APM rejects Malawi govt shielding DPP culprits in K577bn cashgate

President Peter Mutharika has reacted angrily that his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government is shielding his cronies accused of embezzling K577 billion during the reign of former president Bingu wa Mutharika.

President Mutharika: No one in DPP is being shielded

President Mutharika: No one in DPP is being shielded

“What do you mean by that? We are prosecuting the Peoples Party officials in the cash-gate because they were in government. You do not expect the state to prosecute Malawi Congress Party officials when they have not done anything wrong. Should the state prosecute them for the sake of prosecuting them, no,” said Mutharika.

The President was responding to recommendations by Public Affairs Committee (PAC) to speed up prosecutions of those involved in the K577 billion cashgate, saying there should be no sacred cows.

PAC chairman Felix Chingota courageously told Mutharika in the face to ensure he brings DPP and government officials to book if evidence linked them to the multibillion loot of government money at Capital Hill, the seat of government in Lilongwe.

Mutharika said the government was waiting for the K577 billion report from parliament, saying the government cannot do anything until parliament discusses it.

He said he would not shield anyone if connected to the public money loot.

Deputy chairperson of parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Kamlepo Kalua said his committee failed to discuss the report due to shortage of time. “

The report was given to us, we looked at it but we did not have time to discuss the contents. I hope the committee will be funded before May so that we can meet and discuss the contents,” he said.

He said it looks like the money has increased from K577 billion to K1 trillion, saying the DPP led government of Bingu failed to reconcile bank statements.

Kamlepo alleged some senior DPP officials now forming part of Peter Mutharika cabinet were involved in the scam, vowing “if government does not fund us, I will personally spill the beans. I do not care whether they will kill me.”

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Vyantonda
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4 months 30 days ago

hahahaha this is being thrown to Parliament again and Parliament is saying govt. where is ACB? this country I wonder

The Partriot
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The Partriot
5 months 2 days ago

Action speaks louder than words, your excellency!

Kadakwiza
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Kadakwiza
5 months 3 days ago

Very sad indeed, shame to be Malawian. Every Malawian citizen whether first, second or third citizen must be ashamed about what is happening in our country. We have failed ourselves. We have failed our children, our grand children and finally we have failed our beautiful Malawi. All because of our leaders who trusted most yet they took advantage and let us down.

Kanthiti Mzandu
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Kanthiti Mzandu
5 months 3 days ago

Peter, Godall Gondwe and others in dpp party are connected

Makopa
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Makopa
5 months 3 days ago

When I arrive there in Malawi, l will start a party. When I win the election, l will make sure cashgate culprit are brought to book, and share care cashgate money to all the people of Malawi. Old people will get pension everymonth. Hospitals will have medicines. Hunger will be a story of the past corrupt leaders who hide tax payers money in over seas bank while people are suffering with poverty left and right. Vote makopa.

Ojere
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Ojere
5 months 3 days ago

Ada Kamulepo kumeneko ndiye kubwera. APM is another person who knows how to talk and hide . We are behind you man APM akudziwa the truth of the matter

VINKA
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VINKA
5 months 4 days ago

JOYCE BANDA IS AN IRONLADY BRAVE LEADER SHE STABED HERSELF BY EXPOSING CASHGATE LOOTERS FOR THE BENEFIT OF MALAWIANS WE NEED SUCH LEADERS IN MALAWI NOT THIS COWARD IDIOT FAILING TO EXPOSE 577 BILLION Now @1trillion

Naligonkhwiro
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Naligonkhwiro
5 months 4 days ago
If this cash gate was in Europe it could not take a week to find who did what. Just look at people who has built many houses without a loan and how much they earn where they work. Government worker having four big houses and no loan. The truth all Malawians are thieves and have contributed to suffering and poverty of this country. They pretended to be good people during Banda. Because he could not let them do what they wanted. Azungu akuziwa kuti APM wanuyi isna thief nothing mre. Chaponda is his left hand. Now money is coming to… Read more »
Tozer Tsono
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Tozer Tsono
5 months 4 days ago

So why not explain the non-reconciled k577bn during your brother’s reign? Or when are you funding parliament so that they can discuss the missing or an unaccounted for funds?

Katsabola
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Katsabola
5 months 4 days ago

it Seems many malawians are still ignorant despite the much effort to educate and civic educate them. Why do you fail to read up to now that DPP are the master minders of cashgate?

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