Mpinganjira formally charged for offering K100m bribe to judges in Malawi poll case

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has formally charged business mogul Thomson Mpinganjira with two counts under Corrupt Practices Act for his role in alleged bribery attempt of the five judges hearing the presidential election nullification petition case.

The graft- busying  body re-arrested Mpinganjira on Tuesday after the High Court of Malawi faulted a Zomba Magistrate’s Court order that quashed his initial warrant of arrest as illegal, incorrect and improper.

On Wednesday ACB dragged Mpinganjira, who is group chief executive officer of FDH Financial Holdings Limited and board chairperson of Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom), to Blantyre Magistrate court where he was formally charged with offering an advantage of K100, 000,000 to public officers on 21st October 2019.

The public officers are the judges handling the presidential elections case.

Mpinganjira has also been charged with attempts to Induce public officers to abuse public office.

He is been represented by Senior Counsel Patrice Nkhono who has since made an application for bail for Mpinganjira.

Senior Magistrate Simeon Mdeza has reserved his ruling on bail to 3pm which is likely be granted as Mpinganjira is not a fright risk.

Mpinganjira was arrested on January 22 2020 following a formal complaint from Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda on November 28 2019 that two of the five judges hearing the presidential election nullification petition case reported bribery attempts.

ACB head Reyneck Matemba said the masterminds of the alleged plot to bribe the judges were two suspects, one from the private sector and the other “working for one of the arms of government”.

 

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ARENZY
ARENZY
1 year ago

These are the people that suite to be called terrorists, because they want to terrorise our democracy and they can fund easily terrorist groups. Gentleman please take your time and think of Malawi.

Akufandika
Akufandika
1 year ago

but he should stop eating other peoples wives

BIG MAN
BIG MAN
1 year ago
Reply to  Akufandika

wadya wandani osamanamatu, chibwana eti

MNENERI WA MALAWI
MNENERI WA MALAWI
1 year ago

LOYD MUHARA Dzipeleke wenkha before it is Too late

MNENERI WA MALAWI
MNENERI WA MALAWI
1 year ago

where is another one we want to know them all please

Chechamba
Chechamba
1 year ago

MALAWIANS ARE EXPECTING THAT THIS BRIBERY CASE MUST BE EXPEDITED BEFORE THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CASE JUDGEMENT IS OUT ON MONDAY.WHY MOVING THE CASE AT SNAILS PACE MR ACB DIRECTOR? DO YOU WANT THIS CASE TO BE LIKE THE 14 YEARS OLD BAKILI MULUZI MK1.7 BILLION CORRUPTION CASE JUST BECAUSE THOM MPINGANJIRA OWNS FDH BANK? EFFECT THE ARREST OF BROWN MPINGANJIRA,THE JUSTICE CHIKOPAS AND OTHERS TO COMPLETE THE CORRUPTION EQUATION.

Madando
1 year ago

Mr Matemba, make a declaration of that 2nd person or what u call the Gov arm , if u will do so then u will set free the Malawians n yourself too. If this second person of the gov arm was from the opposition parties MCP, UTM etc, u would hv declared it a while or on the same day when this storey came at the public. Now it’s too heavy or too hard for u to mention or bring out the name at public bcoz HE IS FROM THE RULING SIDE. Mr Matemba , becareful and watch yourself. Am… Read more »

Malawi belong to the citizens.

We demand the arrest of the other person who tried to bribe the judges.Mr Matemba sitikufuna zomatiyesa,kamangeni winayo ngati ntchito yanu mukuyiziwa bwino. From private mwamanga Mr Mpinganjira, Thomson.From government, who is this guy? And we want the name of this person now.

masoambeta
masoambeta
1 year ago

It shows you where Mpinganjira got his wealth from. Kuba. White collar crime.

Darkness Everywhere
Darkness Everywhere
1 year ago

As Mpingagira was offering or paying the bribes to Judges, these very Judges will be the witnesses in Court, telling the Court what transpired.
So this is a open and shut case if there is true justice in Malawi. Mpingagira will be found guilty and sent to Zomba where prisoners are waiting from him. Though I suggest he be sent to Lilongwe .

Graham Zali
Graham Zali
1 year ago

kodi if convicted, this sin will attract how many years?

Stephen Phiri
Stephen Phiri
1 year ago
Reply to  Graham Zali

kwambiri chifukwa ndi mlandu wolanda boma

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