State adds Felistas Njathu as accused in cashgate cases

Prosecution has added a second defendant Felistas Njathu to the case in which businessperson Muzipasi Moyo is facing charges of theft and facilitating money laundering in what is called cashgate trial.

Chibwana: Applied to court to amend charges
Chibwana: Applied to court to amend charges

Njathu has been added as co-accused person after fresh investigations into the loss of K335.9 million from public coffers.

Special prosecutor Enoch Chibwana also applied to the court to amend charges so that Moyo and Njathu are jointly charged with theft and money laundering K334.9 million.

Moyo’s lawyer, Gilbert Khonyongwa, raised no objections to the amendment of the charges or to the application to cross-examine the two witnesses

High Court judge Dorothy NyaKaunda-Kamanga has since ordered the restart of the case.

“Having reached this refreshed stage and much as I would want this trial prosecuted at a reasonable speed and since the first accused was not available when the two witnesses appeared in Court, I order trial de novo recalling all witnesses so that we start from the same footing,” ruled the Judge.

Njanthu is being represented by lawyers Nicely Msowoya and Atupele Nyalira. They asked the court for more time to go over records of the two witnesses earlier appearance before cross-examining them.

The Prosecutions plans to parade seven witnesses when trial restarts on May 27 and 28 this year.

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Akiba Alli
6 years ago

Amangeni basi

bilimankhwe
bilimankhwe
6 years ago

Njanthu will come out clean. Very innocent

Margaret Nandoli
Margaret Nandoli
6 years ago

Ok? Waiting with keen interest

simulemba
simulemba
6 years ago

Felistus Njathu is very innocent.

Blessings
Blessings
6 years ago

Adyereni Ndalamazo ma lawyer,a khakhakha!

dambudzo mwasanya
dambudzo mwasanya
6 years ago

Just forfeit all their property and sell them.These can build schools and hospitals in a poverty stricken Malawi.Timadabwa anzathu amagula magalimoto ngati njinga zakapalasa while some of us were struggling with a single car loan.Wina ndi uyu Lutepo amapareka magalimoto 22 kukachipani kaja koluza ka pp and now is feigning madness to save his ass while his big Momma is feasting on burgers in the US.

yosefe gambatula
yosefe gambatula
6 years ago

Just forfeit all their property and sell them.These can build schools and hospitals in a poverty stricken Malawi.Timadabwa anzathu amagula magalimoto ngati zakapalasa

angoni
angoni
6 years ago

kill them all. dziko losauka pa dziko lonse no good roads etc koma ena nkumadya ndalama ma millions like that. NOT FAIR. alandidwenso ma assets awowo mxii

jean jella
jean jella
6 years ago

Useless dpp mary kachale.
Now she has kicked out kamudoni who won 4 cases and is insisting on trying the cases herself

Mmasomwambuyanu
Mmasomwambuyanu
6 years ago

Shoot them, zatitopetsa zimilandu za cash-gate. Mfiti za anthu izi.

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