Lutepo hospitalised: ‘May not be fit to stand cashgate trial now’

Businessperson and chief cashgate suspect Osward Lutepo was on Thurdday hospitalised at Mzuzu MASM Hospital after he collapsed and is currently  receiving treatment with hospital sources saying  he may be found to be incompetent “at this moment” to stand trial.

Lutepo:  Ailing  chief suspect in cashgate

Lutepo: Ailing chief suspect in cashgate

Lutepo is regarded as chief suspect in cashgate cases  and charged in a K5.7 billion (about $11.4m) theft and money laundering case alongside former Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Ralph Kasambara, Pika Manondo and private-practice lawyer Wapona Kita, which is pending hearing in Lilongwe.

He is also is answering similar charges on an amount totalling K3.1 billion (about $6.2m)in the High Court’s Zomba registry.

Lutepo is facing another charge of conspiracy to commit murder charges alongside Kasambara, Manondo and Dauka Manondo in relation to the shooting of former Ministry of Finance budget director Paul Mphwiyo.

He was also slapped with another charge of perjury for  admitting that he lied  under oath in court.

His health scare started after his arrest on fresh charges of tax evasion.

Lutepo  had a problem with his nervous system and has a paralysis of his legs. He has been on wheel chair.

He relation Edward Lutepo said the cashgate suspsect is “not fit and indeed not well.”

However,  prosecutors said  Lutepo will be “examined and re-examined” by doctors to check if he is fit stand trial.

Lutepo has accepted wrong doing in the plunder of public resources and apologised to the nation through the media, saying his companies were simply used as conduits.

He implicated former president Banda for benefitting part of his stolen money .Banda shot down the claims, saying they are “malicious” and calculated to drag her in the mud of cashgate as part of the political vendetta by the government.

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mary Kachale recently pointed out she will not trade confessors of Cashgate with non-custodial sentences

She said it was a mockery to the suffering Malawians have endured as a consequence of the accused persons’ role to plunder public money if her office was to accept defence proposal to trade confessions with non-custodial sentences.

Kachali said for this reason, there was no legal framework within which any plea bargaining arrangement can be made.

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80 thoughts on “Lutepo hospitalised: ‘May not be fit to stand cashgate trial now’”

  1. Naba says:

    Ikangotha milandu achira ngati Yusulf Mwawa uyu.

  2. Kandakhute chinyetenyete says:

    Ooooooo!!!!!!! God.

  3. fathi slshehaab says:

    chiki ku mzako u mati ukadachigwira nyanga..sukadangundidwa!! awa ndi matenda basi

  4. yamikani says:

    Funny things do happen indeed. The muluzi way of evading justice. You will still meet justice in heaven my dear. .

  5. mbuya says:

    SHAAAAA…GIVE HIM A DOSE OF TERMIC…AND HE SHALL BE FINE..

  6. Denkhule says:

    Even if he dies take his dead body to court and sentence it to death imprisonment then burry the dead body inside Mikuyu prison. I am very sure donors will immediately release the aid they have been witholding for along time because they will see that we are really serious in handling the cashgate cases.

  7. This guy is a trick star. Give him a leg iron and take him to court. Mbala zoyipa zimenezo.

  8. Humphrey says:

    Zimuvuta

  9. Even if he dies,God will charge him for this.

  10. moses ghama says:

    man dzenje takumbakale likukudikilani mwativutitsa takhala paukapolo chifukwa cha chitsilu ngati iwe tiye ku court sizonamazo nanuso aboma zachamba ai muthileni unyolo basi zikundiwawa mwamva kodi mukumva !!!!!!!!

  11. mbuje says:

    From a Billionaire to a Prisonaire che Lutepo akhale wina

  12. Chiletso says:

    The trial is not tomorrow or next week achila and he will stand trial he is too greedy to commit suicide

  13. Mwalubazi says:

    Another theft by trick

  14. Just poison him afta freezing all hz accounts dat donkey shd go

  15. akunama ameneyo azengedwe mlandu basi

  16. Mphwache says:

    Former President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak went to court wheeled on a bed, we shall do the same for Mr. Lutepo, angakhale ali pa drip or oxygen.

  17. Nyapapi says:

    Asafetu! Azunzike kwambiri!

  18. Mphwache wa Bingu says:

    Lutepo is in sound health. He is only trying to delay or run away from his theft charges.

  19. freedom says:

    Are you the one who fueled the judiciary strikes zoti?why sick now? Just face the courts and you will be fine as you have shown that you know how cashgate worked with both governments.you will be a good state witness.come out of fear and keep being voluntarily in assisting the investigation.you will be fine.
    muthu wokuba billions samangidwa as that is what is suffocating this economy.come out and explains the where about of the cash and you will be a good citizen.

  20. nkhedu says:

    paja abomawa amakuopsezani eti pano akabwretsa timilandu taoto tazingopangani zijazi kkkk

  21. Bakili Muluzi tactics. He should stand trial even on a wheel chair. We should not accept this because the money involved is just too much.

  22. Dzombe says:

    Bwinotu apa,,asakhale JB akumuchta zmenez,,,sizomusowetsatu apa wamva JB

  23. nyalongwe says:

    i feel sad for Loot-a-paul. my heart goes out to him. Hear his story, people, before judging him. The big fish are swimming into deeper waters, freely!!??

  24. Ndanena says:

    THE GOOD PART OF IT IS THAT HE PAID KAMUZU ACADEMY K22M AS SCHOOL FEES FOR HIS CHILDREN EVEN IF HE DIES TODAY CHILDREN WILL STILL LEARN SCHOOL, CLEVER MTUMBUKA WA KU. A MALAWI ATUMBUKAWA NDI POWER JUST AS GOOD AS CHILAZULU BOYS.

  25. Ndanena says:

    THE PART OF IT IS THAT HE PAID KAMUZU ACADEMY K22M AS SCHOOL FEES FOR HIS CHILDREN EVEN IF HE DIES TODAY CHILDREN WILL STILL LEARN SCHOOL, CLEVER MTUMBUKA WA KU. A MALAWI ATUMBUKAWA NDI POWER JUST AS GOOD AS CHILAZULU BOYS.

  26. Ndanilawyeryo says:

    The Court Strike is now OVER and Baba Lutepo gets SICK ? zaboza izi USOMVA BASI

  27. banksy says:

    Just to let you know. Lutefisk was poisoned as soon as the cash gate was busted out. The poison came from Russia via Harare. It was administered by a woman who works as a mole for the DPP inner circle.
    Slow death will follow because of gradual organ failure. I have no other information. He may be dead by end of this year.

  28. alison milanzi says:

    olo akafele mu court apite amenewo nde ma plan ambava mmalawi. Amachira owazenga akamwalira apiiiiteeeh!!

  29. Clive says:

    Iutepo ndani anakunamiza kuti kuthawa milandu ndi kunamizila kudwara, wagwa nayotu bax bare iwe wakuma ndi Malawi tsopano………….

  30. Vavlov says:

    This is bullshit, he is trying to dodge the court, don’t accept this nonsense. It would be cute if Lutepo was dressed in a JB’s duku during court appearances. That would be a good symbol of his loyalty as the supplier of stolen cash to her. Imagine Lutepo in a duku, that would be fantastic

  31. Kadakwiza says:

    Get well Mr Lutepo.

  32. Patriot says:

    Iwe Ubwenze kaye ndalamazo.
    Ukabweza ndiye ukhoza kufa mamva?
    Mbuzi mbala yotheratu.

  33. Thats not true, considering that, he was
    all along well, and having tipped, informed, notified, or, and, been feed, that, the judecially, will actually, resume duties on friday, then, he fall sick on Thursday. This is very funny, becouse, he is actually taking Malawians for granted. Hence, he should know that, The arm of The Lord, Is not short. Therefore, he must, always remember that, one day, he shall be judged, In The race, of The Heaven. Amen

  34. fisi says says:

    wadwaladi Lutepo olo nditakhala ine ndikhoza kudwala hehe yophela a wemba kkkkkkk

  35. golingo 2 says:

    Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk Lutepo pathako pako, kungomva kuti ma court atsekula iwe nje nje nje kunjenjemera mpaka collapsing? This fucker is crafty, this is just a gimmick let him face trial kaya wadwala or not

  36. mona says:

    A lutepo you were able and fine when you were stealing our taxes but now you are not fit to stand in court and answer charges hey muyankhabe basi milandu yanuyo and the good thing is munavomera kale mlandu kuti mumaba kwaine yatsala ndi judgement basi

  37. Chamwaka says:

    Conveniently collapsed after the Judiciary strike is over? Clever little fellow, huh?
    Mwawa got away with this trick but you will not, you thiefing bastard!!!

  38. governor katswiri says:

    Lutepo watengera zeru za Bakili muluzi eti 1.7 billion ikangoyamba muva za disk msana kkkkkkkkkk

  39. Nkhombokombo says:

    It’s unfortunate this guy is embecile now, we were expecting more from him. The ailment has hit at the wrong time. We only would wish him quick recovery. No man should wish a friend bad things it is said.

  40. Greencardless Malawian says:

    Why im i not surpirsed? He’ll get well when there is change of gvt or if well embraced by corrupt lawyers and judges. What a dirty country, what a dirty government, worse than the stupid federation!

  41. Yankees says:

    Aah, a Lutepo mwadwala liti madala, eh? Inu mukuuza anthu kuti munakomoka zoona okomoka amadziwa kuti ndinakomoka? Nkhunyulo langonva court strike ikutha basi labwelanso?

  42. Wiseman says:

    Get you well Bwana Lutepo

  43. William kaunda says:

    Atangofa Bingu, a Muluzi anachirara, Lutepo nayenso akufuna zomwezo. Ayi, akunama ameneyo, amangidwe basi tikuvutika ife.

  44. Self imposed death sentence. Asafe akawone ndende. Akavale uniform ya Real Madrid.

  45. chatty man says:

    Ok! OK! so you have come up with a conclusion that he stand trial? As long as he is alive he will still have a case to answer. If that’s your plan it wont work.

  46. Liberalist says:

    Muluzi did it. Why can’t Lutepo did it (sig) Lutepo is just following the footsteps of Atcheya. Poti ndi Mtumbuka basi nkhani mbwee. Anaononga dziko ndi Atcheya. Newspaper warn Malawians but we are deaf. Muluzi was exposed to stolen once in the past, Bingu was revealed to be arrogant, living unaffordable life but we did vote for them. Why?

  47. Chikadzakuwani says:

    Ai a bambo musateroyi pitani basi kukhotiko palibe zonamizila kugwa ngati ndinu amfayi?

  48. Wilfred Ephraim Ziba says:

    an so sick of this swine, first he tried to imprecate JB to get sympathy from Malawian and now that he knows that very few buyes that he wanna try Muluzi style. nice try but it is too late. I wish there was death sentence in Malawi, because thats what he deserves

  49. william says:

    Lutepo u should have steal like the late bingus cabinet see they hoop huge sums but now back on track tulo jb and his previous cabinet no matter what u r fit to stand trial,malawians let us not allow wandalama saluza mlando.

  50. His is suffering becos of JB

  51. kanyika dickson says:

    Courts are functioning now,man lutepo kuthamangira ku hospital waiwerenga.congrats next time be in comma for 2 months azangokutaya ngat bakili

  52. Malenga Chienda says:

    Honestly,I feel this is a ply by the DPP to get Lutepo off the case after noting that they used a wrong pawn when they used him to try and pin down Her Excellency Dr Joyce Banda in the Cashgate trial. They have seen that all that all the trick in the book that they tried to use have yielded nothing and now this is the last trick to say he is incapacitated to stand trial.

  53. Baba says:

    Get well soon Mr Lutepo!

  54. kanamwali says:

    kaya zithabwanji

  55. Baba says:

    Get we’ll soon Mr Lutepo!

  56. Wa Nzeru Wa Kum'mawa says:

    Kkkkkk drama…but it works. A tcheya bwanji? Pano anachila

  57. KING DAVID says:

    MY STETHOSCOPE TELLS ME THIS IS BAKILI MULUZI ROTTEN STYLE.NOT ALL MALAWIANS R FOOLS.LET HIM STAND TRIAL ON WHEELCHAIR PLS

  58. Southner says:

    Crook wangomva kuti strike yakukhoti yatha ali eeeee man ukaipa dziwa nyimbo

  59. Matutu says:

    Well, what you normally sow is what you get. Can someone explain the link between his paralysis & the ongoing charges against him? Maybe it is just by coincidence. Poor Lutepo. And why Mzuzu Masm hospital?

  60. J. Manda says:

    Ameneyo akagwere kukhoti komweko sanati.

  61. Ask Moffat Banda of MBC, he knows best about this man!

  62. ADE says:

    MSANA WABAKILI!!!!! IS LUTEPO WORSE THAN BAKILI?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  63. Go where Lutepo is,you will surely find him praying to Almight God for him to be saved.Okubansotu amapemphera,dont you know that?? With that illness,he is now about to have a breakthrough due to his whole-heartedly submission!

    A teacher by professional suggests!!!

  64. tchaka says:

    Messa oyankha milandu mmaloya ake? Nkhani ipitilira baasi olo afe mxii

  65. Nyaude Kamanga says:

    This is turning into drama now. Theatrical indeed. Is it because he has heard the judiciary strike is over? Why not on Christmas Mr Lutepo?

  66. GWANDANGULUWE says:

    Doing it Muluzis way, matenda anali kuti wen the judiciary was on strike?

  67. MWENENYOKA says:

    UYU NDI MUNTHU WA BOZA AKALOWE MU KHOTI AFUNE ASAFUNE TAVUTIKA ZIKO LONSE LA MALAWI CHIFUKWA CHA GALU AMENEYU.

  68. Piche Yakiti says:

    Get well soon Mr. Lutepo. We are relying on you in this cashgate madness. Mmene mukuvutikira panomo ndi mmene ena amkavutikira inu mukudya money that time. Get well soon indeed.

  69. clement says:

    Nkhani za njonda imeneyi zatopesa

  70. Rambos says:

    Bakili, Bingu, JB, Peter, Chilima, Lutepo, Mphwiyo, Kasambara the list goes on are enemies of malawi ans. On 13 January is d day resgn or ???

  71. Kompany Muyeza says:

    Ohooooo???????

  72. MBACHI says:

    LUPETO MUST PAY FOR WHAT HE DID. WE ARE SUFFERING WITH POVERTY.

  73. Parallel Market says:

    Malawians cannot accept that nonsense.Is he collapsing now because courts have resumed work? That is a gimmick to delay or possibly escape justice for cashgate offences. Iwetu ku khoti upita. Usanamizile kudwala. Bwanji sumadwala nthawi yomwe ma khoti anali otseka because of strike?

  74. Opportunities says:

    Ha ha ha this man Lutepo is crafty and probably well informed. He received intelligence from his sources that the Judicial strike is ending on Friday so he decides to check himself in hospital on Thursday! Well Muluzi has used the same tactics and it has worked so why not try his luck?

  75. Crispin Bwangala says:

    The courts reopen and Mr Lutepo collapses…Quite some coincidence

  76. N thawi yonsei sakadwala wadwala panopa kamba koti makhot atsekulidwa?

  77. PLAN ZAKE ZIMAYAMBA CHOCHI INGAKHALE KUNJA——– ANAYAMBA AKULU-AKULU MU MALAWI MUNO.

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