Caroline Savala mute to prosecution evidence on cashgate: Sentencing adjourned

Cashgate convict, Caroline Savala has spoken nothing relating to evidence brought by prosecution that she was aware that she was “cashgating” immediately after her company certificate was borrowed by Leonard Kalonga and decided to remain mute in almost all the question State Prosecutor Kamudoni Nyasulu posed to her.

Coming out of court, Savala escorted back to prison

Coming out of court, Savala escorted back to prison

Cashgate convict Caroline Savala opts to remain silent

Cashgate convict Caroline Savala opts to remain silent

The case was back in court Friday where prosecution was trying to prove that Savala was aware that she was stealing public money by lending her company certificate to Kalonga, former deputy director of tourism.

Savala, who was found guilty of siphoning K84 million, appeared before Justice Fiona Mwale from prison remand looking in good spirit unlike last sitting of court when she cried as she was explaining how her company certificate was used to siphon government money and consequent revocation of her bail.

During last sitting, Savala requested court to be lenient to her guilty plea on grounds that she was not aware that Kalonga would use it to steal government money.

In her testimony, Savala denied to have taken part in the cashgate but admitted that she found herself in the affair because Kalonga had used her.

But on Friday, the state brought objective material evidence in form of documents to prove that it could not have been just Kalonga using her since her own certificate was used yet she had responsibility under that certificate.

Questions posed to her by prosecutor Kamudoni Nyasulu during cross examination centred on finding out from Savala if she carried out her responsibilities and obligations as a certified contractor. However, she chose not to say anything.

“I choose not to say anything” maintained Savala to almost all the questions

She remained silent on questions: whether National Construction Industry Council legislations allowed her to lend someone her company certificates; if she had relevant equipment to do the work of construction; whether she knew if Kalonga had certificates or any equipments for construction; and even if she had any knowledge of sites where Leonard Kalonga was going to do the alleged construction works from tenders which he allegedly told her that he won from government.

Meanwhile , the case has been adjourned to a later date where defence is expected to bring two character witnesses; Leonard Kalonga and a church pastor.

Savala was being represented by lawyer, Tisilila Kaphamtengo who acted as agent of lawyer Raphael Kasambara who is reportedly sick, suffering from high blood pressure.

The agent lawyer did not re-examine Savala saying he knows nothing in this case.

In an interview, he described Savala’s silence as good position to prevent self incrimination.

He therefore justified defence application that Savala be allowed not to answer any questions where she would be incriminating herself.

Kaphamtengo explained that some of the questions would have lead to new more offenses other than present case which includes possibly offense of offending National Construction Industry Council legislations.

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53 thoughts on “Caroline Savala mute to prosecution evidence on cashgate: Sentencing adjourned”

  1. Mafia says:

    Silent means concert

  2. zora says:

    Ine koma weave yo siikundibwinoyi, ikundipanga irritate.

    She deserves that, ankadya okha ankatishayinila.

  3. Paulo Mpwiyo says:

    Wayamba kutuwatu. Pang’ono pang’ono mupelepeseka nonse.

  4. Mkamwiniwakwata says:

    A Mkondiwa pali magalimoto ena a boma ali ndi ma private number upeza lero akuyendetsa akazi a bwana ulendo ku shower mawa ndi a bwana kupita ku bwandilo or kuchiztemba kukasisila, koma ena akumakhala ma Tax usiku sinditchula magalimoto ake koma fufuzani muwapeza.

    Lorry zaboma zikunyamula mchenga, njera, matabwa ngati za hire, zikuchitika mu civil service yanu. Kodi kale magalimoto amasungidwa ku office pano munasiyilanji? Every two months galimoto kugarage ndi zoona zimenezi, kodi ndiye civil service ingatukuke chonchi? ayi zanyanya. Tikonzeleni zanyanya.

  5. Mkamwiniwakwata says:

    Zoona anthu ambiri timaba munjira zosiyana siyana kungoti la 39 silinakwane mwachitsanzo kuchipatala mankhwala, ku education chalk, duster, mabook, ku agriculture fertilizer wa subsiday, ku police kulipilitsa belo la ulele, immigration kudisha ati passport permit ituluke msanga, mu other government ministries mai amaonjezela mitengo kugarage, stationery suppliers cheque chikatuluka kukagawana, ena maallowance opanda kupita kufield ma civil servants akulandiral ena 20 nights imagine.

    Upeza bwana wao amene amayenda naye ali ndi ma night awiri koma bridal party 10 kapena 15 nights sikuba kumeneku. A Chilima ndi Mkondiwa zikuchitika mwezi ndi mwezi mu civil service yanu inu muli busy kupanga draft how to reform, ma civil servants are busy kuzipanga reform ndi allowance. Chonsecho a controlling officer amasaina maform opanda kupanga kafufuku. Muoneoo bwino pamenepa zanyanya.

  6. peeping lizard says:

    kodi bwanji milandu yonseyi maminister of finance ,from bingu to abiti sakutchulidwa ndekuti samaiona cash gateyo.malawi wambalazokhazokha

  7. maxolomeo says:

    prison monger dont insult my intelligence,r u serious of wat u r sayin?

  8. Robs says:

    Mkaziyu anaba koma ndi bed material

  9. Half Mkango says:

    “Be compationate with sinners”

  10. Zimaweevezo a Malawi zikunyasa angakhale kuno Ku Joni ayamba kudanazo amuna amene mukuti mukukopawo akumayankhula tsiku ndi tsiku pa ma phoning in programmes kuti zikuwanyasa ndipo ndi azimai wochepa amene akupanga zomenezo kuno Ku Joni masiku ano. Ndivomerezane naye wina wanena kale uja. Amuna sitifuna ma weeve, Zara kapena titi zikhadabo, sidze za fake ndiponso kunenepa ngati nkhumba. Mukusoweka kudzikhulupirira pa inu nokha kuti ndinu wokongola ndi mpaka kufuna kuoneka ngati mwenye kapena nzungu pr kupikisana ndimahuleko kuti asakulandeni amuna ndiye ayi. Mukakwatiwa ulesi kungoti mpwii kumangonenepa ngati nkhumba kakaye kubereka mwana woyamba nkhalamba zenizeni ndi stress opandanso jogging ndiye kunyasiratu. Ndiye uyu Savalayu sizikinukha zimenezo Ku prisoniko Nanga kutetha. A zimai ambiri sadziwanso kuti weeve imayenera kuchapidwa pakatha milungu itatu mdipo ndi shampoo wodulirapo ndipo munthu umayenera kukhala nayo 6 weeks yokha basi. Ku Malawi ndikotetha ndiyenso zinganukhe kwambiri mumatithamangitsa nokha azimai ma nyumbamu ndi inferiority yanu. Unazikana izi iwe savala poti beta ife a Malawi kuti kapena mwina pokalandira nsima amuna azingokusira.

  11. Jasitasi Chilungamo says:

    Malawi will only develop when it stops glorifying thieves.These are not heroes but just mere thieves.Even the lawyers backing them have a huge appetite for money and no morals remaining in them.These cashgaters are supposed to return all the looted money and later on get locked and throw away the keys in Lingadzi river.They should not see the day light again.Anatumbwa kwabasi nditindalama ta cashgate.Nayenso mzimayi uyu wachilundu wolandira magalimoto 22 kuchokera kwa Lutepo should be heavily grilled for that.She is not above the law.They have really messed up Malawi with their greediness.

  12. James Phiri says:

    I like the Prosecutor, very thorough. Seems to me that he is making the work of Judges very easy. The accused was misled and ill advised. A convict should throw punches, phwanya phwanya mpira wa akaidi, sokunjata kawiri. Kick some ***s

  13. The Prison monger says:

    Its sad to see beautiful lady like Savala being taken to prison, why not just pardoning her?

  14. Denguzman says:

    Kamdoni, no mercy for her and all Malawians who love this country are praying for ur protection. No fear, god is wit u bambo Nyasulu.

  15. MANYETERA says:

    AKUZIWA KUTI NDALAMA ANABADI

    NDIPONSO AKUMUSUNGIRA AMAYI WAKE

    AZAZIPEZA AKATULUKA !

  16. zozodox says:

    Calorine Savala Pant…

  17. efron kuwani says:

    Sorry

  18. Munthuwamba says:

    It pains to see such beauty risking a lengthy jail sentence instead of gracing the covers of our tourist magazines for good reasons. This life!!!!!

  19. alomwe asatipusise. kasambara walakwa chani ndani sadwala. mukufuna tonse tikhale zitsiru ngati inu anthu opanda nzeru ngati mukulu wanuyo. tatopa ndi makhalidwe opusa.
    Tsiku lina muzatifuna anthu a ku mpoto. chomwe muziwe ife kasambarayo timamkonda kwambiri ngakhale mumamuda chifukwa cha nzeru if he has a case let him defend himself and Court should prove beyond reasonable doubt that kasambara has to be arrested and serve jail. Koma zomwe anthuni mukufuna mutamva kasambara atamwalira kenaka mutase chifukwa amakuziwani zomwe mukuchita kuti asakuulureni mbava inu. .

  20. sdfsdfsfd says:

    Mubvuleni Caroline zovalazo anagulira with proceeds from cashgate

  21. Snipper from Ntcheu says:

    savala is beautiful …

  22. cheyo the real northerner says:

    A BBC inuyo ngati mumaba keep on stealing. Ineyo simaba. Don’t generalized

  23. Theft was started by Bakili Muluzi. He is the father and founder of corruption in Malawi.

  24. tzbvxhn says:

    one of the comments says we are all criminals in one way or the other. Thats one of the most ridiculous thing I ever heard. Its like reinforcing criminality by creating an illusion that everyone does criminal acts. She is guilty and needs the swiftest of punishments. I think Malawians dont understand the multitude of this cashgate scandal and how much it is going to affect the corruption culture in our country.

  25. ninja says:

    mwana bomba ngati iwe komaba ndalama za mtundu wa malawi,,…..kuphangira, koba kupha kumeneko…… Uzingopemphera ife sitingakukhululukire koma mulungu unatilakwira mfiti ya ikazi

  26. mwalawapangodya says:

    she has the right to remain silent.but silence means consent.Kumeneko ndikuvomereza kulakwa.A judge angomugamula,koma osaiwala kuti abweze ma million athu.

  27. GRM says:

    Abale Munthu wafa kale pomupeza olakwa ndiye mpanikizeni ndi mafunso? Mpaseni chilango chake akapume kundende.

  28. YAMIE says:

    Zovuta Kumvetsa

  29. ALOSWEA says:

    Pipo were saying ku Lilongwe kuli ndalama ,koma ma banks they have a case to answer,Their is KYC what for?Customer visitation ?money laundering ?Politicians amapatsidwa ulemu kwambiri why ?that’s why when civil war breaks they are the target,kuwononga dziko,I don’t know why these politicians behave like special being ,atitopetsa ndi umbava wawowu,Malawi the poorest country in the world,gosh

  30. Chisomo Nturiha says:

    Ralph where are you 😊? Wayamba kuzemba lero mutamugona ndi kumudyera msikanayo ndalama zake in legal fees? Koma zoopsya ndithu padziko lapansi. A court umboni wa a Leonard Kalonga musawugwiritse ntchito.Amanyengana ndi Caroline Savala ndipo umboni wake ukhala wabodza and very biased. Abusa amene angapereke umboni akhala Abusa a fake amasiku ano. Throw all those Witnesses away. They are not credible enough. Mzimayi wopusa and woipa mtima uyu. Pamene Ife tikuvutika wena amayankhula mwachipongwe nkumati Iwo zawo zikuwayendera m’malawi momwemo. Akuti akumamanga nyumba zapamwamba ndikumaotcha njerwa. Zoopsya kwabasi

  31. In football we would call Kalonga a central striker who is given jersey number 9. Paul Mphwiyo had a mid-field role getting balls from defenders to strikers. Paul was the source of money as budget director. What about those that authorized payment? Who are they? Who monitored huge amounts of money being withdrawn by the same people? To me this was a net work.

  32. Paul Omaliza Makoka says:

    2 bad for the young woman.

  33. Thanduxolo says:

    Akutitu anthu amati uku akumanga mpanda mkatimu akumanga nyumba. Mmene sabata ziwiri zikutha, nyumba ndi mpanda nazonso zatha kumangidwa! Sabata ziwiri! Ndalama zake ziti? Bizinesi zake ziti? Koma tsono dzikoli mwalikong’ontha! Kukanakhala ku China, za inu zikanakhala zokuda kwambiri. Yamikani Mulungu kuno ndi ku Malawi!

  34. Thanduxolo says:

    Mafunso amafunsa ozenga milandu anali amphamvu. Mayiyu akudziwa pansi pa mtima kuti zake zinada. Ndiye akuti anangokhala chete osayankha kuopa ‘self-incrimination’. Mutu wankhani ngwakuti mayiwa anapanikiza nkusowa kothawira. Mwatsoka lako naye woyimira boma ndi katundu womanga ndi mawaya. Ndiye Savala anachita bwino kusayankha chifukwa akanadzibaya yekha kwambiri. That’s how it plays out when you are driven into tight corner with no way out! Ubomi bunjalo. Uzohamba entolongeni wena uSavala. Hhayi Bo!

  35. captain says:

    A boma mutithela Ana mmudzi atsikana akukalowa basi

  36. pyola says:

    A Ralph bp yayamba kukwera. Zayambika kenako wheel chair

  37. Chimani. Game says:

    The president himself is a thief.so what nonsense is someone talking about the idiot going around borrowing money.

  38. Wapaphata says:

    Its sad. I do not rejoice in this. Lesson learnt for all us. Let us be content

  39. ABzione says:

    Reply to BBC: Speak for yourself!

  40. maya says:

    Nanga ma audit report anaba Dausi aja? Lets do something about it!

  41. Koto ine says:

    Koma mwati ambiri sitidwala nazo ma bp patauni apa ndi chain ichi kumene chikulowolera.Zili ngati ka chain za kachilombo Zoti uje anagona ndi mpakana kukupeza.We won’t get stressed at Maula because ambirife tikudziwana.Koma Malawi yatelera.Banja lonse latunthu serving at Maula.

  42. Brazilian wax says:

    Everything aside, Inu akazi athu a chifrika mutatitu muzingopanga treat tsitsi lanulo mukhoza kumaoneka bwinobwino ndithu. Koma nanga choncho ma wigs yaviyavi. Kodi nanga azungu akamationa chonchi samangoti, inferiority complex imeneyi? Interestingly, it’s like most ladies, educated or illiterate, rural or urban, rich or poor think the same way. Ena ndiye kufikana popanga tone skin kuti ayere. My foot! Ladies be proud of you genetic constitution.

  43. anadimba says:

    tonse ndiokuuba koma kusagwidwa.olo ine ndikanadzipeza iiiiiiii ndi kanatapa nawo.pano wadzipezerera siuyu uyu nanu ati wayambitsa ati BEAM hehedeeeeeee..khosi ngati sadya zoyeza. Kodi aNAC iyeyu anabwera ngati patient eti? Kuti akagulire chiponde? Eeeeeeee tanenani bwino bwino .mutoopa eti?kodi nanga uyu wa a mabillion ambiriyu?eeeeee ndata gate,nanga nyumba ya housing ija ameneyu ?amenewa tiwamanga akatuluka m;boma?selective justice. Inu majudge dziwani kuti alipo Judge Mulupale wosakondera ndiye Mulungu.

  44. Jimuni says:

    I think Kassmbara is too clever to some extent though grave error may arise out of being over confident in one’s capabilities. But I believe there is a very good reason (to Raphael) why he skipped court today.

    Akananjatidwa ameneyu!

  45. Truck says:

    STEALING GOVERNMENT MONEY ITS BAD JUST LOOK NOW IN MALAWI THERE IS NO MONEY THE PRESIDENT HE IS TRYING ALL THE BEST TO BORROW $36 MILLION FROM CHINA BECAUSE OF USELESS PEOPLE LIKE YOU SAVALA YOU WILL ROT IN JAIL TO BE RICH ITS NOT BY STEALING MOST OF US WE ARE WORKING HARD TO GET OUR MONEY.

  46. Kumaba pakana pa chi bale munatasa DPP nonse watchout mwana uja wayamba ku u u lula

  47. Savula says:

    hehehe munthu ndi mlamwache Ku Maula ? azicheza bwino anthu amenewa .Ndi Laura Savala.

    Mpaka munapeza Lawyer waganyu. aja amkuimirani mukuti atani? hahahaha hehehe hihihihi hoohoho huhuhuhu!!!!!!

    Nawonso ali ndi mavuto awo òmeza msinkhu.

  48. Alungwana says:

    Zilango zake zimenezi munthu ungadandaule nazo? After all their businesses are going stronger and jailing them 15 years is just like sending them on holiday.

  49. BBC says:

    . .She did well by remaining silent. She is already convicted and what could be the use of keep on cross examining her. If she looked calm today then it is fine because she came to terms with her current stuation, she is ready to go on with life. We are all criminals in one form or another but we are walking freely because we have never been caught. Money is the root cause of all evil and no one can resist.

  50. Professor Mtumbo Wapsa says:

    Church pastor zakubazi? Kkkkkkk. Savala pano just concentrate on kuponyetsa coz ukalowa and ukazisowa. Koma nde kukachepa tu ngati kwamwana kkkkkk

  51. mapwevu pwevu says:

    BP kapena wachepa nazo a Masambara mumazitenga ngati ndinu wa nzeru kuposa aliyese muziona simwayamba kuzithawa apa bingu already said you are a crooook

  52. Akatswiri says:

    Koma ziliko ku Lilongwe

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