South African arrested for stealing K0.5m in Malawi

Police in Malawi’s eastern district of Mangochi are keeping custody a 21 year-old South African for allegedly stealing K500,000 from a local hotel where he was working as assistant manager in the district.

The suspect, identified as Ruan De Klerk, was arrested by Mozambican police officers as he was trying to pass through that country fleeing Malawi to Tanzania, according to Mangochi Police spokesperson Rodrick Maida.

The suspect is also said to have admitted to have stolen the money which he wanted to use as transport to Tanzania where he wanted to seek greener pasture.

“De Klerk was employed as an assistant manager at one of the hotels in the district. On November 2, he left the office without coming back and his absence prompted the wife of the owner of the hotel to check in his office where she realised that money amounting to K500,000 was missing,” said Maida.

The suspect, who faces a 14 year-jail term if found guilty, was arrested in Luchinga on his way to Tanzania.

“He was repatriated to Malawi before being formally charged with theft by servant contrary to Section 286 (1) of the Penal Code,” added Maida.

De Klerk comes from Pretoria, South Africa.

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BEN
BEN
6 years ago

MKHAULISENI AMENEYO Anthu Ozikweza Kwawo AMenewo Takwtira AZichemwli Awo Koma Dzina Lamakhwerekhwere Osatha

Ndanena
Ndanena
6 years ago

INDEED 14 YEAR JAIL TERM IS APPROPRIATE PUNISHMENT AND HE MUST FIRST REMAND FOR SOMETIME BEEFORE TAKEN TO COURT.THESE SOUTH AFRICANS THINK THAT MALAWIANS ARE STUPID BY HOLDING CHANTHUNYA AND ALMOST KILLED MAKUNGWA RECENTLY. DEAL WITH HIM SEVERELY WHILST IN CUSTODY OR HE CAN CALL HIS STUPID MASIPA HERE TO REPRESENT HIM OR BOTH WILL HAVE TO BE LOCKED UP AT KANENGO CELL.

Alfred
6 years ago

Ndizoona ndichayani mukupanga atsogoleri akumpanje

jekel khalani lwazi
jekel khalani lwazi
6 years ago

esh even south africans go out and work to the contries like ours malawi and having the heart to still from us no no.

Davis Machiwi
Davis Machiwi
6 years ago

That one is a fool, me am here in his home country RSA and am not stealling and he went to my home country to stil, police have no mercy with him.

kulemba
kulemba
6 years ago

why 14 yrs for mwk 500000

Allan Kimu
Allan Kimu
6 years ago
Reply to  kulemba

Chilungamo chikusowa padziko

Mhango
6 years ago

Kodi imeneyi ndi nkhani? Is it news worthy? Anthu akuba, ndikubeledwa zinthu zenizeni. Mukusowa zolemba eti?

uyuni
6 years ago

14 years coz of 500pin, 3years for K60m, 9 years coz of K120m, palibe chilungamo apa, ai Dziko liri m’manja mwa agalu. nanu a malawi anthu ambirimbiri ophunzira bwino akusowa ntchito inu mukalembe foreigner

Mayani boys man k
Mayani boys man k
6 years ago

Please my fell malawians work up ! There is many educated pple here in malawi who can able to run your busness, but ooh! Get aleason.

"NATIVE OF NOWHERE"
"NATIVE OF NOWHERE"
6 years ago

Where is his photo? 21 years old Assistant Manager? How did he work 4 the local hotel? Did he hv a workpermit? Was he underpaid? I smell a rat about the hotel. It must be investigated.

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