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Vol 55 No 21

Published 24th October 2014


Cashgate, gaolgate

The arrest of former National Budget Director Paul Mphwiyo and his wife on 18 October is proof that the Cashgate scandal has yet to peak, say political and legal insiders in Lilongwe. Mphwiyo is charged with the theft and money-laundering of 2.1 billion kwacha (US$4.7 million). It was his near miraculous survival after three shots to the head last October that unravelled the conspiracy to loot public funds and, later, to the arrest of over 70 politicians and public officials.

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