Makote to be extradited to Malawi from Botswana: Defrauded BWB K128mil

Brian Makote, who allegedly swindled Blantyre Water Board (BWB) of K128 million and fled the country with his accomplice Obina Liwonde is to be surrendered to Malawi where he faces fraud charges after being arrested by Interpol in Botswana .

Assistant Commissioner of Police Isaac Norman confirmed of the arrest of Makote the office of the Director of Public Prosecution DPP has already started facilitating the extradition of the suspect from Botswana to Malawi.

Makote, who was working as a debt collector at BWB, and Liwonde a plumber, allegedly  opened a parallel bank account in the name of the water board at the Nedbank Malawi Limited, Blantyre Branch.

After a suspicious K150 million was deposited and K128 cashed from the account, opened as a ‘Welfare Fund’, Fiscal police launched investigations on the matter, according to Blantyre Police Station spokeswoman Elizabeth Divala.

The account has deposits of cheques from State Residences and Malawi Police Services amounting to K150 million. They were written ‘Pay Blantyre Water Board’ and the suspected would add Social Welfare at the end to read ‘ Blantyre Water Board Social Welfare’.

But about K25 million was moved into FDH bank account of Multi Electricals which Police said it belongs to Liwonde.

Makote and Liwonde used Mwanza border post to get out of the country .

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Henry Bakuwa samala.


Mr. Isaac Norman, you are talking too much. The best in the business stay below the radar especially when they are like you, a cop thief!

Why don’t you trace your friend, Limumba Karim, whom you talk to and where he is. Fotseki wena !!!


nanga chanthunya uja zikuvutira pati a bale? interpol yake mesa ndiyomweyi?


You are dull. Chanthunya is facing murder which is punishable by death under your medieval laws. South Africa has no death sentence so they can not give him to a country with dark ages laws of an eye for an eye

Hey brute…… You and I well know that one Masozi Killer Chanthunya is just circumventing the law so he stays as long as it pleases him and his family in South Africa….. He’s eating pork, sleeping with a full stomach and belching all kinds of spices, whilst the Gasa family cries in deep turmoil over the loss of their beautiful daughter, who was killed in cold blood and her body buried in a concrete at this Masozi cottage by this man’s dirty hands …. He should come back and face the law….. The Chanthunya name will forever be endowed with… Read more »

Well done! But what about Joyce Banda? Is she out of Interpol’s reach?


A police nsanje basi anzanu asakatamuke pa town. Mungofuna azingolira ngati inu. Mxiii!!

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