The Malawi High Court sitting in Zomba has ruled that it will proceed to sentence the convicted criminal Oswald Lutepo in the K24 billion cashgate scandal even before confiscation of his property to pay for the looting is completed.
The state wanted the confiscation of Lutepo who stole K4 billion of public funds be done after sentencing. In contrast, the defense team wanted it to be done before.
Judge Redson Kapindu ruled in favor of state and said he had the sentencing handy.
Malawi24 understands that the confiscation order applied by the state earlier has since been postponed for 60 calendar days.
As this post was published, Kapindu asked the two parties to decide whether to proceed with Lutepo's sentencing today or to adjourn the ruling.
We will keep you updated as to what transpires as this is a developing story.