Mphwiyo hospitalised, Kauwa released on bail

Arrested former budget director Paul Mphwiyo is ill and is being watched by police at the hospital where he is being treated for heart problems.

Mphwiyo ;  Gun-shot survivor in hospital

Mphwiyo ; Gun-shot survivor in hospital

Mphwiyo was arrested Friday by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), in a joint operation with the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA), together with businessperson Shiraz Ferreira and Nelson Johannes Kauwa of Thuso Group on charges bordering on tax evasion.

He was however taken ill on Saturday after complaining of heart problems.

Mphwiyo, whose shooting on 13 September 2013 led to the unravelling of the systematic looting of millions of government money dubbed ‘cashgate’, has been scheduled for a medical check up in South Africa but could not travel as he has been in and out of law enforcing agencies, facing various accusations.

Two bullets hit him in the mandible and another went through his shoulder to his chest. One bullet was removed in a South African hospital but two others – lodged in his spinal column – will remain inside the 38-year-old for the rest of his life.

MRA deputy director of corporate affairs Steve Kapoloma said Mphwiyo and the other suspects “will appear in court soon to answer criminal charges.”

The access to justice has been affected in Malawi with the strike by judiciary support staff.

MRA has since release Kauwa.

And a warrant of arrest for businessperson and cashgate chief suspect Oswald Lutepo had also been issued.

Lutepo is accused of evading tax of about K1.8 billion (about $3.6m) from 2011 to 2014. The alleged evasion relates to non-payment of value-added tax (VAT) and income tax.

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mphwiyooooooooo ! Dzina ndi khope plus khalidwe ndende kufafana

charity kabango

ndine mbuli pa nkhaniyi.


kodi nkhani ya Bakili ija bwanji? yoba ndalama za boma ija? imamugwetsa ma disc ija?


Mphwiyo ku court ananena kuti iye samaba he is hardworking young man mpake ali ndi mansion ija, ndi ma benz ndi ma fortuner ngakhale salary yake ili k250,000. MRA inadabwa pamene paja kuti chuma chonsechi muli nacho bwanji simukuonesa ma record opereka msonkho? Anazipachika yekha ameneyi. Plus ndalama ya bail K15 million anatulutsa mchikwama ameneyi, amfufuzenso account yomwe zinachokela.

Akulu akulu lest be honest,this MRa guys are being unfair,Mr Karim Abdul Karil Batatawala of Lido Electrical has been charged 17 billion for tax invasion in 2012 but the story is still on because Batatawala is busy corrupting government official and MRA staff to have his case cancelled.I salute one Mr Ngutwa who was the Director of Investing @ MRA for being 2 professional on how he handled Batatawalas case but to our surprise Abdul Karim Batatawala dished out millionz to one top offiers @ MRA to oust Ngutwa and ngutwas contract has been terminated.Malawianz read this with interest and… Read more »
Makavelli Banda
Hell is on earth Bruv.You were a hero by then when you were swimming in illgotten riches and now time has come to reap what you sowed with the crooked old Mum who praised you that you were a no nonsense budget director while deep down you were swindling billions meant for the impoverished Malawians.You have forgotten the money you were splashing at Golden Peacock like you won a lottery.A mere civil servant who was living a Hollywood style.These people are not heroes but mere thieves.Some of us are not concerned with these cooked up illness.You lock up people with… Read more »

Zayamba kukuthimba tsopano. Kumangolongeza chuma cha boma m’thupi umati mtima usatupe? Ayi chirani kuti muzayankhe machimo anu pansi pompano


Never thought mphwiyo has a heart, if he has one he could not have put millions of people now suffering in malawi through his actions. Please please kick him out of hospital

Dennis kamala

MW pcells&prison are graveyards he’s not fit for it anapangidwa operation yovuta muthuyu


koma yes zimakoma ponjoya ena kumaoneka useless ngati sanapindule ndi mkalasi osadziwa kuti mukuphatikiza ndi kuba zonse. shame

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