo ndi chuma chawo chomwe. Government has failed to put in place security in this country and no one can deny this. We don’t even think of how the President himself will be robbed I hope it will be fanatic kkkkk

  12. chindi says:

    apolice ndiye mbava zooopsa kwambili muno

  13. brown says:

    No comment wina wazelu wanena kale driver min or any boss should be puting at one place koma akuluakuluwa dyera basi, Chitukuko chilungamo Chitetenzo.

  14. zoshola says:

    mbava zanzeru zimabera boma not anthu . many thanks

    1. Namarokoro says:

      @zoshola. That thinking is inept. We are government. These guys will use our money in buying a new Toyota Prado TX. Unless u tell me u don’t pay tax. Daftest thinking.

  15. Mohammed says:

    Let’s hope those thugs must feel that sharia law and start to cut the right hand then the left one.Don’t kill him he must feel how hard to be without hands

  16. Kenkkk says:

    Please stop this master / slave mentality and behavior. The driver and the minister should all have been booked in the same hotell!! It is all govt money and we should stop mistreaTing other workers as if the minister is using his own personAl money to pay the driver or himself.

    What is wrong with the driver and minister staying in the same hotel? The driver is a human being, so there is no Ned for him to be looking all over city for cheaper place to stay As if he is not on duty?

    Please stop this nonsense of trying to look more superior than other people. Look at other leaders of the world and how they treat other govt workers with them
    when they are traveling!!!

    Look now the car is gone and it is us the tax payers who will be footing another bill for this stupid minister to have another car. Thank God the driver is safe. Or are we going to hear some twists and turns in this episode?

  17. mordecaizgambo says:

    Tiliphe anyika republic

    1. Tiyanjane says:

      Nadi

  18. Chief says:

    Next will be president convoy being stolen. akuba ndi apolisi omwewa.ife kwanthu mkungoyang’ana, sizikutikhudza.

  19. Does the car have no any tracking devince? WHY? Mwagulitsa dala galimotoyo.

  20. Mwama Du says:

    This is national concern!!! Apolisi ntchito nyimbo ya Nkasa, (mphwayi).

  21. Dr. Mango says:

    Many people are just writing about Zalewa road block from Lunzu to Neno. They could have used Kholombidzo road block off Mdeka or from Lunzu to Chileka then Mpatamanga roadblock. Let us not limit ourselves to Zalewa roadblock only. However, those roadblocks are manned by the Police often found drunk.

  22. Nyanyalirwa says:

    Chomcho zimachitika

  23. kesterchipala says:

    Where was the boardgurd for the minister.pofunika ngati sipezeka agile
    .Nanga pa Luzu amafunapo Chan.

  24. True patriot says:

    Ife a dimpimpi,tikufuna kutsutsa bodza lankunkhuniza lomwe otsutsa akunena kuti bambo Nankhumwa abeledwa galimoto.Zoona zake ndi zoti,iwo apangitsa pinyolo hule atawapempha kuti amugulire plot.Mukaoneranso pa cctv,muona bambo Lutepo ndi Mai Muthalika akukambirana zankhaniyi kuti zotsalazo abwenze za Nacgate.

  25. Thomas says:

    Tadziwa nawo

  26. tuvitwana says:

    NYIKA REPUBLIC YILI PHEE ALOMWE MUKUTHANA NOKA, KUBA BASI. NANKHUMWA WABA GALIMOTO IMENEYI. PANALIBE MA CCTV?

  27. No govt that cn free the hiejacking

  28. Patriot says:

    CHITUKUKO = ZERO
    CHILUNGAMO = ZERO
    CHITETEZO = ZERO

    A Nankhumwa, kunalibe ma CCTV?
    Kikikkikikiki

  29. Abdullahman El Majid Nthumbidwa - Sitaubi says:

    Breaking News: the thieves that stole Kondwani Nankhumwa’s official vehicle have just dropped the JB/lutepo CCTV footage at ACB.

    1. ine says:

      Lutepo wafoilitsa move ya DPP wathawa pano ali ku Geneva. Ma deal sitipanga ndi ma crook. DPP lesson learnt

  30. Thomas says:

    Minister he sold the Vehicle don’t talk lies

  31. opportunist says:

    Mpakana kuba galimoto ya munthu wamkulu

  32. Thomas says:

    What wz he looking for at Lunzu is a sex workers place and ask him he don’t hav a wife ,stupid Minister

  33. The established order that demands that a minister or a boss sleeps at mount soche while a driver is only given mk12,000 to look for own accommodation should stop in malawi. ma driver and support staff timaponderezedwa. tonse tidzigona malo amodzi kuti katundu ngati magalimoto adzisungika…kodi tikakhala ma support staff ndiye kuti ndife okagona ku lunzu? ambirife tili ndi mabedi abwino kuposa mabwananu…chonde tilemekezeni.

  34. Stanley says:

    Do something Pitala b4 they hijack you.

  35. Je suis Charlie says:

    Mwinatu ma CCTV tape aja analitu momweno. Kkkkkkkk!

    1. Hebdo says:

      True..ma cctv footage ali ku Mozambique pano

  36. ujeni says:

    Kaya zanu izo sopano, we have a useless Government of robbers in Malawi, what do you expect

  37. Zansete says:

    Kikikikkkkkk-aaaa-izi akachoka Lot Dzonzi aikepo anthu odziwa osangoti mapemphelo mbava zikumutola Dzonzi chifukwa amakonda kupemphela eeeee,ndie a Dzonzi anangoti ok ndatula pansi udindo ndikulowa Ena odzinva kukoma ice cream ndi kudzitukumula zotsatila zake kuchita ngati mbava zauzana kuti; Dzonzi timaopa ija wachoka titase tsopano. Osamatha Mau akakusankhani lelo ndi zimenezi,Nazo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. Alshabab says:

    Zavuta pa malawi mpaka pamenepo Eish

  39. ngangaube says:

    ndiye Namkumwayo amusiiranji nanga akanaba ali.mommo wabodzayo anabanso ndalama za mlakho zochokera ku NAC ameneyo anatapa komanso anangompweteketsa Ndala uja anadya ndalama ya atolankhani ndi iyeyo

  40. hfty says:

    Amatani anduna palunzu? Kukonda za uko basi, mwaona lero mwabetsa galimoto la boma. muzipilira nkummakwanilitsidwa ndi amayi akunyumba

  41. frank says:

    No security in malawi, ku nyumba ya vice prensdent akuba analowa, nyumba ya nduna hon muluzi ku lilongwe akuba analowa m’paka kuchipinda chogona ndikuba mk30,000 lero galimoto landuna yaboma labedwa, ichi ndi chilankho chochokera kwa chawuta pazimene amalawi anachita posankha nkhandwe pitala matanyula ndi dpp, tiyembekezere mavuto ambili amalawi akubwera.

  42. Tim Masamba says:

    You must be an idiot to believe this foolish story…it’s an inside job and the driver is fully aware of what has happened to the car!!! Car jackers don’t take silly risk of keeping a driver in the car for a 150 km, passing a police road block with a hostage then dumping him.

    1. kanchenga. says:

      Indeed one has to be foolish to believe this story. A boss tanenani bwino.

  43. Maybe these fools can do something about the security situation in Malawi. Akanabela a Minister wo alimomo.

  44. ambele says:

    Vehicles should be on tracker. Zomati inu ku Mt Soche Hotel driver kapeze kogona kwina
    zibedwadi galimotozo. Mahotel ambili ntauni koma driver ka allowance kake koyenera ku Lunzu kapena Mdeka resthouse, treat them as ministers driver kumawaika ku Dorvic, or
    kwa Jumbe kuja

  45. SORRY THEY WERE AT MONKEY-BAY FOR HOTEL AND OTHER BUILDINGS SITE MEETING AND LEFT FOR BLANTYRE. MIZIMU YAKWEYA, ASIILENI ANTHU MALO AWO, FUNA ENA @ GOD BLESS.

  46. Chabwanda!! says:

    Dpp government….

  47. Tbird says:

    This now vindicates me. I have always wondered how prudent it is to have ministers, Principal Secretaries, Directors or any senior government official sleep is safe and comfortable hotels and leave drivers struggle to find cheap accommodation in insecure locations due to meager allowances they are given and you forget they are to keep the expensive vehicles. Tsankho ndi misonkho yathuyi yomwe???? Why don’t you get drivers also sleep in secure and comfortable zones so that the vehicles they are entrusted with are also secure?? Yapitatu basi TX.

    1. Namarokoro says:

      Amwene, I work for this parastatal.Drivers are given good money that can accord them decent aaccommodation. Koma komwe kumakagonedwakooooo! Am sure even if these guys are given 50g per nyt for accommodation, they ll still go to Chigwirizano.

  48. Aubrey Chembezi says:

    the driver knows something

  49. Pano says:

    What in the world is happening? Our security and Intelligence are gone to the dogs.

  50. amina says:

    I thought roadblock yaku zalewa ndi yo vuta awa adutsa bwa? They mishandle us those guys and leave thieves passing free scot there. Shame to men in uniform.

  51. Surely the driver of the vehicle has a lot to explain under the circumstance. With the prevailing economic hardships in our country I can only assume, beyond any reasonable doubt, that the driver decided to make a quick buck with the governmental posh machine. Ask yourself, ‘why was he not harmed in any way?’

  52. Ex-worker says:

    Security review a must

  53. Ilipo yosalelesa says:

    U means dis expense car from my tax money does not have car tracking device? Why leaving my tax money to a alone and for that matter at Lunzu.

    1. Momo sam says:

      use chichewa dude!

  54. ALEKENI ANENE says:

    Boma lobera ndi choncho mudziona, mukulephera kukhazikisa chitetezo akanakhala akulamula ndi wina bwezi muli fwefwefwe kusokosera. Tiye nazoni chaka chake ndichino

  55. Mfwethu says:

    Indeed how did it cross Zalewa Roadblock? Are these roadblocks only erected for us the less priviledged while when government officials are driving through these places they are just waved through!!? Now you see, I think its not wrong to ascertain the passengers in these vehicles because even Ministers are human beings who may now and again be tempted to carry illegal passengers or items, so the IG Kanyama, while on your duty of visiting various police stations, remember to remind the officers manning roadblocks that they have a duty to stop and search each and every vehicle passing through for contraband.

  56. brutsha says:

    Pa Zalewa roadblock anangoti a tawona registration number ya MG kalekale 200metres away atsegula osadziwa kuti masiku ano sipofunika kukhulupira aliyense. On another note a police mma roadblock mudziwe ichi; magalimoto a ma minister amatha kunyamula olo chamba. Watch out police!

  57. anduna says:

    Nankumwa must stop lying bcoz next he iz going to loose his life.people r fed up with his lies.

  58. pierra says:

    Government should engage with neighbouring states about these cross border robberies. Communications must be improved to allow effective liason between order control officers to apprehend criminals. All culprits must have their identities checked, mag shots and finger prints taken and added to crime database together with sanction not to cross over the borders for a limited time period.

    Investigation should cover border control officers who may be on the take from criminal gangs.

  59. Cos says:

    stupid namkumwa anali ku uhule komanso osampatsa allowance yokwanira bwanji mpaka galimoto la boma kukagona ku lunzu kopanda chitetezo ngati kumene kuja? aaaaa ndakaika zadala kuononga misonkho yathu basi mwangomva kuti mra yatolera zambiri mwayamba matsenga.

  60. ndi nankhumwayo wangopanga muvu ndi driver ndi magambawo.

  61. Ngongoliwa says:

    SORRY FOR THIS MALAWIANS. I AM BAFFLED, DPP TALLED US THAT ALL THIS WOULD BE A THING OF THE PAST IF VOTED INTO POWER AND WE DID. SO THAT WAS ONLY A CAMPAIGN TOOL!!!!!!!!!!!! NATIONAL PROBLEMS CAN NOT AND WILL NOT BE SOLVED BY RULING PARTY ALONE BOOOZA, LET US ALL FIGHT NATIONAL PROBLEMS. LOOK YOU HAVE LEFT PROFFESSIONALS AND INSTEAD YOU HAVE PUT YOUR PEOPLE IN ALL KEY GOVT POSITIONS MANY OF WHOM DO NOT HAVE THE QUALIFICATIONS /QUALITIES TO BE THERE. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT? THESE PEOLPLE ARE NOT PERFORMING, THEY KNOW THEY ARE PROTECTED AND CAN NOT BE SACKED. MALAWI WILL NEVER DEVELOP IN THE WAY RULING PARTIES MANAGE THE AFFAIRS OF THE COUNTRY. ZIPANI ZOLAMULA SIZIYANG;ANA KAGWIRIDWE NTCHITO KA MUNTHU KOMA ROYALTY TO THE PARTY NDI KOMWE AKUCHOKERA. MAPETO AKE ZIMANGOSANGALATSA ANTHU OCHEPA OMWEWO MPAKA TERM KUTHA MABVUTO A MALAWI AKUKULIRAKULIRA. PAMENE TIKULANKHULA PANO MBALI IRIYONSE YA BOMA MWAIKIDWA OKHAOKHA MASAPOTA A DPP NGAKHALE NCTHITOYO ASAYIDZIWE. GANIZANI BWINO NGATI MUFUNA KUTI ZOTEREZI ZITHE, TIYENI TIIKE M’MIPANDO ANTHU OKHAWO AMENE AKUYIDZIWA NTCHITO YAWO, OSATI MA ROYALISTS

  62. Nyaliki says:

    We have told told you that these road blocks are useless. Police use them to enrich themselves. Since the vehicles had an MG number the police at Zalewa road block opened the boo gate from afar. These have also studied these police officers and they know that they are sleepy.
    There is another roadblock and Lirangwe. What is it for?

    That car is now in Mozambique. You will not recover it. As we speak it might be in Maputo already

  63. Emmatuwa says:

    Nakhumwa pepani pepani galimoto yanu yapita basi. Bambo inu mwaphunzira kulalata kulankhula kotuphwa. musiye mwano umene m’machita mukamafuna kulankhula.

  64. ine says:

    Ngati driver wa Minister akukafuna malo ku Lunzu, konseku I think kufuna kusaver kenakake kaku field. alipireni anthu mowolowa manja. Ndizimenezitu, kaya I swear.

  65. Che Shaibu says:

    So the driver was looking for cheap accommodation in Lunzu while the Minister was in a Hotel in Blantyre. Why not book him in Kabula Lodge, Annes Lodge, Chichiri Lodge or Blantyre Lodge at least for security.. I hope we have all learnt a lesson here…

  66. Achalume Aweje Galva says:

    This should be food 4 thought for authorities how can they entrust drivers with such type of vehicles and give them peanuts as allowances why not book these drivers in lodges or motels. Pliz authorities do something

  67. jadabush says:

    dziko latha ku Malawi.

  68. Ananthewa says:

    Zakhala bwino kuti zikuchitika kwa akuluakulu, zikamachitika ku anafe amaona ngati bodza.

  69. Greencardless Malawian says:

    This is a car of a minister who is known for lying. How do we believe this is true?

  70. Boma, ngati achitetezo mulibe okwanira zatengeni ena mudzi mwanga.

  71. True patriot says:

    But do you know that the stolen vehicle was bought with poor tax payers’ money? Let us wait and see.The drama has just began,and God is fighting for the poor.Luckly Nankhumwa was enjoying with a prostitute somewhere.I suspect.

  72. ngama says:

    Anthu aku Lunzu kuzolowera kulanda katundu wa eni.osafuna yanu bwanji.koma kuyaluka.

  73. sim says:

    Here comes lunzu with its behaviour of snatching properties that belongs to her.shame on you people of lunzu.why can’t you work and get yours.so shameful.

  74. fisi Gammar says:

    Amalawi tifunseni Nakhumwa is abig crook watch his move musanati ndi boma lambava

  75. Kambodya says:

    This is sad, considering that, Minsiters, are actually playing vital roles in the country. Therefore, we malawians of good will, must always be in the forefront, to carb, fight, or eliminate crime, becouse, such behaviour, will actually not, make malawi to prosper.

  76. Moya says:

    So the vehicle passed through the Zalewa road block? I bet from Lunzu, that’s the closest crossing to opposite bank of Shire. Then, this road block is in-effective and needs review.

    Imeneyo yapita basi ngati anakamutaya driver ku Neno.

  77. Achisale Kumangoni says:

    They needed to have manhandled Nakhumwa for his lies. We are fed up with lies.

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