The saying that crime once committed never rot has proven to hold some truth following police investigations which have found that former head of state of the Republic of Malawi Joyce Banda may have taken part in infamous money laundering called “cashgate’ scanda”
Some public officers shocked Malawians after it was discovered that they were involved in mass looting of tax payers’ money under her leadership.
After years of silence on the involvement of Joyce Banda, police have finally issued warrant of arrest against the former Malawi leader.
The former head of state has been outside Malawi since losing to the current president Peter Mutharika in the controversial 2014 tripartite elections.
According to a press statement by the police, the police are to arrest Banda on allegations that she was involved in cashgate.
“The evidence gathered raises reasonable suspension that the Former President committed offences relating to abuse of office and money laundering”, reads the statement in part.
The statement has further indicated that the warrant of arrest has come as there is need to question the Peoples Party founder on the suspected offences.
Commenting on the development, Andekuche Chamthuya, Banda’s spokesperson, said his office have not received a warrant of arrest which the police say has been issued.
“I have been to the police to get the warrant of arrest but I have been tossed from one office to another,” Chamthunya, a trained lawyer, said.
He added that former president would cooperate with authorities once the warrant of arrest is served to her.
Chanthunya said the former president was not guilty of anything.
“As far as we are concerned she has not done anything wrong,” he said.
Some people have already been convicted and sentenced while others are being prosecuted in cashgate cases.