Court grants lawyer bail: Mulemba involved in K50m Malawi cashgate

The Lilongwe High Court on Wednesday granted bail to private practice lawyer Yambani Mulemba on charges bordering on facilitating money laundering in connection with former budget director Paul Mphwiyo.

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested Mulemba of Knight and Knights law firm on Monday on charges bordering on facilitating money laundering.

Mulemba: Indicted

Mulemba: Indicted

Justice Esme Chombo granted the bail in the chamber soon after the lower court had read the charges to Mulemba who is being represented by Ian Malera.

In an interview, State prosecutor Imran Saidi said the case involves K50 million worth property and two vehicles.

“He is being suspected that he facilitated the buying of a house and two vehicles for Good Deeds Trust,” he said

Mphwiyo’s wife, Thandizo, is also facing charges in relation to the registration of a trust which disposed of the Toyota Fortuner.

Among the bail conditions, Mulemba has been told to pay K3 million cash bail bond,  two sureties to pay K1 million cash each, report to Lingadzi Police Station every Wednesday and not to leave Lilongwe without informing the Officer In-charge of Lingadzi Police.

His two houses, one in Area 12 and 43 have also been attached to the bail.

Saidi said the state is still investigating and there is a possibility that the money involved may increase.

Mulemba, who is yet to take plea, was mentioned in court in connection with Cashgate suspect Mphwiyo over allegations that he collected an envelope containing money at Mphwiyo’s house on the night of his shooting on September 13 2013.

He told the court that he collected an envelope containing medicine as instructed by Mphwiyo’s wife, Thandizo.

The 2014 forensic audit report into Cashgate also mentioned Knights and Knights, a legal firm where Mulemba is a partner, as one of the law firms which allegedly received money from people named in Cashgate.

 

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30 thoughts on “Court grants lawyer bail: Mulemba involved in K50m Malawi cashgate”

  1. che says:

    Tsiku anaomberedwa mphwiyo akulu awa sanagone kusamutsa ‘akatundu’ kunyumba kwa mphwiyo…otiuza kukhala mkazi wawo…ndipo on that day they met mphwiyo at Lounge Onthambi, nde amene mukuti mkulu ndiofatsa mungokamba ma style akabedwe and washing the money thru Knight & Knight amapanga ndiyeyu…azathu aku FDH Bank anatiuza kale kuti account ya Knight kumalowa ndalana zodabwitsa zedi…lets wait & see!

  2. che says:

    Mulungu oweruza aweruze basi…anthu oyipa inu osauka kumafa mzipatala inu mukudya kashi ya boma muli pheee…yakwana nthawi musova!

  3. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Head spinning! The hunters have been hunted mphakana khola.

  4. Zagwa says:

    Yambani siwakuba chabwino, ndi wa money laundering! “For now”

  5. Aganya says:

    Yambani kaya si wakuba kaya chani, koma na apa anaba. Chomwe amati khikhikhi ndi mphwiyo nchani, amadziwa kuti adyapo. Amalandila zingati to acquire all these properties within 5 years isaa. Mukumuyikila kumbyoni ndi amene mukamupempha amakugayilani,

  6. Sindi says:

    Joe and Max lawyers also facilitated the same for the owner of the Matindi. Money was from Lutepo to Mserembo through the law firm. He bough a mansion kwa Bvumbwe. Are you ACB going to arrest the lawyers too?

  7. Jihad John says:

    Head of crooks is Ralph Kasambara. Lawyers are struggling these days.

  8. Amangidwe basi anthu akuba amenewa

  9. ENOCK ALIMOYO says:

    LET JUSTICE PREVAIL

  10. Mmodziyekha says:

    Maloya ndi mkangowaona akudusa but now am getting the real picture!

  11. Nanthola says:

    Ralph Kasambara busy kufuna kumugwetsa Yambani? Cholinga umupange zomwe wamupanga Maxwell Namata, sipano akuti ukunyenga mkazi wa Namata otchedwa Alice? Iweyo ushahsa? la forty nawe likukwanila and mkazi wako uja anthu ena adzakudyelanso

  12. Ntchetuza says:

    Kasmbara is sick in the head. He wants to implicate aliyense! Kodi anthu amati ukudwala edzi koma ukalimba kundende iwe RALPH?

  13. Chandamale says:

    Ralph Kasambara uli ndi tsoka! Chi nachake chikukusaka either imfa kapena ndende! La fote lakukwanila satana iwe!

  14. katakwe says:

    Yambani si wakuba iyayi! mukufuna mundiuze kuti aliyense amagulitsa zinthu kwa ma CASHGATERS amuyimbe mulandu? Nanga ma bank amene anapanga facilitate cashgate ndiofunikanso mulandu? Iye ankangopanga facilitate kugula nyumba ndi magalimoto ngati Lawyer! BOMA lidzamulipila mkulu ameneyu ndikukuuzani!

  15. Bwande says:

    Ralph Kasambara mukumunenayo si Mulungu, if he is a Mafia then his day is coming and I can confidently tell you that it is coming very soon! Mulungu amaona. Yambani is a very humble personand zomwe anthu ena mukunenazo mutenga nazo tsoka chabe!

  16. Tunthumbwana tambewa says:

    Nasibeko anthu osauka sakhala ndi makobidi awatenga kuti. Malawi tulo umawonelera convoy ikupita kukalemba pachipupa pa cell tili ndwi anyway geadless chicken be also judiciary department if we have any in Malawi coz I dont sense any. Poorest and stupidest Country, no just

  17. nasibeko says:

    Jehova sees and Jehova knows.

  18. HonestlyGuys says:

    Eish able inu guys….who are the people working on this case? Are you dumb or ndi chani? Can this country you know…do something? Are we that useless? Basi tingopanga Hitler style apapa. Cause this is not getting us anywhere…just don’t post anything. Mupite Ku school to get educated again…we need professionals here. Otherwise just end the case and start all over if you’re even capable.

  19. lets wait & see i can 4see govnt paying Mulemba 4 defamation.i dont think ACB have enough facts to convict Mulemba

    1. Nzwanya wina says:

      We don’t even have to wait and see. The writing is on the wall. Uyu walowa kale. Ndalama za Boma zomulipila mukunenazo anaba kale. Kulipilidwa analipidwa asanagwile ntchito. Mukufuna umboni wanji? Ngati ali m’bale wanu nthandizeni. Sakalimba kundende uyu!

  20. Oloweza says:

    Arrest Joe and Max then

  21. kela mwampita says:

    Komatu yambani picked a wrong fight against ralph kasambara
    Ralph is mafia he will finish him off

  22. Zagwa says:

    So this boy has houses in areas 12 and 43!? Did he inherit these from rich parents/relations? Coz I doubt honest legal work can buy you two houses in these areas, in under 15 years (based on my knowledge of his graduating year), otherwise the Allan Chinulas, Mvalos, Mordecai Msiskas, Kamudonis etc would have practically owned the entire Lilongwe City. This young man is about to reap exactly what he sowed! Free advice to him is to seek God truthfully and repent. Reveal your partners in crime and maybe get a lenient sentence? Otherwise, open your eyes and look around, the only people cheering you on are the ones who benefitted and will still benefit from your ill-gotten wealth while you rot in jail. The rest of us know how difficult it is to earn money and have no sympathy for thieves like you. For your information, there’s overwhelming evidence against you and yours!

    1. Abale samalani says:

      Hahahaha! @ zagwa it is possible to have such property at his age ask Bwana Fredric Changayah akuphunzitseni umo achitira. Kungoti amalawi ambiri timakonda ma shortcut. No wonder we are the poorest in the world.

  23. mike Henderson says:

    last days amwene, no justice

  24. mike mithi says:

    who said that layers are saints, they are thieves, murderers etc

  25. mwana mulopwana says:

    Something is wrong with ACB, though I don’t know anything to do with law, This ACB has goofed big time, it seems the lawyer who are working there are either dumb or they don’t know anything , how can one arrest someone body and charge him a case of money laundering just by being asked to correct a parcel from the car and deliver it to the owner, it seems we need to send these foolish ACB investigators and lawyers to all countries that are doing Money laundering to understand and learn, I see Tax payers money being paid to this Mulemba ,yet the foolish person who manage the decision to arrest mulemba will be in the office, it is high time that all decision makers should be summoned and asked to explain after losing cases,

    1. Trueworths says:

      Mulopwana, if your common sence has malfunctioned try common nonsense. But avoid being in contact with crime suspects or let alone carry their parcels weather ganyu or on comrade basis, there are millions in prisons serving long sentences or even death sentences because of such carelessness.

  26. Hot Iron says:

    So Lawyers are now on the list of rotten potatoes? Who will deliver justice then? Too bad!

    1. nasibeko says:

      Hahaha! Iwe hot iron the LAwyer of all lawyer will deliver justice in the end. He has started it and He will finish it. Mumaona ngati Mulungu ndiwamasewera eti. Mukamaba makobili a anthu osauka

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