First cashgate prisoner Namathanga walks to freedom next week

First cashgate convict Trizza Namathanga Senzani is expected to walk to freedom next week after prison authorities slashed a third of her three year nine months sentence due to good conduct while in jail.

Namathanga Senzani: First cashgate convict

Namathanga Senzani: First cashgate convict

Commissioner for prisons responsible for operations Masauko Wisikoti confirmed Namathanga, former principal secretary for ministry of Tourism will leave the Maula prison on Thursday having spent a year in the prison having taken part in the K30 billion public money plunder at Capital Hill popularly known as cashgate.

“The Officer in charge of Maula Prison said she had showed exemplerary behaviour while in prison, we did not receive any complaints from the OC of Maula prison concerning her,” said Wisikoti.

Senzani was supposed to finish her sentence on October 6, 2017 after she was jailed on October 6, 2014.

She was sentenced nine months IHL for theft and three years for money laundering.

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42 thoughts on “First cashgate prisoner Namathanga walks to freedom next week”

  1. third Knowles sister says:

    iwe thavite osawoneke ngati iwe ndiye ongaza zinthu wamva

  2. thavite says:

    when I read some of these comments, I really feel sorry for Malawi. People seem so knowledgeable yet they do not know but they make a lot of noise as if they know, sorry! Even inuyo mutati mwanjatidwa ku ndende akuchotsera one third of sentence, along as it’s 3 or more months, regards of crime, but as an incentive for good conduct. Ziri mmalamulo aku Malawi konkuno.

    If anything you could have protested against the small sentence given by the Judge, because it was under his discretion to give a harsh sentence or not, basing on the mitigating factors, not against prisons because it operates under precincts and requirements as dictated by the Law. SO NO STORY HERE. VENT YOUR ANGER ON THE JUDGE.

    1. November Rain says:

      You are a complete idiot

  3. The Analyst says:

    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O
    This; is absolute nonsense!
    . . . Inu, this Namathanga was, in the first place, merely scratched on the wrist for a sentence, and now you can insult us even more by slashing the sentence by two-thirds? Izizi tu ndizokwiiitsa kwambiri!
    . . . Is it hard to see that people in authority continue to act stupidly becaue Malawians are generally respectful or peace-loving or timid or equally stupid? Koma tu there is always a limit to everything; even stupidity.
    . . . Sadly, you may never know what point have people stopped being stupid hence being taken advantage of.
    …………………………………………………………………………………..
    This I shall say again . . .
    . . . If it was in countries where people are not as sleepy as Malawians, this Namathanga thing could realise that she was better off in prison. People could have been so angry that the car for this Namathanga thief could have been planted with bombs so she could die a painful death, which she justly deserves.
    . . . After all, who would care if such a thief dies, except those people living on her thieving demeanours?
    I wish Malawi had a real professor of law for a president. This nonsense couldnt have happened!
    I wish Malawi had a Law Society with leaders who can think. This nonsense could have been stopped even before it happens.
    I wish Malaiwans were not as stupid. This Namathanga could realise she is safer in prison.
    I wish . . . I wish . . . I wish . . .
    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O

  4. VYOTO says:

    Alomwe sazatheka pa Malawi.DPP Woyee……KENAKO TIMVA KUTI NAMATHANGA ALI NDI AMBASADOR

  5. Tikonza tokha don’t worry

  6. third knowles sister says:

    Akulu akulu kuma district councilko tiyeni nazoni osazisiya kundende kwaphweka

  7. Khombe Kay says:

    I hope we all understand what the sentence was instead of just putting up statements that do not make sense here. She accepted that she stole money which she was accused of and paid back in full the amount in question.

    1. Muchiwere mu Nyolonyo says:

      wadya nao…kkkkkkkk

    2. chinjala says:

      Idiot. Some are rotting in jail for stealing chicken. Atawapatsa mwai wobwenza, sangathe? But they are still serving their sentence. How spécial Is she?

      1. NJANJI says:

        ur wright….some are there serving sentence for things thy didnt do akalidwenso labwino

  8. Muchiwere mu Nyolonyo says:

    Lawyers of conscious please appeal for her to rot in jail.

  9. Muchiwere mu Nyolonyo says:

    Target this thief with mob justice as soon as she is out of the prison case. Justice is not working for the impoverished here…sha!

    1. Dr Tambala says:

      Yes mob justice basi or burn her cashgate house

      1. Point says:

        Indeed the cashgate house shud be burnt to ashes. She shud start from the scratch using her sweat. Akanakongola bola.

  10. Mwenemukoma says:

    I see the hand of DPP behind this. Shame

  11. umziya says:

    DPP ndi yakuba koopysa, zikusonyezelatu kuti mayiwa ali ndi mmbale wawo muchipani chakubachi. Munthu wokuba nkhuku pano adakali ku Maula koma galu wachizimayi uyu adazunzitsa ndi kuphetsa a Malawi posowa mankhwala ndi zakudya ndiye kumutulutsa? God punish the DPP thieves

  12. umziya says:

    This is why I call DPP corrupt party. How can someone who stole millions and even putting lives of Malawians at risk just stay a year in Prison? This is total bullshit and against the rule of law. An appeal needs to be filed instantly, this woman should finish her term. We will never change under DPP

  13. kamwendo says:

    no wonder Malawi is the poorest county on earth

    1. zako zimenezo says:

      Malawi is not the poorest country in the world. Get your facts right .

  14. ngoni says:

    somebody stole millions of tax payers money, admit in court that yes l stole the money, builds houses to her name and children , goes to jail, before completion of her service in jail, she comes back, she is pardoned,she showed good behaviour. she goes back to her family and enjoy the comfort she built using the stolen money, what are we communicating to the NON OFFENDERS? shame

    1. No shame says:

      There is no communication to the non offenders.

      1. Dr Tambala says:

        Akulukulu ndaitsika DPP lero I will also tell azibale anga Ku chiradzulu not to vote mutharika and his fellow thieves

  15. china says:

    Malawi sazasintha what nonsense?okuba ngati Ili behaviour yabwino yotani?Chi mansion chake chili Bunda road simunamulande why?Chife imfa yowawa chigalu ichi.Ndalama zija chinagula manyumba in her children’ names inu mukuti good behaviour.Akaidi ambirimbiri they abide by rules koma simuwatulutsa p**** pako namathanga

    1. chinja says:

      Ndipo chifedi chi mbava chimenechi. Tachionani kukamwa kobwafukako. Khalidwe make lotani waonetsalo? Tulutsani onse basi.

      1. ThankGod says:

        If you have a beautiful month just thank God. Osati uzinyoza anzako.

    2. No cursing says:

      Indeed Malawi sizatheka. Why curse on a forum like this .

  16. Jenifar Kadadzera says:

    Any progress on her bunda turn off manshion case?? Why has the government not confiscated her farm and the mansion that is located on it kwa Mayaka?

  17. Achimidzimidzi says:

    This confirms the concern raised by some 1/4z about criteria and transparency of pardoning process.

  18. Kwemkhe says:

    GOOOOOOOOshhhhh……… oba Nkhuku akanali mmaula momwemo chaka chino cha 5…… God have Mercy

  19. Waphuma says:

    God is watching. Really, this woman built a kind of mansion that you cant believe is from a civil servant. Indeed, justice favours the rich. People are in dire problems just because of individuals like Senzani but you are saying she has to be set free just after serving less than half of her prison life. Only in Malawi this happens.

  20. Hamlet says:

    Stealing millions of tax payers’ money and coming out just after one year???? What do they mean by good conduct? This can encourage other opportunists to also do cashgate, knowing that they will soon be out of prison and enjoy the stolen money for the rest of their lives.

  21. Mulomwe says:

    Basi? Really? What a shame

    1. Jenifar Kadadzera says:

      Hold on a minute. was her sentence reduced by one third or two thirds? definately two thirds of 3 years nine months cannot be 24 months!!!!!!!!

  22. Chilungamo says:

    This is bushit! what about the scores of people who are suffering because of the effects of cash gate! That’s why Cash gate cases will never stop. I wish if there was a law that would allow the prosecution team to confiscate everything from these thieves and by sentencing them for longer period. The other alternative is for the Reserve bank of Malawi to change the currency so that if these thieves hid some money else where they should come out or be declared useless.

    1. hxena says:

      ndiye malamulo amenewo .muzi wa ziwa . sasamala kaya zikuku pwetekani .ngati ali ndi good conduct ayenera atuluke basi. ngati muku funa mumu uze MP wanu akasithe

  23. Chalo says:

    Mmmmmm Mr. Wisikoti what kind of good behaviour warrants this slashing of a sentence for a crime which indirectly led to death of innocent patients in hospitals? Just tell us kuti mwadyapo sikono apa as usual we corrupt Malawians. Maybe she has promised you to assist in nailing Joyce but you will be wasting your time as you will never find concrete evidence for that. Tough luck the poorest country on earth!

  24. Ngongoliwa says:

    It pays to be Lomwe.

  25. Gerard mapanga Phiri says:

    The punishment is not harsh to discourage people from looting. If you can see most country is 10 to 15year minimum sentence but in
    Malawi just rewards them with 2 to 5. So everyone can steal because there is more profit and consequences

  26. ANALYST says:

    Thats why we will always say the justice system favours the rich! What kind of good behaviour are you talking about when someone stole Millions of Kwachas?? How many “well-bahaving” prisoners are still rotting in our cells having committed less severe crimes as this Namathanga of yours?? The real reason she has been pardoned is because she is related to Anna Kachikho – don’t fool us!!!!!!!!!111

  27. zangaphe says:

    yes she is out of this physical prison. How about conscious prison, spiritual prison. You know what Zacheous did ? he repented and returned the stolen money. Full Stop

  28. Zinziri says:

    Tsaano wabwerako ali bwinobwino, akanjoye bvindalama ivo anaaba shaaaa!!!!

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