I was approached by Makande to do Cashgate, suspect Mpoola tells court

Businessman Stafford Mpoola has told the court that he was approached by politician Hophmally Makande to get into Cashgate affair.

Cashgate suspect Mpoola coming out of court.

Makande: Implicated

Mpoola, owner of Stadal Building Contractors, is facing charges alongside some civil servants—including former budget director Paul Mphwiyo—in a case in which they are accused of laundering K1.6 billion of public funds

On Friday, the State paraded witness number 26, Gerald Chiwanda of Fiscal Police department who investigated the case to do with Mpoola.

Chiwanda tendered all documents related to the bank accounts and Mpoola’s caution statement.

In cross examination, Mpoola said he was approached  by former  ruling People’s Party (PP) official Hophmally Makande  – now deputy youth director in governing Democratic progressive Party (DPP) – to use his companies to launder the money  in the Cashgate affair.

This is not the first time for Makande to be figured into Cashgate affair, as Cashgate convict and former principal secretary for Tourism, late Treza Senzani,   claimed top officials in the PP-led administration, including one-time vice-president Brown Mpinganjira and Makande were aware and played pivotal role in the plot to siphon money out of the State coffers.

Mpoola is a known close ally of Mpinganjira and Makande.

The former PS who served  a three-year custodial sentence at Maula Prison following her conviction and died after her sentence  alleged that another Cashgate convict Leonard  Kalonga,  told her that Mphwiyo would call Makande and Mpinganjira and put their phone calls on loudspeaker to assure those involved that the move was sanctioned at “a higher level.”

Apart from  Mpoola other contractors—Sympathy Chisale, Idris Chaika, Cecilia Ngambi and Ndaona Satema who are answering separate cases related to the looting of public money.

Among the accused civil servants are former accountant general David Kandoje, director of finance Roosevelt Ndovi, Clemence Madzi (accounts officer), Auzius Kazombo Mwale (director of asset management and finance), George Banda (accountant at Tourism) and Cashgate convict Maxwell Namata.

Kandoje is suspected to have authorised the payment of two cheques amounting to K500 million payable to Stadal Building Contractors without appropriate supporting documents.

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MA D7 MA D6
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MA D7 MA D6

IS THIS THAT LONG AWAITED BAKER TILLY FORENSIC AUDIT REPORT ?

Malawi
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Malawi

Onse akuba akumathawila ku DPP for shelter.
Birds of the same feathers.

Shitholes Diarrhoea Progressive Party
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Usalire waba wekha.

Mesimadzi
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Mesimadzi

Zuma you are right, MCP will resolve cashgate chifukwa thumba la Tambe amamasula ndi Tambe yemweyo. Think of the names like Kazombo Mwale and others…….. It requires MCP, despite having a permanent seat in opposition, to resolve cashgate.

lima
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kkkkkk kkkkkk kkkkkkkkkkk bring it on!!!!

Hora
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Hora

The country needed and needs prayers,but the question is how long a prayer is required for our Lord to hear and give us an answer? Are we careful enough to put punctuation marks in the prayer in order to give a listening ear to the Lord to pick up the answer/answers ? Maybe we keep praying without pausing, in order to extra the answers he gives us,
Pause at times and quietly listen. We shall hear that answer we are in need of.

Mbanji
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If you are approached to do cash gate, you could as well say no to the vice; one could only participate in the act if they are really interested not the way around

Mphwache
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Mphwache

(1) This issue is taking too long, either Gov (from whom the money was stolen) is not interested, or is complicit. (2) I hope all names that have been put forward in court will also come up for their day in the hands of justice.

Zuma
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Zuma

Cash gate will be resolved by MCP, not PP, not DPP , not UDF or UTM.

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

without tangible evidence thus called wishful thinking!

zikomo
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zikomo

the scheme started with late Bingu wa Mutharika…..no wonder Ted Kalebe the spokes person on finances for MCP by then refused the purchase of the said IFMIS but the Bingu government went ahead with purchase of the same…..kumene kunali kunkonza kapansi kuti cash gate iziyenda mosavuta pano ndi izi akukakamirasozi kuti aguletso zina ku Zimbabwe…..thieves….

LEGO
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When you see politicians jumping from opposition to a ruling party just know they is something fishy and they want to be protected by the Government of the day.The likes of Mchacha,Dausi and Brown Mpinganjira were in UDF they committed all sorts of crimes and now in DPP to shielded.But one day the stone will turn upside down,God is watching all of them.

Chiswa B
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Chiswa B

Dausi in UDF?

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