COURT SENTENCES TWO PEOPLE IN ZOMBA OVER CONSTITUENCY DEVELOPMENT FUNDS (CDF)

On 1st October, 2018 the Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested Mr. Anderson Undani
(former MP for Zomba Malosa Constituency) and his Personal Assistant, Mr. Pangani
Nazombe for corruption.
The Anti-Corruption Bureau investigations had established that Mr. Undani abused
project materials purchased with Constituency Development Funds at Zomba District
Council meant for projects in his constituency for the construction of a teacher’s
house at Mapalo F.P. School, construction of toilets at Domasi CCAP Primary school,
Rehabilitation of Domasi- Kasonga Road and construction of Malonga bridge.
The two were taken to court where Mr Undani was charged with three counts of
abuse of office contrary to Section 25B (1) as read with Section 34 of the Corrupt
Practices Act; theft and obtaining money by false pretense contrary to Section 278
and 319 of the Penal Code respectively.
Mr. Nazombe was charged with aiding another person to commit an offence contrary
to Section 35 as read with Section 34 of the Corrupt Practices Act and obtaining
money by false pretense contrary to Section 319 of the Penal Code.

On 3rd July, 2020, the Zomba Magistrate’s Court found the two guilty of the counts
as charged and convicted them. On 13th July, 2020, the Court sentenced Mr.
Anderson Undani to eighteen (18) months imprisonment with hard labour on each of
the three counts while Mr. Pangani Nazombe was sentenced to twelve (12) months
imprisonment with hard labour on each of the two counts. The sentences are with
effect from the date of conviction and will run concurrently.

EGRITA M. NDALA
PRINCIPAL PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: DIRECTOR GENERAL

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