The case of the Former Budget Director Paul Mphwiyo who is being accused of defrauding government money amounting to K2.4 billion will start on November 1, 2016.
State Prosecutor in the Office of Director of Public Prosecution confirmed of the development in an interview, saying all is ready for the case.
According to the information gathered from the office, the case delayed because of the just ended Mphwiyo’s shooting case which saw former Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs being sent to 14 years jail sentence for conspiracy.
How ever, Mphwiyo’s lawyer could not confirm as to whether his client will be available for the case or not.
Mphwiyo’s shooting on September 13 2013 at his residence in Lilongwe led to the revelations of massive plunder of public funds at Capitol Hill during the reign of Dr. Joyce Banda.
According to the state prosecutor, Mphwiyo, David Kandoje, Kazombo Mwale, Mmadzi, George Banda, Michela Mphatso, Samuel Mzanda and Maxwell Namata are facing charges of fraud, negligence by public office, money laundering, theft by public servant, theft by servant and conspiracy to defraud government amounting to K2.4billion.