NewsNOWZOMBA (Malawi NewsNow ) —  Lengthy Sentence of 11 years has been imposed on cashgate convict Oswald Lutepo at High Court in Zomba.

Lutepo was convicted on his own plea of guilty of conspiracy to defraud government of K4.2 billion (($7.5 million) and money laundering.

Judge Redson Kapindu passed the sentence on Friday morning.

Earlier Lutepo told the media he still blames former Joyce Banda for his cashgate acts.

The State through Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Mrs Mary Kachale said she was pleased witht he “appropriate” sentence.