Mphwiyo case committed to High Court: Malawi cashgate

Lilongwe’s Chief Resident Magistrate Paul Chiotcha has committed the case of former budget director Paul Mphwiyo to the High Court.

Mphwiyo: Charged with money laundering

Mphwiyo: Charged with money laundering

Mphwiyo, who was arrested alongside his spouse by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Saturday, has been charged with theft and money laundering amounting to K2.1 billion.

The Magistrate told the court  on Wednesday that his office has been served with a Certificate from Director of Public Prosecution that Mphwiyo case be committed to the High Court and should not make any judgment.

Magistrate Chiotcha made the announcement during the hearing of whether Paul Mphwiyo is granted bail or extend his police custody period pending ongoing investigations pertaining to his case as proposed by the state.

Before committing the matter to the High Court, Mphwiyo’s lawyer Shadreck Mhango argued against the decision, saying the former budget director has an appointment in South Africa at Milpark Hospital.

But State prosecutor  Pilirani Bangula, responded: “My lordship, the defence [counsel] is a lawyer and not medical personnel. He [the lawyer] is also saying his client needs to see a doctor, but he has not provided us with documents supporting the claims.”

Meanwhile, Mphwiyo lawyers are to make their submissions to High Court seeking bail.

His wife Thandie was granted bail on Tuesday after she was charged with theft and money laundering.

The court heard that in September 2013  she used a fictitious trust called Good Deeds Trust to buy a house title number Alimaude 12/263 from Geoffrey James Kayanula at K50 million knowingly or having reason to believe that the said price or money were proceeds of a crime.

She is also alleged to have forged a stamp used by government for revenue purposes to stamp the documents of the said Good Deeds Trust.

Bangula confirmed that the said trust was fictitious and operated illegally.

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39 thoughts on “Mphwiyo case committed to High Court: Malawi cashgate”

  1. Phili says:

    Hop all money will be recovered soon lets jst wait acb 2 clean them all.

  2. Dodolido says:

    K4.2 billion man.

  3. Mungulu says:

    ACP and DPP have come to rule the roost? Be fast if you mean it. These people are a dangerous lot in fact. Infected by ruling DPP used by PP. Be careful by being decisive and focussed, you will get them all! Remember Shaka Zulu’s slogan “Never leave an energy behind you!”.

  4. MIKE NDAU says:

    WHY DO YOU ARREST PEOPLE BEFORE COMPLETING YOUR INVESTIGATION????

  5. Yankees says:

    We common people can alwaz dance to any chune any ruling Government can sing, siomwewa aja timati afela chilungamo padzana paja awa, lero zawatembenukilanso!? Milandu adaisiya maSten musaisiye iyinso muimalize,. Dziwani ichi ndalama za boma zikupita pozenga Milanduyi, while serving Goverment moneys make sure dont spare anybody in this saga. Nawenso moya osamasolora paja zimadziwika mukatisiyatu.

  6. Kalulu says:

    What we are learning is that citizens in Malawi are leading a lawlessness life – for few civil servants in government they have been exposed but there are a lot of them in districts who are have been plundering resources but would never be caught since the system is very weak to do that. It is time for us Malawians to rise up and ensure that this should never happen again. Citizens, Civil Society and MPs could work to enact bills that would ensure that this should never happen again. The government can learn from Luanda and see how are friends are doing it for the better of their country

  7. Konyani says:

    Yes alangidwe amenewa anaba misokho yathu mbava zachabechabe.

  8. Nalikongwiro says:

    Should he be granted bail, I will re-arrest him and dump him into Shire river- Chikwawa basin, for crocodiles to grant him bail instead

  9. Hard Rock says:

    Kugwilako agwiriso ndioba K92 billion aja chifukwa cash gate idayamba pa kanthawi.Chilungamo chikhalepo apa.

  10. MUKAMALIZA KUMANGA APIDA MONSE MUBWELE KWA AMAYI JB KODI AMENEWA ALI MBALI ITI?

  11. john muhulele says:

    Its unethical to be making sarcastic remarks on issues we are not knowledgeable on.These issues are right now being administered by the arm of government ,judiciary which is by definition an independent body responsible for prosecuting cases.Let them determine whether these people have a case to answer or not .

    1. Nadeel says:

      John, you are stupid, evil, and inhuman. You mean to say that your own conscious dont tell you these people have a case to answer? Stupid. What issue are you not knowledgeable with?

  12. jconcernedcitizen says:

    Ishmael Chioko ndi mdzukulu wa Bakili Muluzi and msiweni wa Atupele Muluzi, pamenepa ndiye kuti Tcheya wayankhula kale ndi Peter Mutharika kuti akamupatsa belo ndiye kuti nkhani yatha. Anthu amenewa akudyera mbale imodzi sangadane ndipo akupatsana kale ndalama ndi ma order ku Escom. Ken Ndanga amupatsa order koma chikhalirenicho sanapangepo business. Achioko ntchito yabwino munali nayo basi mukukaba ndi Paul. Timadabwa momwe mumamwera moyo ndi ma hule ngati munthu osakwatira pano mumufuna Wezi munasiya uja chifukwa cha mahule anuwo.
    Ntchito yatha nyumba mulibe ndipo a Tcheya or Atupele Muluzi akupatseni nyumba yimodzi, imeneyi ndi banja lokuba basi achawa opanda pake. Munya muona nons mulowa kwatsala Atupele wadya kale za migodi ku Australia.
    Chipani cha UDF mwagulitsa kale ndipo mmodzi mwa akulu akulu a chipani kuno ku Mangochi yemwenso ndi phungu waku nyumba ya malamulo wanena kuti pa msonkhano waukulu wa UDF {NEC} omwe unachitikira ku Golden Peacock ku Lilongwe, olemekezeka a Iqs Omar adatula pansi udindo wa 1st Vice President koma Atupele Muluzi adakana kuopa kuyaluka. Panopa tiunike bwino za ndale mu chipanichi.

    Chinanso Apulezidenti muone bwino anthu ena mukuwapatsa business amene ali kunja. Munakumana ndi a Malawi ku UK omwewo ndi amene anathandiza Joyce Banda kugula mabasi kudzera mwa Ibrahim Matola, iye anamupatsa Avensis ndi kumutumiza ku Nigeria kukakumana ndi mbava zofuna kugulitsa mafuta kuno. Ine ndimakhala kuno ku Mangochi ndipo munthu amene amapanga zimenezo ku UK ndi Sheriff Kaunde.

  13. Failed state says:

    Kodi Noel Masangwi mukumusiya pati? Ife tikudziwa kuti anaba ndalama zambiri nthawi ya Bingu pogwilitsa ntchito Rays construction company. Kapena wolakwa ndi omwe abs nthawi ya JB basi?

  14. Patriot says:

    Wadziwa liti kuti anakayenera kupita kuchipatala uyu?
    Mukangomulola athawa ameneyu.

  15. Malawiana says:

    Please for those who want to know why people like Paul Mphwiyo end being such criminals just google and read Cesare Lombroso Theory of Criminality.

  16. Okay says:

    I was wondering why the PP functionaries wanted to divert peoples’ attention by propagating for stupid federation and cessasion. I knew they wanted to run away from arrests many are yet to be arrested and finally the big Bonya will face the music. She now globe trots feigning charity work while stealing more under JBIF. Mukadzadzane ku Mikuyu asakhwi inu.

  17. Nkasai says:

    Yes the case is too big for resident court to handle just as his head is too big to damaged by a 7.62 nor a 9mm bullet.It needed a 120 mm project ile

  18. Ngozo says:

    Now I understand why Kamuzu had to investigate somebody for building a big mansion. I tell you civil servants get very low salaries, but they are the ones with big mansions in low density areas. These mansions were not only build during the JB administration, but even before her time in government. Why can’t they be investigated as well?

  19. Alungwana says:

    But they wil not starve in jail. The poor wil be poorer and these bwanas wil be big bwanas.

  20. Cgi mzimu says:

    Arrest kennedy Nkhoma prizon chief is also a thief

  21. J Boma says:

    Sir Billionaire Paul Mphwiyo or Lord Billionaire Paul mphwiyo!!!

  22. Civil servant aliyese ali ndi Mansion afufuzidwe basi,nzipatala mulibe khini chifukwa cha anthu amenewa
    Boma ili layamba bwino amangwetu!

  23. Dineo says:

    osangowulura omwe amalandira ndalama kawiriwo, ngakhalenso maumboni a NAC ndi Bisika wo kusiyana nkumangolankhula malilime. nthawi ya malilime siino. kmuuzeni Ndala waku ACB basi

  24. Chengolopiyo says:

    Chimbavadi ichi, tachionereni masowo ali psyuu. Chipandeni chisapitenso kuchipatala

  25. VYOTO says:

    SO THIS YOUNG MAN COULD AFFORD MK50 MILLION TO BUY A HOUSE BY CASH WHEN RETIREMENT PACKAGE OF PS REMAINS LESS THAN MK20 MILLION,THIS WORLD IS INDEED UNFAIR!!!!!!! SECONDLY OUR MEMORIES ARE STILL FRESH THAT SOMETIME LAST YEAR IN DEC 2013 THIS YOUNG MAN CALLED MPHWIYO FOOLED PAC MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT THAT HE EARNED HIS MONEY FOR HIS LIFESTYLE AND THEY ENDED UP CLAPPING HANDS FOR HIM. PLEASE, PLEASE, CAN ACB FAST TRACK MPHWIYO’S CASE SO THAT BY CHRISTMAS HE SHOULD BE ROTTING AT MAULA PRISON!!!!!!!

    BELIEVE ME, GOD HAD HIS OWN PLANS WHEN REGIME CHANGE WAS ALLOWED IN MALAWI OTHERWISE THE LIKES OF MPHWIYO’S COULD HAVE REMAINED COSMETIC HEROES AMONGST US WHEN THEY ARE THE WORST AND HEARTLESS THIEVES OF OUR PUBLIC RESOURCES.IMAGINE, IF ALL CUSTODIANS OF OUR PUBLIC RESOURCES WERE OF THE MPHWIYO TYPE, CAN GOVT HAVE MONEY EVEN TO BUY MEDICINES???????????????????????????

  26. concerned Citizen says:

    AMENEYU MLANDU OMUYENERA NDI MURDER, GENOCIDE AND ALL CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY

    1. Hagar the Horrible says:

      He should be committed to the ICC kikikiki

  27. Think Tank says:

    @ the rate the revelations are coming out,Malawians will be confused lot. Knowing how we called thieves “bwana” or “mai” these young thieves and the methods used to drain us! I will never give respect to anybody displaying achievement. To show how the whole system is lack of alarm on behalf of big bwanas seeing their juniors living lavishly. It means they,the bwanas,let the sleeping dogs lie.

  28. salimu says:

    This is very funny. Peter Mutharika his spouse and Mulakho have been stealing from NAC through Bisika. Bingu was a thief who wanted to be a billionnaire. It simply means the Mutharika family is made up of kleptomaniacs.

  29. Dodolido says:

    Billionaire Paul Mphwiyo. Please address him like that. Mulibe ulemu eti.

  30. seven and eight says:

    Ms Savalabwanji nanga? Onse atengedwe basi tikufuna ndalama zathu apo bii mob justice ndi nyumba zawo zomwe.

  31. MADALA TEAM says:

    OYENDA NDI LUPANGA !!!

  32. SONI ZIKOLE WALALA says:

    During Bingu period government suppliers were paid twice on one supplied consignment.That is why Mr. A and Z have become rich.

  33. Shimoshimo says:

    Ndalama za amalawi zaseweresedwa mokwanira now chilungamo chioneke, timavutika kudulidwa misonkho pamene wina akunjoya ndi thukuta ya amalawi. Nawonso awone mene timavutikira.

  34. baba oniwa says:

    Ulula msanga ndi Onse ali kuDPP ULULA MPHWIYO UFERA NTCHITO ZAENA

  35. jumujum says:

    chilungamo chioneke aliyense amene waba ndalama za Boma amangidwe ndithu

  36. jumujum says:

    Chilungamo chioneke aliyense amene waba ndalama za Boma amangidwe basi

  37. Chikadzakuwani says:

    Every body in the government is a thief tiyeni nazoni.

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