K12.9m cashgate: Esnart Ndovie gets 3 years jail

The Lilongwe Resident Magistrate Court has sentenced three years imprisonment businessperson Esnart Nenani Ndovi following her conviction on her own plea of guilty over a Cashgate transaction amounting to K12.9 million ($23,035).

Ndovi (hiding her face) leaves Lilongwe Magistrate court with her husband (R) and other well-wishers

Ndovi (hiding her face) leaves Lilongwe Magistrate court with her husband (R) and other well-wishers

After her own plea, the court convicted Ndovi on charges of money laundering which attracts a maximum sentence of 10 years and lending a business certificate for personification which attracts a sentence of three years.

She surrendered her Toyota Hilux valued at K15 million as her restitution from the cashgate proceeds.

Her lawyer Gilbert Khonyongwa asked for court not to impose custodial sentence to Ndovi because she had not wasted court’s time by pleading guilty and her restitution.

The lawyer also argued that Ndovie has a medical ailment which would prevent her from withstanding prison conditions.

Passing the sentence Monday afternoon,   Senior Resident Magistrate Patrick Chirwas gave Ndovie 30 months imprisonment for money laundering and lending a certificate for personification (9 months).

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John Nambewe



Momwe ankadya ndalamazo analibe ma health ailments?


A husband ndi a MZUNGU ETI?? Was eating stollen money too kkkkk.
Am not a racist but adzipita kwao ameneyu


So it means for every MK4 million you only get 1 year. Basi am a govt employee in accounts nanenso ndinyamulako 8 meter basi. What’s two years?


dziko liri manja mwa galu chifukwa maba ndi atumbuka ??? muthela kundende komweko agalu inu mwatizuza kwambiri.

Judge Mapila

It is obvious the judges are eating some cashgate to reduce sentencing. Stealing a Bicycle kumudzi 12 years, stealing 12 million 3 years, where is justice in this


Weather you hide your face or not , you are a thiefperiod


stealing 1 goat gets 4 years

stealing K12 million gets 3 years

DZIKO LIRI MMANJA MWA AGALU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cecilia Mapila

My sister Esnart, we thank God for being on your side. Before you know it, that time will be served and you will be out and back. We continue to pray for your strength! You have been a wonderful sister to all of us.

The Most Concerned

Health Ailments that she could not withstand the Prison conditions? Zachamba basi! Odwala mesa amakhala ku Chipatala?

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