Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court has set August 22, this year as the date for hearing a conspiracy and money laundering case facing movie actress Kajala Masanja and her husband, Faraja Chambo.
Adjourning the case, resident magistrate Sundi Fimbo said that the case was rescheduled several times because she was on maternity leave.
Prosecution side led by Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) prosecutor Leonard Swai said he was ready for the hearing, but the defense advocate Alex Mongolwa wasn’t there and the court was informed that he was attending other cases.
According to the charge sheet, the accused on unknown date and place conspired to transfer proceeds of corruption and money laundering.
Swai claimed that in April 2010 the two-accused, being the husband and wife, conspired to sell a house situated at Kunduchi Salasala area in Kinondoni municipality contrary to Section 34 of the PCCB Act of 2007. It’s also alleged that on April 14, 2010, the accused, having been served with a notice under Section 34 (2), and 3 of the PCCB Act 2007, transferred ownership of the said house to Emiliana Rwegarura.
Furthermore, it’s alleged that on the same date and place the accused transferred ownership of the said house to Rwegarura with or without knowledge that involved corruption proceeds.