The High court in Blantyre has ordered seizure of property belonging to former presidential security aide Norman Chisale, in accordance with the Financial Crimes Act.
This follows an application made by the Anti-Corruption Bureau-ACB, Director of Public Prosecutions-DPP and the Malawi Police Service.
Chisale, who was security aide to former President Peter Mutharika, is answering various cases in court relating to fraud and money laundering.
The court order issued by Justice Mike Tembo dated February 25 lists property valued at K1.7 billion comprising houses, vehicles and cash in bank.
The document shows a list of 84 vehicles, 21 houses including commercial properties, a speed boat and about K120 million cash in bank accounts.
According to the court, all these properties should be seized and brought under the control of the authorities until the conclusion of forfeiture proceedings.
This order applies to Chisale and six other respondents and prohibits them from disposing off or doing anything against the court directive.
The other six respondents include Chimwemwe Paulosi (Namauya Investment), Debora Zimatha Chisale, Esnart Guga and Flony Guga, Janet Fatch Kamanga and Christina Mvula.
Some of the properties were registered in the names of the six respondents.