The High Court in Lilongwe has ordered government to sell six buses the Cash-gate ‘kingpin’ former Joyce Banda acquired using Malawians’ money.
Banda acquired the buses for her Peoples Party (PP) using tax-payers’ money looted through Ministry of Tourism personnel, Leonard Kalonga and colleagues.
Judge Justice Fiona Mwale on Wednesday has ordered government own the buses which have been in national police’s custody for close to two years since they were confiscated.
The buses were confiscated from cash-gate convict Leonard Kalonga following revelations that he looted millions of kwachas of public money at Capitol Hill under the infamous Cashgate scandal that saw over K20 billion stolen under Joyce Banda’s two-year rule.
Cash gate was a systematic looting of tax-payers’ money which was orchestrated by senior government and Peoples Party officials sanctioned by former President Joyce Banda, currently in self-imposed exile in United States, in order to bankroll her failed 2014 presidential bid.
Cash gate aftermaths have negatively impacted on Malawian economy with donors pulling out their aid to the Southern African country.