Malawi deports tax-evading, racist Indian businessman

Malawi has deported Indian businessman Chandrashekar More who has been absconding bail while answering charges for tax evasion and contempt of court. He has also been involved in a racisit spat, after  insutlting Malawi Police officers who arrested him as “black f****n plebeians”.

More: Tax cheater

More was arrested Wednesday at Lilongwe Magistrate Court when police executed a warrant of arrest following his failure to report to police as part of his bail conditions.

His arrest sparked cences of anguish from More, his lawyer Justin Dzonzi  and the law enforcers.

More was heard shouting at police officers in racisist slurs and also attacked the Magistrate.

On Friday his lawyer applied to High Court for an order staying execution of warrant of arrest.

The Court granted  an order staying the re-arrest “pending the determination of the Notice of Motion to show cause why bail should not be revoked” and  that More should be released forthwith on the previous bail bond.

However, despite this determination, the State had  moved in with removal directions to deport More through an Ethiopian Airlines back to India.

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

The Indian has been on MRA books for failing to remit around K8 million in taxes from his proceeds as required by the law.

He was arrested sometime last year by the revenue-collecting body for evading tax. He was charged and granted bail but failed to honor his bail conditions when he fled the country .

On Thursday governance lobby group, Forum for National Development (FND) said it expects government to mete out strict punishment to  larger-than-life Indian businessman.

FND in a media statement signed by its director Fyson Chodzi  asked government not to let the businessman go free easily as was the first time when he was granted bail.

“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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phelani ntshangase
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a mwenye a diphiphi ndi mtsogoleri wawo bwampini. instead of prosecuting him, have him sentenced and upon release from prison have him deported!!!!!!!!!!!

Jelbin mk
Guest

We are a joke of a country, deporting him was supposed to the last thing. No bravo here, government has shown that we are a banana republic with no law enforcement of any form in place. In normal countries the guy was supposed to be remanded in prison till he faces trial and convicted if successfully tried and serve his sentence then be deported as any foreigner in any country if you have been convicted of any crime in that country you revoke your admission into that particular area. Do we have real lawyers in Malawi???????

Yogesh
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It is heard that some of African counties including malawi, falsely charge some cases on Foreign Direct Investors to forfeit their investments.

Dyson kasamba
Guest

He could have served his jail sentence first tthen deportation

molande
Guest

Its good he is deported, a lot if Indians don’t benefit this country. Imagine, all our money is spent in their shops which they externalise leaving this country poor. We can do without them.

citizen
Guest

a police mwaona because you are the ones who pamper these indians a lot. I just feel angry that the bastard was deportated before forfeting some goods or jailing him.

Pakistan
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My advice to Honourable Grace Chiumia please stop granting permits to these pests. Africans are being beaten and killed in India with blessing from the Indian Government. Malawian let us not confuse politeness and stupidity. If an Indian or Pakistani insults you please please kill them. They live like bosses in our country because we are sleepy and stupid. I encourage you my compatriots to wake up kill these vermin. Idi Amin was not mad when he deported these people. Thanks to APM for taking a bold step for encouraging us to stand for our rights. We must support our… Read more »
zebron henry banda
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he is the equivalent of the guptas here in south africa.naturally,indians have a tendency to be so corrupt and arrogant too.they look down at africans(blacks) as malala paipis(scavengers).why not give them a taste of what idi amini did to them?if i were to be insulted,i wouldn’t hesitate to pummel him.he must go back to his stupid india or malawians shoukd deal with him harshly to learn a lesson or two.you stinking indian!!

kanjedza
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Such a drama for 8 million. What about all the arrears from Daily Times, Siku, Etc etc. How come they are local and get away from the lcutches of law

Che nsomba
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Hands up for this deportation. There a lot of these Indians and Pakistanis who cherish in insulting Malawians. Imagine another Pakistan who owns large business called senior managers of his company “shit”. There is need for him to be deported so that he can go to Pakistan and call his fellow Pakistans “Shit”. He is busy employing Pakistans in many positions many of whom have no TEP. He boasts that he will dismiss workers at will and has connections to various ministers. What is happening to our country? Rich or poor we are all the same before Allah and Jesus.
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