MRA impounds newly launched Kwezy Buses

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The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) has impounded the bus, under Kwezy brand, on allegation that the owner, Benson Vitsitsi, presented falsified documents during clearance.

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The seizure comes barely a day after the fleet was unveiled on the roads of Malawi with pomp and funfare.

MRA Head of Corporate Affairs Steven Kapoloma said on Friday Vitsitsi’s conduct was in breach of the Customs and Excise Act.

“Bank documents presented to MRA by Mr. Vitsitsi, purportedly being remittance documents to the supplier of the buses in China, are allegedly to have been false or falsified,” said Kapoloma.

According to Kapoloma, the four buses are currently being kept at MRA’s offices in Blantyre and Lilongwe “as the Authority conducts further verifications excise regarding the allegation”.

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