MRA impounds Mphwiyo’s car

Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA)  stormed the residence of former Malawi budget director Paul Mphwiyo  who was shot outside his home  at the time he was a whistle blower to the corruption “cashgate” scandal, a systematic looting of public money,  and impounded  his mercedenz benz.

Mphwiyp: MRA pounce on his cars

Mphwiyp: MRA pounce on his cars

MRA officials confirmed the impounded  black Merc  GL 500 in it  its ongoing operation to crackdown on vehicles that were registered in its data base without clearing the due tax liabilities.

The tax body suspects Mphwiyo’s vehicle was not cleared for tax.

MRA said the crackdown is not targeted at Mphwiyo only but that they will cast the net wider.

A source in MRA, who did not want to be mentioned because of the sensitivity of the matter said most of the “high end” vehicles belong to the senior members of government, high profile politicians and businessmen.

Mphwiyo and his wife Thandizo were recently  arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau on charges of theft, money laundering and obstructing the course of justice.

To everybody’s surprise, the report into the 24 billion kwacha ($48 million) of missing funds, handed to the government on Sept. 25, has not mentioned Mphwiyo in anyway.

Malawians are beginning to wonder how and why the name that was central to cashgate has not featured in any way directly.

His lawyers are convinced the arrest was the work of some “cashgate shenanigans” who have infiltrated ACB to discredit Mphwiyo who is the key witness in the heist.

Our sources in ACB have revealed, on condition of anonymity, that a cashgate related camp that was at the core of Mphwiyo’s shooting are the ones spinning the shots to ensure that Mphwiyo is branded as a masterminder of cashgate and not as the person who should be the hero for exposing cashgate.

It is now believed that some compromised officers in ACB, under the influence of the mentioned cashgaters, are trying to connect the youthful Ivy League Graduate and technocrat to the infamous cashgate scandal in a bid to silence him.

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37 thoughts on “MRA impounds Mphwiyo’s car”

  1. mona says:

    Guys ngati so kuli Malo ena a cashgate ndi ku mra those pple akudya misonkho yathu, mbuzi za anthu

  2. VYOTO says:

    EVERY ONE IS CORRUPT IN MALAWI SAID ONE ZILIRO CHIBAMBO, FORMER CABINET MINISTER IN BAKILI MULUZI’S GOVERNMENT.MRA, ACB,ROAD TRAFFIC OFFICIALS HAVE DEMONSTRATED IN THE MPHWIYO CASE THAT THEY ARE ALL CORRUPT.PERIOD

  3. chilungamo says:

    Why r u targeting Mphwiyo? The guy has already been netted, the vehicle u have taken will be forfeited soon and I don’t expect that he will b foolish to pay tax(if he did not)on that vehicle, we know the guys who drive around in our cities in hot cars! Why don’t u impound the over 100 MANN tippers/water bowsers bought by the ZA MP for use on the construction of Changalume to 7miles in Zomba, the construction of the Zomba to Kachere road, the construction of the Bypass from Bunda Turn Off to Kaunda Mchinji Road Round About and the Nkaya to Mwanza Vale Rail line, the supply of cement to the Chinese sponsored Stadium in LL. Find out who bank rolled the purchase of these MANN trucks and how were these contracts given? I agree with the sentiment of “if your name is not on Baker Tilly it does not mean you r off the hook?”

  4. loveness says:

    VERY FISHY GAMES ARE BEING PLAYED HERE THERE IS STILL MORE HIDDEN UNDER THE CARPET IF NEED TO BE EXPOSED SOON.

  5. ndadabwa says:

    mphwiyo continue praying, one day the true will come out and you shall be set free

  6. mai nsato says:

    Tinkadabwa anthuwa kumasintha galimoto kanayi patsiku. Yopitila kosiyira ana BMW, kuchigayo Prado, ku Capital Hill, Harrier, ku Bwandiro Compressor. Zonsenzi nzopanda duty eti. kani iwowa ndi ma diplomat mudziko lawo lomwe????

  7. Cashgate 1 says:

    MRA, MRA MRA, how many times have I said MRA. This is another useless body that is heavily politicized. When have they realized that Mphwiyo had not paid tax for his vehicle? So ho many more cars do you know and you are not doing the rightful thing? What are you waiting for, enawo amangidwenso kaye? Nanga akapanda kumangidwa what will happen? Yet the country need these tax.

  8. Livulezi river says:

    I don’t understand these MRA guys! Where were they all this time just to resurrect now and claim the car need to be impounded? There are a lot Mwenyes out there who are driving those kind of vehicles. The problem with these MRA guys is that they target poor local Malawians. We can’t prosper in that way!! Very bad indeed!!!!!!!

  9. ZEPETE NDI CHIMBANO says:

    ACB mukati ena adaba ndalama ndamene akutchula phwiyo muthandauza chani?musatikwiyitse tht means mudziwapo kanthu ACB mungotibwezera ndalama ndinu.mumuyikira bwanji kumbuyo taonani MRA yukatani kwamphwiyo akalanda vumuzi(car)idadutsa bwanji yosapangidwa clear sikatangale yekhayekhayo shpt

  10. Boyd Kilembey says:

    Politicians are allowed duty free importation of cars(2 at that moment). Thus somebody would import the car and “sell” it and register it in the name of the politician(duty free) but the actual use of the vehiclereverts to the buyer. The registration books will bear the name of the politician. Change of ownership will happen after 5 years, when the car can be sold without duty.. You can see our honourables are not honourable in any way four by four by far. Thats how MRA gets squeezed out of much needed revenue and I think this is what happened in this case.

  11. Kodiinubwanji says:

    We want full picture of the benz nyasa pliz tione civil servant amene anakwanitsa kugula that expensive car

  12. Timothy says:

    Kayatu kaya. Tiziwona

  13. nyapapi says:

    GL 500 Mphwiyo Anayamba kuyendela 3years ago,nthawi ya Bingu,why today??? Ili ndi dziko guyz,musamuzunze munthu choncho, nthawi yake idzafika. Wat u hav to knw is,ur making him strong

    1. Ndebo says:

      Inenso ndi zomwe ndikudabwazo kuti ‘why today’? Kodi zimatheka galimoto kubwera nkuyendera 3 years MRA usanalipile? Nsanje nde yakula a Malawi. KOma know that chomwe Mulungu wapeleka sichilandika.

  14. Let the good Lord heal our country and expose all dirties truthfully. No one should plaster someone falsefuly. Malawians lets all fi ght to expose the devil that has put us into this cisten that once consumed the innocent son of jacob. Amen

  15. dzina langa says:

    POUNCE ON THEM SO THAT THEY ARE ASHAMED. THERE ARE MANY WHITE COLLAR BOSSES THAT DO NOT/ DID NOT PAY A KOBO TO MRA FOR THEIR CARS. MRA/ ACB DO YOUR JOB BUT TAKE CARE THESE ARE MAFIAS

  16. Mwenecho says:

    hahahaha!dont be on the forefront to say these guys are free they have masks nyau

  17. Malindima says:

    No wonder! With the rampant that existed in JB’s government, there is a high probability that many vehicles slipped through without duty. Let MRA do it’s work to unearth all sorts of things like these.
    The writer says Malawians wonder why Mphwiyo is targeted as his name does not appear on Tilly report. Iam just one of those Malawians who believes that there is a long list of names that did not appear on the report and yet they masterminded Cashgate. These people are being investigated and can still be charged for cashgared various charges based on evidence that can be found. Another notable thing that one can be investigated for is a change from being a poor person to a very rich person in an overnight especially in the midst of the cashgate.
    I expect more arrests and people must never be fooled that just because their names do not appear on the castigate list then they are free, no ways! You should ask yourself questions: how did I acquires my property?
    Can I prove the justification of my income that led to my riches?

    1. zengeya says:

      You are right! Cashgate investigations should also go to District Assemblies, like the DHO and Education offices. Just a mere accountant owns mansions and a fleet of vehcles and yet we who just rely on the poor salary are just being mocked. Start with the northern region and you will see how these Tumbuka’s especially ladies are milking the government in a smart way

      1. nkanasi says:

        Ku Mulanje DHO and Dcs office go there. Go and see the houses which they have built kuseli kwa chipatala and also the medical personnel momwe amangila nyumba. Check their salaries and compare with what they have.

  18. Nankungwi says:

    I think The baker Tilly report is about the British trying to establish what happened to thier money.I therefore do not think it will cover absolutely everybody. Also the big thieves were very clever in their trans actions, they had go in betweens so mud stick on the mother thief! The malawi Gvt has to do its home work to get to thes epeople.

    All Cashgate propery needs to be sold and use the money to sort problems ouit in Malawi government

    1. wandale says:

      Yes Nankungwi you are straight to the point. They should sold all cashgate properties, even that Senzani mansion shud be sold and subsidize to what we require as malawians. Look now zonse zikwera mtengo even fuel akukwera any minute from now chifukwa cha the so called cash gaters. Kwacha yagwa ndipo ikunkilankila kugwa, how are we going to survive? Think about the villagers, ku chigayo afuna ndalama etc.

  19. Pido says:

    WHO SIGNED THE REGISTRATION OF THESE CARS INTO MALAWIAN NUMBER PLATES?

  20. Chikadzakuwani says:

    I will buy that car when MRA has decided to put for SALE please let me know first I can pay any amount

  21. Amangochokocho says:

    Nyasatimes- Mphwiyo did not attend any Ivy League school. He went to Columbia University.

    1. Bantu says:

      If you had cared to use google “Ivy league”, you would have learnt that Columbia University is one of the 8 Ivy League varsities.

      1. womenslib says:

        Touche.

  22. khakhakha says:

    When did Mphwiyo buy the car by the way and where was MRA authorities by then….ndangofunsapo ine?
    Malawi at vicious circle.Why today a million times ?
    Can we all citizenry do something to these people. Its annoying, excruciating and robbery at rampage.
    Can somebody do something please!

    1. mmihavani says:

      Don’t you know that crooks forge documents to register the cars at RTD?

      1. gada says:

        So,.Paul is a victim or he is in the Web of crooks that forged documents to have the car registered? FYI, I strongly suspect Paul knows everything about the car but hr must have been clever that documents will not link him to the forging

  23. wilfred ziba says:

    Mr. Kasambala, the so called Lawyer, well I admire your work, you’ve won cases that you were not supposed to win, you have deffended criminals and kept them out of jail, to you justice means nothing because it is all about money that you became greedy, you always want more and in the end you opened up people’s mind so that they can steal for you. I do not need to be a lawyer or a judge to know who started all this so called CashGate story, it is you and when this young man tried to be a good citizen you had him shot, unfortunately you sent a trainee to do a man’s job and he missed the brain. There is nothing good you can talk about this man, he is our hero so just shut your mouth mr killer. You think by reading lots of books you are above the law, guess what, you are wrong. I can’t wait the day your judgement will be passed and I wish they send you to Mzuzu because I wanna be your first visitor, I will bring you a nice chambo and kondowole, idiot…..

  24. koma says:

    Can someone pliz help me put Kasambara in his rightful place. He thinks hes the most intelligent person who can play the whole country n make it dance to his tune. He forgets that theres God who is above everyone and everything. If anything I know hes stolen money fron govt aswell .

    1. Cashgate 1 says:

      Because you always follow him and pay attention to his voices, Until such a time you will stop following him he will be nothing to you.

  25. When money speaks justice is just pheee.

  26. wilfred ziba says:

    MRA is full of idiots who acts like mad dogs. If Mphiyo was not the sole target why did they start with him?

  27. eye eye says:

    THERE IS SO MUCH ROT IN THE SYSTEM IN MW….HOW COME UNCLEARED VEHICLE IS EVEN ALLOWED TO REGISTER AND PLY THE ROADS OF MALAWI? MXXXXXXXXXXXIIIIIIII

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