Kassam ‘abuse of court process’ delaying ACB to charge DPP’s Makondi 

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB)  says it yet to charge Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) national organising secretary Richard Makondi relating to abuse of office in a deal that may have cost government K215 million because  co-accused businessperson Mohammad Kassam of Globe Electronics, obtained a stay order from the High Court in Blantyre restraining the bureau from questioning him.

Makondi: Yet to be charged

Makondi, who has been subjected to being shielded by  the  ACB  was recently summoned  for questioning  and make his statement under caution.

But when he appeafred with his lawyer Meyer Chisanga, he  exercised a right to remain silent  on  criminal allegation relating  to Toyota Hilux motor vehicles, radios that were supposed to be fixed in Malawi Defence Force (MDF) vehicles, a Land Cruiser which former Ministry of Finance budget director Paul Mphwiyo is being mentioned and another Toyota Hilux that was said to have been given to former secretary to Treasury Radson Mwadiwa.

Toyota Malawi and MDF on June 23 2013 signed a contract to supply MDF 35 vehicles at a contract price of K895 millio, court documents indicate.7

But as Makondi was being quizzed by ACB, Kassam  obtained a stay order from the High Court restraining the bureau from questioning him.

A CB deputy director general Reyneck Matemba described  injunction as a blatant abuse of the court process and the bureau applied on 23 January  2017 to court to vacate the injunction so that they can question Kassam.

The court is yet to hear the matter.

The ACB obtained the warrant of arrest on charges of conspiracy, improper payment of public money, abuse of public office, influencing the use of public office and money laundering.

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muona
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wy u always DPP who was a president in malawi in 2013 mukungoyoza osalakwa bwanji ,si amai ankalamula kodi inu?

benjones
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Every rich person in Malawi is a thief. They will be punished by only god which is very soon.

Mkwapu
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Dpp thieves

Jelbin mk
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Now many will agree that our courts are not concious of their mandate, how can a court hault its own process of taking a suspect to the same court? Is an injunction not having some sort of requirement of merit for it to be issued?

zagwazatha
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DPP, kuba basi. That’s what you know best. Koma ndiye tinadzikoloweka.

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