The Blantyre Magistrates Court yesterday adjourned to today hearing of a case involving six people arrested on Saturday for allegedly hiding K440 000 gate revenue at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
Police prosecutor Frank Ndalama yesterday said in an interview the adjournement was made to give the prosecution team enough time to prepare the case.
He said: “We couldn’t finalise some critical issues to do with the case due to the long Easter holidays. We are processing that today. Therefore, the suspects will appear in court tomorrow [this morning].”
Four gate cashiers Chiyembekezo Buffalo, Tingo Fungulani, Prince Ndalama and Gladys Meja were arrested at the stadium after detectives allegedly found the cash stashed in their underwear when they were consolidating the collections.
The suspects are expected to answer charges bordering on theft while two directors of Unity Gate Management System, a firm that was hired to collect cash at the gates, were also arrested later, bringing the number of the suspects to six.
The alleged stolen money was part of revenue for the TNM Super League match between Mighty Wanderers and Sable Farming FC.
Super League of Malawi treasurer Malinda Chinyama yesterday said they are waiting for the case to start.
The arrest of the suspects followed football stakeholders’ dissatisfaction with gate revenue at big facilities after a mid-week Super League match between Nyasa Big Bullets and newly-promoted side Dedza Dynamos at Balaka Stadium grossed K12 million.