THOKO KATIMBA CLOCKS A WEEK IN POLICE CUSTODY


Thoko and Loyd Phiri

Silky voiced gospel
crooner Thoko Katimba is
still in the cooler at Mchinji
Police Station, almost a
week after his arrest last
Wednesday.

The police arrested
Katimba, who is the
current top selling gospel
musician, for allegedly
using a friend’s car as collateral to obtain a Mk
500, 000 loan, without
the friend ’s approval.

Mchinji Police Spokes
person Portiphar Malapa
said Katimba appeared in
court last Friday but the
case was adjourned up to
a day to be set this week.

“The police are still putting up pieces of his
case together before they
grant him bail, that is why
he is still in police
custody,” said Malapa.

Meanwhile, a Lilongwe
based car dealer is also
accusing the Ndilibenanu
mawu star of bolting with
a Mercedes Benz
Compressor he did not purchase.

Both the Malapa and F & F
Business Consultants, a
company which
specializes in Mercedes
Benz dealing in Lilongwe
confirmed the development in separate
interviews last Thursday.

“We did not know that our vehicle had been
confiscated from Katimba
because of debts he had
with a certain person in
Mchinji until some well
wishers tipped us. Thus, on Wednesday we
decided to persuade him
(who was by then
dodging us after the car
had been confiscated) to
meet us in Lilongwe to finalize our deal.

“We praised the heavens that he showed up and
asked him to take us
where he had left our
car,” Francis Mpemba, the executive director of F &
F Business Consultants
was quoted in the last
recent edition of the
Weekend Times tabloid.

According Mpemba,
Katimba had been playing
hide and seek to buy the
car which was pegged at
K2.6 million despite
letting him to use it for some time.

“He only gave us K180, 000 out of K2.6 million.
The K2.4 million cheque
he gave us this other day
bounced at Lilongwe
Standard bank.

Being a
gospel musician, we trusted that he would do
justice to us that is why
we released the car to
him,” said Mpemba.

Mpemba added that the
K180, 000 which Katimba
managed to pay his
company would instead
be charged as a rent fee
for the car through out the time he was using. (Malawi Voice)

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