Viola arrested for pawning Malawi govt vehicle to loan shark

Malawi Police in Chikwawa District has arrested deputy chief executive officer for the state run grain storage facility, the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA), Gerald Viola for using a government vehicle as collateral to obtain a loan from a Ngabu based loan shark.

Viola in police cell
It is alleged that officials from the Office President and Cabinet (OPC) have been looking for the vehicle since last year.
However, upon discovering the vehicle at Ngabu trading center this week, it is reported that officials from OPC reported the matter to police so that they can confiscate it.
The original number plate of the vehicle  – a black Toyota Camry  – is MG489AE .

When quizzed by Chikwawa Police, the Ngabu based loan shark refused to release the vehicle until Viola, a former broadcaster, pays back his money.

Viola: In the news again for wrong reasons

Viola is a sympathiser of the former ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and served as the second press secretary for former president Peter  Mutharika before he was fired because of his poor relationship with some media houses.

He briefly worked in the ministry of Information as technical advisor before he was appointed to another lucrative job in the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) as number four after the secretary to the cabinet.

Viola vied for a parliamentary seat in Chikhwawa but failed to win the election.

He was briefly arrested during the election vote counting period on allegations that he was involved in vote rigging and result manipulation in Chikhwawa, an allegation which was not proved and the police released him unconditionally.

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Katundu wa boma ndi waboma, akuyenera kusamalidwe ndi wonse amene akumugwiritsa ntchito at all times.

Good critic Mtamba
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Good critic Mtamba

Arrest them all they were happy never knew that that those enjoyment got a limit and expiry time

Zio ine
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Zio ine

Government cars and vehicles should all be traced. I know of government cars that have their numbers change to private numbers. On Chilima reforms he should include car tracking of all government vehicle and it will reveal the rampant abuse of government vehicles.

Ntopwa2
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Ntopwa2

Car-tracking yo ikufunikadi.

Tuvitwana.
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Tuvitwana.

I fail to understand why guys like him, with all the privileges, but getting katapira?
No wonder, they’ll always support MEDIOCRITY so that they survive.
Though bad to hear, but I hope it’s a learning point to most of us people that only hard work pays, THERE IS NO EASY MONEY.

Ngombwax
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Ngombwax

Let me play the devil’s advocate here. I happen to remember a current MCP minister pawned his official vehicle when he was a big shot at Blantyre Print. Goes to show that we really need to be vigilant: the current regime ain’t made of saints.

Chiza
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Chiza

He forged Lpo ku NFRA pompano sanamumange

Ntopwa2
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Ntopwa2

Kadeti wa ukape uyu. Kadeti mpaka kukatenga katapila? Kujijilika konse kuja aDad samamuninkhako kangachepe?
Lero aDad akukukananitu ma kadeti nonse akuti iwo alibe ana ku Malawi, akuti ana awo ali ku America.

Lero aDad anuwo ali pa “easy” pa beach ku Mangochi kuzipepesa ndi ka mphepo ka yazi-yazi ka mu Lake Malawi, ka Getu kawo pambalipa kali mu bikini!👙🖐

Opportunist
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Opportunist

Madzi achita katondo

Ntopwa2
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Ntopwa2

Ng’ombe yayang’ana ku dazibomu!

Jinga
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Jinga

And someone calls this witch-hunting???? And touting the Pitala presidency!!! Huh!

Draining the swamp and clearing the rubble!!

More Fire Tonse Government! 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾🇲🇼🇲🇼🇲🇼🇲🇼🇲🇼🇲🇼🇲🇼

John Kachapira
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John Kachapira

How could this be allowed in a state with structures. These guys had to go. What else will we hear by end of day? The worst and heartless administration’ we have ever had. Am glad I voted. It’s all about leadership. He was too old. We need to change age limit for presidents.

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