DPP reshuffles cashgate prosecuting team: No seizure of suspects’ property

Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) is reorganising the prosecuting team of the Malawi’s cashgate scandal and the special state prosecutor Kamudoni Nyasulu has been taken out from handling the cases, Nyasa Times understands.

Kamudoni: Special Prosecutor role reviewed
Kamudoni: Special Prosecutor role reviewed

Sources at Ministry of Justice told Nyasa Times that Nyasuslu who was handling the cases with another special prosecutor Enock Chibwana, a former Ombudsman, will be replaced.

Nyasulu’s role was questioned in court recently by former justice minister Ralph Kasambara who wondered if the law allow for a special prosecutor.

Kasambara -who is one of those answering charges of money laundering involving cashgate- questioned the process Nyasulu was appointed arguing that it was not in line with the Public Finance Management Act, Public Procurement Act and Public Audit Act.

Said Kasambara: “I will not support short-cuts in the pretence of special prosecutions.”

Meanwhile, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) will not seize property of Cashgate suspects, according to the bureau’s deputy director Reyneck Matemba.

“We have learnt some bitter lessons where we [ACB] and government have been dragged to court by individuals claiming millions or billions of kwacha in compensation for property damaged, vandalised or deteriorated while in our custody,” Matemba is quoted in The Nation.

“The property which we can restrict in this regard is that property that is the subject of an investigation or prosecution, or is otherwise implicated in such investigation or prosecution.”

According to ACB, due to the unknown duration of Cashgate trials, the bureau feels it is better not to seize property despite the Forfeiture Act giving it mandate.

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chemboma
chemboma
6 years ago

TIZIONE AMALAWI

Mong'onyolani
6 years ago

Kalipo kalipo galu wa mkota sakandila pa chabe. Lohmwes on th grip. Musova

Lameck Chikho
6 years ago

a malawi tidazolowera kuponderezedwa motero……(open ended asyllum)

DPP MBUZI
6 years ago

More and more strikes are coming wakula watha APM

vavlov
vavlov
6 years ago

Can someone give a breakdown by tribes of people implicated in the cashgate? I would be very surprised if Tumbukas top the list. Tumbukas always hold themselves in high esteem, so please give us statistics by tribe of those implicated in the cashgate.

Master
6 years ago
Reply to  vavlov

Northerners Suggests I,dont U Think?

south ahlomwe
6 years ago

atumbuka inu you let us down and ibu you are most of worsist leader ever had in ths country

Kwangwagwa
Kwangwagwa
6 years ago

Fyatamya fiyo

Arthur G.M. Mtambo
6 years ago

WAITING 2019 YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO: BOMA ILO.

Nchengeti
Nchengeti
6 years ago

The whole process is part of the Cashget.

There are too many fishes,and too many interested parties including the so and so.
Malawians are being taken for a ride,as all they want is to share the spoils at the end of this nyasi.

Jokazi
Jokazi
6 years ago

The big culprits in cashgate are the Tumbukas that’s why they are making so much noise to divert people’s attention.Shame on you

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