Malawi govt seize K600mil Cashgate property, K175mil in cash

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mary Kachale  has said the seizure of property, including houses and vehicles belonging to people suspected to have taken part in the massive theft of public resources at Capital Hill is going on well as the State has so far seized property valued at K600 million and K175 million in cash.

DPP Mary Kachale: Seizing Cashgate property

Kachale made the disclosure after she led  officials from Ministrt of Justice who appeared  before Parliamentary Committee on Legal Affairs and Priviledges.

The top prosecutor said  the seizure has been left in the hands of the police and other law enforcing agencies while the DPP provide technical advice and grants relevant consents.

Kachale said her office  obtains seizure warrants for property suspected to be connected to Cashgate and give  the task of executing the warrants in the hands of the police.

In his presentation to the committee, George Masinga the Director of Finance and Administration in the Ministry of Justice,  said the office of DPP obtained two more convictions in Cashgate cases and confisicated K175 556 269 09 in cash and ZAR40 000 as well as US$20 000 from defendants.

“We also filed applications for confiscation orders for K800 million before the court to seize money and property which are proceeds of Cashgate offences,” Masinga said.

Government’s  profiling of civil servants’ property revealed that they own massive property including 90 percent of the houses in the affluent suburbs such as Lilongwe’s Area 23 and 47.

According to information provided by the Ministry of Lands and Housing, 90 percent of 43 and 47 are owned by civil servants who have no mortgages and cannot afford those houses on their salaries,” said Assani.

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sayimoni bayisikolo

This is Malawi where somebody earning less than k100 thousand owns a house in area 47, drinks from 1-30 surrounded by parasitical women at bwandilo, owns an expensive car and its on the road from 1-30 without any tangible business to show.I don’t know how this country will develop.If you are in party politics you are shielded by the party elites.Its only people in the opposition who gets prosecuted.Cry my beloved impoverished Malawi.


Madam you are doing a good job. The problem in malawi is partisan politics. Shame them on national radio and newspapers and by the way that’s a small fraction compared to what they stole.


Well done,


Dpp that’s a welcome idea but give us names of cashgate cuilprits whose property has consfiscated otherwise we not trust u.


Tiyenawoni akuba ndalama zathu.Publish their names to put them to shame and others to learn lessons. I propose massive overwhole in gvt institutions and departments.There is a culture of theavery bribery corruption and stinking culture of laziness among civil servants.There wasnt such during late KAMUZU BANDA gvt ( may his soul RIP ).late Bingu Wa Mutharika was at his office at Capital Hill 7.30 am !


This is just a drop in the ocean

Thyolo Thava

Bwanji osamanga Chaponda

igama lami

….”According to information provided by the Ministry of Lands and Housing, 90 percent of 43 and 47 are owned by civil servants who have no mortgages and cannot afford those houses on their salaries”…

If they have no businesses, then it is virtually impossible to own property in these areas without cashgating


Good news! Now we need to hear how Malawians will benefit from these confiscations.

Zinenani Zoona

Can somebody take Mary Kachale to a proper hair salon?

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