Car theft lands two in custody


Malawi Police in Balaka district have arrested two people for allegedly robbing a vehicle in Blantyre city.

The suspects Brian Karim 35, and Evance Zonzi 36 were arrested at Phalula after Police erected an ad-hock road block following a tip off.

According to Detective Sergeant Paul Kapumila of Phalula Police Unit who was on duty, Police received information that a vehicle Nissan Tidia registration number IT 2891 was stolen in Blantyre, and they immediately erected an ad-hock road block.

Arrested“In the course of searching, we came across a vehicle of the same make and colour, and upon searching it, we found that the registration number which was on the vehicle MN 3242 was not the real number of the vehicle as the vehicle documents were depicting that of the vehicle IT 2891 which was stolen in Blantyre”, explained Kapumila.

After noticing this, they arrested the occupants Brian Karim who identified himself as Gift Paul Banda and Evance Zonzi.

Meanwhile, the suspects have been handed over to Police Anti-motor vehicle section Blantyre for further investigations.

Gift Paul Banda who is commonly known as Brian Karim comes from Kalonga village, Traditional Authority Maganga in Salima district while Evance Zonzi comes from Kasepu village, Traditional Authority Mzukuzuku in Mzimba district



  1. Ngati munthu mtengo wa galimoto samauzi mkumadelera galimoto ,just know he is riding a bike,well Done MALAWI POLICE .

  2. There in no such a name as Zonzi in the north, let alone Mzimba. Can you verify his true identity please. Chances are 99.99% that he gave a wrong id

  3. Koma anthu ena mukakhala kuti simukudzi chilichonse you better be quiet ,for someone to buy an IT NISSAN TIIDA you need to have not less than 3.5 million. Check on the net .

  4. How did they manage to pass through zalewa road block? Did p officers at zalewa not get the information of stolen car? What kind of search does police officers at zalewa conduct?