Businessperson Angela Katengeza, who owns Faith Construction, has told Lilongwe High Court that former deputy director in the Ministry of Tourism, Leonard Kalonga approached her to use the construction certificates of her company, to get jobs within the Ministry of Tourism.
The two were found with a case to answer by High Court in Lilongwe to charges related to the Cashgate corruption scandal in the civil service.
In her defence, Katengeza told the court that Kalonga approached her on July 3 2013 asking to use the construction certificates of her Faith construction company.
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.
Earlier, Judge Fiona Mwale revoked the bail for Kalonga after he failed to show up for court to start defending himself
His stand-in lawyer Manuel Theu failed to bring medical evidence of his illness.
The judge was not pleased when Theu informed the court that his client was admitted to Dae Yung Luke Hospital.
She also rejected the defence’s application for adjournment in the absence of lead counsel Joseph Kamkwasi who was attending a funeral
But the Judge later reserved her earlier decision following an appeal.