Makande arrested in Malawi ‘cashgate’: Turns himself to ACB

Former ruling People’s Party (PP) spokesman Hophmally Makande has been arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Tuesday morning after he turned himself in.

Makande:  Arrested

Makande: Arrested

According to ACB spokesman Egritta Ndala, Makande handed himself over to the bureau after he heard that the body was looking for him in Blantyre.

Nyasa Times had earlier reported that Makande, Brown Mpinganjira, a senior government official in the former Joyce Banda administration, would be next to face arrest

“He has been arrested on suspected charge of conspiring to defraud government contrary to section 35 of the corrupt practices Act. The charge is in relation to the ongoing investigation into Cashgate,” reads part of the statement signed by Ndala.

She said Makande will be taken to court after the bureau has recorded a caution statement .

Former Malawi Budget Director Paul Mphwiyo, whose shooting on 13 September 2013 led to the unravelling of the systematic looting of millions of government money dubbed ‘cashgate’,  is on record telling the court  in his attempted murder case that Mpinganjira warned him that former Justice Minister and Attorney Ralph Kasambara – who was arrested in connection with the shooting, and Makande, had given him “ten days to live” unless he honoured certain government payments.

Kasambara, who has been charged with conspiracy to murder Mphwiyo, denies the charges. He is on trial alongside four others, including a former soldier who is said, according to court papers, to have been one of the two hired ‘contract killers’.

Mphwiyo is also under arrest. His shooting unravelled ‘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.

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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47 thoughts on “Makande arrested in Malawi ‘cashgate’: Turns himself to ACB”

  1. Domi Phambana says:

    apanidwe mpaka abweze zonse,amine kuti mfiiiiii!

  2. Alex Matinga says:

    Wawa Bammbo Makande!! Lyo!Lyoo!lyoooooo! PP woyeee! Mwana weniweni wa mayi chiongolelo ameneyu. WATCH OUT GWENGWE!!

  3. Think Tank says:

    @ Blues,let us not be carried away with our imaginations. German has given almost 10billion kwacha to audit 2009-12 period when these audit querries arise. Germans are not fools to play silly games and throw about monies. Pati biii pali munga. Those of 13billion are facing it now. The 92b culprits wish time stands still to avoid their destined fate.

  4. DR. SAN- ABACHA . WAKUMALOWA -KWAMAGODI says:

    Ogonakukhomo kosatseka akulumidwa ,udzudzu kundende kikikikikiki ine ndiri mu net yanga ndi akazanga pheee ,

  5. wa ku Mitchesi kuja says:

    Inu ACB, musamaulule m’mene mukuchitila ma “investigation” ai. Kwenikweni za JB. Musapuse nazo; mwina akamva, sazabwela. We want her in Zomba Maximum!

  6. Lephert says:

    Ndale zakumalawi zimenezo….DPP ikadzachokanso nkhani za cashgate zidzakhalaponso

  7. Dodolido says:

    Mukunama , Makande? Makande wake uti? Bodza lankunkhuniza. Nda amuna amenewa ogona kukhomo kosatseka, sangamangidwe.

    1. Mapwiya Mng'onong'ono says:

      ndiye mwati Makande ndi mamuna sangamangidwe? Ngati muli ndi makutu mwina by now mwamva

  8. Phwetembwe says:

    Put cashgaters in a cooler without mercy but next be 92 billion cashgaters dead or alive. All must face justice & make sure they return all the cash to government. Malawians be careful the returned cashgate money can be cashgated by DPP since our focus is only on PP. Mark my words!

  9. chatonda says:

    Tiye nayoni anasimbwa agalu amenewa. By the way, where is JB THIS TIME ROUND? HAS SHE COME BACK FROM WHERE SHE WENT TO BEG AFTER THE CASH GATE STOPPED?

  10. sifiso gebuza says:

    a makande ndiye sizimakuthelani, chaposachedwapa munamangidwanso pa milandu ija ya ‘kangwazi’ ndi mbaza zomwezi za chilomwezi pano ndiye zikukakamirani koopsya mukathera konko basi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. nsungununu says:

    koma ngati amayi ali momwemo nde mumange tonse poti tinadya nawo, anatimangira manyumba ndi kutigulira ng’ombe

  12. yesaya ft phillip says:

    nic

  13. VYOTO says:

    LET ALL WRONG DOERS ACCOUNT FOR THEIR ACTIONS, I MEAN ALL INCLUDING BAKILI MULUZI WHOSE CORRUPTION CASE SOUNDS VERY STRAIGHT FORWARD TO SOME OF US THOUGH IT IS TAKING ACB MORE THAN SEVEN SOLID SEVEN YEARS TO CONCLUDE.JOYCE BANDA HAD HER OWN OBVIOUS REASONS TO PUT THE BAKILI MULUZI CASE UNDER THE CARPET.CAN PETER MUTHALIKA INFORM MALAWIANS HIS REASONS FOR NOT COMPLETING THE BAKILI MULUZI CASE BEFORE MALAWIANS GO INTO THE STREET ????????????

  14. Ndalama yakubadi ilibe madalitso munayamba kuba muli mu UDF ndikuyipitsa dzina la mtsogoleri wathu wamaso mphenya wangwiro osaba Atcheya
    ,mpakana Lero ndalama sizinakukwaneni??
    Mangani mbava zonse!

  15. Onasiwelo says:

    I have nothing to do as far as people are arrested on merit, what ever evil men do lives with them, but my problem is that why are there no people from the dpp because it is an open secret that this looting started in the dpp led governmnt with the late Daniel Phiri, kahuna bingazi wamathanyula who stole 92 billion do we have sacred cows? GOD ‘s justice will not spare anyone one day soon.

  16. kelvin evans says:

    His arrest is based on a statement by stanford mpoola of stadal building contractors who says makande asked him to go and steal ku local government

  17. bammsy says:

    Amakande akabwire makande ku NDENDE. Mumatumbwa dzulo lija. ALitasile SABOLA PALULASI WAWO. Yatsala JANDO ya SUBSIDY. Mubweze ndalamazo.

  18. koma kumeko tiyeni nazoni bt we want oso 1dpp big fish pliz

  19. loveness says:

    it is good news at least some effort is being made to recover the poor people’s money but how long will you take? will it take drag like muluzi’s case? when are you arresting the asian’s fro the list? don’t tell me they are none who have stolen as most of them have enriched themselves through corruption. go to immigration you will see how these bearded al qaida looking asian’s corrupting the officers SHAME ON CORRUPT IMMIGRATION OFFICERS

  20. Bantu says:

    ARREST THE FAT THIEF!

  21. Wodandaula says:

    Mwachita bwino. He is also one of the people who draining Blantyre Water Board corruptly with Andrew Thawe, the CEO

    1. Vienna says:

      Leave Thawe alone. How can the two steal from the board without approval of board, you just hate Thawe. Tengatu udindo wakewo si anausiya! Cash gate ndi m’boma amwene.

      1. Nyapapi says:

        Bakha Iwe ngati Thawe ali mbale wako just simply shut your mouth! Sukudziwa zomwe ukunena. Ngati pali munthu woiiiiipa komanso wakubhaaa ndiye Andrew Thawe.

  22. khalidwe wear says:

    KOmano anakatiuza zomwe zili mu audit report kuti tidziwe who will be arrested in connection with cash gate nanga tidzidzidzimuka! Plis this is good move koma tiuzeni mayina a onse.

    Caro Savala ali pati kodi?

    1. kold says:

      True. We want all cashgaters to be known so that we shud know who is next to be arrested. Caro Savala bwanji?

  23. Denmark says:

    zabwino zonse che makande ndizomwe timadikira ife ndizimenezo. ino ndi nthawi yoti mukolore…..

  24. the one who trembles at the word of God says:

    Mediocre ACB. Mediocre Government. Mediocre DPP. Mediocre Parliament. Mediocre Malawi. Mediocre Mediocre Mediocre. We want our MK90 billion too.

    1. Nyapapi says:

      Hahaha! Andekuche Chanthunya ulipo aise?

  25. ujeni says:

    This is now pure witch hunt, how do we know Makande is on the list when DPP is hiding it. Whom are they trying to shield anyway.

  26. Mbuyanga says:

    hahaha the big cashgateress is next! We are coming after you!

  27. Yanyamuka yokagawa chimanga says:

    Wosawasiya,mbamva zimene zikuzuzisa amalawi osalakwa chifukwa cha dyera lawo

  28. mabuluku says:

    Tinkaombera mmanja ma mid night 6 Aja akutengedwa pa mlandu osamveka bwino uja lero yakwana nthawi yoti timvenso za mbava zeni zeni zobera mmabuku. Si tsoka ili ayi koma ndi zomwe munkafetsa

    1. Jabulosi says:

      Midnight Six (6) is a straight forward case.It will be revived unless all those involved are Six (6) feet below!!! Mlandu si uwola!!!!

      1. wa ku Mitchesi kuja says:

        No chance, ever, of reviving that case; that unfounded, cooked-up case! Dream on Jabulosi.

  29. Nthawi Yatha says:

    The headline should read like this,MAKANDE DUMPS UDF JOINS PP kkkkkkk.A mdala chemakande ngokobela jampelere ngala lukosi sano alakwe bautuchilaga lukosi

  30. Alungwana says:

    More to come! Thanks to the previous administration for not hiding the scandal.

  31. Newx ichocho says:

    Oky

  32. chikwangwani says:

    government iz clossing in…about to net the biggest fish. get ready

  33. Grey says:

    Timva amulamula akakhale kundende kwazaka ziwiri. Zinthu zake zautsili zokhazokha bola kukanakhala shariah law ku Malawi kuno.

  34. WAMISALA says:

    GUYZ WINA WAKE ANDIZUSE ZONSEZI NDIKULOTA

  35. MBOLO PA BUMBU LA GERTRUDE says:

    Nanga cash gate yanthawi ya DPP, when shall we see its master minders and beneficiaries be netted?

    komanso nepotism should be considered as a conspiracy to commit a systematic and organized corruption to be perpetrated by tribesmen

    1. Blues says:

      Palibenso nkhani imeneyo. PP inali ndi nthawi yopanga zimenezo koma inaona kuti panalibe nkhani thats why it kept quiet.

  36. Zale P says:

    If found guilty,he will be slapped with a 2year jail sentence coz he didnt waste the ACBs time by handing himself over to them

  37. Mulakho says:

    Nanga Nsonda ndiye mukumusiya bwanji????Ndi ndevu zake za mawaya zija….Nanga Khumbo with his bed gate&maize gate???

  38. petrol kali says:

    makande hahahahahahahahahahahaha

  39. adam ofewa kaunda says:

    awa ndi manufesto a 2019

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