Malawi cashgate convict to appeal sentence -lawyer

Convicted former tourism official Treza Namathanga Senzani sentenced to three years’ imprisonment with hard labour for the “Cashgate” – the worst financial scandal in Malawi’s history that led to the suspension of foreign aid, will launch an appeal against her sentence.

Senzani, 50, pleaded guilty to stealing K63 million ( about $150,000 or £93,000 ) from state coffers, and was condemned to three years behind bars for money laundering and theft.

Defence lawyer Nector Mhura plans to appeal the sentence.

For better and for jail: Senzani and her husband in court before seperating for prison sentence

For better and for jail: Senzani and her husband in court before seperating for prison sentence

Mhura told reporters that there was an “option of an appeal” , saying he was not happy because of the custodial sentence describing it as “harsh”.

The lawyer who is also a law lecturer at Chancellor College of  the University of Malawi, told  reporters after the sentencing that the law in Malawi was very clear on first offenders like Senzani, saying the primary consideration was for a non-custodial sentence.

He said his client should not have been sent to jail because she showed restitution by paying  back the money, pleaded guilty  so early without wasting court’s time and she will lose her job while chances of getting another job were slim.

Mhura said the “public interest outweigh the mitigating factors.”

Said Mhura: “My client pleaded guilty, she cooperated with court throughout the case and also returned the money which was stolen, and most importantly she is the first offender and according to the law, first offenders do not deserve such sentences, and we are not happy at all, because we had hoped she would get a suspended sentence.”

 

He said Senzani will launch an appeal in the Supreme Court against the custodial sentence.

“Despite being a first offender, she does not deserve a suspended sentence,” ruled judge Ivy Kamanga.

Justice Kamanga said that as a principal secretary, Senzani “was a custodian of money and willingly stole government money.”

“It was an illegal act that had an impact on the economy.”

The judge said Senzani “willingly” stole government money and she had no intention of returning the funds to state coffers. The judge called this an “illegal act” which affected the economy of the country as well as health systems because poor Malawians lacked medicines in hospitals because of the theft, whose monies could have been used to buy drugs.

Said the judge: “She corruptly performed her duties in favour of her company with intend to defraud the government and without authority.”

She said Visual Impact, which traded in electronics, did not have a contract with government.

Deputy director of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB),  Reneck Matemba, who led the prosecution, said he was “contented” with the custodial sentence meted on the convict.

Western donor nations and agencies, which provide 40% of Malawi’s budget, pulled the plug on vital aid worth around $150m in reaction to the cashgate scandal.

Allegations of the massive looting of government money became public following the shooting of the finance ministry’s then budget director Paul Mphwiyo in September 2013.

 

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92 thoughts on “Malawi cashgate convict to appeal sentence -lawyer”

  1. kachinda moto says:

    This thief must be put in jail its our tax money we working in Europe to help poor Malawians so that they too can have some food to eat withn their children.Through away the keys.

  2. Jeremiah Mtama says:

    let high court add years
    there is some sort of stupidity in this case one day my freind stole only Mk1000000 but he payed back the money before the court and he was sentenced to 10 years

  3. Sips says:

    The poor taxpayer is milked of 30% of his monthly income so that some greedy people can plunder that money and live above average lives. Shame on you!

  4. Professor Mtharika says:

    Joke of the year! Let her appeal and let the supreme court add more years to her sentence. The bitch has no humanity in her,a lot of people been getting 5 year jail just because they stole a chicken. Now tell me you shameless bitch,,how many times does a chicken go into 63 mil?? Huh? After all,you stole more than that. You stole billions!

  5. Peter Mathanyula Wakuba, formerly known as Obanda Joyce Ntilen says:

    Mhura just go back to teaching wills and inheritance using those notes you prepared in 1988. Piece of shit!

  6. gibsonkanyika says:

    Lets wait and see the outcome of appear

  7. Ma says:

    Mhura dont cheat Senzani you just want to charge her a final invoice on appeal before she goes in the cooler hahahaaa . Is there anything to appeal here? Dont cheat people Mhura after all you dont even know law, mere teacher not professional lawyer.

    ACHIMWENE SENZANI PEPANITU MUNAKWATIRA MBALA MAKWATIRAKWATIRAWA!!!

  8. esnart yaluwera says:

    Azimai akuba heavy I pray that Chinsinsi Kadzalaufa Kabambe gets a fair trial having swindled The Reserve Bank of Malawi. Timadabwatu ife.

  9. Abiti Mtila says:

    Let her appeal. The Supreme Court will add the years because it is a mockery for somebody who stole billions to be given 3 years. A mere suspect who wanted to steal at Saulos Chilima’s state lodge was given 6 years yet he did not steal anything! Traza Namathanga Senzani needs to be in prison for 15 years to deter would be offenders

  10. Lomwepachakutipanu says:

    Akapanga appeal, let the Supreme Court add more years to her sentence. Appealing ka 3 years komweko? This lady is a mthakati, ndi nkhwezule, mfiti, nalikukuti, phetelere plus your husband nonse ndinu zitsiru shupiti mbava inu. You made people die in hospitals, if you get released we will stone you to death, bastard.

  11. Mbano says:

    I STRONGLY SUSPECT THAT SHE STOLE FAR MORE THAN K63MILLION! that is the reason she did not hesitate to plead guilty and return the K63m. If employees bought buses worth K600 million under her watch, then it is very likely she store billions

  12. Malawi says:

    JUSTICE FOR CHASOWA.

  13. Malawi says:

    The husband as the head of the family mumatani momwe mayiwa amaba? Inu simumadabwa kuti kodi Salary yamboma ndi zingati? Komatu mmabanjamu zinazi kumaletsana ndithu. Ine akazanga azibwela ndi ma million pakhomo basi kukamwa mweeeee, akazanga zikuyenda kobasi. Bambo nanu u r to blame. Look now. Mumanjoya limodzi now the wife is in Jail. I feel sorry for Malawi and all akuvutika kamba ka mchitidwe wodzikondawu.

  14. Mr Nkhawa njee says:

    Zopusa basi kuba MKW63,000,000.00 ndiye mwati akakhale kundende zaka zingati? This is unfair Mr Judge. The money is so huge and she deserves a stiffer punishment that is life prison not the three years you are deceiving us. You may wish to know that these cash gate thieves have brought destructive to our country i.e loosing financial aid, drugs at hospitals so you wanna revise your judgemental from 3yrs to life prison or death by hanging and freeze their money ok.

  15. eye eye says:

    OUT OF INTEREST, THE PS IA A PUBLIC SERVANT…WHY WAS SHE CHARGED WITH THEFT AND NOT ‘THEFT BY PUBLIC SERVANT’? The latter attracts a stiffer punishment than mere ‘theft’ charge? was it pre-planned or pre-negotiated?

    Can lawyers or law experts help me understand this please why theft and not theft by public servant???? Just curious

  16. chanda says:

    Mmayiyu mwamuonelela bwanji simunachimange chibingu chi mbava

  17. OBAMA says:

    Please Mr. Lawyer don’t mislead this woman. This case is raising a lot of eyebrows and no judge will rule in favor of her whatever. She accepted the wrong doing and the judge considered that also hence sentence given to her is a bit soften. Should she appeal I’m afraid the period will be added more. Remember the issue of Sam Mpasu. This cashgate case is so sensitive and no judge would want to lose his or her integrity in the name of giving her a suspended sentence. After all she will serve for 1 year and seven months. Just comply and stop crying for an appeal. Please lawyer don’t mislead the woman we don’t want her to go and rot in jail for 7years. Mind you there are several people involved in this and kwa iye kwatha just go and serve Basi!!!!!!!!! please sunakalambe ayi you will still find something to do afterwards. Also ask God to forgive you and move on with your life in Christ Jesus.

  18. John says:

    AMAKHOTI MAKE SURE TO INCREASE THE SENTENCE THREE FOLD KUTI ENA ATENGEREPO PHUNZIRO. DONT WASTE THE COURT’S TIME. YOU THINK YOU CAN BE LEFT SCOT FREE WITH ALL THAT MONEY AND THE CONSEQUENCIES OF THE CASHGATE THAT WE ARE ALL SUBJECTED TO? NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Manyazi ndi Malawi says:

    JUST SEIZE HER PROPERTY MAKE HER POOR . The only way to hurt someone is tomake them poor. By the way she looks the money didnt get her any class at all. Suit looks like ya pa nsika. Give her the 3 years and seize all property sell property and use funds to correct the misery and poverty that is already there. Vuto la a malawi we dont have a nationalistic goal. . As long as we are okay as individuals we dont care about the next malawian. That is why she had the nerve to steal to make her personal sucess . To me it doesnt matter if a few individuals are rich on average people are poor and cant have basic needs met that measn we are poor. Malawi has a mercedez benz goverment which gets voted in by a barefoot , bare backed starving sick pedestrian. Once these politicians have a vision for all then we will prosper.

  20. King Zude says:

    Chonde chonde a supreme court anthuwa akapanga appeal muwawonjezele zaka zina zisanu kuti akhale zaka 8.Lawyer wa mayiwa ndi chitsiru sangaone yekha kuti the sentence is too soft..

  21. za says:

    ZACHAMBA WAPANGA APPEAR OK CP EWONJEZA 5YEARS MWAVA ACP CT ZACHIBWA AYI AMAI AMANGOVA ZAKUNDENDE AKAZIONE MPHELE AMENEO!AKAKWATILA KOMWEKO AKPEZA ANYAPALA.PSIPSIPSI

  22. PHILLIP says:

    eee amalawi anzanga ine ndi okhumudwa kwambili ndi zimene zikuchita kuno ku Malawi hule ameneyu anayenera kukhala kundende kwa zaka zambiri mwina loya ameneyo ananyenganapo ndi mayiyu so amasowa choti achite

  23. rosie says:

    I say that if she is given back the house then we should go and burn it or pack our things and stay in their!! it is our public resources so we have all of the right to do so!!!

  24. nanga anthu amene anaba nkhuku zimafika bwanji zaka 10?pali chinyengo pamenepo.koma Mulungu ali ndi maso amaona

  25. mayo ine zindalama zonse zija zasinthanisidwa ndi zaka zitatu akatuluka azazidye bwino.koma zimenezi ndizoona amalawi?mulungu dalitsani MalaWI

  26. Prof Konrad says:

    Go ahead! When you are let free, MOB JUSTICE will do you justice!

  27. Jabulosi says:

    JUST APPEAL, SENTENCE CAN EITHER BE REDUCED OR INCREASED IT IS 50:50.

  28. zolilo mthetho says:

    my lady the chief justice anastanzia msosa sc, it is my humble plea that you assign this lady’s appeal to his lordship anaclet chipeta. i rest my case!!!!

  29. EDDO says:

    whats going on koma ku malawi?Stupid woman all that money you stole sending your kids abroad unya uona.May be we should just take the law into our hands guys anthuwa akutitola amalawife.CARLO SAVALA ndi mlamu wake akumayenda mozitukumula mtaunimu munthu olandila ma billions asanagwile ntchito.where is justice?Malawi is a joke

    1. hate says:

      CARLO SAVALA PANTI akunyaudadi mtaunimu, panopo that means abisabisa ndalama and yet no services rendered to government. Ayi tikuona, ndipo tiona zambiri. Nde bwanji osawatulutsa akaidi onse akuvutika mu ndendemu chifukwa choba mbuzi ndi ziwiya za mnyumba aja?

  30. prosper mbemba says:

    a chitekete bwanji? in the same sentence ur not feeling sory for a raped woman but at the end you are mentioning God. whats the matter with you? imagine your wife/daughter/sister/mother being fucked without their consent.what can you say?

  31. Simie says:

    I’m so disappointed with our justice system in Malawi…she got a very small sentence 3 year only…. no no that was a huge some of money we don’t care she returned back some of it but she is robber!!!

  32. chekambewa says:

    expect an increase of the sentence afternur eppeal to the supreme court of appeal lets wait and see

  33. Honesty says:

    GOOD IDEA FOR COURT, PUNISH THIS MADAM, SHE HAS CAUSED SO MANY DEATHS DUE TO LACK OF MEDICINE IN HOSPITALS, SHE IS EVIL WANTING TO GET RICH ONLY FOR HER FAMILY, SHE KILLED THE NATION.

    DONE GOOD SO FAR BY RETURNING THE MONEY, OUR TAX. LET HER EXPERIENCE PAIN, WE ARE STILL WAITING FOR MORE CASH GATE THIEVES TO BE ARRESTED. YOU JUDGES AND LAWYERS WE ARE VERY TIRED OF YOUR COURT APPEALS. YOU STARTED WITH OUR ELECTION VOTES. STOP FOOLISH APPEALS ON TRUE STORIES AND ACTIONS. LET THESE PEOPLE LEARN A LESSON AND SUFFER.

    MPHWIYO SHOULD BE NEXT. VERY FOOLISH MAN.

  34. Mwana Mlomwe says:

    ACB officials pls act on Nectar Muhura’s statements this Lawyer also need to be probed he is 2 Cashgater

  35. nyacashgate says:

    ndende ndi za amphawi basi mmalawi muno..mxiiieeew

  36. The Truthful One from the West says:

    The lawyer for Mrs Senzani is taking a very serious risk by appealing. What if the Supreme Court increases the sentence-where is he going to go as the Supreme Court is the highest court in Malawi? Yes she is the first offender but the Supreme Court will also look at the gravity and magnitude of the offence and that she returned the money after being caught. If she had not been caught she would not have returned the money and she quickly pleaded guilty because of the overwhelming evidence against her.

    1. Mwenyemanzi (Nkhotakhota) says:

      Sorry my bro you lost it. Its called an appeal

  37. KUCHITEKETE says:

    THE WORLD IS EVIL AND VERY UNFAIR INDEED……ALL THAT MONEY STOLLEN AND ALL THE SUFFERING ALL MALAWIANS ARE GOING THROUGH BECOZ OF AID WITHHELD DUE TO HEARTLESS THIEVES LIKE HER, ONLY TO BE GIVEN THREE YEARS SENTENCE!!!!!!!????????…UPON APEALING AM SURE IT WILL GO DOWN TO ONE AND HALF YEARS…….BUT HONESTLY GO ROUND OUR PRISONS YOU WILL FIND PEOPLE SERVING LENGTHY SENTENCES FOR VERY LOUGHABLE CASES eg STEALING A GOAT AND GIVEN SEVEN YEARS OR RAPING A WOMAN GETTING TEN YEARS…NKOMWENKOMWE OTI NZIMAYIYO ANAMVANSO KUKOMA MOIPA POMUGWILILILAPO!!!!!!!!!….WE KNOW HEAVY KICKBACKS HAVE PLAYED A BIG ROLE AT REDUCING THE SENTENCE BY YOU LAWYER. PUBLICLY YOU CANT ACCEPT MY AS TRUE MY OBSERVATION BUT LET ME REMIND YOU THAT THE IMPARTIAL JUDGE IN HEAVEN,OUR GOD SAW IT ALL TAKING PLACE AND IT IS MY PRAYER AND ALL MALAWIANS TOO THAT “MAY GOD DEAL WITH YOU ACCORDINGLY IN RELATION TO YOUR EVIL DEEDS,AAAAMEN”…… SOB…SOB….SOB….SOB…

    1. kokoliko says:

      I second u kuchitekete. There are pple in the cells suffering koma milandu yake yozizila, bwanji osawatulutsa>? Those milandus can attract 2 months or so but this one chifukwa anali PS kapena chani? Kumwamba kulibe PS kulibe president tonse we are equal in the presence of God. Will see.

    2. rosie says:

      I don’t think raping a woman and 10 years is a lenient sentence, that is robbing somebody’s life. Come on dude you can do better than that!! I agree with the goat one tho, and the guys caught with hemp!! but rape should be a life sentence, 10 years is just too lenient!!

  38. Mbanga says:

    There are people jailed for 5 years for stealing a bicycle. This sentence is lenient. How many bicycle can be bough with k63m. Even the money that was returned came from government. It basically means she stole more.

    1. Mwenyemanzi (Nkhotakhota) says:

      You fail me. Understand that courts are meant to deliver justice in terms of the constitution not whims.

      1. Mbanga says:

        Sentences depend on amount stolen. We have heard people going to jail for a long time for stealing k1m. I have a friend who spent two for stealing airtime for mtl for 2 years. So what are whining about mr. Whiner. This civil servant is not worth the assets she has. By stealing and returning the money it means she has more than what she store. The sentence must be based on the fact that she stole. If all thieves were returning stolen loot the prisons will be less congested if we follow this precedent.

  39. zandiwawa says:

    akhululukireni chifukwa adavomeleza mwa changu komanso adabweza

  40. THYOLO THAVA says:

    Chonde mayi zisiyeni choncho..Dont you know that your sentence may be increased to maybe 5 or 8 years. Dola munaba zinali zambiri mayi. Ingobisani zatsalazo mudzayambe business mukatuluka

  41. TOMERS says:

    kusowa zochita kumanga munthu oti wabweza mukusiya anthu oti olo ndi 1tambala sanakubwezerelereni mukuopa kuti akuulurani kuti nanuso mumaba nao issssssaaaaa

    1. peter says:

      iweso nde mbuzi inatu wadya nawo eti?chonchi nde corruption idzatha pa malawi?anaba uyu ofunika 10 yrs in jail mbuzi iwe

  42. Bololo Wachitumbuka says:

    Asiyeni azilumana akupanga nkhola mwawo

  43. John says:

    She is just a small fish in a big ocean. Am more interested in those who stole BILLIONS! Thieves in suits!

  44. kamps says:

    CSOs hav complained of the sentence,the appeal will make the next judge to extend the sentence to 5 or 7 years.CSO dont worry the deal is on your side.

  45. Kenkkk says:

    Mr Mhura, the reasons you give are the reasons she got the light sentence. Public interest is actually the other way round, she should have been given a much more stiffer sentence. These are serious crimes which do not fall into whether someone is a first offender or not. It is just like murder!!!

    On appeal she may even get more than the lenient light 3 yrs if she loses.

  46. hotlips says:

    Pepa Letus. A second woman has let you down.

  47. Tipex says:

    Please go ahead and appeal and it my prayer that that the higher court shall even increase the custodial sentence. Koma ndi galimoto anakwela from court ija ndiye kuti appeal yo akukadikila ku nyumba eti?

  48. Maria says:

    Mbava yayikazi who has caused suffering to many Malawians.

  49. Stupid. What about the money she has already eaten? How is it going to be recovered? My friend stole K100,000 and was sentenced to 14 years. We are living in a world where the poor are severely punished. The judge overlooked the position that Senzani held as PS. She was supposed to lead by example and deserved a tougher sentence. At 50, she is not old at all. She had 10 more years to work or steal.

    1. zolilo mthetho says:

      then it is clear that your friend was charged with theft by public servant, imene ija simacheza, ambuye. if you steal something which was under your care by virtue of your position valued at K80,000 upwards without any form of voluntary restitution basi the maximum sentence of 14 years ihl must be meted out. that is the penal code!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. Tipex says:

        Zoona tidabwepo pamenepa. Here was a Civil Servant stealing public funds and is charged with mere theft and not theft by a public servant? cash exchanged hands tu pa for a lesser severe charge

  50. 2019 says:

    Let her appeal. She will have a VERY big surprise like Mzimba teacher who was initially sentenced 5 yrs IHL and the appeal had its own pack of 15yrs IHL!

  51. MLOMWE ORIGINAL says:

    APPEAL FOR WAT .YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO GET 15 YRS IN PRISON WITH HARD LABOUR .THREE ZOKHA BASI ZIKUTIWAWATU IFE.AKHOTI ONJEZERANI ZAKA AKANGOYEREKEZA KUPANGA APPEAL.

  52. Gimbogo says:

    Akapanga appeal ofunika kumuonjezera zaka ziwiri

  53. AMUWONJEZERE ZAKA AMENEYO AGEBE NDENDE MOKWANA ZAKA ZINACHEPA

  54. mphwiyo says:

    if a law lecture like Mhura is dull like this by saying the defendant deserves non custodial sentence when many people died in hospitals due to drug shortages. iwhat quality of law student would be graduating from this college no wonder we have dull and crooked lawyers from this college all they know is how to still and get rich quickly. this is total rabbish.

  55. D M Z says:

    Why are they always on their phones? Tension in the marriage?

  56. Professional journalist says:

    Nectar Muhura is a fake lawyer. I don’t know what he teaches his students @ Chancol. This woman has stolen billions and u want her to go scot free. Really? In fact, ACB shud appeal against the case. The lady deserves stiff punishment.

  57. Sinya says:

    So thieves have more freedoms in Malawi than those who are victimized by their very actions?
    She needed more than 20 years behind bars.

    I pray that the supreme court adds some more years to her sentence

  58. Uchindami says:

    Anthu olemera amenewo!

  59. Felix Mizimbe says:

    Izi mzongoti chete moti zidakali komano enawa bwanji sakulowa mkhoti? Are they above the law are they are too slippery to face the law? They should hhave been condemned together not as an individual because this will take a longer time to portray agood picture of our governments financial prudence.

  60. Chongolopiyo says:

    Zirikoliko

  61. Victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi says:

    The poor, the ill, the pupils, the farmers, name them, robbed of their God and national given help. 3 yrs is nothing. The culprit has obviously hidden and used a lot more than seen or reported. Just by looking at her and property tells a story. She wants to enjoy tremendous wealth on this earth once case over.

    Please courts set a genuine precedence, this case being the first to be concluded. This loved nation will never advance if such lenient sentences are passed on such a huge
    theft. We have seen poor people being sentenced to 5 years with hard labour for stealing a mare goat. Now, 3 years is nothing – Supreme Court reconsider this high court favour.

  62. lionel says:

    For better or for jail. kkkk. You dont know what the husband is thinking already!! 3 yrs!!

  63. eye eye says:

    Interesting: Convict appealing against ‘harsh sentence’ and the public also wanting to appeal against ‘lenient’ sentence’. Whats is interesting also is that the lawyer is under the the AG’s law firm..indirectly suggesting that the AG, by default, is also defending TNSenz….What a case….

  64. Redeemed says:

    My advice to my fellow young women, when choosing a life partner, take into consideration of the following: Is he a good or a bad influence in my life? I have observed many women committing serious crimes because of their husbands, for enstance a woman working for a retail shop as a cashier would allow her husband to still comodities in that particular supermarket and pretends to pay at her counter, a good husband should provide a spritual guidance. like in this case , the husband is not innocent, as a matter of fact, he is the master mind behind her wife’s evil actions, now the poor woman will be rotting in jail while the evil hubby will be having a nice time with other women. So sad indeed.

  65. Malawiana says:

    I listened to Mr. Mhura on Zodiak this morning and he raised one important issue which some of us would want to be schooled on by our learned lawyers. He asked why the state did not charge Senzani with “theft by a public servant” which attracts 14 years jail sentence if they thought that her offence was a serious one. Please Mr. Matemba and your team, can you explain why this was not on your charge sheet. Some of us have always suspected some dirty tactics by the ACB from the start to let this thief free.

    1. Kenkkk says:

      Malawiana, it doesn’t make any difference in sentencing whether theft is done by a public servant or a private individual. The punishment should be the same. In fact we have private thiefs who are doing more years in jail than those thiefs charged with serious public service theft.

  66. akatswiri says:

    Koma zayambika,nanga kwa amene sanabwezepo ndalama ku boma ,ndiye akhoza kulandila sentence yotani? any way she will serve 24 Months solid with the remission of one third of the sentence.

  67. yohane says:

    Aaaaah iwe chiloya ? Ndiwenso mbava! Anthu mmalawi muno anaba kachigubu ali kumaula 7 years nde ameneyu wapulula alot of money and lifes who could have been served through the use of the cash. Mmangeniso naye. Anthu akuvutika kendende chifukwa anaba mango and masamba akudimba nde ndalama aaaa. Zachepanso zakazo. There must be uniform sentence for thiefs am telling, you do constitutional review on this.

  68. Stanley Limbani says:

    Provided the appeal won’t result in the sentence being increased. That is 80% possible considering that to some there is that feeling that the judge has shown some level of leniency. She and her team better be careful on the appeal attempt otherwise they might regret!!!

  69. kokoliko says:

    Tangoyerekeza kupanga appeal uwone. yachuluka 3 years yo?

  70. Mabasa says:

    Did she expect to go scot-free?A suspended sentence would have sent the wrong signals to would-be offenders;that you can steal and when caught, just payback SOME of the loot, cooperate with the investigators and you will be freed.She should actually count herself lucky for getting such a light sentence considering the gravity of her actions.The country has remained poor partly because of such selfish conduct from our leaders and politicians.She deserves the sentence.

  71. fkr says:

    She stole my hard earned tax money. Let them rot in jail forever. Nothing is harsh enough. Just look how fat the girl is from the money. She will be skinny by the time she gets out of jail if she ever gets out. A lesson to all thieves out there. …. stop stealing other peoples money

  72. Nkasai says:

    Pliz if she appeals,double her sentence .Teresa ur theft has caused loss of innocent lives due lack of drugs.as I am writing ,I am on a bed in a hospital,witnessing fellow patients dying!Not even sure if I will get my today’s dose because u caused aid freeze and u have the audacity to appeal!Lord have mercy for out poor souls!

  73. Appeal? Are u kidding me? Almost every Malawian is complaining that the sentence meted out to Mrs Senzani is too light(3years 9months and seizing of her bank accounts) when in actual fact it would have been not less than 5years imprisonment with hard labour and seizure of her properties suspected to have been acquired using Cashgate! Pangani appeal muone chinameta nkhanga mpala!

  74. Jando says:

    The sentence will be enhanced on appeal considering the impact of cash gate on the economy and abuse of trust by the prisoner as controlling officer

  75. Dowa Boy says:

    That is a joke of 2014, I don’t expect the cashgate convict to appeal after looting Mk63,000,000 public money, in fact, she deserves a stiffer sentence. If she succeeds with her appeal, then the government should just stop wasting time and our taxes prosecuting all those involved in the infamous Cashgate. I think the laws of Malawi are very weak.

  76. Chi mansion anamanga chija?ndalama Ababa wabweza coz its taxpayers money,chinyumba alandidwe chifukwa salary sangamange mansion its our tax money she stole.50 yrs prison we be best to stop would be offenders.Ena onse a cashgate 100yrs prison.

  77. Bongololo says:

    i hope the courts revise the sentence upwards on appeal. She needs do about 15 years with hard labor, imagine what a message that would send.

  78. MKWAPU says:

    SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE STATE APPEALING AGAINST THE LEAN SENTENCE

  79. Ambuje ku lilongwe says:

    Slap her with more years now ku supreme court anapha mtundu wa amalawi ameneyo.

  80. wachita bwino kupanga appeal mmalo momuchepetsela akamuonjezele chilango zaka zitatu zachepa

  81. perfect says:

    Yakula sentence yo? Necton Mhura, wadya banzi eti? what do you mean by that? Check in all the prisons, those who got more than 3 years, what crime did they commit? 3 years is not enough, add more years on her please. Nanga popeza amadya bwino, ife tikuvutika. Amapita ku zipatala zodula ife tikukaswera ku queens, sitilola!!!!!

    Akakhale more than 20 years, apo bi tithana naye

    1. rosie says:

      eyadi mimbayo i phwe apa!!

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