Mphwiyo freed on K10m bail: Makande, Chioko also out –Malawi cashgate

The High Court of Malawi in Lilongwe has granted former budget director Paul Mphwiyo bail in a case which the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) is accusing him of money laundering and theft charges amounting to K2.1 billion.

Mphwiyo: Out on bail

Mphwiyo: Out on bail

Mphwiyo, whose shooting at the gate of his house in the country’s capital Lilongwe on the night of September 13 2013 exposed the plunder of public resources, was arrested on Saturday.

Some of the bail conditions imposed on Mphwiyo include a K10 million bond in cash plus his Area 43  sprawling residence be under court administration. He had also 3 sureties of MK2,000,000 each

Mphwiyo is also expected to be reporting to ACB after two weeks every Wednesdays and should be reporting to  ACB whenever he is going out of Lilongwe.

He is expected to go for medical attention in accompany of an ACB officer.

His lawyer Shadreck Mhango said Mphwiyo still has three bullets in his body after the September 2013 shooting.

“He underwent several surgeries and has a schedule of which he had an appointment with his doctors on Sunday, the day after his arrest,” Mhango said.

Politician Hophmally Makande and lawyer Ishmael Chioko – formally charged with money laundering-  were granted bail on Thursday 48 hours after they were arrested by ACB.

Makande, who is accused of laundering K2.1 billion ($4.5m), surrendered himself to ACB after it was reported that the bureau was looking for him and that it had already searched his house in Blantyre. He is yet to take a plea on the case.

“Makande, sometime in April and September, aided and abated Paul Mphwiyo, Leonard Kalonga, Maxwell Namata and Michael Mphatso to launder K2.1 billion knowing that it was stolen money,” reads a charge sheet.

Chioko, a senior employee at Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera), his charge sheet states that: “In July and September, Chioko aided and abetted Thandizo Mphwiyo to launder K50 million through the Good Deeds Trust.”

Lilongwe senior resident magistrate Paul Chiotcha  ordered both suspects to hand in their travel documents, provide two sureties worth K1 million each, report to the ACB once a week and also surrender K1 million in cash.

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Kondwani Wa Arsenal Basikolo
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Time 2 wake up malawianz

Kondwani Wa Arsenal Basikolo
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Zachulukitsa asaa

nkhedu
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kkkkk musova amene mukungoti mfweeee apa. asiyeni anjoye basi asaaah. inu osaba zanu bwanji?mitu yanu

Mwini Mbumba
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Apo Ndiye Eh!! Vindalama, Komano Aboma No Plan, Akanatolera Ndalama Zonse, Zobedwa, Ndikumanga Chi Building Choopsa Ku Lilongwe, Chandarama Zobedwazo, Ndiku Chitchula Kuti: CASH GATE BUILDING :Apo Ndiye Zikanaoneka Tsogolo Lake, Chifukwatu Anthuwa Ali Ndi Vindalama Mpaka K 10,000,000 .00 Bail Yokha, Ayi Ndithu, Mayo Nsonkho Wanga Ine !!!.

mike onondo
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my comment is reserved for future use and for the sentence he will be given

Detective
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Mashetani they deserve panishment its just begining on the earth wait for hell fire its just a matter of time malawian are suffering because of them to hell with this thiefs.

Mbanangwa
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For Paul Mphwiyo, Mk 10 million is a joke indeed. He used to spend millions at gambling in Lilongwe. You should have asked for atleast a billion bail bond. Most of us civil servants are failing even to afford a Mk 10,000 per month for entertainment eg swallowing a few beers with friends. We are failing to build houses at home. The economy is biting us a lot and yet other people hav money to spend that easily.had I a machine gun or D 7, I would have pulled down Senzanis’s mansion . We work in the burning sun, perspiring… Read more »
Mapwiya
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ACB must also probe Chikaonda who also has a fictitious trust where he is hiding his billions locally and internationally. The trust has a lot of houses as well.

clifford kapyepye
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All da pipo are skebengus pliz bwenzan komwe simunadyeko coz da money was meant for the government not individual so b4 itake da law in my hand,pliz return da money.

Nyapala
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You call Mphwiyo a civil servant? There is no civil servant who can afford a bail of K10 million. The guy is a thief.

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