There were reports and photos which circulated on social media on Saturday morning suggesting that three vehicles were dumped in Mulanje. As turns out, the story is fake.
According to investigations by Akometsi, the vehicles, MZ 1442, KA 7672 and MJ 2067 owned by Vincent Kafwamba, Eaton Mmela and Peter Mwamondwe were packed there when they hiked the Midima Mountain located at MUST turn off, close to Mikolongwe Farm.
“It was shocking to see social media reports indicating that the vehicles we parked while we hiked the Mulanje Mountain were said to have been dumped and when we came back, we found the Police there,” explained Colby Mughogho who runs Bushcamper and Adventures.
Mughogho also expressed his disappointment at the news and how it has affected his business.
“It was irritating and an embarrassing moment especially for myself because these people are my clients I came here to hike with them and one of them works at Reserve Bank. He was subjected to an unncessary redicule and social media rumours,” he said.
When asked by Police to produce evidence, the owners quickly produced keys to the vehicles and were able to say before hand some of the items they had left in the vehicles as well as producing supporting documents and their identification.
Of late, there have been reports in the media of MRA stolen vehicles which were dumped in different location, a trend that has made many Malawians to suspect every vehicle they find packed without guard.