Cashgate convict Tapiwa Ng’oma gets bail because she is heavily pregnant

Judge Charles Mkandawire of the High Court in Lilongwe has granted  bail to one of the K201 million Cashgate convicts, Tapiwa Ng’oma,  while waiting her sentencing, on the grounds that she is heavily pregnant and cannot stand  degrading and  inhumane conditions  at prison.

Ng’oma and 10 others were convicted last Thursday as reported by Nyasa Times after being found guilty of  conspiracy to defraud government, money laundering and theft of  the K201 million which happened in 2011.

Her lawyer Innocent Kubwalo asked for court to release her on bail until sentencing.

Kubwalo in a sworn statement said Ng’ona is “eight months pregnant and is due to give birth next month.”

The lawyer said the convict has  lately been experiencing difficulties in “breathing and swollen legs as a result of which she has had to seek frequent medical attention.”

Ng’ona faces  a maximum of 10 years imprisonment for the offence of money laundering while for conspiracy to commit a felony she faces a maximum seven-year-jail term and for the theft she could earn a maximum five-year prison sentence.

The other convicted persons are: Chikondi Chimutu, Deusdedit  Tenthani, Tendai Nayeja, Conrad Nambala, Squire Chakwana, Wides Machika Mbuliro and Emmanuel Yesaya.

The court found that married couple and business partners  Cornelius and Yvonne Kaphantengo used their company Nova Technology and General Dealing Ltd to siphon money from the Ministry of Disability which was distributed to 9 civil servants from the ministry and Accountant General Department.

One person, Audney Kamtengeni was  acquitted for lack of concrete evidence.

The case could be deemed as the genesis of Cashgate as the civil servants took advantage of weaknesses in the Integrated Financial Management Information  System (Ifmis) to steal and launder millions.

The court us due to sentence the 10 people on a date set after the 14 days period for presenting submission elapses.

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Abale
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Nde mwana yo adzakhala mbavaso

ELIJAH VERSUS BAAL
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DZIKO LA MALAWI LOKOMERA WANTHU WOKUBA !!

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

There is no inhuman condition in our cells. Closed the cells or make them human enough for the people like her to be in.

Thief
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Thief

The Bible says Ndidzalanga ana chifukwa cha a tate awo. Her unborn child has to bear the consequences of her being a corrupt and heartless thief.

MCHACHA
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MCHACHA

Azimayi ovutaka akumachilira kundende, ananso nkukulira komweko. Koma uyu poti ndiokuba ma million mwamusiya eti!!

Heartless
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Heartless

These are Heartless Citizens of Malawi They stole Public funds for their personal use She was convited that she is a thief (Cash gater) She is now in Prison and heavily pregnant Let her spend all her pregnancy period in Jail. and she should go to public hospitals so that she may appreciate the drug shortages in public hospitals which has resulted to the theft of public resources which she is a culprit. who set her free . Malawi justice system is very corrupt and rotten. May you give birth to a potato as punishment she has inflicted on all… Read more »

Shaft Sachapandimadzi
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Shaft Sachapandimadzi

Nyasatimes just because she is a woman u hv decided not put her pictures. Koma akanakhala Lutepo ndiye ma pictures ake mukanayanika pa page yanuyi. Nafenso tikufuna timudwiwe nkhope Tapiwa Ng’oma yu