MCP members implicated in cashgate – Baker Tilly report

Some members of the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) have been implicated in plunder of government resources dubbed cashgate amounting to K24 billion between April and September, 2013.

Belekanyama: Fingured in the audit report

Belekanyama: Fingured in the audit report

The names are contained in the Baker Tilly forensic audit report which Malawi government released on Thursday.

The MCP members implicated include lawmaker Lingstone Belekanyama, Wyson Zinyemba Soko, Rhino Chiphiko and Kettie Kamwangala.

The reports says Kamwangala, who was already arrested and charged, through her Explorations  company received MK 16,750,000 and paid MK 30,000  cashgate funds to Belekanyama.

The Baker Tilly audit shows that Zinyemba Soko of Wymbaso General Suppliers received MK 40,953,287 from government without providing any goods, service or works in return.

“We have not seen the business registration document for Wymbaso General Suppliers but the business bank account was opened by Wyson Zinyemba Soko. Internet searches show a person by this name is the Deputy Director of Youth for the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and a person with the same surname, Patricia Soko is an Internal Auditor at the Ministry of Finance,” reads the report.

Chiphiko is MCP MP for Lilongwe City South West and is fingered in Compu-Networks Limited which received MK 30,654,079 cashgate funds.

The report said investigations suggest the proceeds of cashgate may have been used to support electoral campaigns.

Baker Tilly internet searches were mostly on business-oriented social networking service Linkedin, Nyasa Times online news, Nation and Times Media whose links are cited and well referenced in the report.

Justice Minister Samuel Tembenu told reporters that the audit dossier “is not a court judgment” and should be treated as an investigative report.

The report states that in total 104 government of Malawi cheques, totalling K 6.9 billion were paid to 39 different companies when they had not supplied any services to government the majority of which were deleted from the system.

Malawi with financial assistance from the Germany government wants its National Audit Office to carry out a comprehensive audit report dating back to 2010.

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ken
Guest

kuba ndi kuba basi. Belekanyamayo polandira ndalamazo amati ndi za chani. Thieves adzikuululani kumene anthu akuba inu.

john jere
Guest

Koma ndiye kumukhumbatu belekanyama!that’s making a mountain out of of molehill.you mean kugailidwa k30000 yoti samadziwa kochokera ikhale nkhani?kodi operekayo ndalma zomwe wazipata in his lyf ndi zomwezi!kambani zomveka a malawi musatiyipitsire MCP!kapena munamva kuti belekanyama was part of the cashgate syndicate?

A Dzonzi
Guest

Head of State is responsible for all mess and good works. This case JB is responsible for the mess. She must apologise to the nation for the discovered looting (manyi). Likewise Bakili should apologise to the nation for selling national companies to his friends or thieves who killed those companies eg Railways, Whitex etc

mabuluku
Guest

Kodi Che Belekanyama mmene mumavutira mu parliament muja simumadziwa kuti anakunyopoleraponi ? Shame tell you so called Kabwila achepetse kulongolora and more over amaziona ngati ndiye otsogola poti adalimbana ndi Bingu pa za academic freedo which was politicaly motivated.

Concerned citizen
Guest

I feel any legislator or other public officer who is a suspect in these proceedings, should be releived of their duties. Even for k30,000.

Losambo
Guest

Cashgate we are not talking about political parties. We are talking about Malawians who stole the money period

mai nsato
Guest

Belekanyama aphedwe basi! MCP katangale

MVANVARA
Guest

Amai Kabwila What Is It?

Fwetseke
Guest

Kabwila utibwanji pamenepa zatigweratu nafe apa

Kenkkk
Guest

Cashgate is a national problem with no political or party or tribal boundaries!!!

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