India asks Malawi why it deported tax evading, law breaking businessman

Indian government is said to have asked Malawi authorities to explain reasons that led to the deportation Chandrashaker More an Indian businessman, Nyasa Times has learnt.

More: Tax cheater deported in Malawi to India

Sources at Indian High Commission in Lilongwe disclosed that More asked his government to query Malawi on his deportation.

A diplomatic correspondence was dispatched to Lilongwe to find out reasons for the businessman’s deportation.

More evaded K20 million which he  owed Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) and had been jumping bail granted by the Malawian court. He was also accused of uttering racial slurs to police officers and a Magistrate.

The Indian despite owing the public tax collector and breaking the law still wants to be treated in a special way because he has money and can be regarded as an investor.

However, a Malawian cannot be treated with kids’ gloves for breaking the law and evading tax both locally or even in India.

More, who came in Malawi around 20005/6, still wants to do business in the southern African nations as he finds it an easy heaven for making money.

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services deported More because he was not a law abiding foreigner.

Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) spokesperson Steven Kapoloma said despite the Indian deportation, MRA will use lawful ways to recover the money he owed the body.

Kapoloma, who is corporate Affairs director, said they could consider appointing an agent such as a bank to recover the money on MRA’s behalf for the money he has within Malawi.

More’s lawyer Justin Dzonzi  said the Indian was on court bail on the tax evasion matter, left for India in 2015 after the court allowed him to travel but  fell sick while there and his business permit expired in October 2015, meaning he could not have returned without applying for one.

The Indian, who owns a company in the name of Mansi International, has challenged that he will come back to Malawi by all means necessary.

A governance lobby group, Forum for National Development (FND)  through its director Fyson Chodzi  asked government not to let the businessman be treated  as above Malawi laws.

“Malawi – being a constitutional democracy- demands that all citizens be equal under the supreme law of the land regardless of race, tribe and creed. We understand Mr More has been shielded by the Indian High Commission in Malawi thereby facilitating his jumping bail. This is an act in contempt of the law of the land. The FND hereby calls on government to see to it that Mr More is brought in to face all charges related to his misdoings,” reads part of the statement.

The lobby group says it is also troubled by the conduct of More for insulting  police officers during his re-arrest at Lilongwe Magistrate Court.

“We are also concerned with how Mr More reacted to his arrest by using vulgar and demeaning language towards law enforcers. It is not right for him or any other person to call police officers ‘plebians’ and challenging them that he would be out of police cell within 48 hours owing to his connections.

“Further to that we understand that the businessman insulted the Magistrate, which led to the case coming up for hearing on Thursday. We find such arrogance unacceptable and demeaning to our judicial officers,” FND also adds.

“Such a vile conduct vindicates our fears that Mr More relies on his connections with either people at the Indian High Commission or within Malawi Government to cut corners in his operations.”

The group says it will stay focused on the issue to the end as they want to see justice prevail.

Of late indigenous Malawians have been complaining that Malawians of Asian origin and Indian businesses are treated with kid gloves when it comes to trade and tax rules. FND’s stand therefore comes as a new wave of lobbying for fair trade practices to all Malawians and investors.

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17 thoughts on “India asks Malawi why it deported tax evading, law breaking businessman”

  1. Muhogo wa mja ng'ombe says:

    Do Malawians bite? I don’t think so.

  2. Daniel phiri wa mutharika says:

    What have Indians done to the Country to be called investors? they build cheap buildings, they under pay Malawians, they only enrich themselves by laundering the money they earn here. to make matters worse they’re now importing labour from india and Pakistan in the process bringing in terrorists to seek a safe haven in Malawi.
    if I become President in 2019 I will deport them all just like Idi Amin did, they have to go.

  3. wapasalima says:

    koma ameneyu wopusa bwanji kuzolowela nkhondo kwawo n’dzina la chipembedzo asabweleso kuno ameneyo

  4. Lofesi Mchacha says:

    I strongly believe the issue has been over exaggerated. Malawians lets learn to handle things of this nature professionally. There is lack of professionalism in the way this issue is being handled which may lead to Malawi government losing more money in form of compensations to this guy.

  5. Patriot weniweni says:

    The issue is not about how rich he is. As longer as he flouted the laws of Malawi, he is not welcome to Malawi.Is he the only investor Malawi needs? Who cares?Its time Malawi started to be firm with foreigners who wants to be treated with kids gloves just because they happen to have Money.This dunderhead needs to be given chanced to come back to Malawi.

  6. kamulonde says:

    Anazolowera kunyengeleledwa akamawanyemera anthuwa even a MRA adya zake. No wonder akupanga challenge……. Awuzidwe zinthu zinasintha ndipo zikusintha!

  7. CZ 1982 says:

    Why forcing himself to Malawi yet we don’t want that thief never ever allow that come to Malawi

  8. Out with Indians. Its Malawi not India. Are we so stupid that India should tell US what to do with our law?

  9. Panganani says:

    There is a principle in life which states that we ought to treat others as we would wish them treat us. Further, the law is the law-whether in Japan, India, Tuvalu, Malawi, Lithuania, Alaska, Haiti or Mauritius. This silly proud trader for to call him an investor would be to glorify his stupid acts of arrogance and stupidity-simply broke the law. The Malawi government acted according to its laws in a similar manner the Indian government would never treat a poor Nyasalander who broke the law in Mumbai. Owing to his arrogance, since Indians treat Africans as the classless according to their measure by which their citizens are treated in India, should not be allowed back. Infact, the Attorney General together with the Reserve Bank of Malawi and Commissioner General of MRA should freeze his assets and recover the tax the crook evaded just to send a message that there is nobody above the law. If he has this overgrown arrogance, let him conduct his trading back home in India where if he misbehaves he will be left scot free for having funds. Let him leave Malawi alone .If when he pays the amount due, the super crook should not be allowed back.

  10. mtete says:

    He was deported because ndi Mbava

  11. Mmwenye says:

    I register my anger against this indian national. And if indeed he comes back to Malawi, all Police officers and judicial officers are really plebians. I rest my case.

  12. Alikuti says:

    In the land of Trump. you get locked up for years and then get deported. These guys find Malawi so friendly!!!!! Let new Idi Amini come back to life and all these jokes will come to an end!!!!

  13. Nambewe says:

    Don’t let him in at all and confiscated everything he has to pay for his outstanding bills.! Idiot! This 2017! he can not intimidate our country like that ! as a Malawian I feel outraged! whom the hell does he think he is???? In fact the bastard should be imprisoned! These are the corrupt devils we doint want in our country. Be merciless with him please!

  14. Gutete says:

    Let him come! Adzawona polekera!

  15. Ntchona says:

    What a chick, if he is flouting malawi laws what next? Send them home

  16. peoplo says:

    Deportation was more than Diplomatic of dealing with the issue. Did the Indian Government asked her citizen why he evaded tax instead of asking Malawi Government why he was deported.

  17. Kabiniko says:

    Galu uyo azipita …akabwera tiwuzeni timpasa jungle Justice…. No one should call us plebeians in our own country. If more is a better person why living with plebeians and doing business with prebians? He has a very small blain.

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