Escom employees arrested over K6 million transformer theft

Police in Ndirande Township, Blantyre have arrested three Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) employees for allegedly stealing a transformer worth over K6 million.

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The suspects have been identified as Godfrey Pontimo aged 29 (Stores Clerk), driver Moses Paika,49, and security guard Samuel Semi aged 29.

Blantyre police deputy Public Relations Officer, Andrew Mayawo told Nyasa Times that the three stole a three-phase transformer distributor (31533kv) valued at over K6 million.

“The Item was stolen on Monday this week (January 9th, 2017) during daytime at the company’s warehouse in Makata industrial area,” said Mayawo.

“The matter was reported at Ndirande police by one of the company’s investigators, but it was against unknown criminals until at a later time when we managed to arrest the suspects and recovery of the stolen transformer was made at Magalasi within Ndirande township.”

The suspects will appear in court soon.

Pontimo hails from Jambo village in Traditional Authority (T/A) Gomani in Mchinji district, Paika comes from Wasi village, T/A Mabuka in Mulanje district while Semi hails from Katalo village, T/A Mkukula in Dowa district.

Escom has been, for the past years, subjected to vandalism and theft of power supplying equipments including transformers, a development that has been affecting the operations of the institution.

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palibe 3 phase yaikulu choncho mphamvu ndiye ndi mkula falls kkkkkkkkkkk

Zander mutiuze

Chalo chimenechi mwati chitukuka? Everyone is a thief. Stealing from our own nation. While Malawians are busy stealing Indian are getting rich. Many minister are doing businesses with Indians. Malawians stop stealing we build the nation


Comments much funnier than the story. You just made my day guys. Hope no one will correct my grammar or facts herein presented…… Hahahaha

Mlomwe Original

Nyasatimes there is no
1. 31533kv transformer in this world, 31533KV is much higher voltage and no equipment yet designed to handle that voltage .

31533KV ndi voltage ya lightening( chiphaliwali).Kumafufuza kaye musanalembe nkhani.

2.amati ” …..distribution transformer….” osati ” …….transformer distributor……”


Mlomwe original, chiphaliwali is NOT lightening but lightning! Lightening means making something lighter! You should also be checking what you have written before posting it.


U mean that thy supposed to leave them not arrest cz managers are stilling millions kape ,well done the police .


Nkhani yake yovuta kukhulupilira, akukamba za ESCOM koma photo ikuti sex crime. KKKKKKKKKKK
Atolankhani kazivetsetsani mwava


If the managers can steal by hundreds of millions of Kwacha, what is K6 million?
The interesting part of this story is “using an Escom vehicle to steal an Escom transformer”


Nyasatimes, check your records correctly. There is no TA Gomani in Mchinji District. The TAs in MC are Mduwa, Mlonyeni, Zulu, Mkanda, Mavwere, Simphasi, Dambe and Nyoka. That suspect might have lied about his TA or you did not pick it correctly.

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