The court in Lilongwe has denied bail to socialite Dorothy Shonga and her business partner Collins Magalasi who is also the Chief Eexecutive Officer of Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA).

The two together with MERA spokesperson Patrick Maulidi are answering charges of fraud, money laundering and entering into procurement with an employee.

They applied for bail but the Lilongwe Chief Resident Magistrate Court has rejected the application saying the suspects may influence witnesses in the case.

Shonga in yellow and her co-accused persons