Guards jailed for stealing beer

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A court in Nkhatabay has sentenced two men who were working for Makuzi beach as watchmen to five years in prison for stealing beer from a bar.

Police prosecutor Keston Chiona told the court that the two, Daton Chirwa, 30, and Weedman Chipilara aged 43, on 22, 26 and 28 July 2017 were captured on CCTV cameras stealing beer worth K202,400.

On August 15 when the two appeared before Nkhatabay FGM court, they pleaded guilty to the charge of breaking into a building and committing a felony therein contrary to section 311(1) of the penal code and in their mitigations, they claimed to have only drunk five bottles of beer each.

The two also sought the court’s forgiveness saying they have families that they look after and if sent to prison, their families will suffer.

First Grade Magistrate Anthony Banda concurred with the state’s submission that the two deserved custodial sentence saying as watchmen, they were supposed to be custodians of the stolen beer but instead they did the opposite.

He sentenced them to five years in jail each.

Daton Chirwa and Weedman Chipilara come from Traditional Authority Malengamzoma in Nkhatabay district.

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  1. ziclu mpaka kuba midolu komanso ma judge mpaka 5yrs khan yake midoli koma wokupha ma albino akumakagwira ntchito yosesa pa sukulu. koma amwene!!!

  2. Justice is for poor people nanga sii ena ajaa mmati ACB itani itani kayee when someone still beer its 5 years when someone still a phone its 4 years when someone still millions of tax payers money its 2 years and he or she just wait for 6 july

  3. Kusowa Chikondi A Malawi, #Phele? #mowa? #Kabanga? #Phombe? #Ushwala? Unali Wandalama Zingati Kuti Muwagamule Zaka Zisanu? #ndamvananuchisonioweluza Poti Zinali Zamzungu?

  4. 5years For stealing beer? how many crates? Tawa masuleni anthuwo bwerani muzamange jb akudya ndalama zomwe anaba alipheee kunjaku koma iwe oweluzawe unatani mwina umafuna kunena kuti 5month kapena? i think you were dranked during your jugdement

  5. 5years For stealing beer? how many crates? Tawa masuleni anthuwo bwerani muzamange jb akudya ndalama zomwe anaba alipheee kunjaku koma iwe oweluzawe unatani mwina umafuna kunena kuti 5month kapena? i think you were dranked during your jugdement

  6. Mabilion ambili adabedwa m’boma koma anthuwo angodya masosage ndimabanja awo koma ndendedi ndiyamkanda patuwe mabwanawa akangoti bell basi yazizila imeneyo.

  7. Mwasiya munthu okuba chimanga chaponda,okupha alubino,wa cashgate zoona munthu akazunzike kundende kamba ka mowa??God is watching u mr or mrs Judge

  8. Sitikuyikira kumbuyo kuba ayi koma pa umunthu oweruza mwaonjeza.Kumbukirani kuti nanunso ndinu munthu sinu namalenga kuti mulibe banga.Panopa after chiweruzo chanucho mukukhala ndi mtendere wa mumtima kuti mwaweruza mwachilungamo? Moti ngati mumapempheradi, zomwe ndikukaika, mukapita kutchalitchi mudzikapemphera ndi mtima wonse? Kuweruza weruzani pantchito yanu koma molingana ndi kulakwa komwe munthu wachita. Kundende sikofera koma kuti munthu akasinthe khalidwe loipa. Ndikumwamba kokha komwe chilango chake sichiwona msinkhu wa tchimo. Mulungu akusowetseni mtendere. Nanunso akuba mumataninso nanga?

  9. ena akutibera ndalama zathu zankhani-nkhani koma mukungowayang’ana pomwe ukuba mowa 5 yrs. Mulungu alowelelepo, Malawi z not a place to live in now…!!!! Malawi, the Cold heart of Africa

  10. What 5 years for beer and ministers get away after stealing millions from poor shame on who ever brought those charges and if it is a hotel should be boycotted

  11. Ihave remember Geosephy Nkasa hit mphwayi ndi tsoka second and last stanza but Malawi where r u going now learn 2 b innocent pLiz dont manipulate awkwardly shame 2 judges but God remainz ajudge one day u will regreat itell you within this month something great will happen upon the sentenced one and the judge as much as possible and u will send me testimonies asking Gods 4giveness shalome

  12. Bwana magistrate how many crates of beers did they stole is this minimum sentence u gave these guys or you are the third grade magistrate mmm its too much or u have just taken an advantage that your words are final mmmmmmmm

  13. fuck de country,fuck thoz who ar in higher position,fuck u de bastard judge..we are all malawians how com gving stiff punishment 4 silly issues lik this?, perhap u ar taking it as an advantage jst bcoz they ar poor since there ar lots of wel known pple who stole and ar stealing huge amount of gvt money leaving de poor starving..i hate u

  14. chaponda stole money amounting to 16billion ndikutitu ma billion ndiye ndidzanve kuti mwamupatsa zaka 5 judge ameneyo ndidzamugwira pakhosi coz munthu oba beer simungamupatse 5 years mowa wake wa K2000 mkumati ndi miyezi iwiriso osakwana uku mkupha mwanva

  15. That’s Malawi i know…..,the prisons are solely for the underpriviladged the poor.You commit a crime today,you get sentenced the following day,no bail,no masonry favor.Jungle justice indeed.

  16. 5 years just for a matter of stealing beer? Prisons were meant for poor people for sure. Pomwe ena akuchita kutsamila ndalama za amphawi mmmmmm.

  17. Thats malawi i know prison is for poor people but God is watching you and he will judge you how can you put someon behind the bars for five years what are you thinking about their families

  18. Munthu kuba mowa umodzi then jailed for 5 yrs pamene wina anaba mamillion ndi mabillion akungoenda alipheee akut zilibe umbon, hahahaah dziko lokondela ili

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