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Court Set July 18 To Deliver Judgment Whether Magalasi Has A Case Or Not

Court Set July 18 To Deliver Judgment Whether Magalasi Has A Case Or Not

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Senior resident Magistrate Florence Msekandiana has set 18th August 2022, as a day she will deliver a ruling on whether Former MERA Boss Collins Magalasi has a case to answer or not. This comes as the State has completed its prosecution case against Magalasi who is accused of abusing his office when he allegedly used public funds to pay K 10.5 million as accommodation for Democratic Progressive Party officials at Kanjedza Lodge, Oasis Hotel and Heritage Serendib between July and August 2018.On Thursday, State Paraded last witnesses and the first one, Mohammed Aswani Kanjedza Lodge Manager told the Court that the then DPP Campaign Director Ben Phiri told him that MERA would be responsible for accommodation payment.He said MERA paid K 3.1 million for 71 guests. Speaking to MIJ Online,...
State and Defense Given 21 days to file final submissions On Collins Magalasi Case

State and Defense Given 21 days to file final submissions On Collins Magalasi Case

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The Lilongwe Chief Resident Magistrate Court has given both State and Defense 21 days to file their final submissions before the Court could determine if Collins Magalasi Former MERA Chief Executive Officer and three others have case to answer or not. Magalasi, Patrick Maulidi MERA's Public relations officer, Bright Mbewe MERA's procurement officer Bright Mbewe and businessperson Dorothy Shonga are facing fraud and money laundering charges in relation to thealleged supplying of goods worth k186 million to the regulator. And on Tuesday, the State finished parading its witnesses despite lawyer representing Magalasi, Andy Kaonga not showing up in court. Speaking to MIJ FM, Dr Steven Kayuni Director of Public Prosecutions said he believes the State has proved all the 18 charges being...
Collins Magalasi and Other Three Pleaded Not Guilty To Money Laundering And Fraud Cases

Collins Magalasi and Other Three Pleaded Not Guilty To Money Laundering And Fraud Cases

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Former Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) Chief Executive Officer Collins Magalasi and other three accused persons have pleaded not guilty to money laundering and fraud charges. According to the state, the four siphoned K186 Million of the authority. Business lady Dorothy Shonga, former MERA Chief Procurement Officer Bright Mbewe and former Public Relations Officer Patrick Maulidi took the plea before High Court Judge Patrick Chirwa in Lilongwe. The accused are answering 16 counts relating to fraud, mis-procurement and money laundering.
Ex-MERA CEO Collins Magalasi’ case adjourned to May 5

Ex-MERA CEO Collins Magalasi’ case adjourned to May 5

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▪️The Chief Resident Magistrate’s (CRM) Court in Lilongwe has adjourned to May 5 a case in which former Mera CEO Collins Magalasi and three others are being accused of funding then-governing DPP with millions of kwacha. High Court judge Patrick Chirwa, sitting as CRM, has adjourned the case after the defence protested the amended charge sheet. The defence argued they were yet to be served with the new documents.▪️
Faizal Latif of Mapeto implicated in Mera MK300 million saga

Faizal Latif of Mapeto implicated in Mera MK300 million saga

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By Alefa Mwate A Blantyre based business man Faizal Latif trading as Mapeto has been summoned by the Anti- Corruption Bureau (ACB) for questioning over his role in the MK300 million cheque made to Mapeto David Whitehead and Sons (MDWS) as payment for immediate past ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cloth. In May this year, former governing DPP pressurized the then Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Collins Magalasi to pay for a DPP cloth meant to be used during its Fresh Presidential Elections (FPE) campaign. However, Mapeto did not deliver the cloth as agreed but instead Faizal Latif gave MK200 million cash to the party. Magalasi transpired during a caution statement the embattled MERA boss had with both the ACB and the Police. ...