Another cashgate arrest: Lilongwe businessman charged

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday arrested a Lilongwe-based businessman, Jimmy Mbuliro for allegedly defrauding government.

Egritta Ndala: ACB  arrested Mbuliro

Egritta Ndala: ACB arrested Mbuliro

Mbuliro’s case is latest  in a series of arrests ACB has made since 2013 under the public graft scandal also known as Cashgate.

ACB Senior Public Relations Officer’ Egrita Ndala said Mbuliro was arrested following a tip-off.

”On 5th October, 2011 the Anti-Corruption Bureau received a complaint alleging that public servants were making huge payments to companies owned by themselves or their colleagues for services not offered to Malawi Government,” said Ndala.

Ndala said  ACB’s investigations established that some payments were made from the Malawi Government (Pensions and Gratuities Account) and Accountant General to Mbuliro’s accounts, trading as Jipone Enterprises without offering to Government any service.

Mbuliro will be charged with two counts of corruptly obtaining an advantage contrary to Section 26(1) of the Corrupt Practices Act, two counts of money laundering contrary to Section 35 (1) (c) of the Money Laundering, Proceeds of Serious Crimes and Terrorist Financing Act and two counts of theft contrary to Section 278 of the Penal Code.

”He will be taken to Court after the Bureau recorded a statement from him.”

Cashgate has affected the country’s relations with donors and caused outrage among Malawians.

At the centre of the scandal is a computer-based financial information storage system.

Some government officials have allegedly been exploiting a loophole in the system to divert millions from government coffers.

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33 thoughts on “Another cashgate arrest: Lilongwe businessman charged”

  1. No tribalist lomwe. says:

    Concerned, u need to realise that the stolen money belongs to malawians, no matter is envidence that our money was stolen even b4 2o13.more of the 92bn Must b proscuted than spoken of. Unfortunatly some people like mr ‘concen are defending evil-(92 bn scam)-and rebulking the 2obn scam.why the selective justice? Some where, somehow u make me suspect that u too were a partaker in the 92bn scam or u have maurice over jb whist supporting her opponents despite both being thieves., all must b proscuted fairy! These thieves are making us fail as a nation while they boost of being billionaire among the poorest, shame!

  2. chindere says:


  3. Kadakwiza says:

    K92 billion please

  4. zandile says:

    How much is involved?

  5. muropwana says:

    Kodi Joice akuthawanji? akuwopanji? Akubisaliranji? Wadzibibilatu mwina? Manyazitu mwina?

  6. ben says:

    ACB please investigate why ma EFD machine akugulitsa 4 times the price then other countries, i think there was a deal between MRA top brass and the 4 licensed sellers. we small business cannot afford these, Achoke

  7. Mlauzi says:

    My mother is a pensioner and she has been complaining of late payments for so long. These culprits must be prosecuted and if found guilty, they must ROT, ROT, ROT in jail as Kamuzu Banda used to say

  8. Tasiyana says:

    Stupid comments!92b for what?go to Ndata Farm ask Bingu about dat money coz mmalo momanena zopindulira mtundu onse mukukamba zinthu zoti it cant benefit anything to our country mxiiiii za 92b zimandikwana bwanji mxiiiii again

    1. Zosautsa says:

      Analand Abacha atamwalira so why not Bingu. You have no defence here zilandidwe basi. Acoording to his declaration of assests, he worked for 40 years in international organisations and accumulated only K150 million and worked for only 7 years and accumulated K62 billion.
      Ngakhale mwana atha kudziwa kuti mdalayu ankaba basi. Zilandidwe kulephera apo ndinu amodzi akuba nonse.

  9. ndadabwa says:

    indedi anticorruption where is our 92 billion.

  10. ujeni says:

    Can ACB look out for the woman called Jane Kathewera she is boosting today on her facebook page about corrupting some people in Lilongwe Road Traffic offices in renewing her licence.

  11. Alungwana says:

    92 billion

  12. Mwama Du says:

    Kodi mwati ankapanga zimene mu 2011? Little by little muvomereza cashgate inayamba nthawi yanu. Yatengera utsogoleri wolimba mtima kuulura kuti zinthu ziyambe kuyenda bwino. JB ndi deal abale!!!

  13. Meja says:

    Tiyeni nazo!!!!

  14. The President says:

    The more ACB reveals the time it got complaints,the more we enlightened this was NOT a 2012-13 event. It has a long history. Now if it has taken ACB five years to arrest a culprit,then we are in trouble. Some of those involved will be dead at this rate.

  15. Mphunzitsi Wopuma says:

    Some of us pensioners only received our dues on 18 Feb instead of the official payday 14. We now understand that this account which in the past always had funds has been depleted by cashgaters. Please squeeze this Mbuliro and his accomplices, and get back all our money. Next time pay us on 13 March or earlier.

  16. Tunthumbwana tambewa says:

    Adasintha maudindo ku ACB aja adachotsedwa aja ndiwo akadawona za K92bn pano titava kale, koma awa ndiwowona ya alamu abito mtilah basi

  17. concerned says:

    You had two years in government. You could have pursued the 92bn audit querry. Who stopped you from doing the needful. Let our government pursue the cashgate and not the mere audit querry. You will pursue it when you take over government.

  18. MBACHI says:

    Antic. where were you? From 2011 you are come up today. You need to be investigated.

  19. As much as I appreciate the of ACB, I also wish to see an audit in K92 bn which occur during DPP era and is trying to cover it with a carpet. DPP knows that the money is more than K92 bn as more than 20 ministries were not audited. Until Peter takes stock of financial of his bro its when we can say he is serious with corruption without we shall conclude thathe is afraid becoz he and DPP are beneficiaries of the 1995 plunder.

    1. Zomba Iyo says:

      Kapeleke umboni. Mai ujatu amkangobwebweta yake ija umboni osatulusa. Waiwala kuti anatiuzaso kuti wamuombera Mphwiyo akumuziwa kenako ali eee sindinanenetu ine. Who can trust the mandasi lady with her madnes. Pano boma likuonga ndalama ndi nkhani ya Mphwiyo yet wina anachita kuliuza Dziko lonse kuti akumuziwa.pana anangoti pecheeee kuthawa

  20. Shoes says:

    You talk about cashgate but you never mention Dr Ken Lipenga who was the Minister of Economics… Is he immune to the legal system ?

  21. James Maulana says:

    Thumbs up for ACB! I wish you have have given the period when these deplorable acts were or have been going on. Pensioneers will now understand why they no longer get their pensions on the 14th day of every month. Another form of cashgate which most civil servants are involved now is paying themselves “hefty” allowances for the work that was not done; or if it was done, it took place in their own offices or within the vicinity of their offices. Ndangodutsa sindithyole munkhwani ine!!!!!!!!.

  22. Hastings says:

    we blame Indians and chinese for our woes but look!!!!!!!!!

  23. Knysna says:

    Complaint was lodged in 2011 very good,cashgate inayamba 2005 azombwee!!

  24. Nkhombokombo says:

    Banjateni ameneo, kunyadira za kuba basi!!

  25. Rex says:

    Kumalawi it is just a few people who are rich coz of their sweat the majority are thieves in one way or the other. This is the reason why soon after democracy ma jealous, kusankhana mitundu and the like kunachuluka and kwafika po oopsa. For people to get positions they have to be gossipers in offices, prostitutes or connections.How do we expect development in our country with the rate at which all these are rising. Malawi can only give itself 150years+ or less of only God can intervene. Shameful country

  26. aphiri says:

    Aliyense anapisako Ku boma akungoti mwina mawa ndine.kkk zakuba kusowetsa mtendere eeeh

  27. khayano says:

    one day it will be the big- kahuna in custody, koma ndikuona kuchedwa.

  28. titus Scoti says:

    Good job ACB! Keep the fire burning, there are still filthy hands in the system yet yo be chopped off. Please follow the tentacles and arrest them. The civil service needs to be rid of such elements.

  29. Yankees says:

    How much? Nanga mwapatako zingati?

  30. Mmodziyekha says:

    Amounts undisclosed?

  31. felix says:

    Good move

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