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 about K16.4 billion.