Mphwiyo remains in custody, wife out on bail

Former Ministry of Finance budget director Paul Mphwiyo on Tuesday was spending another in police custody over 48 hours after his bail application was adjourned on Wednesday but his wife Thandie was granted bail after the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) formally charge her.

Mphwiyo at court on Tuesday

Mphwiyo at court on Tuesday

ACB recorded statement s from Mrs Mphwiyo and appeared before Lilongwe Chief Resident Magistrate Paul Chiotcha where she was formally charged with money laundering and forgery.

She denies any wrong doing.

Her lawyer, Alemekezeke Mando managed to secure bail for her.

Prosecution through lawyer Imran Said told the court that the accused used a fake trust, Good Deeds Trust for siphoning government money.

It is alleged that using the stolen money, Mphwiyo bought a house from James Kayandula at K50 million and that on May 7, she forged a government stamp used for government revenues and paid Good Deeds Trust which was not dully registered.

On bail conditions, she has to pay K200 000 surety, report to ACB every fortnight and
surrender all her travelling documents.

Mphwiyo, whose shooting at the gate of his house in Lilongwe’s Area 43 residential estate on the night of September 13 2013 exposed the free-for-all plunder of public resources, was arrested on Saturday for money laundering, theft and conspiracy to defeat the course of justice whereas his wife has been informally charged with theft and money laundering.

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Mphwiyo nyumba yaku area43 anamangila bottled water

thamsaqa gabuza

‘good deeds’, really, are you serious?????? god help my beloved country!!!!!!!!!!!!


Mphwiyo should be caged like a tiger zoo. The center of cashgate is him.

The Patriot

The only way we can stop this nonsense and genocidal acts is to hang all who steal government money in excess of 500 million Kwacha! Then they will be afraid, otherwise right now they will hire top notch lawyers adept at dilatory tactics who will drag the cases until a a fvorable political environment presents itself and charges wil be miraculously dropped! Its us the citizens who are suffering not them politicians and their appointees! Its time we stopped this nonsense!

Alex Matinga

Eeeish kuteloku nkuluyunso kuombeledwa kuja tinene kuti amaombelayo anaombela mbava ya cashget? shame on this stupid gentleman.


galu iwe zikuyendera kuti wangokwezera anzake salary ana nkungowapatsa change cha ku bonya afe nayenso we dont want him


MR President more fire ilove u , take cover , ndiye uzunzikepano, kumwambaso kungofikira zingwe more fire peter tengani chiongolero bwana .

Imraan Sadick

Tisaname boma ili layamba bwino zedi!


Kodi Thandie alibe chithuzi? Kukondela bwanji, timuoneko chonde!


Kukasungu DC kuli mai uyu akuti Siphiwe Mauwa Wakuba mapeto akala akulipira unexisting projects ndimzake Kandodo and Otriya Jere!

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