KFC Indian ‘expatriate’ who beat female guard over K500 released on bail

The Lilongwe Magistrate Court on Monday released on bail Adril Patel—an Indian national who works as a stores keeper at KFC in the capital Lilongwe—in a case where he reportedly assaulted Bernadetta Tchale, an Omega Security Company guard guarding the premises, over K500.

KFC is a fast-food restaurant owned by Indians, and has major branches in the cities of Blantyre and Mzuzu.

Patel who beat Malawian female guard over K500

500 Malawi kwacha is roughly equivalent to 5 pence in the UK, 7 cents in the USA or about 8 South African Rands which is not even enough to buy a packet of sugar in the country.

Senior Resident Magistrate Wanangwa Nyirenda granted bail to Patel, who has since been charged with common assault but pleaded not guilty, after he spent the weekend in police custody.

Nyirenda granted Patel bail on condition that he pays K10, 000 cash bail bond and presents a surety bond of K300, 000.

Patel was also ordered to surrender his travel documents and not to leave Lilongwe without seeking permission.

Patel’s lawyer, Oscar Taulo, asked the court to permit his client to reconcile with Tchale through an amicable settlement but the Court said the State needed to consult with Tchale first before it could give a response.

According to Nyasa Times findings, it has been established that last Wednesday a truck had come to offload some goods at KFC, and after offloading the goods, Mr. Patel agreed to sell the pallets which had come with the goods to some police officers at the price of MK4500.

Following the arrangement, Mrs. Tchale was tasked by Mr. Patel to deliver the pallets to the customers and collect money on his behalf. The customers gave Mrs. Tchale MK4000 to give it to Mr. Patel promising that the balance of MK 500.00 will be given later.

chale (Left) poses with politician and rights activist Jessie Kabwila after court yesterday.

The money and the information about the balance was well delivered to Mr. Patel but when Mrs. Tchale returned to the customer to collect the balance, she was given the MK500 but was advised that she should not give it to Mr. Patel but use it as hers for the job well done.

This did not please Mr. Patel who kept on asking Mrs. Tchale for the money until on Friday when a quarrel on the same erupted between the two. It is alleged that in the middle of the quarrel, Mr. Patel took 2 masks valued at MK400.00 out of the box of masks which Mrs. Tchale sells at the premises as her own part time business.

Consequently, Mrs. Tchale wanted to give Mr. Patel MK100 as a balance from the MK500 but Mr. Patel insisted that the whole MK500.00 be given. In order to still force Mrs. Tchale to release the money, Mr. Patel snatched from Mrs. Tchale a box of masks containing about 30 masks and disappeared from the premises.

Upon Mr. Patel returning to the premises, Mrs. Tchale wanted her box of masks back but Mr. Patel was reluctant to give her until she gave him the MK500.00. The two then started grabbing the box from each other, and in the process, Mr. Patel pushed Mrs. Tchale fell down and later the fight started.

The two were separated by fellow staff members who later were taken to the police unit within the City Mall complex where KFC is also situated.

Upon interrogations, Mr. Patel was charged with common assault and was put in custody at Area 3 Police station and he spent his weekend waiting for yesterday’s court appearance.

Mrs. Tchale, on the other hand, was referred to Kamuzu Central Hospital for medical attention.

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Terry
Terry
3 days ago

What’s the meaning of an expatriate in Malawi? What special skills is this guy bringing to Malawi apart from Covid-19? Malawians are not serious people. The whole judiciary and government is controlled by the Indian government. Have you ever seen an Indian convicted or cuffed? But the ministers are cuffed. The former president is struggling to access his money. But the main player, an Indian, is still servicing corruptly awarded state contracts.

Shua
Shua
3 days ago

Guys because he’s Indian so when ever things are wrong should keep quiet chamwene ndi chamwene basi zikhozasokutheka kuti amayiwo ndiamene anayiyamba taonapo azimayi akumenya makofi munthu wamwamuna,kkkk anyway let’s protect women’s no matter what

Yami
3 days ago

U say that indegenous malwians can do the same job

Are you for real, if munthu wakuda could do these jobs the country would be somwhere else by now

Munthu wakuda ndi chitsiru brainless fuks thats what we call them in Europe…..

Kalombo
3 days ago

Fuck all the authorites who allows these mother fuckers to enter Malawi and work as store room worker and call them exparts. Once again fuck the Indian boy and his boss who hired him from Mumbai. Your days are numbered.

Last edited 3 days ago by Kalombo
Blessings
Blessings
3 days ago
Reply to  Kalombo

Did you not read the part that whereby there was his balance of MK500…..🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄 Xenophobia will not lead us anywhere. The article is well written but all you saw was a foreigner who must return home🤯🤯🤯

Ungwelu
Ungwelu
3 days ago

Where is Malawi Institute of Procurement and Supply? Can you please verify if this Indian is registered? There is no use having laws which cannot be implemented

Alex mgeni
Alex mgeni
3 days ago

Si nkhani iyi. Let’s get back to work. A Malawi tachuluka ulesi….. Timakhazikika Malo oti palibepo nkhani

KWANTERE
KWANTERE
4 days ago

Mayi Kabwila mulipo etiii!!

KWANTERE
KWANTERE
4 days ago

The guard is not assigned to carry things or sell on behalf of KFC or its employees. Secondly, the Asian guy went too far just because of K500. Thirdly, the guard was also wrong for accepting and using the K500 which she fully knew it was a balance for the guy. She could have asked the people she collected from to give her another K500 for herself and to pay the balance as well

Kabuzi Sambola
4 days ago

These mwenyes need another Idi Amin

Kambewa Ngozo
3 days ago
Reply to  Kabuzi Sambola

Kho kho mwenye treat Malawians very badly. We must not alow them to abuse us in our own country.
Let’s us boycott going to their Shity restaurant

Jack
2 days ago
Reply to  Kambewa Ngozo

Okay let us all start with you first.

Jack
2 days ago
Reply to  Kabuzi Sambola

HE IS ROTTING DEAD IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY? His country wants MWENYES BACK DESPERATELY, because nzeru yopindika. can not run the economy. Do you want Malawi economy to rely on beer holes, wars, chaos??

Last edited 2 days ago by Jack
We Shall Overcome
We Shall Overcome
4 days ago

The question to ask is ‘are there no indigenous Malawians who can do the same job as this expatriate?’ Second to give bail to an expatriate who has assaulted a Malawian female is scandalous.
Sadly our Courts and the Judiciary have no understanding of the long term harm it does to our country to allow expatriates not only to take up our jobs but also abuse an insult our brothers and sisters.

Alex mgeni
Alex mgeni
3 days ago

Inu palibe nkhani apa. Akambilana. Kungokhala okonda milandu basi

Kambewa Ngozo
3 days ago

In Malawi there are so many foreigners doing the jobs which Malawians can do.

K BANDA
K BANDA
3 days ago
Reply to  Kambewa Ngozo

The problem is Malawians like stealing too much that’s why some businesses have to get expatriate workers. Asking Malawians to look after stores is like asking a hyena to look after a cattle farm .

Kalombo
3 days ago

My first time to hear that being store room worker is a skill that can be aquiried from India. What a doomed country Malawi. Now the expart is fighting over R8

Banda
Banda
3 days ago

You did not read the article, should not be about between Malawian and a Indian. Fact was the woman was asked to assist told the amount to collect but failed to remit the full amount. Some would call this theft. It appears the one entitled to the money became frustrated by her actions of keeping or believing the remaining 500K was hers. Sad she in the position as Security Guard when she could not do simple instructions and felt she deserved more as all corrupt individuals.

Kalombo
1 day ago
Reply to  Banda

I see conflic of interest. How on earth can a gurd be assigned to go do sales work privately. Amwenye machende anu nonse. EFF Malawi is coming 2025.

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