MCP’s Msungama, UTM’s Saonda appear in court for theft charges

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) parliamentary candidate for Blantyre City Centre, Kondi Msungama and UTM Party parliamentary candidate for Blantyre Bangwe, George Saonda,appear at Lunzu Magistrate’s Court in Blantyre this Friday as the trial of theft charges against them starts.

Facing theft charges: UTM’s Saunda (L) and MCP’s Msungama

Msungama  is answering charges of impersonating an Immigration officer with alleged intent to swindle a Blantyre-based Burundian businessperson, Emmanuel Gatera Alphonse, of K6 350 000. and  Saonda is named as the one who introduced Msungama to the Burundian and his family, the court records state.

Both accused persons, aspiring for elected public office as legislators, and a third accused person Daniel Masina Chikhaula of Njonja Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Kachere in Dedza, denied the charges, which are theft by false pretence and impersonating a public officer.

Southern Region Police prosecutions officer Dickens Mwambazi confirmed to Nyasa Times that the case is coming for hearing and three State witnesses are expected to testify against the accused persons.

The State is alleging that the three swindled a Burundian businessman of over K6 million which was allegedly part of an agreement Msungama—a businessperson-cum-politician—would facilitate processing of citizenships for Alphonse and eight members of his family.

The trio—Msungama, Saonda and Chikhaula— are on bail and deny any wrong doing.

Msungama  recently accused the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) at one of his rallies in Ndirande of using police to fight him politically.

He challenged the DPP that they should fight on the ground, politically.

At the time the alleged offences were committed, Saonda served as director of events in the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC), before he fell out of grace with the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and joined UTM.

The court record shows that Msungama was at one point introduced to the complainant by Saonda at Immigration Headquarters in Blantyre, as an intelligence officer working undercover at the department.

The accused persons were arrested by Chileka Police last October.

The matter has finally gone to court after failed out-of-court settlement despite commitments made by the accused persons, through their lawyers, to refund the money fortnighly by instalments of K1 million.

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Favour of Yahweh
2 years ago

Mbabane izi . Mbabane ya utm isa frustrated guy who moved out of DPP because the doors were locked. All in utm includingtheir President frustrated, disgruntled people. The other is MCP, no wonder they want to stand b, but these should be barred because they are not fit. Manga mutation mulowe boma, atabwali inu.

PHANANA
PHANANA
2 years ago

AYAMBE AMANGA KAYE BIG FISH APM

Gona pa Muhanya
Gona pa Muhanya
2 years ago

Henry Mussa!!!!!!!! Henry Mussa!!!!!!!!! Henry Mussa!!!!!!!! when are we concluding his case please I mean the passport case

Favour of Yahweh
2 years ago

Kikikiki Gona pa Muhanya inu nkumaseka chimulirenji atalakwitsa inu apa mukutiHenry Mussa, satanic ndi nkhani ya ma passport. Amene mukunena ndi Uladi Mussa, Change goal osati Henry Mussa Mtengowaminga. Kikikiki. Pakamwa podya za mchere. Osamaseka ena akalakwitsa nkumasanduka mandolo

Mangochi kabwafu
Mangochi kabwafu
2 years ago

How many THIEVES do we have in DPP?

Funga
Funga
2 years ago

Mbava ndi izitu. Mufunanso chani?

Funso
Funso
2 years ago

Timamanga amene wagwidwa.

Goliati
Goliati
2 years ago

Burundian a refuguee operating a business ? He is already breaking the law of the land by operating a business in the main stream. The Malawi Police and Immigration Officers will first have to arrest this Burundian’s ass.

Kachala
2 years ago
Reply to  Goliati

Kuzolowera kuba ku mpira . Uyaluka.

JCInLA
JCInLA
2 years ago
Reply to  Goliati

Please, lets be respectful. We are civilized people.

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