Malawi’s first cashgate convict serving three year prison sentence Tressa Namathanga Senzani has withdrawn a bid for bail pending appeal against her sentence.
The former Tourism Ministry principal secretary (PS) was on October 7 this year sentenced to three years and nine months imprisonment on offences of money laundering and theft, respectively.
Senzani’s new lawyer Ted Roka,who has replaced newly appointed diplomat Necton Mhura, confirmed the development.
However, Nyasa Times understand that the bail bid would be re-submitted at a later date.
Senzani pleaded guilty to stealing K63 million (about $158 000), which she later returned.
Her sprawling mansion in Area 6 is still being investigated by authorities.
The cashgate prisoner has however vowed to appeal against her sentences as she considered them too harsh.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :