Caroline Savala ‘has case to answer’ over cashgate – Court

Businessperson Caroline Savala has a case to answer for  theft and money laundering charges in relation to the cashgate scandal, High Court in Lilongwe ruled.

Savala is accused of siphoning about K84.9 million (US$206 068) of public money through alleged dubious contracts that never supplied anything to government.

Caroline Savala: Case to proceed to hearing of her defence

Caroline Savala: Case to proceed to hearing of her defence

She will have to defend herself in court against the charges. Savala is being represented by lawyers Ralph Kasambara and Wapona Kita, the former is also answering money laundering charges in the Cashgate trial.

Judge Fiona Mwale in her ruling on September 26 said the prosecution had submitted undisputed evidence in the case that Savala had, at different times in the bank account of her business Carmu Civil Engineering, two cheques amounting to K84 963 341.14 from the Ministry of Tourism when no construction contract was awarded to the accused.

“From all I have argued, the accused person has a case to answer on both counts, subject to the amendment of the second count.”

Judge Mwale ruled that cheques amounting to K35.1 million and K49.7 million deposited and cleared through Carmu Civil Engineering, “there’s no evidence that the accused submitted vouchers or demanded payments.”

Noted the judge: “All that has been established on the evidence is that she ended up with huge sums of money in her bank account for which there’s no contract on record.”

Prosecutors Kamudoni Nyasulu, Enock Chibwana and Dziko Malunda argued that Savala did not just claim the cheques for payment of work she did not do, she deposited the money in her business account to co-mingle with legitimately obtained funds.

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richard Suluma
Guest

Ndikukaika ngati munthu even modzi adzamangidwa pa nkhani ya cashgate.Why did the laerned judge delay in passing the judgement on namathanga ?

Amfana
Guest

Kodi Idah,za a Tumbuka zachokeranso pati?Nkhani ndi ya CASHGATE,osati kusankhana mitundu.Kuzolowera Tribalism ETI?Yankhulani nkhani molingana ndi MUTU WAKE.

Omex70
Guest

How can a thief be allowed to represent another thief? Shaaa! Judicial system in Malawi is very sketchy and you can’t rely on it. I don’t understand when Judges and lawyers are said to be “learned people”. Honestly our judicial system is not helping us at all.

rosie
Guest

Oh my gosh, what was she going to do with all of that money??? It looks like she was being used by some higher authority to siphone that amount of money however she must have also gotten some money in return. She was probably paid peanuts too!!! This is all not Caroline Savala, if she only confesses here mistakes and names the big culprits.. Not even a chibwenzi can give you all of that money, those figures are just way too exaggerated for my liking!!

Pita Muthalika
Guest

i will foegive you carol

Peter Mathanyula Wakuba, formerly known as Obanda Joyce Ntilen
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Peter Mathanyula Wakuba, formerly known as Obanda Joyce Ntilen

CAROLINE SAVALAAAAAAAAA!!! Iwe CAROLINE SAVALAAAAAAAAA!!! Umati utani mwana wanga Caroline!!! Unatopa kunyengana ndi azibambo for 50 pin wati unyengano nao for ma millions. Uhule ndi oipa ana anga. Pitani ku sukulu muzapange ndalama zanu. Not only will school helopu you kupanga Chuma chanu chanu. It wilu also openi maso ano kuzindikira kuti kuba ndalama za boma ndi mlandu waukulu. Caroline Savala kupanda nzeru mwana wanga iweeeeeeeeee!!!

Ida
Guest

Moti achina Savala, Senzani, Kalonga, Thole onsewa ndi atumbuka?

Townman
Guest

kodi mbava imeneyi mumati ndi carol savala chani??? P

Glad
Guest

Let these people be committed to death penalty , they have killed people because of their ego. Milomoyo ika foota mu prison.

My appeal to all judges is that if they must be committed to prison then let them be there for not less than 40 years without payroll

mbonga
Guest

Hehehe without payrolll my a$$

Openya Zipenyani
Guest

Kumanyang’wa ndi ndalama zakuba. agalu anyani evil people. Moya is right kodi legal system yathu ndiyotani. they get all the praises and money yet give this country a raw deal. this is a very shameful development. failing to prosecute?

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