MRA, Malawi Police set to settle out-of-court with Kamlepo on tax evasion issue

Rumphi East member of Parliament (MP) Kamlepo Kalua who sued  two Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) officers and a police officer who impounded his two vehicles on suspected tax evasion, will have to go into mediation to enable a settlement out-of-court.

Kalua: To go for mediation in order to settle the matter out-of-cout

Kalua sued Maganizo Chinkoko, MRA senior tax investigation officer and lead investigator during the raid, Edwin Magalasi, assistant commissioner for police and regional criminal investigations officer (Southern Region) and Winstone Honde, an officer at MRA.

The three officials led a raid of Kalua’s house in Nkolokosa Township, Blantyre where they seized a Mercedes Benz and a Toyota V8 belonging to Kalua’s son Penjani, on allegation that they were smuggled into the country.

In  civil case number 142 of 2017 at the High Court in Blantyre, the three defendants deny  accusations of  neglecting or failing to comply with a court order and conniving or conspiring with each other to prevent the course of justice and acting in wanton and reckless manner occasioning or bludgeoning travesty of justice.

In their defence through lawyer Beatrice Mwangwela of MRA, they argue that all steps they took  in their action were “within the law and was done with full authority of the court and all instructions were full authority of MRA and Malawi Police Services.”

The trio further state that Kalua “never produced any customs clearance certificate from MRA as proof clearance within customs, thereby raising futher suspicion that he did not comply with customs laws.”

They also contend that Kalua did not follow the required customs lawa to register the motor vehicles under the duty concession in the name of MRA as the title holder.

Kalua is  demanding damages for the injuries he has suffered namely, being put to public shame and ridicule, embarrassed in his reputation and credit as an MP as well as being put in serious public odium and has suffered in his self-esteem and estimation of reasonable members of society.

The seized vehicles, including a grounded Jeep, were later returned after the legislator obtained an injunction against the action.

His lawyer Wanangwa Jere, said  the case would go for mediation but can be taken back to court if that process fails.

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Fumuzapasi.
Guest

At this juncture I would like to see comments from some DPP goats who had been commenting nosense on the past Kamlepo stories saying ‘Kamlepo ndi wa misala’. Now where is his madness?

hatton
Guest

From the article, it appears it is Kamlepo who seeks mediation. It is him who obtained the injuction in order to delay justice. The same Kamlepo failed to produce evidence of his paying execise duty. He inappropriately registered the vehicles. All these point towards guilty. For more debate, let’s meet at Kamlepo roundabout, formerly known as Kwacha roundabout.

Oscar
Guest

In your sane mind, do you think if Kamlepo was guilty govt would take the mediation road? Govt knows they goofed amwene, wait and see, courts are courts my friend. KAMLEPO is a Lion my friend

zebron henry banda
Guest

ndali zapa Malawi ndizopanda phindu kuyambira kalekale.Northeners are often looked down upon as some creatures in national parks and,not, as equals.very dangerous views.that country will one day implode if left unchecked.

Nganjo
Guest

Malawians, lets forget ndale and start learning about business, listen to this Malawian guy interviewing big business people from around the world. Very inspiring Malawian. See his website http://www.greyjabesi.com/thepodcast/

Mphatso
Guest

Long live Kamlepo Kalua

Joel
Guest

I JUST LOVE KAMLEPO……

Joel gebu
Guest

Kkkkk

siphelele mthembu
Guest

tiye navo vitsiri ivi va diphiphi ndi mtsogoleri wawo bwampini opanda manu mkamwa uyu ashosha yolakwika!!!!!

Andree
Guest

Shame indeed! Mediation???? My foot! Kamlepo, please get what is your due from these ignoble fellows, dunderheads!

Jasitasi Chilungamo
Guest

Long Live Kamlepo..they were trying to cook something for you and now they have failed.They don’t know Kamlepo fought Kamuzu when all these cowards were hiding in boltholes.Mwachita nazo manyazi.Dragging the case of the thief Chaponda for nothing.We want the results of Maizegate case and the hidden stash of dollars and Millions kwacha.

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