K12.9m Cashgate convict Ndovie to get sentence on 17 Nov

The Lilongwe Magistrate court will pass sentence on November 17 to businessperson Esnart Nenani Ndovi following her conviction on her own plea of guilty over a Cashgate transaction amounting to K12.9 million ($23,035). He is now on remand in prison.

Ndovi (hiding her face) leaves Lilongwe Magistrate court with her husband (R) and other well-wishers
Ndovi (hiding her face) leaves Lilongwe Magistrate court with her husband (R) and other well-wishers

After her own plea, the court convicted Ndovi on charges of money laundering which attracts a maximum sentence of 10 years and lending a business certificate for personification which attracts a sentence of three years.

State prosecutor Michael Kalonga asked the court to adjourn he case for two weeks so that prosecutors can evaluate the car Toyota Hilux  which the convict surrendered .Road Traffic and Safety Services valued the vehicle at K15 million.

Kalonga said the State would like to make their own evaluations and also to finalise all necessary documents relating to her conviction.

Defence lawyer Gilbert Khonyongwa asked for court not to revoke bail because Ndovi was suffering a medical ailment which would prevent her from withstanding prison conditions. But he did not provide to the court evidence to show that she is not fit and well.

Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) lawyer Imran Saidi did not object to the bail application

Senior resident magistrate Patrick Chirwa revoked Ndovie’s bail arguing there was no medical reports to support her argument.

“The convict looks okay, she is able to stand and respond to questions. Unless the defence brought evidence from a certified medical practitioner to show that she cannot stay in prison,” said the Magistrate.

Said the magistrate: “After being convicted, one loses the right to bail and there is no clear law propagating for bail pending sentencing. Therefore, I deny to grant bail pending sentencing. Until court sentences the convict, the convict will remain in custody.”

The court has since asked the ACB to agree with the defence to carry out a joint evaluation of the vehicle which has been handed over to ACB as restitution.

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King Preevah de First
King Preevah de First
5 years ago

Azimayixo kuba? Ameneyo2 ofunika kumulanda çhilichonse kungomusiyira bra mmozi ndi pant mmodzi mkumuchitaso zina ndi zina kuti mbava zina zazikazi zitengerepo phunziro

PIERRE
PIERRE
5 years ago

stupit coment no,is mphwiyo tumbka?

Likatuluka
Likatuluka
5 years ago

Her cousin Caroline Savala was also arrested ,,,so it’s a family thing

KK
KK
5 years ago

Atumbuka mwanyanya kukokelana. Mwapatsana ma contract. Lero ndiye ndi izi. Pali ponse Atumbuka!!!!! Atumbuka!!!! Kodi munatani anthu inu?????????

Mbowe Mulambia
5 years ago

Even the Banks officials were part of this mess how did they manage to withdraw such huge amount a cheque of millions withdrawing at once?

Kondwani
Kondwani
5 years ago

It seems every criminal in this country has a medical condition!

peeping lizard
peeping lizard
5 years ago

INE NDINATOPA ZAMACASHGATE,CHIFUKWA AKUMANGIDWA NDIANA OBA ZOCHEPA.KODI MUKUFUNAKUNENA KUTI MINISTER OF FINANCE SANKADZIWA CHILICHONSE? NANGA RESERVE BANK GOVERNER ? MALAWI WADZAZA NDI MBALA,KODI MLANDU WAGUDALL GONDWE UNATHERA PATI,AKAKHALA JB MUKUMUOPA!MULANDU WAMUNTHU WANKULU MUKUZIWA NDI WA MULUZI STUPID .IWE PETULO NTHAWI YAKO YASALAPANGONO IFE SITIKULODZA AI UMALIZE TERM YAKO UKALOWE KUNDENDE ,NZIMU WA NJAUNJU WAKWIYA

Jasitasi Chilungamo
Jasitasi Chilungamo
5 years ago

These cashgaters should pay back the stolen money with heavy interest.Just mere arresting them is not a solution.They have destroyed the economy of Malawi.They will be enjoying the loot when they come back from the prisons.Make sure that all the money is recovered and build modern schools for kids in villages.They should stop covering their faces.The mzungu was also benefitting from loot instead of doing shifts in his home country.

Decent Citizen
Decent Citizen
5 years ago

The issue is not about atumbuka but about cashgaters.The Dpp is shielding their cohorts of 577 billion in which even Pitala is involved.Mumva kuti wina wagwa ndi mtima posachedwapa.The victims are only during Amayi Era.Anzanu sakugona tulo ndi nkhani 577 billion.Ma state funeral ndiye adakabwera.Mtundu wa Amalawi walira kwa nthawi yayitali.

Koma ?????
Koma ?????
5 years ago

north north! eeeeh

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