Makhwawa quizzes Mphwiyo on JB relationship, Toyota Fortuner : Shooting victim’s in Malawi cashgate

Lilongwe High Court Judge Justice Michael Mtambo on Wednesday adjourned a case which lawyer Ralph Kasambara, Pika Manondo, Robert Kadzuwa and Macdonald Kumwembe are charged with attempted murder case and conspiracy to commit murder on former Ministry of Finance Budget Director Paul Mphwiyo to February 17 and the case will run for three days up to February 19.

Mphwiyo ;  Gun-shot survivor in hospital

Mphwiyo ; Gun-shot survivor

The suspects pleaded not guilty to the charges.

During cross examination in the afternoon, Mwakhwawa asked Mphwiyo how he knew former president Dr Joyce Banda, to which he answered he knew her long time ago when she was running NABW an organisation which  provide financial services to the poorest women  in Malawi and to improve the living conditions of micro entrepreneurs.

Quizzed why he sold the Toyota Fortuner vehicle which he was driving at the time of his shooting, Mphwiyo said it was because the vehicle was bringing bad memories into the family.

In previous court hearing, Mphwiyo said two bullets hit him in the mandible and another went through his shoulder to his chest. One bullet was removed in a South African hospital but two others – lodged in his spinal column – will remain inside the 38-year-old for the rest of his life.

Mphwiyo’s 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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Gudo Gwondwa

Ka imwe mwalembachi yapa? I don’t see any news here!


How old was Mphwiyo when JB was running NABW if he is 38 years old now? magwira ntchito kunyumba kwake kapena.

Decent Citizen
Its time Malawi locked these thieves.These are not heroes but mere heartless thieves who have been draining our public coffers with their filthy hands.Why do Malawians like worshipping people who acquire wealth in a shady way?These thieves are supposed to be rotting in jails and there properties forfeited and sold to recover the public funds.How mphwiyo knew the incompetent woman Joyce who used to brag alot of this phwiyo thief is non of our business.We need to see those bullets rusting in jaws at Maula.The Nantchitos and Nambalas are just roaming scot free in Lilongwe.Its time Malawi started being firm… Read more »

And the author calls “how did you know jb?” quizzing? kikikikik!!!


The prosecution asked for an adjournment? Wow! This whole system is either incompetent , rotten or both.

Charlie Hebdo and Pegida Supporter

There is need to clear Malawi of such thieves like Mphwiyo, Manondo, Leonard Kalonga, Njanji, Sithole, Namata, Nantchito etc. They are smart criminals. They have been stealing our taxes.


It seems the powers that be and their cohorts are aiming at JB. akuba, owombeledwa
ozenga milandu zonse zilipo koma funs nkumafunsa kuti kodi JB umamudziwa bwanji
weak lawyers


Nkhani zacashgate zimandiwawa kwabasi. Tikuvutika cifukwa ca anthu amenewa.
Amtambo osacedwetsanso ai amenewa zaka 20 aliyense akamalizikire komweko ndima edzi awowo
Ngakhale asawapeze olakwa tikawonana ku supreme court amangidwabe anthuwa or azembe motani believe me.


Point of correction. Mphwiyo is not Mlmwe but MCHEWA from Kasungu. The Lomwes were not given any game as long as you were answering to Lomwe name. Ask Muli. He was in trouble. So these cashgates are for the Tumbukasa and Chewas. Ife a Lomwe tikumva kukoma. Tiyeni nazoni.


Mphwiyo did nothing wrong. He’s in fact a victim not a villain. That’s why the cross-examiners wont find reasonable question to ask him. He should be aquitted and compensated for wrong indictment.

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