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Former IG Kachama Implicates Former Acting IG Mwapasa On K2.7 Zameer Karim’s Corruption Case

Former IG Kachama Implicates Former Acting IG Mwapasa On K2.7 Zameer Karim’s Corruption Case

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Former Inspector General of Police Lexten Kachama has implicated former Acting Inspector General of Police Duncan Mwapasa, who at the time was his deputy (administration), in the K2.7 billion Police food rations case involving Zameer Karim of Pioneer Investments and police senior superintendent Grant Kachingwe. Kachama who is currently, testifying in court, said the contract to supply the food rations was signed on 4th August 2015 by Mwapasa on the police side and a representative of Pioneer Investments, who he suspects to be Karim. The High Court in Lilongwe, this morning, continues to hear testimony from state witnesses in the K2.7bn Police food rations case involving Zameer Karim of Pioneer Investments and senior police superintendent Grant Kachingwe. The case was adjourned ye...
KACHAMA TESTIFIES IN MPS-PIONEER INVESTMENTS FOOD RATIONS DEAL

KACHAMA TESTIFIES IN MPS-PIONEER INVESTMENTS FOOD RATIONS DEAL

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Former Inspector General of Malawi Police Service (MPS), Lexten Kachama, is this morning appearing at Lilongwe High Court where he is testifying in the K2.3 billion MPS food ration deal with Pioneer Investments. A document being read by Kachama is indicating that the contract was signed by former Deputy Inspector General of (MPS), Duncan Mwapasa and a representative of Pioneer Investments on 4th August 2015. On Tuesday, Kachama told the court that he did not sign the contract of the food ration between the MPS and Pioneer Investments of Zameer Karim.
Zameer Karim’s K2.7 Billion Police Food Ration Case Resumes

Zameer Karim’s K2.7 Billion Police Food Ration Case Resumes

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The K2.7 billion police food ration court case involving businessperson Zameer Karim, Police Senior Superintendent, Grant Kachingwe and Commissioner of Police, Innocent Bottoman (now deceased) has resumed in Lilongwe before High Court Judge Annabel Mtalimanja. The court has since ordered the State not to use any direct evidence against Bottoman since he is deceased and cannot defend himself. The State is currently parading witnesses in the case, where the three are accused of conspiring to use public office for the advantage of Karim of Pioneer Investments, to arbitrarily obtain K2.7 billion from Malawi Government.
Mapeto David Whitehead Tax Evasion Case To Start Next Year

Mapeto David Whitehead Tax Evasion Case To Start Next Year

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The High Court has set 6th March 2023 as a date it will commence trial in a K16.5 billion tax evasion case involving Mapeto David Whitehead and Sons (DWS) Limited executives and two MRA customs officers. Today, parties in the matter appeared before High Court Judge Ruth Chinangwa for direction on how the case will proceed. Chinangwa has directed that the court will on 13th October 2022 hear preliminary objections from both parties and trial will commence on 6th March 2023. From the commencement date, the court will be hearing the matter for two consecutive weeks, every month. On May 23 2021, Malawi Revenue Authority pounced on Mapeto DWS Limited and arrested five senior executives for multiple cases of alleged tax evasion was estimated at K10.8 billion before it was revised to...
Chimulirenji Implicated In Fertiliser Scandal

Chimulirenji Implicated In Fertiliser Scandal

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Everton Chimulirenji who was the de-facto Vice President of Malawi from May 2019 toFebruary 2020 and former Ministerof Disaster Management Affairs and PublicEvents has been implicated in a K76 million fertiliser scandal. A statement from the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) indicates that on September 4 2020, the graft bursting body received an allegation that in the 2019/2020 fiscal year, Chimulirenji, abused his office to influence Chief Commissioner of Prisons, Grace Wandika Phiri to instruct a Malawi Prison Service procurement officer to award a contract worth K200 million for the supply of fertiliser to Optichem without following procedures. A thorough investigation by ACB established that Priwil General Dealers, a company belonging to Prince Henderson and Willy Herbert Chimulirenj...
Court Rejects Request To Vary Karim’s Bail Conditions

Court Rejects Request To Vary Karim’s Bail Conditions

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The High Court in Lilongwe has rejected a request to vary the bail conditions of Zameer Karim in his ongoing case relating to the supply of food rations to the Malawi Police Service. The accused is answering corruption charges relating to the procurement of food rations for the Malawi Police Service. He has been on bail since 2018. During the hearing of the case, the defence team applied for the court to change bail conditions which they described as oppressive. They also requested that Karim's passport be returned for renewal. The court has since agreed that Karim be given back his passport for renewal and should be returned to ACB once renewed. On bail conditions, the court determined that the defence did not provide enough reasons to necessitate the requested change and ...
Zameer Karim Corruption Case Closed Awaits For Judgement

Zameer Karim Corruption Case Closed Awaits For Judgement

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High Court Judge Patrick Chirwa sitting as Chief Resident Magistrate in a Money laundering case involving Businessman Zameer Karim, has finished hearing evidences from parties in the case. Karim, is being accused of forging documents to acquire a K150 million loan to buy food rations for the Malawi Police service. On Monday, the court finished hearing evidences in the case and has since given an ultimatum of 21 days for parties to file their final submissions. Speaking to MIJ Online, Dr Steven Kayuni Director of Public Prosecutions said they have closed their case and now awaits court's decision on the matter. On his part, Alexious Nampota defense lawyer said hearing of the case has gone well as defense was given chance to prove that Karim did not forge any letter or document....
State Examining Witness On Abdul Karim Batatawala Corruption Case

State Examining Witness On Abdul Karim Batatawala Corruption Case

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The state through Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) director general Martha Chizuma is re-examining its third witness Gerald Mavete on the ongoing alleged corruption case involving businessman Abdul Karim Batatawala. Chizuma has asked Mavete to justify claims made by Batatawala's lawyer Alex Nampota on why he is faulting the contract 12 years down the line since it was approved. In his response, Mavete says he is helping the state in justifying the case. He further maintains that the contract had irregularities as the amount was increased by over 300 percent from K720 Million which is not normal. Businessman Abdul Karim Batatawala, who owns Africa Commercial Agency, together with three others suspects, are being accused of conniving to defraud the Malawi government through the Departm...
Abdul Karim Batatawala, 3 Others Back In Court

Abdul Karim Batatawala, 3 Others Back In Court

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The Blantyre Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday resumed hearing the Immigration Department and Citizenship Services procurement contracts case against businessperson Abdul Karim Batatawala and three others. Batatawala is on trial alongside former Department of Immigration chief immigration officer Elvis Thodi, the department’s commissioner responsible for operations Fletcher Nyirenda and deputy director Limbani Chawinga. His case continues today: Batatawala During on Tuesday’s hearing, the defence cross-examined the second State witness, Edward Jeke, a procurement specialist. The cross-examination followed examination-in-chief by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director general Martha Chizuma during the first hearing of the case on April 25 2022. During the examination-in-chief, Jeke ...