Cashgate suspect Phyoka Kaunda pleads guilty, convicted

The Lilongwe Magistrates Court on Thursday convicted Phyoka Oscar Kaunda on his own plea of guilty in the “cashgate” corruption scandal.

Cashgate shame
Cashgate shame

Phyoka owns Hardline Construction Company which was one of companies that were used to defraud government billions of Kwacha without offering any service.

Government officers at Capital Hill were making an unauthorized entries into the Integrated Financial Management Information Systems (IFIMIS).

Phyoka through Hardline Company was paid a cheque amounting to K7, 395,431.20.

He was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau which has been pursuing the “cashgate” affair – the worst financial scandal in the country’s history.

Phyoka will appear in court on 15th  December, 2016 for sentencing.

The first person to be convicted in relation to the high-profile case was former Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Tressa Namathanga Senzani, who was sentenced to three years in jail and is now out of prison.

Western donor nations and agencies, which provide 40% of Malawi’s budget, froze vital aid worth around $150m in reaction to the scandal.

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Chakwanuleka
Chakwanuleka
4 years ago

Shame on those who think they can accredit these convictions to DPP. Up until now no single effort to investigate thefts conducted during DPP era. Wake up Malawi

charlie
charlie
4 years ago
Reply to  Chakwanuleka

In fact all the DPP thieves are roaming freely in Mutharika’s ‘government’. No effort is being made bring them to book. Indeed, shame on those who think the cashgate convictions are efforts of DPP, because they are NOT!

Nangantani
Nangantani
4 years ago

This guy will be sentenced to more that 5years yet he store 7m pamene Namathanga kuba 63m anamninkha 3yrs plus parole. Malawian justice suck

Kittermaster
4 years ago

Arrest them all

sasha
sasha
4 years ago

Kkkkk ma cashgaters, chosangalatsa ndi choti Mulungu akukuvumbulutsani mmodzimmodzi. Wasala ndi iwe wabisala m’mbatata koma nsana ukuoneka. Every cashgater must return the money or else, 40yrs only, imprisonment. Ciao!!!!.

kaunga
kaunga
4 years ago

The moment to shame doubting Thomases Who do not see gvt’s effort on cashgate and deriberately diverting ppl’s attention to k336 bn cashgate

Zenko
Zenko
4 years ago
Reply to  kaunga

so this one never really took place? just asking. kodi pakhomo utataya K1,000.00 ndi K20.00, maso ako akakamira kuyang’ana iti?

augasin
4 years ago

Sory

TIONE
TIONE
4 years ago

Pitala, Chaprnda, ndi Akweni muwamanga liti?

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