Zomba City Council officials convicted over K3.4 mil NAC funds

Four Zomba City and District Councils’ officers have been convicted for misappropriating K3, 487, 350.00 National AIDS Commission (NAC) meant for training of care givers.

The four, District Social Welfare Officer, Oliver Msyamboza, Accounts Assistant (Zomba City Council), Lawrence Mkombezi, Assistant District Social Welfare Officers, Harry Gondwe and Leviak Mhango have been convicted after been arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).

ACB arrested the convicts on 23rd May, 2012 following a complaint In September, 2008 which alleged that Nkombezi and a Mrs. Mchombo, District AIDS Coordinator, misappropriated the funds.

However, ACB’s instituted investigations cleared a Mrs. Mchombo as she was not directly involved in the matter.

The Bureau established that Msyamboza and Nkombezi misappropriated the funds while Gondwe and Mhango gave false information confirming that the trainings for caregivers took place when they were never conducted.

Msyamboza and Nkombezi have been convicted on the count of theft by public servant and forgery contrary to Sections 283 (1), 354 and 351 of the Penal Code respectively.

Nkombezi has also been charged with an additional charge of possession of unexplained property contrary to Section 32 of the Corrupt Practices Act.

While Gondwe and Mhango have been convicted on one count of giving false information to the Anti-Corruption Bureau officers contrary to Section 14 (1)(a) of the Corrupt Practices Act.

The four are expected to be back in court for sentencing on 28th March, 2017.

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6 thoughts on “Zomba City Council officials convicted over K3.4 mil NAC funds”

  1. ellias says:

    Asiyeni 3 million ndi chani compared to Treaser Senzanis mansion!

  2. Jemusi says:

    aLomwe and aChawa are the worst thieves. Bolanso aTumbuka

  3. Dr tambala says:

    msyamboza, gondwe, mhango eish atumbuka kuba OMG

  4. Vitu Munyapa says:

    EEE!!! koma ATUMBUKA TOO MUCH KUBA KOBASI that’s why they make sure kuti akakhala pa company the whole company izaze ndi ndi atumbuka okha okha from cleaner to MD. These people will never change.

  5. The Analyst says:

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    Who doesn’t know that if you are found stealing, chances are; you will be jailed?
    . . . Yes, in other cases the chances of being caught may be very small but is smallness of the chance synonymous with absence of it?
    . . . You see, many people continue to engage in unlawful acts (notwithstanding the known-consequences) because they underestimate the probability of being found out. However, its important to always remember that: “What can possibly go wrong, does go wrong, sooner or later.” – Murphy’s Law.
    . . . It would have been better if (by design), only the one who misbehaves should suffer. Sadly, by one person’s error, many people suffer.
    . . . Nanga, what shall likely happen to these people’s dependents, if not untold levels of misery? Life demands that we think beyond ourselves, ka! Inu simukudziwa bwanji?
    . . . Let us therefore desist from partaking in unlawful dealings. Otherwise, in the eyes of gods and men, “As we sin, so do we suffer.” – George R.R. Martin.
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    Koma paja amati, “Opportunity makes a thief” – Francis Bacon; should you steal, make sure the amount is big enough (by any standard) to compensate for the risk taken (going to jail).
    . . . Otherwise, it doesn’t make any economic or psychological or whatever sense for anyone to spend at least 3 years in jail for K850,000, even if your skill-set can only afford you the minimum wage.
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  6. Generation of Vipers says:

    WHILE BIG CULPRITS ARE WALKING SCOT FREE

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