Former Member of Parliament for Zomba Malosa constituency Anderson Undani and his personal assistant Pangani Nazombe have been jailed to 18 months and one year respectively for corruptionfor corruption by Zomba Magistrate’s Court.
According to a statement issued by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) dated July 14 2020 and signed by senior public relations officer Egrita Ndala, the graft-busting body arrested the two on October 1 2018 for corruption.
Reads the statement in part: “The Anti-Corruption Bureau investigations had established that Mr. Undani abused project materials purchased with Constituency Development Funds at Zomba District Council meant for projects in his constituency, namely the construction of a teacher’s house at Mapalo F.P. School, construction of toilets at Domasi CCAP Primary School, rehabilitation of Domasi-Kasonga Road and construction of Malonga Bridge.”
The two were taken to court where Undani was charged with three counts of abuse of office contrary to Section 25B(1) as read with Section 34 of the Corrupt Practices Act; theft and obtaining money by false pretence contrary to Section 278 and 319 of the Penal Code respectively.
The materials were meant for the construction of a teacher’s house at Mapalo F.P. School, construction of toilets at Domasi CCAP Primary school and rehabilitation of Domasi- Kasonga road and construction of Malonga bridge.
On his part, Nazombe was charged with aiding another person to commit an offence contrary to Section 35 as read with Section 34 of the Corrupt Practices Act and obtaining money by false pretence contrary to Section 319 of the Penal Code.
Undani, was a parliamentarian from 2009 (Independent) to 2014. He won in a by-election after the seat fell vacant following Joyce Banda’s ascendancy to the country’s vice-president under President Bingu wa Mutharika.
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