Dorothy Shonga arrested over Fraud, faces life imprisonment if found Guilty

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Malawian Police has arrested Socialite Dorothy Shonga a.k.a Cash Madam who has been on run since 24th July, 2020 and has been charged with fraud.

Dorothy who is accused of money laundering, corruption and fraud surrendered yesterday at 3pm to the police after getting tired of sleeping in bushes.

She allegedly conspired with former Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) CEO Dr. Collins Magalasi and Procurement Officer Maulidi to swindle 107,000,000 Kwacha (Approximately 535,000,000 Ugandan Shillings) and faces life imprisonment if found guilty.

According to the particulars of the crime, Dorothy and Magalasi opened an advertising company called D&C Brand Cloud which was used as a conduit for their assumed illegal dealings. An employee of MERA or their business associates are not allowed to tender for any contract as it is inside trading.

In August, 2019 MERA awarded a contract worth K107 Million (535 Million Uganda shillings) to their company D&C Brand Cloud which was illegal. 

Nyasa Times stated that Shonga has also been using her company to get dubious deals from former President Peter Mutharika’s Democratic Progressive Party government.

Police also raided the MERA headquarters and arrested the company Communications Officer Patrick Maulidi and Bright Mbewe, the Procurement officer.