Mathanga nabbed as ACB arrest former Escom bosses Kandulu, Nkhono over corruption

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested former Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) Chief Executive Officer, John Kandulu  and Jean Chifundo Mathanga, a commissioner of the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC)over corruption allegations.

Jean Mathanga: MEC commissioners of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) who appeared before Parliament’s Public Appointments Committee (PAC) inquiry
Kandulu: Arrested

Kandulu’s  arrest comes hours after the anti-graft body picked another former Escom employee, Fanuel Nkhono, and another employee Emelius Kandapo.

The bureau’s senior public relations officer Egritta Ndala also confirmed in a statement the arrest of Mathanga, who was Escom board chairperson.

All the four  willl be prosecuted in relation to a K4 billion procurement scam at the power utility.

ACB said the procuement were made “without following proper procedures.”

The graft-busting body has concluded investigations and its head Reyneck Matemba has approved a request from the investigator to proceed with prosecution of the suspects.

ACB  said  on September 2016  it received a complaint that Escom made procurement worth 4 billion without complying with procurement procedures.

” The ACB instituted investigations which established that there was indeed procurement at Escom which was done without following laid down procedures,” said Ndala in a statement made available to Nyasa Times.

The lists the suspects, who include Mathanga and Kandulu to be prosecuted .

Mathanga is being lined for prosecution for giving false information, contrary to Section 14 (a) of Corrupt Practices Act (CPA).

Other people ACB wants prosecuted are John Santana and Lyton Moyo. They are to be prosecuted under Section 63(1) as read with Section 63(2) of the Public Procurement Act, according to the memo.

ACB said the fe four are also to be prosecuted under Section 25B (1) of CPA.

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BigMan
BigMan
10 months ago

With Covid19 around, this is no time to go to prison. Your greed has come back to haunt you.

Memo yanna
Memo yanna
10 months ago

Black malawians are corrupt from head to toe..
Why would you do this to your own country?

Some idiots say they indians have robbed the country

Koma zonse zikuturika ndi za munthu wokuda.

What else can I say about this.

God bless our country

Itsanana
Itsanana
10 months ago
Reply to  Memo yanna

What are you talking about? Malawians are black. If you’re not black, it means you’re not originally a Malawians. This is not America where there are blacks and whites and browns.

China
China
10 months ago

Mathanga is just greedy and her husband is a good man but this woman has been playing him kufuna kutchuka basi

Mmbusa Chakwera
10 months ago

Kodi lero chilima wapita kukatukwana kuti? Pajatu masiku ano akumalankhula motumbwa mowachititsa manyazi ngakhale ma Chief Executives. Maudindo olowera pawindo lakukhothi ndichonco.

Pumbwa
Pumbwa
10 months ago

Munaluza chisankho basi vomerezani

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
10 months ago

NYEKHWE, kikikikiiiiiiii.

ANA ACHEPA
ANA ACHEPA
10 months ago

Mangani mbavaaa

Timve Ziti
Timve Ziti
10 months ago

To all those that bring up “witch hunting” whenever any one is arrested.
Are you saying the criminals and the corrupt should not be arrested?
And what is wrong with “witch hunting”?
A witch is not accepted in any society. So yes let them be hunted down.

Timve Ziti
Timve Ziti
10 months ago

To all those that bring up “witch hunting”.
Are you saying no criminal should be arrested?
Are you saying all this corruption should be brushed under the carpet?

And what is wrong with “witch hunting”?

A witch is a witch and not acceptable in any society. So yes if you want to call it that..it is a good thing to do. Get rid of all the witches and all the corrupt officials.

Chitolerapapo
Chitolerapapo
10 months ago

They will be acquitted by the courts

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
10 months ago
Reply to  Chitolerapapo

Only if proven innocent, otherwise NOPE.

Marumbo
10 months ago

Chakwera is busy witch hunting. Mukamaliza mutiuza. Koma dziwani kuti Alomwe tilipo ambiri and we are watching what mmbusa Chakwera is doing. Palibe chosatha.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
10 months ago
Reply to  Marumbo

NYEKHWE, kikikikiiiiiiii.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
10 months ago

ya eskom as board member. we said it earlier not to trust these crooks

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