MRA seizes 4 buses from Vitsitsi

Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) on Thursday seized four buses from Blantyre-based businessman identified as Benson Vitsitsi for allegedly using fake papers to import the vehicles.

The seized buses

MRA Head of Corporate Affairs, Steven Kapoloma has confirmed the siezure, saying Vitsitsi presented false or falsified documents during clearance of the four buses contrary to the provisions of the Customs and Excise Act.

“Bank documents presented to MRA by Mr. Vitsitsi, purportedly being remittance documents to the supplier of the buses in China, are allegedly to have been false or falsified,” said Kapoloma.

Currently, the four buses are being kept at MRA’s offices in Lilongwe and Blantyre as the Authority conducts further verification exercise regarding the allegation.

In May this year government introduced 16.5% Value Added Tax (VAT) on imported minibuses and big buses three years after it scrapped it off following recommendation by operators.

In 2014 national budget, government removed the Import Duty, Import Excise and VAT on imported minibuses which eased a tax burden on operators and importers.

The VAT will be applicable on minibuses and buses manufactured within a period not exceeding five years. The introduction of the VAT is one of amendments made to the Customs and Exercise (Tariffs) Order.


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how many seazures have you issure this year?what so speacial with him?amwenye mukuba nawo but you cant seize their goods,how far with the case of Lito?kapena ndi mwenye?


Jealousy AMALAWI, jealousy MRA. Mukukanika Ku supporta AMalawi azanu busy pakala pakala ndi amwenye


It’s not Jelous , we live in a world where we have laws. If they are broken they are consequences to be faced. if he broke any of the the laws , let the law take its course but he’s innocent then he has nothing to worry about he will be cleared.

kholowa mkabudula

mukunya matuvi ofiila muona tikusiya pang’onopang’ono kugulaku poti zinthu sizikuyenda nde mumina simunati nanga mukubanji?

Ineyo walero

Iyi ndi nsanje, tamusiyeni munthu apange business yake. Just seeing that this is a fellow Malawian mwati mumubweze mbuyo. Shame on you MRA

nkhwiri inokwa

This is a day slumber by MRA how would launch without ur knowledge of the VAT mukumuopa mwanayu eti musiyeni mukuziwa kuti awaposa akanyenya a mabus enawa eti,,,this is political kkkkk pa malawi pano,,,, govt misused 4.4 bilion mmalawi sazatheka azungu abwelelenso i agree with Trump

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