Possible government witness in the ongoing cash gate scandal and Former Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Treza Namathanga Senzani has died, Malawi Independent has learnt.
She was jailed in 2014 sentenced to three years and nine months imprisonment on offences of money laundering and theft respectively.
She was however let out of prison in October this year having portrayed a ‘good character’ when she was behind the bars. Her jail term was slated to end October 6, 2017.
She had pleaded guilty to stealing around $150,000 (63 million kwacha) from state coffers, part of a broader swindle worth at least $30 million and was convicted on her own guilty plea.
She became the first convict sentenced out of the more than 50 people arrested in connection with the fracas.
The scandal saw donors withdrawing their support to Malawi amid similar revelations – this time led by civil servants where billions of kwachas went uncounted for in a scandal better known as Cashgate.
Senzani was apprehended in 2013 having issued two Cheques to her own company, which according to police never had the provision of goods or services to the government.