US citizen stranded after losing K15m in land deal

February 8, 2014 • Front Page, National News • Written by :

The land under contention

The land under contention

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) is investigating a case in which Humphrey McNally’s tourism investment could reduce him to a poster child for shady land deals that are slowly turning the country into a harsh business destination.

On 28 October last year, McNally, from Washington DC, USA, wrote Minister of Justice Fahad Assani seeking assistance on the matter in which a local, Richard Chinyanga Chirwa, is trying to lease shoreline plot 477 situated at Nkhata Bay Boma.

The American, now stranded with no cash and business papers, started dealing with Chirwa in 2008 after inquiring about the land from a lands official, a Mr Mphande, whom he later engaged to do the measurements.

He proceeded to start building the tourist resort after temporarily renting it from Chirwa at K180 000 (US$431) per year on an agreement that he would permanently takeover upon his return the following year.

However, when he consulted lands officials after Mphande’s retirement, he was told that the beach spot was actually public land in nobody’s name.

This has led to a long drawn battle for the ownership of the investment worth approximately K15 million (US$35 885), leaving McNally being dumped by six lawyers, obtaining injunctions, getting threats and counter-injunction and referring the matter to various ministries as well as President Joyce Banda and US Embassy.

But in an act of rapid response lacking throughout the case, Justice Minister Fahad Assani referred the matter to ACB director Rizine Mzikamanda whose letter, dated October, acknowledged receiving the appeal and promised:  “The complainant will duly be processed and that the bureau will revert to the complainant soon”.

But speaking exclusively to Weekend Nation last week, McNally literally wept as he recounted how the wheels of justice are turning too slow for his liking.

“This has taken away five years of my life. My big dreams have been destroyed,” said McNally of the investment in an area that captivated him with its smiling people and stunning sights of the continent’s third largest fresh water lake.

The traveller, who first landed in the country as a tourist in 2007, said he returned the following year when he inquired about the 0.9 hectare portion and was directed to Ronald Chinyanga Chirwa who reportedly owned it.

However, after renting the place, he was told by his lawyer Godfrey Masi that the land was publicly owned and has no deed.

Now a restaurant and bar stand at the contentious site, with three structures artistically suspended over the lake with a wooden footbridge linking them to each other. The protruding trio of huts have been subject of a matter which has been to courts and back, with proof of payment indicating it reached President Joyce Banda’s office in April 2012.

On August 18 2011, lawyer Phillip Banda got an injunction restraining Chirwa and his agents from doing anything or act whatsoever in connection with the land.

But before becoming a magistrate in Blantyre, lawyer Viva Nyimba, on advice from Chirwa, later obtained an injunction varying the continuance of the construction.

A few weeks later, the lawyer filed a contempt of court case against the foreigner for reportedly continuing construction on the land despite the court order.

However, the investor showed Weekend Nation a batch of signed paper from witnesses saying nothing was happening on the site during the period.

The investor has spent four years in the country without requisite documents since lawyer Victor Gondwe’s efforts to process a business residence permit before his return in 2009 proved futile.

To salvage the situation, the American wrote the Lands Minister Henry Phoya who sent a team to look into the issue.

On Tuesday, Phoya confirmed: “I’m aware that he approached us in writing and we deployed a team to investigate. As regards to the findings and ownership of the land, talk to the Principal Secretary.”

But Principal Secretary for Lands and Housing Ivy Luhanga said the inspectors from the ministry’s headquarters and Mzuzu recommended to McNally to take the matter to court.

Dissatisfied with how the ministry is handling the matter, McNally wrote President Joyce Banda in April two years ago. In August 2012, former Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs Kabambe phoned him stating that the president has instructed his ministry to look into the matter.

Having spent about K1.5 million (US$3588) chasing business and residency papers on top of spending K15 million in developing the property which is deteriorating, he said: “Save for Justice Minister Assan’s response, I wonder why no one is helping me, the lawyers, police, lands officials and relevant ministries,”

On December 4 last year, acting regional commissioner for lands AO Thumba wrote him to say the land was leased to Chirwa’s daughter, Chifundo, in August 2013.

“We write to advise you that it will not be prudent on the part of this ministry to process your application for the same land,” reads the letter, suggesting that he seeks a possible sublease.

Ministry of Lands and Housing public relations officer, Mike Chigowo, refused to comment on the matter this week saying: “The disagreement between Mr. McNally and Mr. Chirwa over the land you have mentioned is currently in court as such it is not appropriate for the ministry to comment on the issue.”

Chirwa could not be reached for his side of the story, but a letter written on April 1 2011 by Nkhata Bay lands official Gladys Mdumuka shows he complained to the district commissioner that McNally was “attempting to grab Chirwa’s land at Nkhata Bay using your own techniques”.

McNally, who is surviving on handouts from friends in the US and a small fishing boat which fetches him just enough for meals, lamented: “I left the US with a substantial amount of money to invest here but I’m stuck. I’m kind of imprisoned; I cannot move or go out of the country although my family is advising me to go back.

“While here, I have endured death threats, I have lived in a hut with a muddy floor and no electricity. I have endured malaria and diarrhoea. Now I’m on medication of blood pressure and other stress-related ailments,”

He claims he has no money to challenge the injunction Chirwa obtained in June 2012. In July the same year, he appeared at Nkhata Bay First Grade Magistrate’s Court to answer the charges of making a document without authority (contrary to Section 364 of the Penal Code), but the court “was persuaded not to convict him because he had actually acted under desperation”.

He is still waiting for the business residence permit that stalled in file Number 85535 at the Immigration Headquarters in Blantyre. He rues how he was summoned from Nkhata Bay to the Immigration Office only to reconfirm his phone contacts.

His aide, former watchman Charles Mwase, 27, says he has seen the man cry like a baby and protected him from physical attacks resulting from the dispute.

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61 Responses to US citizen stranded after losing K15m in land deal

  1. tonde says:

    Mr Chapaphewa Ntila adya ma Dollar. Munthu uyu kumupatsa zaka zisanu. Aba zonse zaboma, ngalimoto, nyumba, Waba kale ndenge, makwacha. You never voted her before, don’t try now

  2. zuluuuuuu says:

    he shud pack his rugs and go mzungu wopusa ameneyu

    • Rhessah says:

      He is An African-American, who had interest in developing homeland. Not a white man.

    • Steven says:

      Zuluuuu did not go to school
      You will eat cassava leaves in the Village your whole bad life. This Investor is here to help you! He is not involved in Cash Gate..Get angry with JB Government, not this Investor. Shame on you CAVE MAN.

  3. Wiza says:

    RIP mzungu this z malawi man munatibera kunatha! Its pay bak time now!the way its paining u now same 2 us when u rooted everything 4rm here 2 ur homeland!

    • Rhessah says:

      Ndi munthu wakudatu…….. his ancestors were slaves in America, now after obtaining cash there he wanted to do ma investments ku homeland.

  4. John Banda says:

    What is K15 million? And you call this fellow an investor? I think he is a gold digger.

  5. Eutopia says:

    I’m puzzled by some of these replies. They seem to condone theft from this US citizen but seem quite happy to see their own Government and leaders pocket billions that this man’s country has supplied in Aids for the benefit of all Malawians? perhaps, after nearly 50 years of ‘independence’. donors should now cease all aid to Malawi?

    I wonder if anyone will enlighten me – with a sensible answer?

    • Ngombwax says:

      I am also a little disturbed by the reaction of my fellow Malawians. We tolerate a lot of shit from our politicians and yet we can’t feel sorry for this dude. The problem he’s having has everything to do with the corruption in the land, of course. The Lands Dept is among the most corrupt depts in the land. The buck, of course, stops at JB’s footsteps. And she’s is dangerously corrupt. She says all the right things about corruption, but at the end of the day she does the exact opposite. She’s thus more dangerous to the nation than Bingu.

    • Rhessah says:

      Good comment, these other guys talk with some part of the brain paused.

  6. Robert says:

    Mr Eutopia.. The replies clearly shows you the ILLITERACY AND JEALOUSY that exists in Malawi. They are quick to reply with ignorance about this man’s pain & suffering,but they sit quiet watching their own Government steal billions (Cash Gate) from them while their family members die like flies everyday from a lack of resources that even this very Investor would bring to the country through his Tourism Investment.
    Very soon Donors will run from us and famine will set in. Remember this man’s country feed us! Do you think his Government is happy today??
    This story is yet another terrible blow to Malawi, a country that is going downhill very fast!
    We better pray to God that The Government of Malawi take care of this man quickly as this story is being seen all over the world including The USA Government!
    COLLECTIVE CORRUPTION IS NOW TURNING ON INVESTORS!! A BAD SIGN OF THINGS TO COME..SHAME ON YOU MINUSTRY OF LANDS, LEGAL SYSTEM,JUDICIARY, TOURISM DEPT., AND ALL PLAYERS IN WHAT IS OBVIOUSLY A ” COLLECTIVE CORRUPT EFFORT” AGAINST THIS INVESTOR WHO HAD GOOD INTENTIONS..
    SHAME ..SHAME…SHAME…SHAME!

  7. Charles says:

    THIS MAN IS OUR BROTHER…HE IS A BLACK AMERICAN.. BUY THE PAPER AND SEE HIS PHOTO. WE ARE RELIABLY TOLD HE IS A GEM OF A PERSON. HE IS WARM,GENEROUS AND KIND TO ALL AS REPORTED FROM NKHATA BAY. WE HAVE LEARNED THAT HE HAS BEEN RAISING A BOY FOR THE LAST 8 YEARS. WE UNDERSTAND THE LITTLE BOY WAS VERY SICKLY, EVEN REQUIRING BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS. THIS MAN TOOK HIM IN AND CARED FOR ALL HIS NEEDS. PLACED HIM IN PRIVATE SCHOOL WHERE HE IS ALWAYS NUMBER ONE IN HIS CLASS. WE HAVE ALSO LEARNED THAT THE MAN HAS HELPED MANY FAMILIES WITH FUNERALS ,EVEN TRANSPORTING THE DEAD PERSONALLY, AND PROVIDING CLOTHING, FOOD,TOYS AND THE LIKE TO MANY FAMILIES IN THE COMMUNITY. WHY HAS THE DISTRICT COUNCIL FAILED THIS INCREDIBLE HUMAN BEING? WHY HAS THE LEGAL SYSTEM FAILED HIM? WHY HAS THE JUDUCIARY FAILED HIM? WHY HAS MINISTRY OF TOURISM FAILED HIM?
    IN LAST WEEKS NATION NEWS, MALAWI IS RANKED ” THE RISKIEST INVESTMENT DESTINATION”..
    WE AS MALAWIANS WILL SUFFER!!;

  8. Tawonga says:

    I know the man very well..I am crying for him. He has even helped me with clothing, shoes and food. He is the kind of man you just want to stay with. MALAWI GOVERNMENT BEST HANDLE THIS FAST!

  9. Simeon says:

    I know Mr McNally. He has helped me and my children with school fees. I am sad…
    This type of person we need more of in our country.
    I think we need to PETITION GOVERNMENT on his behalf..This is corruption and injustice.
    NKHATA BAY LETS MOBILIZE TO GET ACTION AND CHASE THAT CROOK OUT THAT IS SQUATTING ON GOVERNMENT LAND!

  10. James says:

    This situation for Humphrey has left us sad for years. Government has failed this honest good man. They better move that Thief off the land or we as Citizens who are suffering and need a job will. WE WON’T WAIT LONG!

  11. Esau says:

    I met Mr McNally when he first landed in Malawi in 2007. From that time up to date, the man has been a good honest man. He is friendly and kind to everyone. What has happened to him is an injustice especially when now the whole country know that Government people are behind this corruption against the man..The land is VACANT land, yet he was obstructing the man for years while everyone in a position to help the man has ignored him while others were involved with the Tonga Thief to steal his investment!
    Shame on you so called Government!
    Clean the mess up..This man comes from the Country that feed us!

  12. Don says:

    Mr Humphrey paid my school fees until I finished form 4. My father died and Mr Humphrey now cares for me. In my life I have not met a better person. My Father loved him..
    I am learning so much from this super intelligent man. I have prayed to God many nights to help Mr Humphrey fight the evil of Richard Chirwa.
    Our Government people are foolish and selfish!
    Lets not forget where us Malawians get food to eat..FROM HIS COUNTRY…
    JB AND ALL HER CASH GATE CROOKS BETTER WISE UP!

  13. Joe says:

    What crooks we have in Government..Mr Mphande of Nkhata Bay Landa and Gladys Mdumuka along with the DC & ADC you all know what you did to this man!
    Mphande we hope ACB put you in prison for ABUSE OF PUBLIC OFFICE!
    Along with the rest of you DEVILS!
    This man has good intentions but you evil people had to connive against him!
    He will prevail…The truth is in the open now!

  14. Connie says:

    This is a good man…He paid and buried my son.
    Dear God help this man…he has suffered

  15. Annie says:

    My family and I love this man….We are sad to see how he has suffered behind corruption against him! How can Richard Chirwa be so EVIL!
    His father was also an Evil person.
    Government had told him 3 times in the past to leave that land…So why are they conniving with him to steal this man’s money!
    SHAME ON MR MPHANDE,GLADYS MDUMUKA,DIST COMMISSIONER, ASST DC, TA MKUMBIRA, WALTER CHALEMBA(MZUZU LANDS), OSCAR MATOPE (MZUZU LANDS),
    A O THUMBA (MZUZU) AND ALL OTHER PLAYERS IN THIS COLLECTIVE CORRUPTION PLOT TO STEAL FROM A FOREIGNER.
    SHAME ON ALL OF YOU…YOU HAVE NO MORALS!!!

  16. Dr Peters, USA says:

    Shame on you Malawi…. As poor as you are this is how you treat those to come to help?
    Primitive Indeed…Mr McNally’s struggles are
    Over now.
    Our Senators here in USA are aware of this crisis for one of our own!!!

    • anda says:

      Its a sad episode yes. Am sorry but Malawi is not poor. Come and c for yourself. Your poor knowledge of Malawi is very evident

  17. Oswald says:

    This is a good man
    Lets pull together for him!
    CHIRWA MUST GO AWAY NOW!….NOW!

  18. Oswald says:

    AS MALAWIANS WE ARE DEAD AND ROTTEN..
    THIS IS A SAD CASE OF ABUSE OF PUBLIC OFFICE BY GOVERNMENT WORKERS. THE LANDS DEPARTMENT IS ONE OF THE MOST CORRUPT OFFICES IN GOVERNMENT. IMAGINE THIS MAN HAS GONE TO THE HIGHEST OFFICE IN THE LAND “PRESIDENT” BUT HE CONTINUED TO SUFFER NOW FOR YEARS! WE NEED JOBS WHILE A PLACE THAT COULD EMPLOYED SO MANY HAS SAT IDLE!…PLEASE HEAR US…IF GOVERNMENT DON’T ACT ON THIS QUICKLY…WE AS CITIZENS WILL…WATCH & SEE!!

  19. Steppa says:

    Yeah Oswald….WE ARE MEETING ON MONDAY 10 AM ..WE CAN’T TOLERATE THIS ! I KNOW THE MAN…HIS FRIENDS SAY HE HAS BEEN IN PAIN A LONG TIME…HE MOVED TO OUR AREA FOR A WHILE LIVING IN A SMALL LOCAL HOUSE..WE TOOK CARE OF HIM, BUT HE WAS FRIGHTENED AND SICK MANY TIMES. GOVERNMENT IS STEALING BILLIONS FROM US..NOW THEY ARE STARTING TO STEAL FROM INVESTORS THAT COME HERE TO HELP US?…
    LETS STAND UP FOR THIS MAN!!!!

  20. Vince says:

    JB must go too…
    Her Government is nothing but GANGSTERS!
    CHIRWA YOU ARE OUTTA HERE!!

  21. BJ says:

    Shows you how deeply corrupt our country is
    Shame!
    Its up to us Citizens to help him…
    Chirwa must go NOW!

  22. BJ says:

    Mr Mphande is known to be a crook..he has done shady deals throughout his time at Lands..He wanted to grease his elbows big before retirement!
    Gladys Mdumuka and the rest are the shame!
    Bingu must be turning in his grave…

  23. Nyani wa ku Mwananyani says:

    Now someone just hit the nail on the head – that this gentleman is an African American, not a white guy. Many have witnessed Azungu getting faster service than Abantu in Malawi offices. I tell you, if Ngwazi Bingu was around and in office, this nonsense would not be happening; he was a hands-on guy! And also Bingu would not tolerate a benevolent African American getting shafted like this on the home continent of his ancestors. Bingu had travelled widely enough in the old days to hate how Africans and African Americans were being systematically abused. Not that Bingu would treat a white guy differently; but Joyce Banda is ignorant about these historical imperatives, in the intellectual context. This story reinforces my belief that corruption is now rampant and systemic under the current regime. Corruption is tolerated to the maxi; and even sponsored by some in the political class. Sponsored without shame! Taking advantage of a fellow “African” who wants to help us, like this? Please Mme. President, show us that you can get this gentleman get a fair conclusion to this saga. Show us you are results oriented, and not just full of hot air. Don’t just drop the ball, like the way you have. Or are you waiting for the American Embassy to nudge you, as usual? Please, Please…!!!!

  24. Chris says:

    President JB….We are waiting on you!
    This is our brother who has come to help us!
    Corruption is now done in broad daylight without
    shame..
    Shame on you NKHATA BAY LANDS, VIVA NYIMBA, OSCAR MATOPE , WALTER CHALEMBA , TOURISM SAGAWA IN NB AND ALL COLLECTIVE PLAYERS!!!;!

  25. Phiri says:

    Corruption is rampant and without shame!
    But who the hell is this RICHARD CHIRWA CHINYANGA?
    He is squatting on Government Land not paying Lease and attempting to steal this Investors investment! Mr Mphande has kept him there over the years…ACB should put him in prison…

  26. Dimori says:

    This is a bad story …Its all over FACEBOOK
    TWITTER AND OTHER SITES
    Seems the story has been reported to CNN, MSNBC AND VARIOUS LOCAL RADIO STATIONS
    I know the man…He is one of the nicest,kindest people you will ever meet.
    He recently took in a young person who’s family died! He also has a young adopted boy away in Boarding Private School. We know the Boy is bright speaking English,Tumbuka,Tonga,Chewa etc..We know the boy’s life was saved by Mr McNally!!
    May God clear the path of this GOOD MAN
    AMEN..

  27. Billionaire says:

    As Malawians we can just join hands to help this man
    This is inhuman
    Anyway tommorrow is the mystry forget not

  28. Maria says:

    I AM ANGRY…THIS IS A GOOD HONEST HANDSOME MAN WITH A BEAUTIFUL SMILE
    I KNOW MR HUMPHREY AND LOVE HIM
    LETS HELP THIS MAN…..
    LETS ORGANIZE A PROTEST IN FRONT OF THE NKHATA BAY LANDS OFFICE. THOSE CROOKS SHOULD BE MADE ASHAMED…
    THE MADNESS FOR MY FRIEND IS OVER NOW.
    WE WAIT TO SEE HOW QUICKLY PRESIDENT BANDA TAKE TO END THIS FOOLISH MESS
    HUMPHREY HANG IN THERE!!!!!!! ITS OVER..

  29. Dr Weiner says:

    This man was my Neighbor in USA for many years. We looked after each others family. We had keys to each others homes. He is a unique honest man. We are deeply sad to hear this is what has happened to his dream of investing in Malawi.. Monday I am personally sitting down with Government Officials on his behalf. This cannot be tolerated while we are giving Aid to that country. I have reported the story to The National Newspaper and plan to publicize it until JUSTICE AND COMPENSATION to my friend is done!

    Humphrey call me URGENTLY!!!!
    Dr Weiner, Washington DC, USA

  30. Valeria says:

    Humphrey! Sorry….
    Malawi is too corrupt and dangerous..
    Finish, sell and leave….
    Firenze, Italy

  31. Cesar says:

    My dear friend.
    Your family told me what has happened to you.
    Africa is bad my friend.
    Lets go to Guatemala..
    We see all the mess going on there..
    SELL…COME HOME..THEY CAN EVEN MURDER YOU THERE…WE ARE WORRIED!
    Lawyers here are talking about helping you…please hold on strong!!
    From Miami, Florida

  32. Savut says:

    Namaste’ Humfry..
    Please come back to Indonesia
    Malawi Government is bad people
    Come back to “The Island of the Gods” BALI..
    We miss you in UBUD

    Ubud, Bali-Indonesia

  33. Martha says:

    THIS RICHARD CHINYANGA CHIRWA IS A PROFESSIONAL EVIL CROOK ALONG WITH ALL THOSE GOVERNMENT LANDS PEOPLE; MPHANDE, GLADYS MDUMUKA,MATOPE, CHALEMBA, AO THUMBA ..
    WHAT LAND?? THE MAN BUILT IN THE LAKE!
    THE PLACE IS VACANT.
    ALL OF YOU GOV PEOPLE SHOULD GO TO PRISON…THIS IS A CRIME;;

  34. Mc-Rhey says:

    I know this guy, he is a very good man, I just pray to God that he smiles at the end of all these.
    Guys let’s keep talking about this and do all we can until Humphly gets justice. Guys to hire six lawyers and all of them betray you in a foreign country is very painful, and just imagine how much money they might have costed him?……..eeeesh!!! I dont know what government calls serious cases. And I just heard that Joyce Banda heard about this and nothing happened, isn’t she the one who said that (she) has invited international investors to come in? then what is this?

  35. Richardson says:

    I know this GREAT MAN MR HUMPHREY
    THIS MAN BUILT SOMETHING IN NKHATA BAY
    THAT NO WHITE MAN HAS EVER DONE. TO HEAR WHAT THIS THIEF “CHINYANGA CHIRWA” HAS DONE TO HIM IS BAD AND HE NEVER OWNED THE LAND! THE ANTI CORRUPTION BUREAU HAS AN EASY CONVICTION HERE..THIS IS VERY CLEAR CUT CASE .. 1. THEFT OF GOVERNMENT MONEY (RENTING GOVT LAND) 2. ATTEMPTED THEFT BY TRICK, 3. LOSS OF YEARS OF REVENUE, 4. COST OF RENOVATIONS, 5. COST OF ACTION (LAWYER FEES ,COURT COSTS ), 6. DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER, 7. OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE (FALSE CHARGES AGAINST THE MAN), 8. PERJURY
    MR HUMPHREY WILL SUE HIM!
    LETS ALL PRAY FOR THIS GOOD MAN
    ….AMEN…

  36. Renaud says:

    WE ARE WAITING THE SWIFT ACTIONS OF
    1. ANTI-CORRUPTION BUREAU
    2. PRESIDENT JOYCE BANDA
    READ FULL STORY ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE
    ” RENAUD W MONTEIL”
    This is corruption in plain sight!

  37. BMW of DC says:

    This is our Customer…This is what has happened to his big dreams? We are deeply saddened.
    We pray the President steps in quickly.
    We will contact our dear Customer.

  38. Rob says:

    There is no doubt in my mind why my good friend told me not to think of investing in Africa when I saw pictures of his place in Malawi and wanted to do the same..NOT INTERESTED.
    Humphrey please hold on…You will be vindicated..YOU ARE AN AMERICAN..WE FEED THEM..
    Big Hugs Buddy

  39. Ben says:

    The family of “RICHARD CHINYANGA CHIRWA” is from Usisya. Tonga People…The Father was EVIL ! EVIL!…..It is known fact that he killed a man in Usisya and was chased away..that is how they landed in Nkhata Bay squatting on Government land for years. So everyone now know “Like father like son!!!”…We hear even the son of this Richard Chirwa is the same..How could The Nkhata Bay Lands people do this to an Investor? The land is vacant..No one could have built anything there….The place has no soil..In fact everything is in concrete..I know the man spent much more than Mk 15,000,000 … Also where is the land? The man built in the lake!..
    This is a straightforward case for the ACB..
    Arrest them all–Richard Chirwa, Mr Mphande, Gladys Mdumuka, Nyasulu, Walter Chalemba (Mzuzu Lands), Oscar Matope(Mzuzu), Joe Kantema (Mzuzu)…..
    Lock them up…they are destroying our lives!

  40. Alick says:

    Malawi has gone to a depth never before reached..Our country is now a wild third world place.
    This man Mr Humphrey is one of us..He is our brother…He came to be with us and this is how he is treated?….Shame
    The Criminal “RICHARD CHIRWA” has spread a lot of defamatory rumors about this good man only in his evil attempt to steal and get rich fast..HE HAS FAILED MISERABLY!..
    Lets pull together to help our brother..Forget the nasty rumors spread by this son of a Murderer and help a good man..
    Write letters to JB…ACB…..
    Lets get this Chirwa man put away along with all his Lands Ministry accomplices! Mdumuka,Mphande, Matope,Chalemba,Kantema,Nyasulu…..

  41. Henry says:

    Prayer for Mr Humphrey
    “OUR DEAR FATHER IN HEAVEN YOU SEE THE HEART OF THIS MAN AND ITS PURE..WE AS A NATION KNEEL DOWN BEFORE YOU AND ASK YOU TO TAKE IN YOUR ARMS AND CARE FOR OUR “OUR EARTHLY ANGEL” THAT YOU SENT TO TAKE CARE OF US. WE KNOW YOU ARE A PATIENT GOD, AND YOU HAVE BEEN PATIENT WITH ALL THE EVIL DOERS (MDUMUKA,MPHANDE,A O THUMBA, MATOPE, CHALEMBA, NYASULU, DISTRICT COUNCIL AND RICHARD CHINYANGA CHIRWA) TAKING PART IN DOING EVIL AGAINST YOUR CHILD. WE PUT ALL OUR TRUST IN YOU. WE THANK YOU THROUGH YOUR SON “JESUS CHRIST”…AMEN…AMEN

  42. Mario Hernandez says:

    Humphrey! Your family has sent the link of what is happening to you in Malawi..Please finish and sell that place and come to COSTA RICA.
    We have beautiful white sand beach land to give to you. We miss you and love you so much. Never forget our trek thru Corvovado National Park! My family greetings to you
    Please get out of there …ITS DANGEROUS

    Costa Rica-Manuel Antonio Area

  43. Godfrey says:

    This story is shocking. I know this man Mr Humphrey. I met him in Cape McClear and he invited me to Nkhata Bay to see his place where I wanted to cook for him as a Chef. The questions I have are
    #1 The Judge at The High Court learned early on that the land was Government land and VACANT..He granted Mr McNally and injunction telling him to continue building his place. Then the same Judge months later issued an Injunction to the Thief Chirwa…WHY?
    #2 Now that it has been proven to the whole country how corrupt The Ministry of Lands is..WHAT WILL GOVERNMENT NOW DO FOR THIS INVESTOR FOR HIS LOST YEARS AND MONEY?
    #3 This is a clear cut case of corruption for the ACB..What is the delay in arresting those at The NB Lands Office (Mphande,Mdumuka) and AO Thumba (Mzuzu)
    THIS MAN DESERVES COMPENSATION FROM GOVERNMENT URGENTLY!

  44. Simon says:

    Our Country…Politicians and Civil Servants cannot be trusted.
    The Lands Ministry is 100% corrupt.
    Can Investors come here knowing how corrupt Malawi is…especially after Mr. Humphrey’s treatment.
    Shame on you Judge at High Court (corrupt)
    Shame on you MPHANDE (NB Lands)
    Shame Shame Shame on you A. O. Thumba for abusing your office!
    Shame on you IMMIGRATIONS CHIEF and all other Players in attempting to destroy this man and our lives as Malawians!

  45. Alex says:

    We are a Nation of WILD DOGS!

  46. Happy says:

    The Dead North…
    So rotten the stench is bad
    Tongas are crooks!
    Help this man

  47. Kelvin says:

    Wow!..I know this nice man..I met Mr Humphrey in Livingstone Zambia some years ago when he was looking for a place on the Banks of the Zambezi with the idea of investing in Zambia. Unfortunately he did not invest,but went to Malawi..What a bad mistake! Malawi is too corrupt..We hear all the bad stories coming out of Malawi. What a shame he did not stay in Zambia. Malawians are too jealous of Foreigners especially Americans.
    I pray my friend will get out of that mess and sell and leave. Bad place to invest.
    If a country like that chased Madonna away…anything is possible!
    Shame on you Malawi Government!!

  48. Chris, Florida says:

    This was my Boss for many years in Florida.
    This is one of the best people I have met in my life. He hired me and I learned so much from him. He took me to Europe on a travel. How many Bosses can do that?..This is really a man a little unknown country like that should BOW DOWN TO..
    I can’t believe how he is being treated..I know my Boss and friend..He will stay strong and get out of that hell..
    Shame On you Malawi

  49. Steve mn says:

    Humphrey sorry. .Your sister called me with this bad news. We have been friends now since 1980 and I have never heard anything like this happening to you…
    But I do not know why my dear friend chose Africa. He loves Asians and Latin people..
    I do pray his nightmare ends soon and I know he will be done with Africa.
    We hear all the bad stuff about Malawi ..Government Workers stealing money..Gay people being arrested..Government shooting demonstrators…And a lot more bad things! Not a place I would invest my money.
    I know my friend and I know it was temporary insanity that caused him to go to this Malawi place that no one knows to invest his money and now he is fighting to save his own money from Baboons!..
    Get out of that place my friend..its a bad place!

  50. George says:

    We as Malawians are all dead. Rotten and stink
    How can something like this happen? These Lands People (Gladys, Mphande, AO Thumba) are pure evil ! This man Richard Chirwa should not breathe the same air us Humans breathe. That is a NASTY CROOK.
    If Government dont remove him quickly I hear the rumor that he will be removed by Citizens who are desperate for work!
    What a disgusting sub human…..Wild Beast!!!

  51. Hana says:

    Why web as a Nation is so poor..
    Are you telling me that this man,Mr McNally left his rich country and came to our country…our dirt poor country to invest and help and this is how he is mistreated.
    I hear that not only The District Council and Commissioner mistreated him but The Immigrations Department was one of the big players in frustrating this honest good man.
    This man must be THE FIRST FOREIGNER IN MKHATA BAY TO BRING HIS OWN MONEY AND BUILD SOMETHING DECENT.
    I think JB must have some serious questions for The Immigrations Chief..I hear the man traveled from Nkhata Bay to Blantyre 6 times..One time he was only asked for his phone contact. He was passed around from people to people at The Immigration Dept. A clear sign that they were working against this man. SIX Lawyers having some affiliation with the man , but did not help him.
    1) Victor Gondwe
    2) G Mwase
    3) Wapona Kita
    4) Kalekeni Kaphale (We hear the worst one)
    5) Alan Chinula
    6) PT Banda
    Let this case which is in front of the world beva make up call to the Corrupt Key Players…
    Some people will Fight!!!

  52. Deporres says:

    I know Mr Humphrey..This is really a good kind man with good things in his heart. But none of us seem to understand how our Government of today can allow such mistreatment of a Foreign Investor when we are so poor. The Anti Corruption Bureau seems to have an easy case of conviction for all those that have hindered this ANGEL sent to us by God…The Government must compensate this man..
    We pray for the end of Our Friends suffering.
    Amen

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