Malawi 'Cashgate' Sentence Gets Mixed Reaction

September 08, 2015 11:49 AM
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In Malawi, the corruption scandal known as Cashgate shocked the nation when it broke in 2013. Government officials were accused of stealing millions of dollars in public funds through fraudulent contracts. A Malawian court has just sentenced the prime suspect to 11 years. Several others are serving jail sentences of three to seven years. But many Malawians say they wanted to see even harsher penalties. Lameck Masina reports for VOA from Blantyre, Malawi.