Slain Malawi Polytechnic fourth year engineering student Robert Chasowa’s close ally, Black Moses, has denied accusations that he received a vehicle donated to him by one of the murder suspects Noel Masangwi , southern regional governor for the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
Speaking exclusively to Nyasa Times Moses said he in fact bought the Toyota Camry vehicle from Elvis Freight, a company that is owned by Masangwi using “my hard earned money.”
Moses said it is baseless for people including Malawi Police to conclude that he was given the car for free by Masangwi in order to shut him up.
“I find the accusations laughable and out of question. In the first place they say Masangwi has bribed me. Why should he do that as if I’m a witness in Chasowa murder trial? Go and check your facts that I’m not a witness in the case and that at the time of Chasowa death I was remanded to Chichiri prison by the previous regime.
“The truth of the matter is that I bought the car using my own money I raised from my purchasing and supply business. It’s true the car is for Elvis Freight but I see no fussy about it because right now Masangwi is busy selling most of his asserts and I got lucky to have bought the car.
“Now are you telling me that all those who have been buying Masangwi property for the past months are being bribed? I know such stories are coming from people that are green with envy and they want me to remain a poor street boy. But let me tell them one thing; their wishes will never happen I will continue working hard and my target is that early next year I should buy a Toyota Fortuner,” explained a visibly angry Moses.
He also trashed reports that police were probing him over the vehicle saying, “I’m not the one who killed Chasowa. Let the police help this nation by investigating the real killers of my friend Robert instead of wasting time money and other resources on probing my vehicle. Are they trying to divert people’s attention now that chances of successfully prosecuting the murder suspects look gloomy?”
However Moses admitted that the timing of buying the car from a person implicated into the death of his best friend was wrong; still he looked at the issue from business perspective.
“I found an opportunity to buy a good car at a give-away price and jumped on it. I must agree the timing was wrong but business wise it was nice thing to do so. Once again let me emphasize that I used my own money to buy the vehicle and I have all the documents at my disposal,” added Moses who founded Youth Freedom and Democracy (YFD) together with Chasowa.
The polytechnic student was found lying dead in pool of blood at the college campus and when Malawi leader Joyce Banda took over power she singled out the Chasowa murder case as one of her priorities.
A commission of enquiry the president instituted released its report which its chair Justice Andrew Nyirenda handed over to the president together with the other commissioners.
Among those that were implicated include Masangwi, boxing promoter Mike Chitenje, Sam Chulu, Geoff Botomani, Petro Petros Tembo, Stone John, frank Julius, Harry Makina, DPP’s Lewis Ngalande and Isaac Osman.
Masangwi has claimed that his arrest by the police was political aimed at silencing him and DPP.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :