Kalonga, Katengeza found with case to answer: Malawi ‘cashgate’

Former deputy director in the Ministry of Tourism, Leonard Kalonga and businessperson Angela Katengeza, who owns Faith Construction have been found with a case to answer by High Court in Lilongwe to charges related to the Cashgate corruption scandal in the civil service.

Judge Fiona Mwale also threw out a State application to present new evidence against Kalonga, saying time for the same had elapsed.

Kalonga: Case to answe
Kalonga: Case to answe

Kalonga—who wore a dark grey suit—and Katengeza, clad in a muilt-coloured maxi dress, looked calm but serious when the judge made her determination.

During the trial, the court heard from an investigator in the Fiscal Department of the Malawi Police Service, that Kalonga used Katengeza to siphon K105.6 million from government.

Kalonga denied charges of theft and money laundering involving K105.9 million which he allegedly stole from the ministry between July and October last year.

Katengeza also rejected the offence of money laundering for which she is charged alongside Kalonga who is also answering other charges whose cases are yet to come before court such as facilitation of the purchase of six buses which the ministry disowned.

But the court has found the two with a case to answer and they will need to defend themselves.

Katengezas’ lawyer, Gilbert Khonyongwa, who asked for 13 days to prepare his defence, said they are ready for the case.

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pijo
pijo
6 years ago

Its sad but prison is a very hard place. I wish there was another way for them to right their wrongs. We are all sinners and fall short of the glory of God.

Vavlov
Vavlov
6 years ago

Kalonga is a thief; his salary couldnt afford him buy a motorbike, but the chap was driving Range Rover and Merc. He should go to jail same like Mrs Senzani, who in fact stole less than him. Let this fool lot in jail

Arthur G.M. Mtambo
6 years ago

UKAKHALA NDI MILANDU, SUMAVUMERA AYI.

KOMA MLUNGU NDIYE AMENE AMAZIWA,NDI KUTHAZIZA KUWELUZA, TSOKA KWA AMENE AMAKANA ZOONA.

ezekiel Luhanga
ezekiel Luhanga
6 years ago

good

Hebrews
Hebrews
6 years ago

GYP and KK Propertys missing on the roads of Malawi! Those properties were acquired by Cash gate proceeds! Get them arrested even if they won’t return but they have to be in Prison! In three to four years time behind bars, life will never be the same! Ask Macholowe or late Kwacha Ghambi! Money will not set anybody free but truth will! All the thieves better surrender now because your days are numbered. You can delay justice but the hand of God will reach you where ever you hide!

Emmatuwa
Emmatuwa
6 years ago

Dr Ken Lipenga mulindimwayi koma moto ukubwera konko sizingatheke kuti inu musapezeke mugulu la kubalo chifukwa inuyo nthawiyo munali nduna ya yoona za ndalama.Mwasamba achimwene kuMulanje simasewera asambireni anzanuwo koma Mulungu akuona

Alfred Munduwabo
Alfred Munduwabo
6 years ago

Are you telling the nation that Dr Ken Lipenga is not involved in all these cases and yet he was a minister of finance in DPP and PP luring ? What about all those Fleet of KK Properties trucks which are not seen on the roads of Malawi are they parked or they have been exported to a neighbouring country ?

nuji
nuji
6 years ago

Koma kuweruza kwake kukuchedwa, kalonga ife tinamuyiwalatu. Koma akanakhala mphawi wopanda dzina bwenzi kalekale atatopa nako ku maula. Nanga Carol Savala-P ali kuti? mukamachedwetsa chonchi mukuwapatsa mpata womaliza ndalama zonse nde ngakhale akalangidwe sadzavutika akadzatuluka.

Penapakenso boma lathuli ndi lokondera.

Mzika ya Lilongwe
6 years ago

Leonard is a thief by birth.

ndadabwa
6 years ago

peter ndi getrude mutharika muwamanga liti pa nkhani za ndalama zomwe anapititsa ku mulakho ndi beam

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