Gunshot survivor Mphwiyo and wife still face cashgate charges

Gun shot survivor former budget director Paul Mphwiyo  is  still facing charges in connection to the cashgate scandal.

Mphwiyo and his wife at court

Mphwiyo and his wife at court

Mphwiyo was arrested in 2014 on charges of money laundering, theft and conspiracy to defeat course of justice. His wife, Thandie Mphwiyo, was also charged with money laundering and theft.

Commentators believe Mphwiyo masterminded the looting of government resources,  Cashgate scandal, and his shooting in 2013 was due to a deal gone bad between him and the three men convicted.

He is on trial with 18 others, including civil servants such as former Accountant General David Kandoje, Auzius Kazombo Mwale, Clemence Mmadzi and Roosevelt Ndovi, but also contractors such as Stafford Mpoola.

Other suspects are businessman Limumba Karim,    an expert in information technologies (IT) Steve Likhunya Phiri, George Banda, Michael Mphatso, Samuel Mzanda and Maxwell Namata who are facing charges of fraud, negligence by public office, money laundering, theft by public servant, theft by servant and conspiracy to defraud government K2 446 817 450.49.

Mphwiyo’s shooting on 13 September 2013 led to the unravelling of the systematic looting of millions of government money dubbed ‘cashgate’ and  the resultant discovery that up to US $30 million was minted from the government payment system, where politicians and businessmen colluded with civil servants for payments for goods and services not rendered to government.

High Court last month convicted a former justice minister Ralph Kasamabra  and two others of conspiracy to murder Mphwiyo.

Kasambara was accused of conspiring to murder Mphwiyo, while former Malawi Defense Force soldier Macdonald Kumwembe and businessperson Pika Manondo were jailed for attempting to murder and conspiring to murder.

Soon after Mphwiyo’s shooting millions of cash in Malawi kwacha, US dollars and South African rands started pitching up in unlikely places like in car trunks, baby dolls, under beds or in pillow cases.

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sabata
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sabata
1 month 19 days ago

Introduce capital punishment for those who play with ACCOUNT NO 1. We still have many mafia cycles who rape tax payers money everyday.

Scotland Yard
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1 month 19 days ago

To Investigator!!!! ..clearly your comment suggests you are Mphwiyo.kkkkkk and not a sympathizer ..kkkkk. Mphwiyo is a thief. Can you comment why he never paid VAT for his cars????? his houseworker had millions of kwachas too. Well garu wa King nayenso ndi King wa agaru. (a houseworker to a thief is also a thief too)

The Investigator
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The Investigator
1 month 19 days ago
The myopia of the thinking that Mphwiyo was shot because of a deal gone bad with Kasambara et al never seizes to amaze me. For starters, we all know that Payments were made to companies and not Mphwiyo. If any deal went sour, it should have been the companies not paying/sharing with Mphwiyo in which case Mphwiyo would have been the one with motive to commit the offense. Here, we are being made to believe that the recipients of the funds- the ones who actually own the accounts apondedwa ndi Mphwiyo . Utter nonsense!!! I work for government myself and… Read more »
Reform program
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Reform program
1 month 19 days ago

I can see you have a very shallow understanding of things Mr Investigator.

EViews
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EViews
1 month 19 days ago

Why is it taking so long?

Scotland Yard
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1 month 19 days ago

Mphwiyo was the man in the centre of cashgate and another big fish is Joyce Mtila Banda…please arrest her. she is hiding in Nigeria now..smoke her out from her una….kkkkk

chalo
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1 month 19 days ago

These are the cases we are eager to see concluded expeditiously and not wasting resoures on a case of a thug cum thief trying to eliminate another thug cum thief

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