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Vol 56 No 18

Published 11th September 2015


Malawi

Small fish chase big fish

With the sentencing of the principal defendant, the Cashgate saga has taken a new turn

The strategy of arresting and trying those seen as 'small fish' in the Cashgate scandal was deliberate, as they would name the 'bigger fish', a senior official in the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) told Africa Confidential. It seems to be working: new names and other revelations emerge from the courts at every conviction. On 4 September, Oswald Lutepo was convicted of stealing 4.1 billion kwacha (US$8.5 million) and money-laundering and Justice Redson Edward Kapindu sentenced him to eleven years in gaol.

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