Alan Bacarese writes on the Asset Recovery Forum about corruption successes in Malawi
The current corruption scandals that are besetting Malawi are unprecedented and continue to rock the country and its political classes. The Cashgate scandal, as it has become known, broke in September 2013 when the former Budget Director, Paul Mphwiyo, was shot in a failed assassination attempt. The violent incident led to the exposure of a systematic and organised looting of public finances that involved some ten Ministries, and investigations in the office of the Accountant General revealed that significant sums of government money had been lost. A subsequent forensic audit of suspect transactions for the months April to October 2013 exposed the scale of the scandal.