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COURT CONVICTS FORMER MALAWI ELECTORAL COMMISSION STAFF IN NTCHEU

COURT CONVICTS FORMER MALAWI ELECTORAL COMMISSION STAFF IN NTCHEU

7  In June, 2008, the Anti-Corruption Bureau received a complaint alleging that Helix Dzuwa, District Elections Clerk based in Ntcheu connived with Alfred Singano (Temporary Photographer at Kasinje) to solicit money from people who wanted to be recruited as Registration Clerks for the 2009 Elections around Kasinje area.

The Anti-Corruption Bureau instituted investigations which confirmed the allegation. On 27th October, 2011, the Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested Mr. Helix Dzuwa and Mr. Alfred Singano. They were taken to Ntcheu Magistrate’s Court.

Dzuwa was charged with one count of abuse of public office contrary to Section 25B (1) of the Corrupt Practices Act and 14 counts of corrupt practices by public officer contrary to Section 24(1) of the Corrupt practices Act. Singano was charged with one count of obtaining money by false pretences contrary to Section 319 of the Penal Code.

On 16th February, 2018, the Court acquitted Mr. Dzuwa of all the corruption charges. It convicted both him and Singano on the charge of obtaining money by false pretences. They were each fined K30, 000.00 or in default serve eight months imprisonment.

 

 

EGRITA M. NDALA SENIOR PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

FOR: DIRECTOR GENERAL