Chinese couple arrested for tax fraud as Malawi MP Lunguzi fury over ‘China land’

Chinese couple has been arrested for allegedly prejudicing Malawi of tax revenue in continued bad headlines the Chinese people in thje southern African nation.

Lunguzi: Chinese

Lunguzi: Chinese land questionable

Zai Jinji and his wife Yin Yunye were arrested this week for allegedly evading payment of value-added tax (VAT).

They are alleged to have contravened electronic fiscal device regulations that require companies to issue receipts showing the VAT collected, which should be remitted to the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA).

MRA deputy spokesperson Steven Kapoloma said the Chinese couple allegedly did not issue receipts to customers, with the aim of avoiding paying VAT to the government.

The story adds to bad headlines that the Chinese have been hitting in the country’s media.

Meanwhile,  Dedza East legislator and Chairperson of Health committee in the National Assembly , Juliana Lunguzi took to social media to express shock over mysterious and unexplained underway construction done by the Chinese people in the country.

Lunguzi flashed a photo on Facebook and captioned it: “I just took this photo a few minutes ago on my way to Area 44 which is also our road to the State House. What caught my attention is that there is a huge structure under construction. However the writing outside is in Chinese so am not sure what someone is building in my capital city on the way to the state house. Again the builders I saw are all Chinese. Am still curious.”

She continued: “Funny enough on this route to the State House after the Capital Hotel roundabout, there is a Chinese shopping complex, after four seasons the is I hear Chinese embassy just constructed, before this unknown building. Then our very own presidential villas built by Chinese.”

Lunguzi wondered on who actually owns the land.

The lawmaker has called on Malawians to question the mysterious and un explained ownership of this land.

“Would I be wrong to say that this street has been leased to the Chinese? For heaven’s sake this is serious Prime Land, you mean no Malawian Investors or nationals have the capacity to develop in this prime land? I think we must start asking tough questions now before we get displaced.”

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peter muthanyula
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If nyasatimes has issues with the Chinese, please don’t use other people’s innocent comments on social media as news to perpetuate your hatred for the Chinese. This is awfully stinking journalism

billy wachipatala
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abale tisiye chitidwe wolekeza anthu akunja kuamanga akagwire ukaidi kuprison wosamangowapanga belo kumasekelera kuti bola ndalama chinyengo basi ndi zomwe zachitika mota engil kumwaza zimenezo bwana zika yakwangora kumangisa watchito ake kumati ndiwe unapangana ndi wokuba kuti ube koa wokuba wayesesa kukana kuti awa sindiwaziwa koma apolice alipo kumangosekelera usilu kwambili

Arthur G.M. Mtambo
Guest

WHAT DOES THE LAND POLICY OF MALAWI SAY. BUT IF THERE ARE NO BUILDINGS AT THE MENTIONED PLACE IT IS BETTER TO PUT GOOD BUILDINGS TO MAKE LILONGWE LOOK NICE.

BUT IT IS BAD FOR THE GOVT TO GRAB LAND FROM THE MALAWIANS WHERE THERE ARE ALREADY BUILDINGS.

Jim Chambo
Guest

Malawians should elect intelligent people to represent them in Parliament. Encourage investment. create employment, use Chinese money to create wealth, let the Chinese invest a lot more in buildings, roads, factories for exports etc, that is what will create worth and not this stupidity from this ignorance.

Gankala
Guest

MRA is silently arresting tax offenders. The Chinese couple was not the first one. Another Chinese was arrested, A Burundian too. They don’t issue receipts generated by the Fiscal devices to steal VAT . In other instances, they are issuing receipts with amounts less than what we actually pay for goods so MRA is tired of them. I hear the arrests will continue until the malpractice is stopped by whoever is onto it. Take care Chinese and Burundians, and all traders in general. Simply follow the laws of the land.

Andy
Guest

What the Chinese are doing is called investment. You should have known about it if you were smart enough not to criticize everything! There are somethings you ought not know, so shut it!

Muchizi John
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I like the MCP of John Tembo. When it realized it had numbers in parliament to dictate the running of government it seized the moment. Bingu got very scared of losing his job that he outperformed his own abilities. Most of us refer to Bingu’s first term as a shining example that epitomize Malawi’s ability to develop. It was not Bingu’s foresightedness but Tembo’s prowessness. If John Tembo was like Chakwera Bingu would never have presided over an economy that was so buoyant. Thanks to JZU. APM is practically doing nothing because you Juliana and Chakwera and entire opposition is… Read more »
Kwangwagwa
Guest

Lunguzi, start by educating these fools who do not know that if Chinese erect those buildings on our land, the land dose not become ours anymore. The land goes to the owner of the building who in this case is a Chinese. Now, if this trend continues may of us will be displaced to unknown place. I pity Malawians.

fanizo mbwana
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oyimba anayimba kale kuti maokala atilanda ma china lero akufuna kutipusisanso why?

mr what what
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I like there names Zai Jinji and his
wife Yin Yunye

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