Chinese businessman arrested in Malawi for counterfeit

Chinese national Chain Weging, 41,   has been arrested in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe for counterfeiting wool products from Sakiza Spinning Limited who are licensed by Malawi Bureau of Standards to produce and market Mwana Cryl and Robin wools in Malawi.

Lilongwe Police Public Relations Officer, Kingsley Dandaula confirmed that Weging who is currently on bail was questioned on the charges and further investigations also revealed that he under declared his merchandise to evade tax close to K10 million.

Dandaula said the arrest followed complaints from Sakiza Spinning Limited Managing Director, Shashia Mishia, that their products were being forged by a Chinese businessman.

“We received a complaint that a Chinese businessman was forging some wool products from Sakiza Spinning Limited who said received a lot of complaints from customers about substandard wool and they established that it was coming from Weging. Police officers went on the ground and discovered that it was true.

“He was arrested in December and he is on bail awaiting trial. He allegedly took a sample to China where a company produced counterfeits of Mwana Cryl and Robin wools which were being sold in Blantyre and Lilongwe,” he said.

Dandaula added that he had been charged with counterfeiting contrary to Section 388 of the Penal Code and is expected to stand trial when courts resume their duties.

He also said that all wool at his warehouse and market was withdrawn and some was confiscated by Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) for being undervalued upon entry which caused a loss of about K10 million of MRA revenue.

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Bring back Taiwan.

dambudzo mwasanya

Malawi is not all that sophiscated to keep these Chinese crooks.Russians are more sophiscated than the sleepy Malawians but yet they have been having problems with Chinese crooks posing as businessmen.The immigration system in Malawi is crooked.They let every Jim and Jack as longer as they hv a little something to palm oil the immigration staff.This dead country of Malawi doesn’t hv any standards.Poverty has made them to think not anymore.It is sad indeed how foreigners are abusing the hospitality of Malawians.


Amalawi, ndakhala ndikukuuzani za ma NIHAUS (Chineese), they are cheaters. They are here to milk Malawi of its already dwindling economy. Lets just chase them away!!!! Ine nde ndatopanawo bwanji!!

Peter Kaleso

What’s special about the Chinese pple in our country, they are often caught smuggling scarce forex to China, they sell counterfeit goods, they evade tax ,they beat up Malawian workers on their construction sites now despite all this I have never heard of one successful prosecution against these bad people abale dzikoli kodi mwagulitsa kwa Machaina ndi amwenye, zoona zimenezi inu a Boma la DPP.


Stupid chinese.


These machaina akuonjeza ndi fake products. Most of the things sold by them are fake kitengera umphawi wathuwu. Ma phone kaya ma dvd players zonse fake. Bring Taiwan back and send these useless Chinese packing.


Work up Malawi be creative,let us abolish all nosenses that makes Malawi poorest,the first of which is lack of transparency on uranium [email protected] kayerekera mine,work up once again

Mwanansena Alongenji

Awambo ma Chineese akuthukula kobili zathu kwendanazo jiko yakwao kutisiya ife tikutchelenga maningi. Apolisi phatani basa yanu, anthumbo ngati awa anjatiwe. Chii madyabu apezi enewa.

The Chinese thrive in counterfeit. I was watching a BBC program where a Ghana textile company is at the brink,of closure due to forgery of their zitenge by Chinese. Please do not allow substandard Chinese imports in the country. Zina ndi zomwe zikuyatsa moto mmisika ndi nyumba. zipangizo za magetsi za low quality. The Chinese are dangerous people, they made substandard poisonous baby milk kwawo konko kupha ana ambirimbiri, nde kulili mwana wa mu Africa alibe naye chisoni. Ndimamva chisoni kuona ma baby products ma store a ma tchayina, anthu nkumagula. Ku Europe even ma toy a Chinese analetsa chifukwa… Read more »

Both are producing counterfeit producsthe other is just not happy with competition. Shashia uyu ndimMalawi? If you check the machinery they use the are all Chinese. Be objective on this one.

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