Malawian duo fined in Zimbabwe for smuggling vehicles

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Two Malawians have been penalised in Zimbabwe for attempting to export two vehicles from South Africa to Malawi through Zimbabwe without paying duty.

The two were fined US$2000 (about K1.5 million) after trying to evade tax when their church sent them to South Africa to buy the two vehicles.

Malawi24 understands that Ahamad Edie, 37, from Machinjiri in Blantyre and Bender Mark Allen, 33, from Lumbadzi in Lilongwe were arrested for making a false declaration in an attempt to evade tax.

crime (2)A Zimbabwean publication reported that the pair were convicted on their own plea of guilty when they appeared before Beitbridge magistrate court last month.

The court heard that in December 2015, the duo bought two Toyota Land Cruisers in South Africa on behalf of their church in Malawi and obtained South African police clearance documents to export the cars on January 22 this year.

They then arrived at Beitbridge border post the following day where they tried to evade Zimbabwe’s customs laws. The two made a false declaration to the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority that they were temporarily importing the cars to Blantyre in order to get Temporary Import Permit (TIP).

They managed to get the TIP and drove the vehicles out of the border post. Unfortunately, they were later intercepted by alert police officers in the border town.

The officers requested to see the pair’s travel and customs documents resulting in the discovery of the crime and they were arrested on the spot.

During sentencing, the two were ordered to pay a fine amounting to US$2,000 each or to spend two months in jail.

The magistrate also ruled that the vehicles should be released to Church of Christ in Malawi which is the pair’s church.

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  1. Kumeneko ndi kuwabela anthuwo.Alipila bwanji ku zim nmalo mwa mw.Boma lilowelelepo mwasanga akutizolowela kumangoti amalawi ndiwopusa.One day tizabweza.Zachamba eti.

  2. Let’s find out malamulo aku Zimbabwe akutichani pankhan yodusamo ndi katundu. Boma la Malawi pokhala chete osachitapo kanthu,kodi likuvomeleza anthuwo akuphwanya malamulo akumeneko?? Inunso a Zimbabwe nkumatchera msampha wokawira ndlama/makopala ku dziko losauka linzanu. Uli kuti muchite ka transit fee ku vyaru visambazi ngati Amereka Buriten Japan Tchayina navinyakheso boyiii!!

  3. If u eating the sweat of someone u must know this,(befor u die or before Juses come,ur sin u will find u and u will pay it,ameneyo asaone ngati ndi ochenjera,day will come

  4. If the cars are coming to Malawi and are only passing through Zimbabwe I don’t see why they should pay Zim authorities, duty is paid in the country where the goods are destined to be not intransit

  5. Wat is dat duty for?if it is custom,wy not pay at our borders?Meaning they must pay for it in zim and in malawi too?Authorities show your power here

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  7. These Zibambwean are taking advantage of Malawia whenever we in trasit or passing through their borders. Their give a fine for no reason as if we live in Zim weather over stay in S.A or just because you buy a car in South Africa or you buy storen in S.A., Then their souldnt blame us for their economic and poverty criss . Their a lot Malawian who are in prison in Zim for nothing just because your passing through Zimbabwe for buying a car a storen car in S.A.Malawi government must do somethings

  8. 1.5 mil iyenela kupitadi ngatichindapusa anthuopemphela dzinalamulungu chokanamila ndichani? Ndiyepamenepo Zim imayendela kuti, ambuye mutipase chakudya chalero kkkkkk

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  10. Had it been that God is just a person the money you have collected from these men you could not eat even single tambala you could give back to the one who created that country.

  11. Had it been that God is just a person the money you have collected from these men you could not eat even single tambala you could give back to the one who created that country.

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