3 court staff nabbed for stealing Malawi judges’ computers

Police in Malawi’s commercial capital, Blantyre have arrested three support staff of the Blantyre High Court for allegedly dismantling and stealing various accessories from computers that were mounted and being used by judges in court rooms.

Divala: No constructive breaking

Divala: No constructive breaking

The items, including CPUs, hardware mother boards, memory chips, heat sinks and hard drives, are suspected to have been stolen  when the High court premises were sealed following the protracted industrial strike judicial support staff stage demanding salary increment.

The suspects, currently in police custody at Blantyre Police Station, have been identified as Elliot Mahewe, aged 52, from Chiwotcha village, Traditional Authority Mkalo in Chiradzulu district, 36 year-old Weston Muyiwa of Ndawona village in Traditional Authority Nsambwe in Thyolo district and Felistine Mzandiwandira from Gambatila village, Traditional Authority Chakhumbira in Ntcheu district.

Site visit, according to Blantyre Police Publicist Elizabeth Divala, showed that there was “no constructive breaking”.

“They are suspected to have used duplicate keys to have access to the court rooms where they stole CPUs, hard drives, memory chips, mother boards.

“They removed those items from 15 computers that were being used by Judges like Healy Potani, Sylvester Kalembera, Rowland Mvundala, among others,” said Divala.

She said they will answer “breaking  into a building and committing felony therein” according to Section 311 of the Penal Code.

The suspects were also the custodians of the keys for the court rooms and other offices at the High Court Building.

“The two month long industrial strike led to the sealing of the offices, and suspects took advantage of the situation as most their fellow staffs resorted to staying put at their respective homes,” said Divala.

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Davie Duwe
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These people might have been sent by somebody, shame!!! They deserve punishment if iwas a judge ndikadauza akakhale ku prison for 20 years.

tuvitwana
Guest

Alomwe what u know is kuba basi? Shame.

Dr. Mango
Guest

Please, do not call each other ‘Alomwe, Atumbuka or Ayao’ because we are all Malawians. If you can not then just call us by our tribe. We are the Ngonis sitimva kanthu. Timangoti ‘Wawa’. Other tribes amakwiya when called by their tribal name.

Mwendanato
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KODI AKUBA AMENEWA NAONSO NDI ATUMBUKA? IWE UMATI ATUMBUKA NDI ANTHU AKUBA GO FIND STATISTICS KUTI ANTHU AMENE AMABA KWAMBIRI NDI MTUNDI OTI AND WHICH REGION IN MALAWI HAS SO MANY PRISONS? NANGA NDI REGION ITI AMUNA AMAPHA KAZI AWO KAMBA KA NSIMA YENIYENI

Mfwethu
Guest

I don’t think these are the thieves. That 52 year old man I dont think he would know how to remove a motherboard. There is something fishy here, police investigate further omwe aba zinthunzi ndi ma judge omwewo.

Achimidzimidzi
Guest

These 3 men were not on strike because they were still keeping office keys.

Osaba ma file bwanji? Did they have screw drivers or it was by breaking.

Hebrews
Guest

Three quarters of the companies listed on Baker Tilly’s report for cash gate belongs to the Tumbuka’s but haters still keep on talking about Lomwes. Now let us wait and see how many Tumbukas /Lomwes will be convicted!

Achimidzimidzi
Guest

Out of topic and context.

Gule Wa Mkulu
Guest

This very unfortunate. Total lack of discipline by staff and being unpatriotic to your country. We need someone to instill discipline in people at every level of our society. There moral decay in Malawi and people fear nothing. Mpala kuba Ku high court? This is very sad.

Jebison Slindine Nyoni
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Jebison Slindine Nyoni

Ahlomwe atakate tsopano. DPP woyeeeeeeeeee!!!!

Khozombwe
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Lamulo ligwire ntchito akanyaude kundende zaka 10 aliyense uyo wazaka 52 adzatuluka ali
Ndi zaka 62 aphunzitseni achiyamata makhalidwe abwino osati kuwalimbikitsa kuba.

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