Magistrate Viva dismisses Macra information leakage case

Blantyre Senior Resident Magistrate Court Monday dismissed a case in which Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) had arrested its procurement manager, Iton Chandiyang’ana, on allegations of contravening the Communications Act.

Iton Chandiyang’ana: Discharged by court
Magistrate Viva Nyimba: Dismisses case against Macra official

Chandiyang’ana was accused  of leaking top level corruption information othat was not meant for public consumption to the media including Nyasa Times.

Senior Magistrate Viva Nyimba discharged the case for lack of seriousness on part of the State under Section 247 of the Criminal Law and Evidence Code.

Chandiyang’ana was late last year arrested by Fiscal Police on the orders of Director General Godfrey Itaye, after the media published news alleging that Itaye had dubiously awarded a multimillion kwacha contract to his parents in laws.

The mother in-law Mercy Nseula owns Kai Kalion Agencies which supplied color printers and Muhlotehni General Dealers which supplied LED 55 in TV sets worthy Millions of Malawi Kwcha.

The Anti Corruption Buruea  (ACB) has been investigating the alleged corruption but it is yet to release its findings.

The court learnt that Macra through its lawyers wrote to the Director of Public Prosecution to prosecute Chandiyang’ana privately in a misdemeanor case.

Neither Macra nor Itaye have denied the corruption allegations.

Lawyer Chance Gondwe is yet to decide whether Chandiyang’ana  will have to return to work or sue for wrongful arrest and dismissal.

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4 years ago

Che Godfrey Itaye mfiti zakunyelerani m’masotu apa. Mudziweni Yesu waku Nazareti akhale Mbuye ndi mpulumutsi wanu musanafe. Inu osadabwa chilichonse choipa chomwe mukupanga chikulepheleka? Kuyipa mtima kumeneko bwanji? Mpakana kufuna kuononga taxpayers money to engage private lawyers kuti apange private prosecution on a minor and trumped up charge like this one? Chitani manyazi nde paja manyazi mulibe. Indeed, blessed are those that are persecuted without a justified cause. Koma eeeeeeeeh, Itaye you are indeed the worst DG, Macra has ever had.

4 years ago

Itaye is very corrupt. He uses company money to bride people. Of late he has been bribing new Board Chair Rev Alex Maulana with foreign trips and double allowances. He went with him to Barcelona and is currently in Switzerland with the very same board chair.

4 years ago

Koma abale mukuti Itaye ndiye president wa Malawi mwina. Nanga every time tingomva za Itaye basi.

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