Woman arrested for ‘fake’ maize seed

Police in Dedza have arrested 28 year old woman, Catherine Nthala Kachipande after being found in possession of fake maize seeds for sale

The arrested woman with the maize seeds

The arrested woman with the maize seeds

According to Dedza Police spokesperson Edward Kabango,the suspect Catherine Nthala Kachipande was arrested Thursday afternoon after they got a tip from some well wishers that at a certain house which located at airfield there were people who were busy packing fake maize seeds

Kabango said when they arrived at the house they found the suspected fake seeds being packed in Monsanto brand and after thorough search police found 137 bags of 2kgs, 16 bags of 5kgs and 3 bags of 50kgs of Monsanto fake seeds

The suspect who is currently in police custody is expected to appear in court to answer the charge of counterfeit

In a related development Kapiri  first grade magistrate court in Mchinji has sentenced 45 years old Kingsley Banda who hails  from  Lukwa village in Kasungu to 21 months Imprisonment r or to pay MK40,000 after being found guilty on the same charge of counterfeit of maize seeds .

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37 thoughts on “Woman arrested for ‘fake’ maize seed”

  1. ndalepherandine says:

    CHOND ANTHUNI LETS KEEP OUR OWN SEEDS OWN OUR FOOD . IF WE ARE NOW SELLING MONSATO THE FATHER OF GMO AND THE DESTROYER OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE NDIYE BASI PALIBE CHATHU. . zowona zimenezi. Monsatos agenda is to cause food insecurity By selling pesticide friendly only seeds and owning seeds so that anthu mudizingogula. Mental slavery is our problem. koma poti ma africans kutengeka ndi azungu. Zimenezi dziko adzatilanda slowly but surely. chifukwa chotengeka ndi zakunja. Anthu a monsato they are known ku globarly to provide seeds of death which dont grow without pesticides. or round up this pesticide causes matenda owopsa. CANCER NDI ZINA. MULUNGU ATIPATSE NZERU.

  2. Kamanga says:

    Imeneyo ndi mbewu basi kudzala imera si yafeki, anthu amabwereza mbewu muzitifunsa ife!

  3. The Most Concerned says:

    Joyce Banda anationongera Azimayi m’dziko muno, kutakata kuja ndikumeneku Azimayi.

  4. Ndaipalero says:

    Kkkkkkkkkkk leave dat lady pliz amafuna ndalama palibe chomwe walakwa

  5. chimimombo says:

    ANTHU AKU NTCHEU NDIAME ADAKU VOTELA KOMA AKUDYAMANGO

  6. chimimombo says:

    FISI AMENEYU PROFESA

  7. chimimombo says:

    iwe proffesa womanga anthu musie mayiyo .joice banda usabwele kuli falaoo angadza kuphe ife tidava kale .amati udamuphe mkulu wake chonde mai mudzabwele akafa mayi timakukondani amene tikuposachedwa safika2018

  8. gongolo says:

    panya pake judge amene anagamura K40 000 yokhayo basi, sakuziwa kuti anthu amenewa akuonjezera njala mdziko muno ife mkumada mvula kuti siikugwa bwino

  9. dedza native says:

    mkazi uyu a Andrew kachipande azakuphani. we feel for you. who doesnt know her mu dedza muno and what she does? why kumukakamila chonchi mnyamata wabwinobwinowe?? Mesa mumagwira ku Malawi Bureau of standard inu?? dzana wakupasani ma bomu ali phee inu kumangosekelera

  10. Mbewa zatha says:

    Pa Malawi zinthu zavutadi. Utsogoleri wa mnguru (Pitala) utiwonetsa zambiri

  11. zoona says:

    chitsilu cha munthu deserve punishment….

  12. mtumbuka selfish dog says:

    Its sad that most commentators on this story do not find anything wrong with what this woman was doing. That is how low our morals have sunk

  13. Mpakasa says:

    muwakhulukire ndikuyamba

  14. gelooooo says:

    I know this lady, ndiwokonda ndalama kwabasi. she will do anything even illegal stuff to have money. Ndipo 40000 yo yachepa ahhhh

  15. robert says:

    Amene akupanga chimanga cha fake ndima dealer omweadawina contract yogawa feteleza ndi mbeu zaulele .

  16. maganizo says:

    seedgate- Malawi yafika pa mwna wakana phala wina ndi uja akugylitsa nyama ya galu tiona zambiri sizinati

  17. Vic the man himself masina says:

    Kkkkkkkkkkkkk anthu anzeru kumalawi kuno tili nawo

  18. Ziyambe ndi otitsogolera kusonyeza umwini ndi chikondi kwa ife anthu wamba.Mwana munyumba akamadya bwino sakuvuta makhalidwe koma ukamamunzuza zosatira ndizemenezi ndipo siyekhayo alipo ambiri.Ukapolo watipweteka mudziko lathu lomwe.A Malawi akukatsangalala kwaeni koposa kunoku shame leaders.

  19. Donya says:

    yaaaaa koma munayiganizila bwinotu mbewu ndi mbeu bola kuyitsila mankhwala ,kwachaa yavuta iyi ,

  20. Hia says:

    Ndiye walakwa chain mbeuyo siimera?;

  21. marley says:

    a edoh kodi mbeuyo ndiyokuba kapeb know its fake moti itazalidwa simera.selassie I

  22. The Patriot says:

    Ironically this beautiful lady made a nice pose and even can affkrd a smile while posing with the “fake ” maize seeds!
    Mayiyu akusekelera chani?

  23. Thin Cow. says:

    Driven into making illegal profits on the expense of the unsuspecting people.Kwacha yavutadi pa Malawi while somebody is cheating us that the kwacha is picking up in December.Zovuzedi.

  24. Mashamase says:

    Umoyo wavuta

  25. Blessings Mbowera says:

    Mai Wankhaza Uyu

  26. Bwande says:

    Munamva kuti chimangacho sichikamera? musiyeni munthu apange makobidi kwacha yavuta.

  27. WAKUDA KAMANGA says:

    Kkkkkkk kumachenjela pa town

  28. Wakwata Nyntwa says:

    Malilo Akatuluka Kwathu Salowa Muhouse Inu M$mene Akuzuzira APM

  29. Paul Omaliza Makoka says:

    Kwacha yavuta pa Nyasaland

  30. Josophat Returns says:

    Bravo to thepoluce and good Malawians. The fine is too little. It should have been Mk400,000. Fake seed has killed more people in lost yields than the judges think. The fine shoulder be based on the opportunity cost of planting such seed. Most will forego unknowingly 30 bags an acre for 5 kg of each fake seed bought by a farmer. Therefore each fake 5 kg bag of maize found should be fined at 30 bags multiplied by number of 5 kg of fake packets found multiplied by the prevailing commercial cost of the seed at ADMARC. In fact the cost of 5kg of fake seed is almost equal to the cost of 50 kg food maize. Please judges reassess your fines and jail terms.

    A lot of Agrodealers do that. Ask the seed companies and STAM. They have a list of these unscrupulous dealers.

  31. Swenge says:

    Yesterday it was another man found with dog meat today is yet another dick and a fucken pussy being found with fake maize seeds.but hey!where did they manage to obtain those stuffs from?

  32. Chemjambe says:

    Malawians lets be patriotic enough, this is our country nobody will come outside and correct this mess we are putting ourselves into. You are busy doing this to your own brothers and sisters, how do you feel at the end of day…So what will a foreigner do to us if we can’t love ourselves ? So pathetic indeed

  33. Uncle Chekacheka says:

    Azimayi chaka chino titakate basi….chala mmwamba abambo ali pa chiwongolero

  34. Issa says:

    BOMA ILO. ANTHUWA AKUTI ANTUMIDWA NDI MAYI KALIYATI. PROVE ME WRONG

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