Namata, his wife face fresh charges: Malawi cashgate

Cashgate convict Maxwell Namata will face trial on new charges together with his wife Alice Namata and Robert Nantchito, the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has said.

Namata: Fresh charges

Namata: Fresh charges

Namata was convicted and currently is serving a prison sentence of eight years after being found guilty of money laundering and theft in relation to the plunder of public resources at Capital Hill dubbed as cashgate.

He now faces new theft and money laundering charges.

ACB spokesperson Egritta Ndala confirmed that they would prosecute Namata, his wife and Nantchito on matters involving corrupt practices that took place at the Accountant General Office’s in 2011.

Nantchito is said to have worked as an accounts assistant in the Ministry of Lands.

“The Anti Corruption bureau is continuing with investigations into Cashgate. The investigation process looks at various dimensions of the cases. It should also be understood that the Anti Corruption Bureau had been conducting investigations into the abuse of resources at the Accountant General in 2011 before the revelations of Cashgate. It
should, therefore come as no surprise for the bureau to be investigating any cashgate suspects beyond 2012,” Mdala is quoted saying.

“The bureau has been working on Cashgate cases on case by case basis due to the magnitude of the cases. It would not be practical to take all angles of the case at once as that would be confusing and time consuming. The investigations are progressing. The bureau may not be able to discuss investigations matters as doing so may prejudice the process”, she said.

Namata was convicted alongside Luke Kasamba for K24 million they stole from public coffers and on subsequent money laundering charges.

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26 thoughts on “Namata, his wife face fresh charges: Malawi cashgate”

  1. Hameed Chiwaya says:

    wanted nane ndikugwilizana nayo mfundo imeneyo maka kuno ku Balaka eeeeeeeeeee kwawonongeka mayi Boaz ndi azinzawo

  2. PS Wamkulu says:

    Ife amene tinadya pakulu tili phee, kumwa wamkwaka!

  3. Titus Skoti says:

    Inu a ACB mukuitha ntchito! Keep on purging these parasites called “Accounts Assistants” from the civil service. Timadabwa momwe anthu amenewa amanyadira ndi ma second hand cars from Japan or Dubai. Kuona ena nyumba zomwe akukhala zoposa anthu omwe agwira ntchito m’boma zaka zambiri kuposa iwo komanso olandira ndalama zoposa iwo. Kuba basi!!

    A Alice Namata ife tinkaona the cars you used to ride osadziwa kuti mukumaba misonkho yanthu pamodzi ndi mwamuna wako. Ife kumadabwa kuti kodi ma PAO amanyauda chonchi pa Capital Hill? But when we saw the other PAOs, they were paupers like anybody else koma inu munali patali. Your husband is in, iwenso ulowa basi mukapitilize banja ku Maula. Kungoti mwamuna wakoyo amuonjezera zaka zina pajatu masiku anu ndi “consecutively osati concurrently” meanining after serving the first sentence he will start the next. For sure winawonso alowa basi.

    Warning to all accounts assistants: If you think mwabisala, mwalemba m’madzi matemba awona, tikusakani ndipo tikupezani ndipo mukalowa ku Maula. Ana a Mulungu sadzakhala kulira masiku onse a moyo wawo chifukwa cha a sakhwi ngati inu. Munkathawira sukulu pa window dala kuti muzidzaba misonkho ya anthu? Fotseki!! Ndakwiya zedi.

  4. mlaa says:

    Malosa boy.

  5. Tunthumbwana tambewa says:

    Acb yaying’ono yongogwira ana akulu atani mpaka zaka 5 zitha nkhani zosatha. Kazingokalimani msamatipusitse.

  6. wanted says:

    ACB can you deliberately investigate all district councils esp on LDF funds zikudwedwa koopsa

  7. Namata alibe mulandu apa coz it is only dumbo and dumbo. Pali anthu ambiri sakugwidwa. Like in 2011, someone in the Ministry of Agriculture, a bossy idiot who claims to be professionally IT literate anadzipatsa ndalama kumalipiro ake and because this had been his behaviour, the ministry posted him away. Munthu ameneyu afufuzidwe. He was shielded by a certain PS and that is why he was posted away. Koma munthu ameneyu wazitikita ndalama zaboma kuchokera ku masalary. Khaya, ine ndakamba

  8. PLEASE CLEAN ALL GVT SECTORS IN THE COUNTRY THEN PRIVATE COMPANIES FOR THE GVT.

  9. Ralph Kasambara says:

    I will make sure you are not convicted on this one…dont worry about some of these jealousy Malawians coz they literally own nothing!

  10. Hameed Chiwaya says:

    Egritta Ndala mukatha ndi atown mubwere kuno ku BK district council, Agriculture ndiku chipatala kuli ka cashgate yowopsa kwabasi azimayi awa Boaz, Thikiwa, Mzirahowa ndi ena akusakaza chuma cha boma

  11. eluby says:

    As long as reynard matemba is deputy acb Director, JB will not be implicated paja this matemba was spefically appointed together with Bophani to cover up her role thus why Bruno kalemba was also appointed and could connive with suspects

  12. justin says:

    mkazi yekhayo mkhululukireni pilizi.

  13. Nyapapi says:

    Max akumangedi zenizeni galu iwe! Iwe timaoneka ngati abakha chifukwa iwe unalemera mwachangu ndi ndalama zakuba nanchidwe iwe. Mkazi wako ndimunyenga asanapite kundende!

  14. S soso says:

    I agree wth ‘lol’, aliyense okhudzidwa atengedwe. Okuba amenewa

  15. Phodogoma says:

    who told you ACB that to be a small fish is an element for corruption cases. What about the one who was signing these checks? Please ACB fish out the big fish we are tired of eating these small fish called bonya. We want the real fish. We want chambo.

  16. Mtupatupa says:

    There is no net for the big fishes becoz ACB director is appointed by the president

  17. nazimbiri says:

    Azimayi aku Malawi tsopano,ngati sanabe banja kutha,nde kuti uhule

  18. Njalayamalamuchiuno says:

    Let ACB and other relevant bodies continue digging,without interference, until the origin of the cashgate vice is traced. Those who made us believe that cashgate was a 2013 affair must go back to the drawing board. Here 2011 is being memtioned and we are not sure what comes next. Bravo ACB.

  19. Namata was one of the biggest thieves in the civil service. Kevin Nantchito built a mansion at Kaphiri area is Lilongwe. I will not be surprised with the new charges. K24 million was on the lower side compared to the property that Namata has in area 47 and other places. Namata was only P7. Good work from ACB.

  20. lol says:

    I have lost trust in these ACB and cashgate cases. It’s only 3% of the money which has been recovered. In my opinion, ACB is wasting time and money on accounts assistants. We need the signatories of the account, PSs of different Ministries involved, Joyce Banda, Bakili Muluzi, Bingu wa Mutharika, other Directors and businessmen like Mulli and Lutepo to take them to court in serious manner. Aliyese akudziwa kuti ndalama za ma donor zimalowa ku account kwa Muluzi ndiye mukati palibe umboni? Otherwise acquit all these accounts you have convicted, palibepo chimene mukupanga.

  21. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    This case is for 2011 , you call it before the cashgate , why can’t you come with the MK92 billion audited report ? We all now prooving that during Daniel Phiri’s there was money being stolen in the government coffers.

  22. Mwama Du says:

    Afufuzeni a K92 billion.

  23. Amuna says:

    Anthu awa osawamvera chisoni. Lolani kuti chilungamo chigwire ntchito mpaka BOMA lipeze chuma chosokeracho. ACB WOYEE!

  24. MABELU says:

    TIME FOR CASH GATERS TO DANCE LEFT AND RIGHT SOON OR LATER

  25. nganga says:

    Mpakaa kumazengedwaa kawirii. Pamene eniake a cashgate akusangalala. Nthawi zina kumawakanila aziba okha

  26. nyima says:

    Consequences of being a small fish

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