On 23rd February, 2021, the Magistrate’s Court in Lilongwe found Mr. Mainala
Reuben Mwale trading as Vhaima General Dealers guilty. He acquired the sum of
MK20, 383,276.60 from Malawi Government through the Ministry of Tourism,
knowing that the said sum of money represents proceeds of crime.
The ACB charged him with theft contrary to Section 278 as read with Section 271 of
the Penal Code and money laundering contrary to Section 42(1) (c) of the Financial
On 16th March, 2021, the court sentenced him to eight (8) years and three (3) years
imprisonment with hard labour for money laundering and theft respectively. The sentences will run concurrently.
EGRITA M. NDALA
PRINCIPAL PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: DIRECTOR GENERAL