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Illegal Trading: Chibuku Smuggled In

Illegal Trading: Chibuku Smuggled In

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Over 200 cases of Chibuku Super beer are suspected to have been smuggled into the country from Zambia. Meanwhile authorities have seized the smuggled items in Lilongwe. This happened after Chibuku Products Limited-CPL conducted a two-day search in Lilongwe and Mchinji districts last week. In Lilongwe, the illegally imported beer was seized from Chinsapo, Biwi and Area 24 among other places. According to CPL Business Development and Corporate Affairs Manager Gloria Zimba, the search was done after noticing a 50 percent drop in their sales. Zimba told the Malawi News Agency that it is frustrating as Zambian Chibuku Super beer is branded similarly with the Malawian brand. She said this makes it difficult for customers to differentiate the two.
Raw Deal: TNM Accused Of Staging Promo

Raw Deal: TNM Accused Of Staging Promo

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Consumer Association of Malawi (CAMA) says will investigate into the TNM's Green Friday promotion where customers are accusing TNM of allegedly not offering what it advertised. CAMA Executive Director, John Kapito, blamed the mobile network service provider for advertising a product but failed to provide it on stock. “TNM will have to be taken to task," he said. TNM Spokesperson, Limbani Nsapato, has dismissed the claims, saying that they had enough phones in stock. Consumers in Mzuzu expressed anger for what they said was cheating by TNM. "We have been cheated because the phones that they promised to offer are not the ones that are in the store," one complained. "I am disappointed with TNM. Imagine, wasting time and money coming here [Mzuzu] just to find that the phone