Court orders seizure of K1.7bn Chisale assets for ‘presevation’

The High Court in Blantyre allowed the government to seize K1.7 billion worth of property for former security aide to Peter Mutharika, Norman Chisale.

Chisale, a man who spent a good part of his last six years in a presidential palace, usually inches from the most powerful person in Malawi.
Seized: Its in mangochi, the owner is Norman Chisale, Zimatha Lldge

Judge Mike Tembo has permitted the office of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) through the Asset Forfeiture Unit, the Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA), ACB and Malawi Police Service (MPS) Fiscal and Fraud Department and other law enforcement agencies who jointly applied for the court order to go ahead and seize the assets  for “preservation” until his trial concludes.

FIA legal services manager Dr Jean Philipo Priminta, chief State advocate Edwin Mtonga, FIA legal director Collins Chitsime and senior State advocate Pilirani Masanjala made submissions to court on behalf of the State.

Recently Chisale has been in and out of court answering charges related to attempted murder, abuse of office over his alleged role in the importation of cement using the President’s duty-free status, is accused by State agencies of acquiring billions worth of assets illegally.

Department, and other law enforcement agencies jointly applied for the Court order.

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Steven Kayuni confirms the development.

“Through their joint efforts and coordination strategy they have secured a preservation order for property worth 1.7 billion Malawi Kwacha in connection with Mr Chisale. Him alone accumulated all that property of which there is reasonable ground to believe that it is proceeds of a crime and is likely to be seized by government. Justice Mike Tembo has so ordered,” said Kayuni.

Among the assets seized include d a Mercedes Benz with personalised registration NPC1 (initials standing for Norman Paulos Chisale)  which he declared was  “a gift from my friend in London,  a Toyota Landcruiser VX  which he said was  “a gift from my friend in Dubai” and a BMW X5 as a gift from a Mr. Kadango in Lilongwe.

The list also includes a Mercedes Benz registration NPC2 pegged at K8 million, a house in Kanjedza Township in Blantyre valued at K30 million which he said was a “a loan from Mr L. Fazeh”.

Also seized is  Zimatha Executive Lodge in Mangochi and Namauya Investment Distribution Depot in Ntcheu.

The judge ruled that the properties  should be seized “until the conclusion of the forfeiture proceedings or until a contrary order of the court is issued.”

The court will also seize K30 million in account at National Bank of Malawi and K87 million at First Capital Bank under. a freezing order obtained but the Financial Intelligence Authority.

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nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
1 month ago

getrude
ben phili
collin magalasi
mchaca
nankhumwa
DAUSI
madam cash
pitala
ETC

Dsvan
Dsvan
1 month ago

Yes all that took money from Joyce banda time to now must be taken to task

Rafick Ibrahim
1 month ago

This stupidity person must face the law chakwera and chilima plz don’t let him to play with our country he must go to jail plz do what you promised us and take everything and lock him up that’s idiot he wanted to kill us indeed fucken men a son of 😈 cadet shit

Mastala
Mastala
1 month ago

Ine ndiwa Dpp koma na uyu yekha, munyongeni ndipo mukhiyeni pakhosi, ofunikanso mumange nyakula galu wokuba ameneyu

Neno
Neno
1 month ago

Kuba kopanda nako chisoni a bodyguard.

Chechamba
Chechamba
1 month ago

What a shallow-minded thief in the name of Chisale.Did peter Peter know all this?, was he too sleepy to prevent this nonsense ?

Genghis Khan
1 month ago

Why not do that ndi onse amene ali involved ndi Cashgate?

Mzakwacha Nixon's
Mzakwacha Nixon's
1 month ago

Anatumbwa Kwambiri NP Chisale.He thought he,peter/Dpp will be in power forever. Charo nimazgola ichi.The gentleman was worse to the core,mumulandeso mkazi wake please.Send his wife here as her hus will definitely be in the cooler. He can’t withstand all the cases he is accused of. My fellow Malawians,chisale should give us good example that we must stay well the world. I don’t really feel pity with him,he must face it.Akajitemwa chomene,he at one point respond rudely on fon.The Bible you are holding,won’t help you,bible ulikumbuke mwahuno…. Akumanga basi.Presidential Body Guard,withiout JC,ndiwe Mbuzi chomene.You could be studying during your paradise years… Read more »

Piper
Piper
1 month ago

Kamuzu used to own everything.#Azimai onse, a Kamuzu Banda# Njinga zonse za Kamuzu Banda# Mitengo yonse, ya Kamuzu Banda# Nyumba zonse, za Kamuzu Banda# So bodyguard Chisale thought he could own everything?? No No No ! The world is so unfair 🤣🤣🤣 #Dziko lonse, la Kamuzu Banda#…

Masuzgo
Masuzgo
1 month ago

I suspect that even the Bible in his hands might have been stolen from one of the government offices.
Munthu oyipa ameneyu

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