Lutepo pleads guilty, convicted: Malawi cashgate

Businessperson Oswald Lutepo has pleaded guilty to charges of theft and laundering K2.1 billion believed to have been obtained in the plunder of government funds popularly referred to as Cashgate and has been convicted by High Court in Zomba.

Lutepo: Guilty and now a convict

Lutepo: Guilty and now a convict

Appearing before Justice Redson Kapindu, businessman Lutepo, who was in a wheel chair entered a plea of guilty for his charges.

The Judge convicted Lutepo on his own plea and revoked his bail. He is now in the hands of Prison authorities waiting for sentencing.

Lutepo’s lawyer Osward Mtupila confirmed, saying the convict changed his plea to “guilty” upon his legal advice.

“We analysed the evidence [by the prosecution] on money laundering and concluded that it will be difficult for us to defend,” Ntupila told Nyasa Times in an interview.

“There is no better explaination on the money,” said the lawyer.

Judge Redson Kapindu, said he will deliver his sentence on July 30 this year under various
conditions.

Lutepo is regarded a chief cashgate suspect and has been making media confession on his wrong doing.

A forensic audit report into the plunder of public resources at Capital Hill due to abuse of public finance management tools dubbed ‘Cashgate’ established that K24 billion was stolen between April and September 2013. However, Cashgate dates back to 2005 when the Integrated Financial Management and Information System (Ifmis) was launched.

Through various means, Lutepo allegedly got the second highest payments on the list of individuals amounting to K4.4 billion (US$9.8 million).

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zizi
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In Tumbuka they is this word ‘kwiba wibenge kweni ungakolekanga yayi’ u see now, u r mentioning name of others but they are not included, in this scenario its not Lutepo only, u and me we r also directly involved, kungoti sitinagwidwe, lets love our country n we have to stop this, take care moto umapita kumene kwasala tchire.

Bishop Phiri
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Gulisani katundu wake kuti boma likhale ndi ndalama. Modi lutepo analowa kubank yekha? Chilungamo chioneka kasambala spite.

Says the truth to shame Devil
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Says the truth to shame Devil
Chitima chanikola mwe. kweni pala nkhupulika ivyo walikunanga, bwenu nkhuti mulekeni walutenge wakaviwonere kwene kuko. Wanyamata chenjerani, wonani munyithu Lutepo walekenge wana na mwanakazi pa thondo. Chifukwa apa ncthakumanyirathu kuti kujele wamukhalako tuvyaka tunandiko. Chenjerani imwe sono mukuti vikunowa chifukwa pala walya vya wene, mpaka ulipile munthowa yinyake nanga pangajumpha nyengo yitali uli mwe. Pakuti wakuti ‘Kakwiza kekha kakulaula.’ Kweni nkhumanya kuti pala ulipo wa munyake iwe ukangwiriskanga ntchito Lutepo kuti wakubilenge ndarama, undabisame yayi. chifukwa nkhumanya ufwenge na maghanoghano. Kweniniso uyo wakuwona vyakuwubendi walikuwona kale. sono pakuti wakati ‘palije icho ntchakubisika icho hilekenge kuvumbukwa,’ mbwenu nina chigomezgo kuti wose… Read more »
Bamusi
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LUTEPOYO ANGOGULITSIDWA kusiyana nkuti azikadyanso misonkho ya anthu ku ndende. Kkkkkkkkkkkkkk. From being a HERO to ZERO.

kakaka
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Kasambala simngamkwanitse mwalemba mmadzi

Rodgers Banda
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These plead guilty stories are cloudy tricks of milkers. The cow is too thin that it’s failing to move. This money was in many hands and the hands that it passed through to reach him are absent in the story. This shows that the money was very huge enough to feed flood victims for a year or more. This is a barbaric style of clearing the name. But the cow recover?

chatonda
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Get the money from him through selling of his property and not sentencing only. Jail terms will benefit nobody yet the country lost lives of many people because we had no drugs in hospitals among others. Kasambara is next. Make sure there is no trick to make him government witness but Malawians should be alert in case there is that plan.

Mphaka
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Lutepo alira chakwawo, amayi alira kuti ntooono!!!! Kkkkkk koma ziliko!!!

peshe
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Ose amangudwe.kuba titukuka bwanji Malawi

Paradiso
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Mr Kwatha, this has nothing to do with religion. Why do you hate the original church. mpingo wapa nthanthwe simungauthe. You may find yourself fighting against God so be careful.

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