Roll-call of Cashgaters: Mphwiyo, others charged with 7 counts

The list of those arrested in Cashgate crimes so far reads like a roll-call of high-profile people as former Ministry of Finance budget director Paul Mphwiyo and three other suspected Auzius Kazombo Mwale, Clemence Mmadzi and Roosevelt Ndovi charged with seven counts.

Mphwiyo to seek bail at High Court

Mphwiyo to seek bail at High Court

The four are jointly being accused of defrauding about K2.4 billion in 2013 through various businesspersons without rendering services or providing goods to the Government of Malawi in what was christened as a Cashgate scandal.

A prosecuting lawyer Dennis Chipao said the suspects who were already arrested on the Cashgate offence faces amended charges.

Chipao said the State brought the suspects to Lilongwe Magistrate Court on Monday after their arrest on Saturday “ for committal” of the case to the High Court.

Senior resident magistrate Chisomo Msokera committed the matter to the High Court forthwith.

The State lawyer said Mphwiyo and three others will appear in the High Court on Wednesday and where bail applications can be made.

Mphwiyo, David Kandoje, Kazombo Mwale, Mmadzi, George Banda, Michela Mphatso, Samuel Mzanda and Maxwell Namata are facing charges of fraud, negligence by public office, money laundering, theft by public servant, theft by servant and conspiracy to defraud government amounting to K2 446 817 450.49.

The former budget director’s shooting at the gate of his Area 43 residence in Lilongwe on September 13 2013 is believed to have revealed the Cashgate affair.

Former president Joyce Banda ordered an audit which British forensic auditor, Baker Tilly, undertook between April and September 2013 and established that about K24 billion was siphoned from public coffers through dubious payments, inflated invoices and goods or services never rendered.

In May this year, a financial analysis report by audit and business advisory firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) also established that about K577 billion in public funds could not be reconciliated between 2009 and December 31 2014.

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fathi shehaab

Lidtening Goodwell Gondwe on temes interview dzulo cudnot believe 577b jst needs reconcilation and that ze 92b is in it what kind of snr minister fo we hav trusted with the cash kit? sure ask magalasi at statehouse or mathewchikaonda at presstrust this is swividsl ststement and kaimprosonment kaja kanachepa shud hav been for life so msb ikadapulumuka…adyansotu cool 9b…mfiti zimezi!!!

Jasitasi Chilungamo

Mphwiyo should pay back all the medical bills that were paid by the tax payers after his greedy mouth got blasted with his mafioso friends.All his illgotten properties should be confiscated and his accounts frozen to recover billions of tax payers money.No mercy with these thieves.Alot of people have died in hospitals due to lack of drugs because these evil cashgate people who had no concern for the ordinary Malawians,They were so obsessed with easy making of money.

@ feooka 17… that’s a joke of the century. Which tumbuka in his/her right senses can admire to be a lomwe/southerner kkkk. Atupe mimba ndikudya mbewa? Which tumbuka can admire your illiteracy and you call that lucky? Northerners always say they are lucky to be northerners otherwise if they were like you, mbambadi ena akanazimangilira ndikuzimvera chisoni coz of umbuli. Get this into your fuckin shattered brains, God blessed Northerners and you, Mathanyula or ur generation to come cannot change it. Tamangonyerani that shit from eating mbewa ndi madeya. Tamangoitanirani maminibus, utenant, ulonda ndi kumawaphikira zakudya mmakomomu.

Akuyendela ma benz ma prado ife tikudya soya pieces lutepo n mphwiyo alowe mundende as soon as possible

Robert Zingani

Mwayamba bwinotu His execellency! Professor wathuwathu Peter Mutharika!! Arrest these mafia,anthu oipa kwambiri! DPP!! Boma!! Until 2025!! And beyond Boma!! Professor Mutharika woyeee!!

Daniel Phiri

Chi Mphwiyo tachioneneni chimutucho ndi kudako ngati cha ku thengere. Ndalama zathu tele chinadya ndichimenechi mpaka Kamuzu sento kusowa zipangizo za ku lab? Chimangidwe basi, chaphetsa aMalawi osalakwa


Guys dziatumbuka nzokuba especially Ndovies dzulo anali Esnart lelo ndovi wina uyu mtundu wokuba amwayi ife osabadwa kwa mbwenumbwenu


Don’t forget Yambani Mulemba who is keeping some of Mphwiyo’s money…..mbava ya lawyer.


Cashgaters need to be taken to task. It was very easy to loot public funds; now it is time to give back government funds.
Why are only indigenous Malawians been made examples of? Where are the other culprits – Lido, Ferrera, etc. They are also very involved in cashgate activities.
All those involved need to pay the price for what is now an ailing economy.

Bufalo Soldier

Where the hell are you keeping Mphwiyo? Keep him safe and alive, he is comparative and wr want him to tell us everything. But hurry up with the arrests so that the cash stolen can be recovered as soon as possible. I thank you all.

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