Lilongwe High Court Judge Chifundo Kachale has trashed claims by former Justice Minister Ralph Kasambara, one of those people answering charges of money laundering involving more than K5 billion that special state Prosecutor Kamudoni Nyasulu should stop handling the cases.
Kasambara through his defense team accused Nyasulu of not having valid licence and also questioned his appointment, saying it was not done in line with the Public Finance Management Act, Public Procurement Act and Public Audit Act.
On Tuesday, during the Court seating, Justice Kachale ruled that Nyasulu was covered by Section 80 of the criminal procedure and evidence code , saying licence to prosecute is not a requirement.
Justice Kachale dismissed Kasambara’s prayer and gave Nyasulu a lee-way to continue with prosecution of the case.
The plundering of public funds at Capitol Hill during the Joyce Banda regime came to light when unknown thugs shot former Budget Director Mr. Paul Mphwiyo.