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Chief of Staff Prince Kapondamgaga off the hook as ACB drops charges in Sattar’s bribery related case

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Malawi’s graft busting body, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), has let Chief of Staff Prince Kapondamgaga off the hook after dropping charges against him in a case related to corruption and bribery suspect Zuneth Satter.

In November last year, President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera suspended Kapondamgaga following allegations from ACB that he was among high profile personalities suspected to have received gifts in various forms from Sattar.

Since then, the Bureau has been conducting its investigations until last week when it announced that it had resolved to drop the charges.

Kapondamgaga, cleared off of corruption charges

ACB Principal Public Relations Officer Egrita Ndala, in a statement shared with the media, said they arrived at the decision to clear Kapondamgaga after he freely surrendered a Mercedez Benz he received from businessman Sattar who is still currently under investigation.

Ndala disclosed that Kapondamgaga confirmed with the Bureau that he indeed received a vehicle as a gift from the businessman and it did not occur to him that he was being bribed by the businessman; hence, his decision to surrender it and willingly volunteer to assist the ACB with information regarding the issue.

“After a review of the evidence against Mr Kapondamgaga in the case, evaluation of the information he provided in respect of the broader investigation to Zunneth Sattar and the restitution agreement he has voluntarily entered with the Bureau, a prosecutorial discretion has been exercised not to lay criminal charges against him,” reads the statement.

Kapondamgaga is the only high high-ranking official to be set free by the ACB among several who are still answering cases relating to the matter.

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