Re: Corruption scandals in Tanzania history - Just to memorize
The longest running, most expensive legal suit in Dar's history, known as the Valambhia case. A civil case (#201/1989) between two business partners began during Mwinyi's regime and when the Tanzanian Govt. intervened gave birth to 14 cases, continued like an addiction during Mkapa's regime, and continues as a special project of few Tz officials and their lawyer friends, today. On March 2003, after unprecedented rulings, Judgements from the highest court of the land, the COA, the case was final/conclusively determined by the COA. However, in October 2003, Andrew Chenge, the AG, blatanlty disregarded the rule of law and subverted the judgement from the COA, to allow a res judicata case to continue. He placed it before a Judge who was at one time involved in the original suit, representing the other business partner. Case continues, cash flow out of BoT continues to flow into pockets of few TZ officials and friends.
Who has benefitted and continues to benefit today on a bogus case against a dead man?
Mkono was the lawyer for BoT, who advised the late gov. Balali not to obey any rulings, judgements from the courts. To date, a conservative estimate on the amount he got paid in legal fees is over $20M. Rumor is the amount is far more than the decretal amount. The costs of the case far exceed the decretal amount.
Today, Mkono is on a retainer at the BoT.
It is said the official numbers on this matter, from the beginning is astronomical. The first initial looted amounts were around $40M. But these are conservative estimates. The looted numbers are higher as the case has been continuing like an unstoppable train for the past 20 yrs and counting. Case continues, forever open draft at the BoT.
One lawyer involved in the case representing the BoT has stated this is a War of Attrition. Meaning a forever and ever open draft at the BoT.
In the words of one senior official:
"There is no case, they sit there and make up fiction. There is no case. The case was already decided by the Highest court of the land. There is a judgement from the highest court of the land. Yet, they continue this bogus case, And no one cares to stop it, because its their cash generating machine."
Last edited by ubun2; 28th November 2011 at 18:46.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to Justice everywhere-Martin Luther King, jr.