Everton Chimulirenji tussles with debt collectors


There was drama at Chinsapo in Likuni in the capital Lilongwe when alleged debt collectors, acting on behalf of businessman Matias Bonongwe of Agrizone International Trading (Azit) invaded the house of politician Everton Chimulirenji, who was the country’s vice president before the court nullified results of the May 21 2019 presidential election.

Malawi News understands that the debt collectors invaded Chimulirenji’s premises Friday morning to recover a K100 million debt he owes Bonongwe.

This, however, did not go down well with Chimulirenji, who called for police intervention.


About three police vehicles arrived at the compound and within minutes, the law enforcers arrested 4 debt collectors and asked Chimulirenji to accompany them to Area 3 (Lilongwe Police Station).

Lilongwe Police Station spokesperson Joseph Kachikho confirmed the arrests.

“Following the incidents that occurred at Chinsapo in Lilongwe at Everton Chimulirenji’s house, police have arrested four people and have since been charged with conduct likely to cause breach of peace, the arrests have been done after Chimulirenji complained the matter to police,” Kachikho said.


In an interview, Bonongwe confirmed to Malawi News that he sent the debt collectors to Chimulirenji’s house after he allegedly failed to pay back the mentioned amount.

“I lost business capital to the tune of K100 Million due to the former minister’s negligence, incompetence and abuse of office…all I want is my money,” Bonongwe said.

But when we wanted to hear Chimulirenji’s side of the story at his house, he refused to comment and chased all reporters at the scene, while telling police officers to confiscate their cameras.

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