Indian woman ‘caught stealing’ from Malawi Shoprite

An Indian woman, Amas Abbas, has been  arrested after being caught stealing products valued at over K89 thousand at Shoprite supermarket in Blantyre.

The Indian woman after being caught, she covers her face.- Photo by Blessings Kamanga, Nyasa Times

The Indian woman taken on Group 4 car to police.- Photo by Blessings Kamanga, Nyasa Times

Abbas, who was in a company of her husband and son apparently tried to make a speedy exit from Shoprite  but was spotted on CCTV and quizzed by  Group 4 security staff.

A few minutes later, she was taken to a room for questioning.

It was confirmed that  the products she was caught with were indeed  not paid for.

However, efforts to capture Abbas proved difficult as she was being protected by another Indian man believed to be related to her before being taken to Kanjedza Police Station.

Shopright officials in Blantyre confirmed the incident.

“Indeed an Indian woman was seen  shoplifting but as she headed for the exit without paying, she was tackled by security staff,” said the shop manager.


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Amwenye ndi mbava zotheratu ndipo okonda ndalama kwabasi






Akatsekeledwe ndi mulandu waukulu umenewo. Paja a Malawi kukonda dza kunja, timva kuti amumasula ameneyo

kaudzu isaac

pasachitike zachinyengotu apa kuti amasulidwe mosadziwika paja a malawi katangale kwambiri


Desperate economic situations call for desperate economic measures, that’s what the woman just did…

Kudzadza Lembwende

That’s why hemp is called Indian.

Generation of Vipers

What if it was a Malawian woman caught stealing in a shop in Pakistani? This woman and her entire family have to be deported.


And she is even a muslim woman, just stone her to death, what are we waiting for we Malawians? Had it been a Malawian woman in Pakistan, she was going to be history by now. Am surprised Shoprite is even able to let her cover her face, she should’ve been shamed publicly together with her male accomplices.

Naisi Shati
In another country big shops like shoprite have a small glass structure close to the main entrance/exit with a chair inside. Anyone caught stealing is stat in that Glass house and they are not allowed to cover their faces and they are seen by people entering or leaving the shop. At closing time, they are released without charge but learn a lesson from the humiliation and never come back to the shop. On another note, the notorious blaclouts are back and yet I have found out that that there are some companies in the country who generate their own power… Read more »

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