Tit for tat: Govt closes Times Group!

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Government has through the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) has this morning sealed the Times Group – a media group that runs a daily paper, a television and radio station over non payment of income tax, Malawi24 has learnt.

Reports say the amount is in the region of MK1.6 Billion.

According to MRA, Times failed to settle its tax liability that accumulated to K675, 989,316.75, taxes amounting to K504, 962,332.87 and penalties that have gone together with interest amounting to K171, 006,983.89.

Times

Sealed!

Workers are being denied entry with all property including vehicles seized.

A notice pasted on the entrance by the MRA reads ” under the authority of the taxation act Cap 41:01 section 107 (3), this property has been seized for non payment of income taxes. All persons are warned not to remove, damage or any way tamper with the property.”

This has come weeks after the media group blew up a story that exposed government of making unscrupulous deals involving the purchase of maize from Zambia through the Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (ADMARC).

ADMARC had then moved the courts to stop TIMES from reporting on its corruption before lawyers lifted the injunction.

 

 

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  1. I think we are too dumb to be independent. where was MRA until TAX accumulate that much. thats a fucken lot of money. Imagine if we have 2,3 companies getting away with this kind. Oh no no no. its either someone is sleeping on duty or deliberately ignoring his responsibility.

  2. Kkk in retaliation they hav though to do so?basically they want to hide justice.”Mahaltima Ghadi sayed even if you are a minolity of one,but the trueth remains the same…chilungamotu tidzadziwa.

  3. I don’t think any1 yemwe amadulidwa PAYE from these peanuts we call salaries can back some1 who is running a huge busnss with lots of profits and akuzemba msonkho.achita bwino kutseka times owners must pay taxes.

  4. If times group antena is raised higher&receives highest&immediate information to alert the nation.Why did it fell to detect what is happening within itself,it was maizegate now this Taxegatetime.

  5. If times group is realistic&truthful in its reporting why is it that it failed to report to the nation about its failure to pay taxes.MRA has done it for us,Pliz report even whattup in yur house.

  6. ndiye ena angolandirila ndalama zimenexo mkumahahaza ndi ma family awo ali phe.amachita bwino osapereka chifukwa amadxiwa kut ena ayika thumba mwawo

  7. MRA also have just blinded by DPP gvt to do so coz at this moment things r not ok to DPP side, but still the truth will be revealed that is just waste of time. In short MRA have been hired by DPP Idiots

    • Baba msakomete pakometi yangapa ndiwe chisiru eti uzikometa ku post uku zaukape ine panga apa ayi undichokerepo bwanji umangondilondola palipose pamene ndingakomete pa zandale? Ine sindidya zandale or kuti mwina ndikuvutika nawo kumalawiko ndiboma la DPP la makapelo ayi ndakuona ukulimbana ndi ine osaziwa kuti ukuzinyoza wekhe, son of bitch

    • Kodi iwe ndiwe mzukulu wa Hule lotchuka kumalawiko? Bwanji zolankhula zako sizikuveka ndipang’ono pomwe kumangolalata chilichonse poti Agogo ako ali mchipani cha DPP

  8. Padzana paja idali nkhani ya cashgate atagulitsa ndege ija, leronso yadza ina ya maizegate mutagula chimangacho kwa eni uko mwanjila yachinyengo. Azitsogoleri onsewa ndakatangale ndipo zawo ndizi modzi, kma ovutika ndife amphawi cfkwa sitikudziwa komwe tikupita.

  9. Mukuona ngati kunkhala president kapena wandale ndikwamuyaya.ukamufuse bale wako pa ndata.kunali anthu,ziwunjikizeni chuma cha ku malawi koma kumwamba ndiye kaya? ndipo mungotipha tonse musaleko nonkha ndi abale anu ku malawi kuno

  10. Zalephela zitayang’anana.amalawi kunjaku dzina ndila chaponda {ndinava pena akut chaponda watigonetsa ndi njala.mbava zavuta m’boma mmmm kuba kochititsa manyazi.ndim’tsogoleri wadziko yemwe upezeka pam’landu waukapondo

  11. Kkkkkkk truth pains thats all mufuna asafuse misonkhoyo kodi amalawi bwanji wa maize gate amuimitsa ndiye wats the connections apapaaa

  12. Muthalika and your cronies we are watching you with the eagles eyes.Don’t think you can fool the whole country with this fabricated tax stories. We all know that you hate the Daily Times group with guts. #2019 we will also close the DPP government with the vote

  13. Kkkkk matama onse aja atimes group kani misonkho mukulephera kulipira,aiseke kumene ndalamazo zachuluka ife tikulipila msonkho kumudzi kuno inu ndiye muzingodyelera zimenezo zakanika,koma matama onse aja ine ndimayesa kuti inu sizimakuvutanitu

  14. MRA??? You better be not used like Macra…!!! Dpp is a sinking boat at present. Will try to survive by all costs, but will come to end forever ever. Trade carefully… We will not all together die same day and history will remain alive. 2017, year of opposition.

  15. APM’s governance is full failures and brutality because is fondal hiding the truth that people, other medias i.e ZBS, Times Radio and other stake-holders spell out.This act will never yield anything coming 2019 unless muzabeleso mavotiwo but for the truth JUST LEAVE FOR OTHERS

  16. Malawi my country, back to the one party era. Zonvetsa chisoni that 23 years after attaining democracy we are still doing things barbarically. Where was MRA all this time. You can silence Times Group but you can’t silence the people and you can suppress the truth even olo mutatipha tonse. These are the things that will make this country’s development stagnant. This issue will attract even the attention of the few donors we have and them too will withhold their aid, Ife ndikumavutika. Kodi our leaders munmaganiza bwanji???

  17. I like it when i see people commenting on social media with passion and yet they walk in streets with much fear and shame. Its a shame that we cant standup for the only country we have and we want the best,its high time we say its ENOUGH. Our fore fathers fought the oppressors with their last drop of their blood and i tell u that they are so much ashamed of us where ever they are. These people were not here that time because they were cowards they couldnt stand the oppressors and now they want to destroy this freedom! Are we going to stand aside and watch them? #LETS RISE NOW!

  18. jajahajahahhahahahahhahahahahahahahahahh kodi a times group ndinu mbavanso eti mumakanika kupanga pay tax kuba ndalama za a Malawi kumeneko big up MRA

  19. Slowly slowly this govt is sinking no wonder it starts like that ,times group is there to tell us the hidden things dpp watch the space 2019 ur out of gvt

  20. Times group employees will be paid by the likes of chatsika’ tsembeleka’ and the like. Used and dumped like a condom! ! ine mulibemo and I don’t know who is next.

  21. But the truth has been known already,and if Mulumbe has been suspended from work chapondanso must leave the office.dpp mwayaluka,dausi usamale mawa zikusalira

  22. IMAKANIKANA M/BUS KUNGOTHA LERO MSONKHO WAWOWO, MMAMAWA ALI PAMSEWU KUFINYA MA BUS, KOMA KAMPANI YAYIKULU NGATI IYI MPAKA 1.6 BIL, KUKHALADI MMALAWI NKULIMBA MTIMA.

  23. Are u saying this is so due to accumulated unpaid tax Iwo samafuna kumadulidwa misonkho iwowo kuti chani? Ngati timadulidwa ife anthu what more company? Akalipire basi

  24. Ya malemu ija yoti ukandigenda ndikhala ine ndikuswa ndi njerwa ndi izi lelo cholinga chilungamo chikhale chete iwo azisangalala rubbish!!!!.

  25. I always wanted to be the first to comment, but there is no way. Who are these people who comment at the speed of light? What Internet do they use? What do they live for? Where they live? What do they eat?

  26. Viva Government…. Long live MRA. Kusimbwa konse kuja osapereka TAX… ukamanyera osamagenda ku polisi chamba chiri mthumba, Kunyera panjira uzilinga uli ndi mbalume… Osaphwekesa.. Freedom or no freedom, Times group is very stipid medea group.Any one who will sympathise with them is stupid. Nosense!

  27. iiiiiii koma anthu amene mu kutukwana apanu kuti boma lalakwisa ndi mbuli kwa mbuli zachabechabe akutumani a m c p mukhaula boma ndi boma ndipo ziko la malawi lino simuzalilamulilanso ata anyapapi inu a mcp ngati samapeleka tax mumafuna atani mwakhaula achita bwino aseka muona ngati mungamuchose Peter muuponda dpp boma

  28. Is it a figure MRA can’t recover. What hypocrisy, other are given tax holidays , rebates, tax free status and many more incentives. Yet u can’t negotiate with a Malawian company employing citizens of your country on how you can recover taxes. Double standards

  29. What a such kind of government is this just hate the truth to come out but just blackmailing people we now not like old days people we are now able to know everything going under the ground the pblm here is the truth about maize eish you mutharika’s you are stupid indeed

  30. Madonaz anasiya kutithandiza,boma liadalira MRA kuti itolere misonkho lero a TIMES sakulipira msonkho mpaka more than a billion. A times ndi amene amakhala pasogolo kuzuzula boma kuti likulephera,shaa

  31. aristotle in his 400 paged book “signs of a collapsing govt”……stressd nd i quote ” u start seeing the true colour of a collapsing govt @ a time wen leaders in rulling stand on the feet of th clay pot defending “sand nd milk”…..that is not worth defending?…….in tjis case plato implied that they wuld b strong pple in govt who are strong but wuld b left to linger nd monger behind the curtain…..but later rhses strong ppo wuld perish wen the clay pot( day 1)….comprehends……..mark my words sooner u wll cee platos words coming tru……watch me

  32. Komatu reason yake Ili pompo its bcoz they hv not paid tax koma mbuli zawanthu zikukowesa politics . Do u know the meaning of tit for tat ? Can u b happy kuti others should pay tax while others not ? Zakhala bwino kuti angoyitseka mwamtendere ikanakhala kongelesi bwenzi ma repoters onsewo Ali Ku exile while others dead & their women’s raped by nyapala za pioneer . Rest in peace mcp media . Uwill criticise dpp until 2024!!

  33. The government is engaging the battle with private media houses, but this won’t prevent us to hear the truth, times can not fail to pay the tax!

  34. Its politics its not a game of rules and regulations! Its dog eat dog.If you are a small fish try netball! Politics is for the tried and tested.Noone plays it clean nowadays.Even in America they are crying!

  35. MRA bzy kutolera misonkho kumakapatsa andale agule nyumba kunja azikakhala akachoka pampando kusiya Malawi padzuwa, SHAME!

  36. i mean 1.6billion? thats alot of unpaid tax and one will wonder what MRA has been doing all this while.now when people are connecting your actions with politics dont question them.

  37. just pay the tax and then the offices will be opened ..ukachenjera pogona anzako amakuchenjelera pogona

    Ng’oma yoliritsa imang’ambika

  38. Sizikugwirizina ndi ndale izi. A times alipire msonkho basi. If they have been defaulting tax remittances this is what happens to all. Inu mukumva bwanji?

  39. This is Africa where some of Governments are against the truth. Ealier we learnt it from Gambia etc. God givr us your mercy and light in order to avoid that darkness!!!

  40. Honesty with us seem to go different directions. Media does us so much good by exposing the filth in Government while they do us the worst by not paying Taxes to partly repair the same economy they cheat to be concerned about.

  41. Some of media houses kwathu kuno amakhala ngati zipani zandale with their motives alipire misonkho yo asamangoziwa kuzuzula boma pomwe iwo akuphwanyaso lamulo

  42. Welcome to Africa the darkest continent shaped like a question mark. ..? And Malawi is the dark party, that is also happening in Zambia , the post news paper is closed , but they failed to close brains of the proprietor, he’s incorporated another newspaper called the “The Mast”

  43. Government is against the truth that times are telling Malawian but they r not against with theft chaponda is stilling from poor tax payer, universities r crossed but r not concerned how can we develope our country with that jealous?

  44. misokho ndendiyosayamba kutolela koma magate too much osamadana ndichilungamo mukuwasekela pano mawa muzawafuna omwewo kuti akuthandizeni

  45. Let’s stop commenting here on facebook.. Let us wake up and do something to force this government to be accountable for its wrong doings.. Aaaaaaaaaaa

  46. Ufulu uja mwatilandanso ? Tsiku lina DPP izakhalanso kunja kwa boma , MRA tsiku lina mtsogoleri wina azalamulira dziko lino samalani mulingo wanu ukubwera .

  47. Yah! times group if u join politics instead of doing ur business be strong this is the result!, Politics is dirty know that! Muisova

  48. mabakha inu akutitu ali ndingongole kuboma yomwe akulephera kulipira ndiye mukufuna kuti alipire ndindani basi boma litenga kampani yonseyo kkkkkkkkkkk

  49. Government has through the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) has this morning sealed the Times Group – a media group that runs a daily paper, a television and radio station over accumulated un-paid tax, Malawi24 has learnt.Reports say the amount is in the region of MK1.6 Billion.This has come weeks after the media group blew up a story that exposed government of making unscrupulous deals involving the purchase of maize from Zambia through the Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (ADMARC).

  50. I think you have rushed to publish the story, just two lines without even getting some views/reactions of the employees of the Daily Group.

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