ACB arrests Thuso Group’s Ganizani Kuchombo for money laundering

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested Thuso Group’s official Ganizani Sionga Kuchombo for money laundering charges.

Ganizani Kuchombo: Arrested for money laundering
Ganizani Kuchombo: Arrested for money laundering

ACB spokeswoman Egritta Ndala said in a statement made available to Nyasa Times that Kuchombo was arrested in the capital Lilongwe in relation to payments that were made to Thuso Group without supplying contracted goods/services to the Malawi Defence Forces (MDF).

A total of K1.5 billion cheques were paid to South Africa based Thuso Group owned by Alexander Banda and Nelson Kauwa.

“The Bureau has established that part of the money paid to Thuso was transferred into Ganizani Sionga Kuchombo’s bank accounts both in Malawi and South Africa,” Ndala said.

According to ACB, Kuchombo is likely to be charged with one count of Money Laundering contrary to Section 35(1) (d) of the Money Laundering, Proceeds of Serious Crimes and Terrorist Financing Act and tax related charges

Ndala said Kuchombo will be taken to Court after the Bureau has recorded statements from him.

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KAMBWE
6 years ago

Akulu awa ndakuba kuyambila kalekale ndimadziwa .. sizachilendo kugona mchitikosi…ali ku TNM anabanso awa…angokwanilitsa malemba apa..mufinyeni ameneyo…

Cheyo the real northerner
Cheyo the real northerner
6 years ago

Why is it that it has taken so long. Something must be wrong with the system. We started hearing or reading about thuso long time ago.

Chechidwazike
Chechidwazike
6 years ago

What about DPP gurus? What about 92 billion? What about Mulli? I hv never heard a politician arrested on Cashgate allegations why? Where is Khumbo Kachale? Stop arresting anawa timachange chabe iti, they were just used by our greedy politicians… This Cashgate thing could have been cleared if MCP was in power otherwise nothing tangible will be done bcoz DPP and PP are all children of a great thief UDF…

daud
daud
6 years ago

All department same

kaka pamaje
kaka pamaje
6 years ago

Kubaku sikudzatha mpaka yesu adzabwere kudzatiweluza basi.komabe tikuyembekezera zimenezo yense opezeka ndi ndalama zakuba agwidwe ndi kuimbidwa mulandu koma kungolekerera ndiye kuti tidzakhala ndi malawi wosokonekera.

william mtambalika
6 years ago

Wadyako mbali yake musiyeni iyaaaaa

kanyimbi
kanyimbi
6 years ago

We want ACB to catch a big fish not these matemba we want bombe, shark, whale etc.

Benford
Benford
6 years ago

Stop arresting people,concentrate boosting economy please,we want work

TIT FOR TAT IS.....
TIT FOR TAT IS.....
6 years ago

Anaonerara akuluakulu ku DPP NDI KU PP basitu sanayambe yekha zonsezi pali anthu pakati apa fufuzani bwino otsathamngira msanga ku khoti.

The Truth
6 years ago

My money my Tax, we are deducted lots of monies in what ever we do, and some pipo getting the monies without supplying goods or services. MaRubbish we sweating for these monies thats why I get reluctunt paying packing fee coz its all money wasted with poor and dirty roads. Asa am proud of malawi but not proud of malawians.

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