Malawi Police suspect internal arrangement in MRA computers theft

As investigations into the theft of nine computers at the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) are still in progress, some employers are suspected to have connived with the security guards to steal the gadgets from the tax collecting body’s auditing department.

Gondwa: An internal arrangement

Gondwa: An internal arrangement

Four watchmen were arrested in connection with the theft eight desktop computers, one laptop, seven key boards and a few litres of diesil from gen-set. They items were stolen on the night of May 19 2015.

The watchmen, currently on remand at Chichiri Prison, were on duty when the offices where broken into.

Apart from the guards, no other person has been arrested.

“The guards are being interrogated so that they can provide more information that can lead to the identification of real culprits.

“It appears it was an internal arrangement to break and steal these things. We suspect the watchmen connived with some other senior staff working within the system. So, we got hold of these watchmen to get proof from them,” said National Deputy Police spokesperson Nicolas Gondwa.

He refuted claims that the computers contained information concerning tax evasion suspects.

According to Gondwa, offices that were broken into deal with small and medium taxation, claiming that issues or transactions that may be connected to Cashgate are done in other offices and not in the robbed offices.

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12 thoughts on “Malawi Police suspect internal arrangement in MRA computers theft”

  1. Let the watchmen reveal by any means the police can use

  2. kawonga says:

    so sad.why leaving the commisioner?

  3. John Muchizi says:

    Until we stop giving important jobs to mediocre characters just because they are from our tribe or region Malawi will never get out of the vicious circle of poverty, deprivation, corruption and underdevelopment

  4. Getu Petulo Trivia Salanje says:

    Tamufunseni Joliji Mankhwarasa, Stever Kajumbo, Mbili zi and Kamo to Fire. Shupit. They know something these idiots

  5. zvatezvera says:

    Kuba basi waba ndiyemweyo maugwila ku mra zausilu

  6. Mbewe ku mphani says:

    Lock up the Commissioner and Kapoloma. They are most stupid people on MRA payroll.

  7. mwana mulopwana says:

    who told you that if the country goes federal we are not going to experience these, Ask Nigeria which has got a federal type of system , you will understand that these kinds of theft is just the order of the day, We need to upgrade our thinking, the only thing to track down was to suspend one senior guy in the dept then we can unlock answers to the theft

  8. Nyirenda says:

    Federation is a solution to this problem.



  10. chilika says:

    my advice to the police is not to rush to conclusions. Remember the old guiding principle which says that in criminal investigations, all people are suspects except the investigator.

  11. MELINDA says:


  12. nYAU SITHOBWA says:

    Tikuti let us share this nation come Federal we are tired with this crook leaders pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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