Three of confiscated Cashgate buses have been donated to National Police Headquarters, Malawi Defence Force (MDF) and Malawi Prison Service.
The buses have been donated to the three institutions as they were “deteriorating” in condition and depreciating in value amidst interest from various government departments.
Six Cashgate buses worth K520 million ($750 361) have been at National Police Headquarters at Area 30 in Lilongwe since 2013 when Fiscal Police impounded them as they were illegally purchased with funding from the then Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Culture.
High Court Judge Fiona Mwale granted government permission to dispose of the buses, as the case in which the buses are part of had progressed to a stage that their disposal would not affect the outcome.
Meanwhile, government remains with three buses to dispose.
Former tourism officer Leonard Kalonga who pleaded guilty to Cashgate charges claimed that it was the former Budget Director Paul Mphwiyo who instructed him to provide K520 million to a Limbikani Gumbo in relation to the buses.