ACB, DPP differ on missing file


The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has said after checking with investigation department, it has discovered that there is no document relating to how Cashgate suspect, Leonard Kalonga, distributed money amounting to K4.4 billion.

When the High Court in Lilongwe reconvened two weeks ago, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Mary Kachale, told the court that there is a document which ACB investigator Kondwani Zulu asked Kalonga during interrogation.

But, in an interview on Tuesday, ACB Deputy Director General, Reyneck Matemba, said after asking Zulu about the document, it was discovered that it was already in court.


“When we asked the investigator, he explained that we do not have that document. All we have is a document we submitted to court and marked LK1, which we also shared with the DPP. At the moment, nothing has changed. That document does not exist,” Matemba said.

He added: “The impression being made is that we are hiding a document. That is not the case.”

The Daily Times has been able to see the document in question labelled LK1 which shows a list of 17 contractors and corresponding amounts of money indicated against each one of them.


Kachale applied to the court to get permission so that she gets the document in question. But when Judge Fiona Mwale was making a ruling on a number of applications made before the court, the issue of the production order did not come out.

When contacted on Tuesday, and the issue was introduced to her, the DPP said she could not comment on the matter as it was in court.

Kachale first talked about the document in court two weeks ago when the court was expected to hear arguments for Kalonga’s sentencing.

She said the document in question shows how money amounting to K4,392,075,871.43 was distributed to different contractors

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