Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Justice Affairs

Malawi govt. gives 60 days amnesty for cashgate thieves to voluntarily surrender ill-gotten wealth

AG Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda

Government, through the Office of the Attorney General, has announced an amnesty period of 60 days within which those who defrauded the Government or illicitly acquired wealth whether through procurement fraud and corruption or otherwise, but willing to voluntarily surrender the said wealth within 60 days from the date hereof.

The amnesty extends to the 77 Cashgate files that are currently before the prosecution authorities, the commercial banks that facilitated Cashgate and to the investigations connected with Mr. Zuneith Sattar.

Meanwhile, the AG has terminated all government contracts for multiple companies belonging to Sattar.

Sattar, a corruption suspect has been on Anti-Corruption Bureau’s radar for long.

He is also wanted in the UK for the same offences and alleged money laundering.

A statement by the Attorney General says the decision to terminate the contract follows careful analysis of all the contracts and on the basis of public interest.

The blacklisted entities are Molecules General Trading, Zavier Limited, Melachite FZE, Xelite Strips Limited, Top Prima Ltd and Pyrite General Trading.



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