Malawi govt accountant arrested over K9.1mn ‘Cashgate’ theft: Tapiwa Ng’oma

The Anti-corruption Bureau (ACB) on Friday arrested Tapiwa Ruth Ng’oma who was working as an Accountant at the Accountant General’s Department for allegedely dafrauding government.

Egritta Ndala: Confirms about the arrest

Egritta Ndala: Confirms about the arrest

Ng’oma has been arrested on suspicion of defrauding government about K9, 179,620.00 through the systematic scheme dubbed Cashgate.

This is second arrest the Bureau has made this month in relation to Cashgate. Last week ACB nabbed Lilongwe-based businessman, Jimmy Mbuliro under the public graft scandal.

ACB Senior Public Relations Officer’ Egrita Ndala said arrested Ng’oma following a tip-off that she was making huge payments to companies for services not offered to government.

”The Anti-Corruption Bureau instituted investigations into the matter. It was established that some payments were made to Novat echnology and General Dealers,” said Ndala.

Ndala said Ng’oma made payments to Nova technology from the Ministry of Persons with Disabilities and Elderly and the Ministry of Health without offering to any service.

”It was also established that received advantage of K4, 059,320.00 and K5,120,300.00 from Nova technology.”

She is expected to be charged with two counts of corruptly obtaining an advantage contrary to Section 24 (1) of the Corrupt Practices Act, two counts of money laundering contrary to Section 35 (1) (c) of the Money Laundering, Proceeds of Serious Crimes and Terrorist Financing Act and two counts of theft contrary to Section 278 of the Penal Code.

Ng’oma will be taken to Court after the Bureau has recorded a statement from her.

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50 thoughts on “Malawi govt accountant arrested over K9.1mn ‘Cashgate’ theft: Tapiwa Ng’oma”

  1. King Zude says:

    Watsala mamuna wache Emmanuel Yesaya..Banja la mbava…amangidwe basi…

  2. Chandamale says:

    Miss Ng’oma dont worry, Malawi is full of hatred and jealousy, thats why we are the poorest nayion on earth, dont worry, Mulungu okhululuka akuyang’anilani, ndipo this will pass as well

    1. clara says:

      Nyasatimes, issue ya Tapiwa si ya cashgate ayi pliz muzinena zoona! Ndiyakalekale

  3. Me says:

    Always working on tip offs. Damn ACB! you always want to be paid more than any civil servant despite having the same qualification,or even better than yours, yet your work leaves alot to be desired. If you profess to have the best brains that deserve the wages you make noise about,do the nation justice by going out there where corruption is, follow its trail and bring the culprits to book. Come on, you cant be in the office and wait for tip offs the whole month and you want to be paid more, Lord have mercy for what!

  4. Fakecharges says:

    There are many thieves in Malawi than what you broadcast regarding Tapiwa Ng’oma. I thought you are in the process of selling Malawi Saving Bank and what is that Nonsense about? ACB not doing wright job and a total waste of Government funds and time. The woman never got the money and better ask her bosses at that particular time and drop the matter as it is just baseless. People have stolen money of KI20m and comfortably moving freely in the location of Area 43. You must be crazy.UK

  5. mboba says:

    Mwana wa mai chipendo.thyolo woyee

  6. mphwanye says:

    Mfiti yayikazi. kuteroko amapelekanso cha khumi kumaganiza kuti akupungula machimo. Anthu inu muli ndi umunthu inu? People are suffering in the country. ACB should ask the courts to be adding interests on the money these jezebels have been stealing.

  7. You Ghebosh whatever your name even if she used the money into good use if the money was stolen it was stolen it is a crime. Dont expose your ignorance of the law in the media pse Mr American man.

  8. KHALANI NAYE PANSI MODEKA AUUZANI AMENE ANAYAMBISA NDI AZAKE ENA ANAGAWANA NAYE, ASAMANGIDWE YEKHA, AKULU-AKULU ENA ALI MOMO NDI ENA AKWA ACCOUNTS. INVESTIGATE MORE.

  9. tikondane says:

    Let’s love Malawi let’s love each other

  10. born in USA says:

    This is the problem of selective justice . I have written to the ACB and the Malawi Fiscal police about Limumba kalimu and his wife Nomsa Msungama on the theft of 120million Kwacha which they have financed in the construction of mansions at area 43 but no action has taken place . This couple has a lot of information to provide to government on the involvement of Joyce banda because they acted as courrier boys between kalonga and state house . Mukhito is preventing the course of justice by giving orders to the police not to effect an arrest . By complicity the state house is as guilty . If nothing happens we will name and shame Limumba kalimu accomplices in the whole ball game of plunder . We will not tire until the course of justice has been carried out .

  11. Wa ku Lilongwe says:

    Huhuhuhu. Nde mwati tisamumange chifukwa zakubazo analipilila fizi ya MBA? M’mayesa Malawi munda wambuyanu eti? Asiyeni a ACB agwire ntchito. Takhala tikudikira zimenezi ife. Ngati ali osalakwa, umboni ukachepa ku court. Weldone ACB, mwina dziko lingatukuke ili.

  12. mada kuleso says:

    The ACB is only good at arresting people in a sensational way but ultimately failing to conclude their cases. This issue happened from November 2010 to May 2011 when payments in the style of what has now become known as cashgate were being made to a company called nova technologies for no work done. The first arrest was done in January 2013 and involved a former principal accountant who was at the time at the malawi mission in Kuwait. He was in fact arrested at the airport but to date nothing has moved. No single witness has testified 24 months on. This is totally unacceptable.

  13. galiyondo says:

    What kind of a person r u,kutchula mbuli a malawi anzako?language umaziwa iwe ndi mbuli basi,shame!!!!!,in fact iweyo ndiye yeniyeni yogodomala coz munthu wophunzira samazitamandira,iweyo ukunyoza choncho chifukwa umbuli ndi umphawi zakugwira pakhosi,galu

  14. Antundile says:

    Fellow Malawians, I humbly beg that you don’t drag Mrs. Lillian Ng’oma into her daughters mess.

    I don’t want to believe that she raised Tapiwa to be a thief, if so proven.

    Mrs. Ng’oma served her country well and deserves respect.

  15. Jephersons Ghebosh says:

    NO, THIS IS VERY POOR TYPE OF REPORTING FOR TAPIWA WAS NOT ROAMING IN THE STREETS OF CHINA AND THIS IS HOW MBULI IN MALAWI CAN REPORT THE MATTER TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. TAPIWA HAD GONE TO CHINA FOR STUDIES AND NOW HOLDS MBA WHICH MEANS THAT WHATEVER THE CASE MIGHT BE SHE USED THE MONEY FIRST FOR EDUCATION IN ORDER TO DEVELOP MALAWI AND FOR YOUR OWN INFORMATION EVEN IF JAILED THE GOVERNMENT SHALL NEVER BE SNATCHED FROM HER POSSESSION AND YOU REMAIN MBULI ZA MU MALAWI. IN OTHER GOOD ENGLISH TO BE UNDERSTOOD BY MANY MBULIS IN MALAWI, SHE PUT THE MONEY YOU ARE CLAIMING FOR NOW INTO GOOD USE.THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE THERE IN MALAWI FREELY ROAMING IN THE STREETS OF LILONGWE AND BLANTYRE AND ARE VERY RICH AND YET YOU FAIL TO APPLIHEND THEM MUKHALA CHONCHO NDI UMBULI WANUWO. I AM HERE IN USA AND WILL SOON TRAVEL TO BAIL OUT THIS NONSENSE SHIT! JUST RELEASE HER YOU MUST BE SILLY .

    1. Wodzitsata says:

      Agwira mbava basi! Wakwiya ndi mfiti! Ngati mumantuma mwampweteketsa!

  16. maloto chitulo says:

    Seriously, nyasatimes mizilemba bwino nkhani zanu. How do you write as if this cashgate case is new. This lady was out of the country for a longtime. She didn’t even brush shoulders with JB Cashgate associates. If its proven she took that money then we have now transitioned to Bingu era cashgate. Maybe its good coz we now open a new chapter of cashgate. My plea to mrs ng’oma, please put every name involved forward. 9mita imeneyi sunadye wekha wachepa.

  17. jesus is lord says:

    We have many such employees in the government what a shame. I can imagine she must have appeared to be a hard working lady who was making it in a country where women are still looked down upon in some quarters but the truth is she is just another thief this country would be happy to get off its citizenry list. I see this Cashgate didn’t spare the women at all so many women involved eeeeish nkazi wakuba ndiye ayi pakhomo pawo ndiye ndipotani?? We expect wives to be guiding blocks to their husbands if the husband is shady the wife can turn him from such habits.

  18. Nkhombokombo says:

    It tastes so sweet when you first try it and it is even too sweet when you posess it more often. No matter how high you may toss your stone in the sky it will still come down to the ground. Fly China, fly London Bt LL will still beckon on you!

  19. Wapa Monkeybay says:

    K92 billion a ACB mukuyiopa bwa mukufufuza chani ena ali mbomamu ndi mfulu why pena pake sizikuveka kufufuza kotumidwa ndi chipasni cholamula.

  20. zak says:

    Thumbs up Acb.Agwireni akubawo ndipo muwadyese chakudya chowawa asiya malawi pamoto anthuwa

  21. King . says:

    This is absurd. This young girl had been FREE for so many years ONLY to arrest her now because her mother is retired from this service. All along you, ACB, left her to roam freely in China. Is this how the nation will be operating? Arresting people who deserve arrest ONLY when their pillars are out of the system? Does she still have the money now to pay back? Cry my beloved FLOOD hit Malawi

  22. Gundadzuwa says:

    Akulu Akulu Mzimayi Pakuba Alibe Mzake Komanso Chifundo,kapena Poti Ali Ndi Malo Ambiri Obisako. Shaaaa!!!

  23. King . says:

    Is she back from hiding in China? I hear she disappeared afew years ago

  24. mdala says:

    Azimayi inde ndi mbava, komanso ACB is promoting backbiting for sure kuba sikuzatha chifukwa akuba ndi amene ali influential at that time only to be caught when they are voiceless and yet they have invested.You give them 4 years what a mockery to a tax payer

  25. Busy with lizards,catch the real Thieves who are walking free in the streets of Blantyre and Lilongwe please.

  26. enuf said says:

    ASIANS ARE TO BLADE!!!!!

    LOLLLLLLL

  27. nsete says:

    zaziii akuluakulu ndekumawabisa mukalimbana ndi ana!!zopusa

  28. Kodi aja adaba ku Parliament aja basi mudangowasiya? Wina anaba zambirimbiri uja wamanga nyumba zambiri ku Vetenary kwa Chinsapo dzina lake Beatrice Mthuzi basi ACB idangomusiya? Magalimoto akungogula ngati ndi mandasi, pano wapeza ntchito ina ku Medical Council. Ku Malawi chilungamo kulibe.

  29. Hoitty says:

    Tapiwa Ng’oma issue is not new. it happened some years back only that then she was shielded by her mum who was PS for disaster preparedness. Nkhani iyi was before cashgate ya achina lutepo. Wina wakachita kuyisokolosa pansi pathako la munthu coz inakhalilidwa. Mlandu suwoladi eti. Ndaonela umenewu

  30. Anthu ena they never learn. After all these cash gate arrests you still wanna do stupid shit

  31. Paja si ndinu amene mmati Kuphunzitsa mzimayi mwaphunzitsa dziko,lero ndiuzeni akutsogolera zopusazi ndi ndani?Teleza Namathanga,JB,Aka ka Tapiwa aka,vi anthu vake si ndi vomwevi vomavala ma padi ivi mwezi uliwonse?Ndawiya nanu!

  32. Makaveli says:

    All this donkeys are same fuck this people

  33. ndadabwa says:

    uyooo winanso wa kukaya

  34. Kadakwiza says:

    DPP government

  35. Mbolo Sidwala! says:

    What message are u sending to the donors? Cashgate ikadapitirirabe? I thought you said all the loopholes in the ifmis have been sealed? Just when we thought we would rest from this madness, its one arrest after another! Cry my beloved Malawi! Ali bwino ndi awo ali ku mpumulo wa bata chifukwa ntchito zawo ziwatsatira!

  36. ARREST PP PRESIDENT THE BIG FISH THESE ARE SMALL FISH

  37. Wanex banda says:

    Anyang’oma mwachita uli?

  38. Moya says:

    Is this current theft? Then we are in trouble as a nation, cash gate of 2006-2013 could be history there is a fresh one going on right now! If it takes a tip off for ACB to realize then the system isn’t functional right now, how did the ministry of persons with disability not realize payment was made from their account? Rbm too? The bucket still has holes, keep ur money away.

  39. malawiana says:

    You are arresting het now just because the influential mother retired from civil service

  40. When did the crime take place? What about a charge of theft by public servant that carries a maximum sentence of 14 years?

  41. Evidence says:

    Run before the water catches up with you. Dont think you can hide behind your palm.

  42. jayne gondwe says:

    alangidwe basi…kuti ena ali ndma ganizo aupandu wo asayerekeze.

  43. jayne gondwe says:

    ths is funny!

    1. olira says:

      Zangolowa sanje apa mhmmm

  44. dadaboma says:

    Do we really need accounts personnel? All they know is twisting figures and stealing or helping their bosses steal. Can we fail to write vouchers ourselves? Govt should relieve all accounts personnel of their work because all theft of govt money is linked to them.

  45. akuzike says:

    Mmesa mumati ifmis yakonzedwa.? Should we really trust this system again ? Pipo can dare steal again because thieves before them have not been punushed enough. Please Judges help poor malawians.

    1. Kokotowa says:

      Inunso ndi achitsiru! Wakuuzani kuti kubaku kwachitika atakonza IFMIS ndi ndani?

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