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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38 thoughts on “K12.9m cashgate: Esnart Ndovie gets 3 years jail”

  1. John Nambewe says:

    Abakha!

  2. Nachisale says:

    Momwe ankadya ndalamazo analibe ma health ailments?

  3. ngongoliwa says:

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

  4. Sikusinja says:

    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?

  5. munyenyembe says:

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

  6. Judge Mapila says:

    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

  7. Bandawe says:

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

  8. stealing 1 goat gets 4 years

    stealing K12 million gets 3 years

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

  9. Cecilia Mapila says:

    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.

  10. The Most Concerned says:

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

  11. Nyasa Times reader says:

    kjkjhhf

  12. kambindingu "hard & low" says:

    Please throw her prison keys in shire river. We don’t need such stupid people in our country.

  13. wozerezeka says:

    Judge Chirwa gave Ndovie a three year imprisonment 13 year imprisonment. Very interesting pa Malawi. Koma tili ife akapolo akumudzi majudge inu mungatero?

  14. Munthu says:

    Ankapanga matama amenewa iwe kudabwa

  15. Nankununkha sadzimva says:

    If this is how we will treat cash gate cases then the sentences are not deterrent enough to would be offenders. The courts should realize that they are answerable to the Malawi society who have massively suffered cash gate consequences. And a section of Malawi society of good will won’t be happy to see serious cases like this one treated with kid gloves. Mwina inu magistrate mukufuna mukagawane ndalamazo kuseri. I mean the two accounts in this case attract a maximum of 10 years plus 9 months together. What convinced the magistrate to slash the sentence down to 3 years? The lawyers arguments that the convict surrendered her vehicle, medical problems and did not waste courts time are weak against the grievous harm cash gate has caused to innocent Malawians. Shame! To you the magistrate. This is like sending one on holiday.

  16. EDSON JOWELO says:

    BASITU UKULIRA BWANJI MUJA MUMAJOYERAMU ISHA MUSATINYASE APA

  17. guguh says:

    Kodi why is it that only the rich use “medical ailment” to ask for a lesser sentence? Onse amamangidwawa don’t you think they have medical problems? Just arrange to have your medications delivered in prison …ena they dont even have access to medicines yet they stole less money/things than stipulated in the story..ma lawyer pena pake

  18. BMW says:

    Kodi CAROL SAVALA sentencing liti?

  19. youna says:

    We need big fish osati tima 12 million.

  20. Nachisale says:

    3 years basi? What a joke!

  21. Mphangwe says:

    Esnart Ndovi, Do you want to tell me that there were no black Malawian men to marry you? Or were you rushing for riches? The whites are all against cashgate, did you disclose your cashgate deals with your husband? If so why did he not advise you not to continue with your corrupt mind? Does this mean that even your husband was happy with your corruption to defraud the poor country Malawi? Nonse Mbuzi! Mbuzi! Mbuzi! Shame on this white man!

  22. Chindaxi says:

    Guys….. Whats the name of the business she was doing???
    Nenani Ndovi…… pepani amama…..3 years njichoko….kweni muzamusanga mzungu uyu waluta kwao….

  23. mphatso says:

    all rich people when convicted end up claiming to be sick.I pray this is no longer a valid point in courts just adding salt to the injury.stop lying you are not sick when pocketing these moneys..

  24. Master says:

    FOR PEPANI,

    WHY ARE YOU BEING RACIST,IT SEEMS DESPITE ALL THE EDUCATION YOU WILL NEVER CHANGE.
    ONCE A MONKEY ALWAYS A BANANA.here have some Bananas

  25. choka phiri says:

    12million is it more money or vompared to 92 billion? Why only small People are prisoned? I have not sen anyone from DDP. Bakili hus Cash gate is withdrawn. D Goodal kaliati Bing /Peter. All those Who was in Bingu government. This is Why Malawi is not going to get aid.

  26. Pepani says:

    azunguwo nanga? eeeh ma scandal awa amwene ine anandidumpha bwanji? kunena zoona if one person had approached me even now for such a deal ine nkanalola, ndani safuna dnalama. i hope you have some cash stashed somewhere kuti after years uzaone poyambira.

    mzunguyo ndi mamuna wake? he looks sick…..lets hope all is not lost

    wishing you well in prison, be cool. enjoy every moment. May this period be for reflection. Do nothing but pray. God will work wonders on you

  27. Uchindami says:

    ‘The lawyer also argued that Ndovie has a medical ailment which would prevent her from withstanding prison conditions’! Wow! What medical condition is that if I may ask?

    Ndiye anthu omwe ali ndi mavuto amthupi ochuluka komanso ochotsa moyo ngambirimbiri!

    Zomwe ananena lawyer uyu ndi nyimbo yomwe yakhala ikuyimbidwa kwanthawi yayitali. Ukamayimva sipelekanso chikoka! Hayi!

  28. mjiba says:

    So corrupt is the judiciary that justice is not seen to be done in Malawi

  29. Alfred Chimenya says:

    How dare are you or should we say even the judge had something in his pocket as well poor Malawian

  30. tchama says:

    cashgate in MALAWI you will indeed ”Never walk alone”

  31. Wadyera says:

    These thieves deserve stiffer sentences because what they declare as have stolen is far from what they real stole. They have built mansions with the stolen money. They have bought lands which are awaiting construction. They are hiding some of the millions knowing that when they come out they should enjoy the money without questions. So it’s better to give them long custodial sentences so that even if when they come out, the money must have lost value, their age might have gone up and there health too so that they should not do it again and also to deter would be offenders.

  32. garnet chirwa says:

    As much as these contractors and suppliers deserve stiff punishment. I believe the. Worst sentences should be for the government employees mphwiyo kandoje madzi and others

  33. Juda says:

    thats the work of an engineer/judge osati mbava zinazi patrick will be our chief justice

  34. Akatswiri says:

    Ameneyo ndiye Patrick,dont mess around with him he is a serius Magistrate osati enawa, corrupted Magistrate.

  35. kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk says:

    This is a big joke because it is encouraging others to steal as well.

  36. Truck says:

    WAKUBA NKHUBU 3 YEARS IN JAIL WAKUBA 12.9 MILLION ALSO 3 YEARS IN JAIL IT DOESNT MAKE SENSE EH! WHAT A JOKE!

  37. The Analyst says:

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    Malawi’s justice system is a joke! So unjust is the system I wonder why we even call it a justice system!

    Cant you see that inconsistent application of justice for similar cases under similar circumstances, does not reflect well on your profession as judges and on the justice system as a whole? Treeza Namathanga steals more than 63 m, she gets a 3-year jail term. This Esnart steals 12.5 million, she also gets 3 years? One of the judges here is an enemy of progress! A rot in the system. A shame to him/herself!
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    And what happened to application of the maximum sentences to these thieves, to deter would-be-offenders? Are you sure that such sentences would deter others? Are you surprised that money is still being stolen with these comedy of sentences.

    You are not helping Malawi!
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  38. redeemed says:

    So in other words the medical ailment of the masses that succumbed to drug shortage in public hospitals as a result of state funds squandering was less critical compared to that of hers or the phrase should be “the value of the suspect’s life outweighs that of the her victims”. Some women are a total disgrace to the female community because the last time I checked, a woman was a nature, caring , loving , softhearted and most of all merciful.

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