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Vol 62 No 25

Published 16th December 2021


No justice for Cashgate crooks

After eight years of delay in probing the theft of $32m by public officials, prospects for closure under the new government are as dim as ever

When Finance Ministry budget director Paul Mphwiyo unexpectedly survived being shot in the head and left for dead eight years ago, blowing apart the heist of US$32 million of public funds by politicians and civil servants, nobody expected so little follow-up. Only US$1 million has been recovered and of the 74 arrested, only 15 have been convicted.

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