Mutharika pardons cashgate convict

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President Peter Mutharika has reportedly pardoned Esnart Ndovie, one of the Cashgate criminals, as part of 53rd Malawi Independence Celebrations.

Esnart Nenani Ndovie was handed a 3-year-jail sentence in December 2015 while her appeal for custodial sentence last year was described as a “mockery for the public” by the High Court Judge presiding over her case.

Esnart Nenani Ndovie Cashgate

Esnart Ndovie granted freedom

Ndovi was convicted over a cashgate transaction amounting to K12.9 million ($23,035). She was also found guilty of lending a business certificate and money laundering.

But social media reports indicate that Ndovi is among 378 prisoners pardoned by the President as part of Independence Celebrations.

Meanwhile, Malawians are questioning the pardon saying it undermines President Mutharika’s commitment in the fight against corruption considering that a statement issued by Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security emphasized that only prisoners  “with minor offences” made the list.

“CASHGATE SUSPECT BEING PARDONED?? Interesting” wondered Mission Banda.

Unlike President Peter Mutharika who has pardoned the cashgate criminal, the High Court in Lilongwe turned down her appeal for a custodial sentence last year.

Justice Charles Mkandawire ruled  that Ndovi was “instrumental” in the cashgate scandal because “She willingly borrowed her certificate to loot the government money; she later deposited the money plundered into her account in August 2013. It would have been a mockery [of justice], let me put it in record that it would have been a mockery for the public to have the appellant receive a non custodial or suspended sentence”.

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  1. Aunt Ndovi,praise God mwatuluka koma mwapezanso ukaidi waku World wopweteka mutu,kusaka chakudya,zitonzo,fake prophets,pple like sympathisers, etc. Courageously begin abetter with your Freedom Master…

  2. Mbava zimadziwana ,dere adauzana kut ukakhala pang’ono mdzakutulutsa.Ofera ku ndende ndi ife ovutika ……..AMBUYE AKUONA ,MUKAKHALA NDENDE YOSATULUKA MPAKA MPAKA .

  3. this woman has served custodial sentence from 2015 and reportedly refunded the stolen money. having served that much in prison and beong pardoned can not be a misplaced idea. thats my opinion. how many cashgate suspectes are still out enjoying the loot without being arrested? nde uyu waserva nde tiziti bwanji watuluka. nooo!

  4. Instead of pardoning someone who was just trying to sell weed to earn a living. Who are you supposed to pardon? Someone who steals or someone who’s trying to work for his money?

  5. Aaaaaaa nanga mwana wan,gono waku kasungu uja akuzuzika ku matchaya prison bwanji amabungwe mukungoyan,gana dzina lake chipiliro mandolo osamuthandiza

  6. “but of that day,hour and minute knoweth too much roman constitutional powers to subdue democracy Emperor Nero”……

    we see now what we call presidential powers….to pardon…..?……will u be suprised if you hear king chaponda, mphwyo, name them being pardoned?……

    ásk emperor Nero of Rome …..together with Napeoleoon………on its impacts……ldlsl

  7. Ladies first syndrome. Kasambara cannot be pardoned. Why? Excuse me , nkutheka kuti mai amenewa akumva mthupi, akudwala. So they want kuti akafere kwawo. Boma lingadzachite manyazi ndi imfa ya munthu wa mai kundende. Human rights organisations would end up clobbering DPP govt. Or may be Ndovie is a friend to Gertrude Mutharika. Zovuta kumvetsa!

    • Hameed, did you follow the issue of Senzani, the former min.of tourism PS? After being released from prison, how long did it take before her passing on?

    • Gerald like seriously what you’re saying is not making sense.she was convicted of the crime hence was supposed to serve her term accordingly. For the president to pardon her its just fishy Thas why its news here. By the way how did human rights orgs have to do with this??if anything iwowa ndamene akuenera akuenera kunena kut its all wrong.

    • Hameed, politics ili ndi matricks ovuta kwambiri kuti iweyo umvetse. Politicians can create stories, false stories and make the public to believe. They sometimes leave you debating and share sympathy for them. Politicians, in the name of hot issues which are making rounds, can be of deliberate motive just to divert peoples attention. Politicians, can deliberately divorce their wives in the name of anapezeka akuchita zadama. Lili bodza. Even the issue of Kasambara utakhala pheee think deeply, your intelligence can be blown off. Because at one time the same Mphwiyo ndi mboni yaboma yemweyonso akuimbidwa mlandu wa cashgate. Ife osapita kusukulu kumangotidoda basi. Moses Kunkuyu anali minister of tourism in JB govt and Senzani his PS. Senzani anamumanga, Kunkuyu mwina alibe case to answer. Who knows, same ministry. So ndale m’bale wanga sizinthu.

  8. Izi nde za nkutu.anangodya ndalama zathu mwaulele? Mxieww..ku maula, chichiri, matchaya kuli anthu omwe anatsekeledwa ndi nkhani zopanda umboni or osalakwa kumene.. y pardoning osakaza ndalama za amalawi? Poti ali ndi dzina? Okay atuluke muzizadya nonse ndalamazi ife tikuvutika kusowa ntchito. Mwandikwana.. yemwe wapanga pardon mbavayo amudzuwe mwini wake wa nkhuku ija inalira yesu atagwidwa.

  9. Mutharika ndi usless president zoona kumasula anthu oyipa ngati awa. Aaaa okuba chinangwa kuwasiya kundende komweko. Uyuso ndi makolo ake analuzanaye eshiii. Dziko lino sitikufuna nkhalamba zamamina mutu

  10. apa ndye palibe chabwno. ndye kut ndalama anazitengazo abweza? malawi sazatheka bas. wina akugwra jere kamba ka kuba small amaunt of money, pamene akuba ma billion akumakhululukilidwa. kukhala mmalawi mkulimba mtima ndthu. ndmaona ngat ndmanamizidwa…….

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