Malawian Pastor sent to jail for theft by trick

Thyolo magistrate court has sent a pastor to four years in jail with hard labour for deceit after he collected K300, 000 from poor villagers in a fertilizer deal that never materialised.

Pastor incarcerated

Pastor incarcerated

Prosecutors told the court that Pastor Peter Solomon Linyama of Holy Cross Ambassador went to the area of chief Nanseta in Thyolo where he promised in early October that he would provide two bags of fertilizer to each household that gave him advance processing fee of K10000.

The prosecutors said Linyama collected K300, 000 in the process but failed to deliver the NPK and Urea bags of fertilizer as promised.

The villagers then informed the police who hunted him and was arrested end October.

In his ruling Magistrate Ben Chitsakamire said the stiffer punishment was meted out because religious leaders are expected to be exemplary.

His co accused Associate Pastor Ferguson Musai was acquitted.

However the court sent the man of God to the four years in jail for theft.

He has since started serving his jail term.

Pastor Linyama comes from Nkasala Village in Tradional Authority Kalembo in Balaka District.

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24 thoughts on “Malawian Pastor sent to jail for theft by trick”

  1. Tengupenya says:

    Discriminatory sentencing is simply not on. Kuba ndi kuba basi. same treatment for same crime!

  2. CHARLES MASEKO says:

    eeeee apa nde yalakwa mbola iyi

  3. Nyamakumutu says:

    People just join these so called Church without ndi Mfunda omwe. You leave well established churches atakunamizani ndi ma miracle komanso ma prophecy mapeto ake ngozi mukowa nazo zausatana zimenezo

  4. zako says:

    Akanzako anasanduka njoka iwe umafuna kuba

  5. AKIJA says:

    NO NO NO CHILANGO CHACHEPA IZI NDI ZOCHITISA MANYAZI DZINA LA YEHOVA

  6. bombguard says:

    asadyenso imeneyo. ife tikupanga ubusa omwewo anthu sakatilandila chifukwa cha iwe, mfiti iwe.

  7. Man K says:

    Thieves always hide behind churches so a stiff punishment is what they deserve. Glory to God for revealing this kind of mbava

  8. Ipyana says:

    The day of 40 has come

  9. Eddy Gomez says:

    Ayi Ndithu Guyz.Izi Ndi Za Manyazi,kapena Mwina M’chifukwa Choti……………?Oh Shit!!! Mbola Mani.

  10. Eddy Gomez says:

    Ayi Ndithu Guyz.Izi Ndi Za Manyazi,kapena Mwina M’chifukwa Choti……………?

  11. Mbuya says:

    From which Church?

  12. A!!!! Kunyozesa zina La mulungu

  13. justin says:

    Could you please tell us the name of the church he was pastoring ? fake pastors

  14. Kaya Phiri says:

    Akuba, ambanda ndi zigawenga, asinga anaiwerenga kuti kubisalira ku chikhristu masiku ano ndi komwe kuli ndi ndarama. Please do not call these men of God. They are thieves, oppressors, rapists etc Do you of asing’anga these days? Where are they? They have all become men of God.

  15. zomwezo says:

    chifukwa chani koma chisoni mulibe?

  16. The Analyst says:

    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O
    You Treeza Namathanga are hereby being sentenced to 3.5 years for stealing at least K63mn (it is very wrong for civil servants to steal).

    You Esnart are being sentenced to 3.5 years for stealing K12.9mn . . .

    And you Pastor Peter Solomon are being given a 4 year jail term for stealing K0.3mn (it is very wrong for pastors to steal)

    Welcome to Malawi and its injustice system!
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    Among others an underdeveloped justice system is blamed for the underdevelopment of the financial system (Beck, Demigurc-Kunt et. al.). Unfair delivery of justice scares away investors because enforcement of financial contracts e.g. collateral (in case of debt) or share holding (in case of equity) in case of default or whatever risk, is uncertain.

    Trust me the cited cases, do not reflect well on the judges’ professionalism. One or two of the judges is in the wrong!
    O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O

  17. salamano says:

    Last days more alleluyah wobera ndalama

  18. Justice says:

    Last days many alleluyah like foot ball commentater

  19. English Guru says:

    Dear moderator of comments, thanks for changing the mistake in the headline, at least you took notice of my observation before declining to publish my comment. But that’s understandable for obvious reasons.

    FYI-for your information- I don’t just sit there looking for mistakes, no. I actually like reading your publication, all the breaking news, political, religious as well as social news from mmakwalalamu. Its only when I see a mistake that is so glaring that I cannot resist to comment. Hope that makes sense! Please continue breaking and bringing the news!

  20. visor Bsnda says:

    Why do u call these pastos man of God when in actual sense they use God and Jesus to steal from poor. A man of God dont steal from poor. Abale mulibe chisoni ndiwantu wakumizi.

  21. Chikandira says:

    The love for money in the last days.

  22. Max says:

    Bad News Concerning Godly Ppo

  23. wachinyamata says:

    Zigawenga izi

  24. el chapo says:

    lol….thyolo

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