Police probe Black Moses over car ‘donated’ by Masangwi

Black Moses, a closest friend of the Polytechnic, Robert Chasowa, who was mysteriously killed at the campus in September last year, is now driving a car allegedly given to him by one of the prime suspects, Noel Masangwi.

According to close sources, Masangwi, who was arrested in connection with the murder and is now on bail, offered his Toyota Camry, ZA 8679 to Moses in an apparent effort to ‘shut his mouth’ as he is expected to be one of the key witnesses in the matter.

“The car is registered under Elvis Freight Customs Clearing Agency, which is owned by Masangwi. Black Moses was invited recently before Masangwi before he was arrested and offered Moses the car and unspecified amount of money,” confirmed an employee of Elvis Freight at Maselema in Blantyre.

According to another source, Moses, who stays in the shanty Chilomoni Township in the commercial capital, has removed the rear number plate to avoid suspicious minds.

Moses: Given a car by Masangwi?

He was arrested for a traffic offence in Limbe on Monday on the same account.

According to traffic regulations in Malawi registration numbers of vehicles have to be conspicuously displayed at the rear and front.


Chasowa, who studied engineering, was found dead at a college campus Blantyre in September last year. Police said he had jumped to his death from a building and produced bogus suicide notes as evidence.

But a Justice Andrew Nyirenda-led inquiry ordered by President Joyce Banda, who succeeded Bingu wa Mutharika after his death in April, rule that Chasowa had in fact been murdered.

Chasowa, the chairman of a student activist group, Youth for Democracy (YFD), had published anti-Mutharika government leaflets before his death.

President Banda promised that the culprits would “face the full wrath of the law”.

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