Court in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe, has sentenced cashgate convict Esnart Ndovi to 3 years and 3 months for money laundering K12m from government.
Ndovi was charged with money laundering (30 months) and lending a certificate for personification (9 months).
Sentences will run consecutively, according to Senior Resident Magistrate Patrick Chirwa.
Last month, Ndovi pleaded guilty to charges of money laundering of funds amounting to K12.9m from the government in August 2013.
With the move, Ndovi will undergo sentencing hearing before the court determines the punishment after she also got convicted by High Court in Lilongwe on her own plea.
At the moment, High Court in Lilongwe is on Wednesday expected to resume hearing a case in which 14 people, among them government accountants and a private sector individual, are accused of allegedly conspiring to steal K201 million from government in 2011.
Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) deputy director general Reyneck Matemba confirmed that the case resumed on November 4 for all the accused persons to take plea.
Ndovi now joins Osward Lutepo, Tressa Senzani,Maxwell Namata, Wyson Zinyemba Soko, Victor Sithole and Luke Kasamba in jail on miscellaneous cases into the public plunder of resources which forced donors to withhold aid to Malawi.