Cashgate convict Savala gets 7 years

96

Caroline Savala who used to sell lipstick but made it big through cashgate has been sentenced to seven years in prison for her role in the plunder of public funds.

Savala

Savala: jailed for seven years

The cashgate convict was found guilty of theft and money laundering on 17th July, 2015.

On Monday at the High court in Lilongwe, Savala who stole K85 million in the cashgate syndicate was left to stand alone in the absence of her lawyer but appeared composed giving the impression she was ready for the outcome of the day.

Defence counsel Ralph Kasambara was absent from the court at a time when he must have been needed most. Kasambara gave no reason for his absence but Judge Fiona Mwale described the non-appearance as a sign he was not interested in defending the convict.

According to Mwale, the defence failed to honour the 48 hours given by the court to present their mitigating factors.

“The factors which were given later were also found to be weak and lacking integrity,” said judge Mwale.

The judge proceeded by describing Savala as a trickster saying the convict hastily registered a construction company with the purpose of stealing from the government considering that her initial business was a small enterprise; selling lipsticks.

In his remarks, cashgate Special prosecutor Kamudoni Nyasulu said as the state is satisfied with the sentence considering the gravity of the case and revealed that they intend to recover some of the money from her assets being kept by another cashgate mega thief Leornard Kalonga and accomplice Florence Chatuwa.

Savala, 33, will serve 3 years for theft and 7 years for money laundering. The sentences will run concurrently meaning she will spend 7 years in jail.

Share.

96 Comments

  1. wapanga inboxe uku akuti inu mumaba osapasako jaji awa akaba amagawana ndi apolice ndi maloya akuti tinya tikamaba zochepa akutiso jere ndi la inu osauka ilo soka lanu iye eti sizikakwanaso 7yrs akuti mukhaula!!!

  2. ameneyo ndie malawi;ogwlira zaka 14,wakupha 14,wakuba mondokwa zaka 20 ndpo wakuba ndalama zaboma zaka 7 komanso bel-out ili pompo,eeeh!

  3. 7yrs sharft osayiwona, amuna ako atakateno tsopano chifukwa mamuna sangakhale 7yrs osawuswa sizingatheke zimenezo. anthu oyipa inu chilango chili pansi pompano.

  4. Ku pempha kwa ma DONA kuti kuli njala .wakuba amene wazunza amalawi wapezeka 7yrs.ndalama aulule tigule mphale yokwana 7yrs pakale kusintha.

  5. Cashgating Eighty somthing millions=7yrs in prison.What asimple and linient calculation.Its better to follow such simple calculation than to die poor kkkkkkk ndangodutsamo

  6. Koma chilungamo paziko lapasi palibe zoona oba ndalama zankhanikhani 7yrs basi ndichifukwa anthu sakuwopa chuma cha boma jaji iwe nawe chilungamo ulibenso ayi jajinawe wachinyengo nawenso uzaweluzidw

  7. Mmnmm am sure she must have been at the end of the chain in receiving the plundered loot being a lipstick seller. What about the architect or the ones who did the actual plundering. How many years have they received?

  8. mmmmm….zigamulo zakumalawi zokondera andalama…mphawi wokuba cellphone=6yrs..zikhwaya zacashgate=7yrs.. majudge akumalawi chilungamo alibe!!..moti mwinaso mayiyu sakakhalako kundendeko..

  9. Aaaaah.Pompano Tizinvanso Za Ma Appeal Tizaka Tochepankaletu.Koma Kumalawi.Mpake Kumathawako Iiiih.Wina Kungo Bako Timondokwa.Kumnya Kwambiri Nkumamugamula 20Yrs Echiiih.

  10. Ngati awa ndi 7years nanga anganga aja ali pasidya?mwachitabwino kuthawa azakhali akanakumbuzanawoni zaka bola panjapo ngakhale kwanukwanu mthengo mudalaka mamba!

  11. apa nde ku capital hill kwabooka basi……….naga 7yrs kumati apereka chigamulo chokhwima apa……..wakuba mbuzi akukhala ku ndende 15yrs wakuba ma millions maxmum ndi 12yrs……………….amayi ine #Nyasaland uja