Cashgate ‘big fish’ to be netted, APM tells Malawians in New York

President Peter Mutharika has told Malawians living in the United States of America (USA) that his government has expanded the hunt for cash-gate suspects in Malawi by shifting personnel around and increasing resources to accountability institutions and law enforcement agencies.

During a meeting with them which was held  at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York on Saturday evening, Mutharika told the Malawians that the pursuance of the ends of justice in the scam, which led to the squander of public money, will take the arms of the law to every culprit regardless of any consideration.

President Peter Mutharika: Warns Cash-gate culprits

President Peter Mutharika: Warns Cash-gate culprits

“It is a commitment I have made to Malawians back home. It is the same commitment that I am making now to you. Nobody, of whatever size, social standing, public position will be spared if evidence points to his or her direction,” he assured.

The Malawi leader said while he has undertaken to pursue a non-vengeance policy, he will remain true to his oath to defend the constitution and the rule of law.

“Therefore the need not to be vengeful will not be allowed to stand in the way of letting the law to take its course,” he said.

Mutharika told the gathering that his administration will never allow theft and misuse of public resources.

“Cashgate is more than evil. How could people sit down and connive to siphon public money for their own purposes? I cannot understand it. It is unheard of,” he added.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, George Chaponda, challenged all Malawians in the diaspora to take his and Mutharika’s example to return to Malawi and contribute to its social-economic development.

“We were also in the diaspora as well, but we returned home. Today we are leaders. Do the same and take your rightful positions back home. Some of you just love to criticize, but I would like to urge you to come home and criticize from the point of correct information and experience,” said Chaponda.

Speaking earlier, Kalole Juwayeyi, vice president of the grouping of Malawians in the Tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut said many of his country men were ready to assist in the development of the country as long as political will existed to use public resources for the purposes they are meant.

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67 thoughts on “Cashgate ‘big fish’ to be netted, APM tells Malawians in New York”

  1. Chemkumbi says:

    Mona,
    Mwanamveka sanali mboma lakubalo pamene cash-gate inali kuchitika, even the kaliati was not there, it was PP govt, the Kasamaras and friends, I an assure you that the forensic audit will spare those mentioned people because the forensic audit was targetted at a specific time when civil servants and their ministers were busy siphoningcash from govt. DPP mwangodana nayo, muonanso.

  2. mr president,dont let ant cashgate members die in natural death hang them all

  3. malawi unalakwanji kuti anthu wokhala mkati mwako azingokhlalira misozi nyengo zonse, Mulungu wathu timvekoni kulira kwathu plz

  4. mona says:

    Mbava zinzako uli nazo limodzi achina Mwanamveka, Mulli, iweo, kaliati and 60% of ur current cabinet and you know kuti maina ataulutsidwa that will be the end of dpp because almost nonse mumangidwa meaning that you will lose pms, ministers and ur impeachment will follow, prove me wrong Mr president please and maina alengezedwe please

  5. CONGO MAFIA says:

    Big fish netting should start with UDF and DPP

  6. DR. SAN- ABACHA WAKU MALOWA says:

    Kodi muwamanga liti, zonama basi munayambirapaja, ACB nso ndiye phala lenireni ,angoti uyu alibe mulandu kaya zipangani , mulungu alipo .

  7. mona says:

    We can’t get donors chifukwa Cha cash gate yet apm is still silent my good friends tidzangomva kuti onse a milandu apangidwa clear ndi acb kuti alibe milandu, milandu ndikuthera pompo a Malawi anzanga let us be proactive pliz andalewa asamatipezelela zoona kubela zisankho kuja mumafuna mudzafungatire milandu yanu eti, yet u are still taking tax payers money and paying that ignorant millionaire called Mulli through unjustifiable claims, timatcha and mutimva. A Malawi anzanga yakwana nthawi yofusa boma lathumafuso than kumangoti Bola ndikupuma pliz pliz let’s react

  8. mona says:

    List Kaye ituluke so that we should know who ate the 92 billion during dpp era and 12 billion during jb era please a president musatiyese tatopa ndikudikira ife. KuchedwaKu kutipatsa maganizo oti nanuso muli nawo Mu cashgatemo nanga mulephera kunena bwanji? Please tithandizeni it is not wise to accept money was stolen and it is a crime to hide from taxpayer s the results of the British auditors, president opanda nzeru iwe mutu ngati chikalaya chophikira mmemo WA Ma labourer

  9. kukhala says:

    BOZA APM WHICH BIG CASHGATE GUY ? APM IS ALSO AMONGST BIG CASH GATERS. NOW WHICH ON E IS CONFUSING MALAWIANS WITH?

  10. Emmanuel says:

    Empty rhetoric, empty promises. How long has it taken to net the so called big fish in cash gate. How about the Chasowa murders…still waiting to hear direction. Is APM willing to criticize his late brother squandering habits. The building of Casablanca, where the funds came from? We are not all easy to please with such vain promises. Action speaks louder then words. To Dr. Chaapola…many people in the diaspora would return if the politics of arresting people for criticize government dies.

  11. makito says:

    As APM continues to lie to the nation and the world without any conscious in him. This man is a sucker. He sucks to the bone.

  12. Panorama says:

    Koma Ndiye Zokuba Ndalama Zili Mufasho UDF Amati MCP Idaba Ndalama, DPP Amati UDF, PP amati DPP, Pano DPP Akuti PP, Apano andale nonse ndinu akuba mumangokakhirana kutipusisa tiziti chipani cholamula mchosaba kodi chimakhala chokuba chikachoka m’boma?

  13. west says:

    andale ndi amodzi angofuna kutipimba m,maso.

  14. Wakumudzi says:

    Ndiye matchona a ku America amawombela mmanja. Hehede!. Pepani matchona. Ife chiene tikuziwa kumudzi kuno ndichakuti kashigeti iyi ili pansi pa chisime chakuya chimene Peter Muthalika alibe nacho chidwi kufukula ndikutulusamo cashigetiyo. Ayi, pepani uko ku diyasipora.

  15. Mlakho says:

    Sorry but 13 billion and 92 billion which no is bigger.
    $17,000 a night hotel and kumudzi anthu akufa mankhwala kulibe. Amai kufa ndi uchembele misewu yosalongosoka.
    1.2 billion cheke kwa Mulli koma budget ya healthcare yapelewera
    68 delegates to USA = 400 million kwacha dziko la anthu osauka.
    Munthu mkumagona tulo tokoma. Aphunzitsi salary kumalandila pa 90.
    Mortuary anthu kumaola boma lilibe ndalama.
    Ana kumagetsi kumafa lack of facilities. The list continues.
    Zikomo.

  16. chidunga says:

    nanga anaba manyumba a city council. kugula ngati tomato

  17. DZ Generation says:

    That’s nonsense!!! leave those Malawians free because your government just want to misuse their funds. What new has DPP govt done for good Malawians. We want actions on cash gate scandal now. You promised Malawian teachers that they will not receive so called ‘change’ but now nothing done. What a hypocrisy government, shame.

  18. United Party says:

    Chaponda telling Malawians to emulate his and APM example by coming home, my foot. Would APM have come had it not been that Big Bro was president? APM came to leap where he did not sow. He envisioned the comfort of being the president’s brother. He knew he would be appointed anything his brother wanted. He was being treated as president even when he was a mere minister. If Malawians in US believed this nonsense, they better be where they are now because they wouldn’t contribute anything meaningful here.

  19. Boss says:

    It seams Mr Petro u have somebody in mind whom u want him / her to be arrested? As a results of this decision u will find that your dogs will be bulking at everybody and some of them will be bitten for nothing as a result you will pay them again as compensation. During campaign u could say JB and Khumbo are on the list and u came at the point of refusing Khumbo to open parliament saying he is a big fish but to my wonder up to now u are in Government and controlling everything but you are failing to announce those names of companies and people who took part in cashgeting. In football its simple to point fingers o n wrong prayers but when u are inside u will also be failer.

    A petro u were just fooling us so that u should win the votes but you are failing to take action now.

  20. Osward says:

    All Cash gate culprits deserve death penalty

  21. Alungwana says:

    You are that big fish apm

  22. munthu wa munthu says:

    It is true Mr. President how can people connive to siphon public money for their own purpose on just an out of court agreement paying out a cool 1 billion kwacha before the govt has done any business just within 100 days thus un heard of, amongst all the settlements this might have been the last where we know that even some deliveries were not made. shame did you find money to pay such a huge debt without first settling out the scarcity of drugs in the hospitals

  23. Mso T says:

    That’s funny and I don’t understand why you still advocating this campaign gimmick. You know these people and some are even with you right there and nothing is being done. Spare us from this tune , we are tired let’s talk of North independence osati cashgate m’mene munayambira muja!

    1. Observer says:

      No one will be spared including Mthalika, will not allow misuse of public resources including staying at the US$ 17 000 Astoria hotel in New York and tagging along relatives and friends to a United Nations conference?

  24. Eric mbambo says:

    Sorry mr president kuti you will be the first with your late brother for k61billion.sungachotse chitsotso mmaso mwanzako mwako chilipo nanga fertilizer wabedwa ku admack ndi boma la ndani?

  25. Nyani wa ku Mwananyani says:

    Koma enanu ndiye APM wakugwesani eti (You do not have any substantial arguments to counter the president. Just mouthing off for whatever reason). The guy is advancing his agenda while you are stuck phwii (with arms folded). What’s up with that? How far will that take you?

  26. We also need names of both the MK13billion and MK93billion published osamangonamapo apa

  27. Think Tank. says:

    The president is a joke. During campaign his clarion call was : ngati mukufuna kudziwa anaba ndalama za cashgate.voterani APM. By August mudziwa maina. We are now at the end of September. Nix. When we hear Ban ki Moon advising to turn the leaf,and when some tells us our finance system is leaking,it means cashgate are not the end of it. the system goes beyond cashgate. Follow the trail right up to 2005! Then cut the heads. Wishful thinking will disappoint us. Let us not loom the political shadow. But financial leaks.

    1. Malawianmom says:

      THINK TANK,

      FINANCIAL LEAKS, ITS SYSTEMATIC FINANCIAL DRAINAGES. WE MAY AS WELL CALL IT EBOLA, ITS ALL OVER OUR NATION.

  28. What other Malawians commented leaves alot of puzzles,you want justice to prevail in the malicious cashgate scam while at the same time you are confusing matters.In the first place,its not us who is funding the ongoing forinsic audit by a British firm Baker Tilly,but, the Brish themselves.For matters of clarity,the period in question,spans from August 2012-August 2013.So kawerengeninso mabuku a dalawini-do your home work properly.

  29. TICOON says:

    The Truth Is On The Side Of The Oppresed…Only Jesus Christ Is The Lord

  30. achanguti says:

    oath yakuti chani zaziiii.tiwone ngati Dzina la bingu lizatchulidwe ndiye tizanene Za oath yanuyo.kukhala pa udindowo si Kati undermined anthu owe agwira ntchitoyo let’s wait and see otherwise good lucky

  31. lets just wait and see if the big fish can catch itself….

  32. Thomas says:

    Pls netted urself as u owe Malawians K92 billion

  33. Dada says:

    Are we really expecting a thief to catch a thief??????

  34. Quota system says:

    There is untold corruption in all councils but no one reaches out to them. They bribe auditors and get away with it.

  35. A Peter mwachita bwino kunenera kunja mabodza amenewo kayanso anthu amamva paja mumayankhula ngati mulibe mano nkamwa kkkkkkkkkk.

  36. inata Be says:

    SO THE PRESIDENT TOLD NEW YORKERS ABOUT THIS? WHY NOT US HERE AT HOME ,WHO FEEL THE ECONOMIC PINCH AND WHOSE TAXES WERE INVOLVED. WHERE IS OUR PORTION OF SHAME. MR PRESIDENT THOSE ARE MATCHONAS LIKE YOURSELF THEY DONT SPEAK THE LANGUAGE OF POVERTY.
    AFTER THE MEETING IN NY COME MAKE WE DISCUSS FEDERALISM LIKE BIG PEOPLE. WISHING YOU A NICE SIGHTSEEING IN THE NY.
    BY THE WAY COULD ASCERTAIN THE INFO THAT IN LOS ANGELS THERE ARE MORE CARS THAN PEOPLE.

  37. Tozer Tsono says:

    Mutharika talks about punishing cashgate culprits and that is fine. The question is will all the money spent on these cases prevent similar acts in the future? DPP to this day has not responded to the Auditors about the an accounted for funds under Bingu’s rule. Why should anyone believe you when you are not talking about corruption under late Bingu’s rule or why the late Bingu, for the longest time wasted precious funds pursuing former President Muluzi, in the courts, with nothing to show for it? So you see, you can take anyone to court but nothing stops the money drain. The citizens are the losers due to looting under DPP/PP/UDF, poor governance and failure to the root out the causes of corruption. This is too little to late; unless the Reserve Bank is decentralized. In addition, Auditors ought to be on point with checks and balances, independent yet an integral part of government, respected and accountable to the citizens. Otherwise it is a twisting in the winds and mere smashing of lips.

  38. Jando says:

    Mention the big fish plz

  39. MXii says:

    So many people with phDS are just being heaped at Opc collecting money for sitting phwii in office !! IS this what you want us to come and do there at home ?? Give them job to do even teaching our children in schools is ok!!how do you expect a country to develop with such laziness ?? Peter :/Goodal /George chaponda and Saulos be serious & practical in your dealings please !!

  40. Paul J.C.Mwafulirwa. says:

    The issue of cashgate is slowly loosing its dimension as no one trusts the current preachers of the vice. They are viewed as not trully hollier than thou. If they are, why only dwell on the Mk13 billion while an Audit quarry of Mk92 billion is just gathering dust? If they are, why not come up with names of those mentioned in the report after months of it’s release? We tax payers are equally interested to have the leaking bucket sealed so that meaningfull development can be attained.

  41. binali gama says:

    A bingu analephera kumanga ndata kwazaka zambirimbiri koma kulowa m’boma kungoyambitsa IFMIS nthawi yomweyo Ndata. Cashgate!!!!! MK92 Billion cashgate!!!!! MEC Cashgate!!!!!! Mbendera Cashgate!!!!!

    MCP federalism oyee!!!!!!

  42. Arab pysson says:

    Komatu APM uvutika ukunama kwambiritu waiwala kuba kwamchimwene wake

  43. Weniweni says:

    This country , ohohoho, I don’t where to go. Remember Malawi Housing cases? Who manipulated the cooperation and buy houses at discount of 500%. What about the Ndata farm? Twist of tale of Ndata University, by then Stadium , this Malawi, start the 2005 cases

  44. John says:

    Did you need take 400 million from our coffers just to tell the world that some cashgaters will be netted?

  45. Thoko says:

    Same old same old story, I’m so sick and tired of this. There is nothing refreshing about this administration. Malawians when will we learn? We need to stop accepting status quo, we deserve better. Every election cycle we vote for retarded people who make empty promises, Malawi remains stagnant on every level and we just sit and turn a blind eye, we can not accept business as usual! We have a moral obligation as Malawians to hold these embesiles accountable. We need a call to action!!!!

  46. Danny says:

    God is watching Mr man

  47. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    This should start with Eleson Bakili Muluzi , don’t be fooled that his son is working with you in the government , then the MK92 billion which your brother stole. You bring the international auditors to audit the government from 2005 to 2012 . JB brought in the British Foreign Auditors , do the same with Daniel Phiri’s MK92b , then we will know that your are serious not just mere talking. All those ministers who were ministers in the ministry of agriculture and their deputies , not forgetting all those who were supplying the fertilisers during the Bingu’s time in government should be investigated. Your brother amassed a lot of wealth which we all know that was stolen from poor Malawians. The MK13 b is already done and if there is anything case in court of law is because of JB bringing the British auditors.

  48. loveness says:

    search yourself first, have you not stolen anything that belonged to the poor people of the country. if you mean it proof it, as we all know you and your so called well wishers who are still sealing.

  49. Bububu tsopano. Nanga ndata? 92 billion?

  50. venom says:

    Pali zachilendo apa zomwe sitinamvepo ife?

  51. Don Chigwe says:

    Nanga ndalama zokwana K400million watenga popita ku New York zo sikuba?
    Do not cheat us. Your brother started cashgate and your VP is also a cashgater.

  52. Kwangwagwa says:

    Peter Ukamfunse mchimwene wako anamwalira uja. Amene uja ndi amene anchita za u cashgate zakozo.

  53. MWANA says:

    Make malawi a land of milk and honey please !! we want to come back home yes but it seems things are not moving
    In the right dirrection there!! Dont make us spend 40 or 50 years as Peter and Goodal did in the past !! Have these fellas already forgotten the hardships one faces in diaspora ?????

  54. ganthule says:

    Don’t lie to the World,Cash Gate started with DPP dating back 2005 when Bingu wa Mutharika of Bineth Trust was ruling Malawi…

    We expect BiG Fish to be of DPP Blood…Don’t cook up stories to escape justice…

    Mulli Brothers is still coning the Government with unjustified court cases of breach of contracts in which the Government of Peter Mutharika is paying Millions and Billions of Kwachas to Mulli…

    If you lose the government contract because of lack of proper procedures,negligence of conditions of contract do you qualify to sue the Government? What is happening here is abuse of power and office by the Peter Mutharika…

    Peter Mutharika and Business man Mulli are from the same village of the Lomwe Belt!

    The Same Mulli advised high profile delegation of the ruling Party DPP to squeese Dr Joyce Banda’s Business Interests in Malawi…

    Really we don’t have trust in the Administration Of Peter Mutharika,Tax-Payers Money is at Risk, We have a Rat in the Ground nuts Basket(Muli khoswe mu dengu la mtedza)

  55. pido says:

    Zomwe zidabedwa kuli Bingu muzifufuzeso. We don’t want selective justice.

  56. Thumbwefu says:

    THEY R ALSO CASHGATING, ITS THE SAME BLOOD.

  57. Truck says:

    That’s a good meassage but we want action to be taken of Cashgaters time is running just look the Donors have now stopped trusting us.

  58. Lestooch says:

    But consider doing that as faster as possible! We want cashgaters 2 face the law!

  59. Reformed Al-Qaeda says:

    This is donkey shit. It is now ONE YEAR since casgate was “discovered” and NOONE has been successfully convicted; and NO OFFICIAL LIST OF SUSPECTS. Where in the world would you find this kind of shit?

  60. Malawiana says:

    But Sir, you have just stolen MK400 million from our coffers which you have used to buy airtickets and pay for luxurious hotels in America with your entourage of 68 political henchmen. Isn’t this an indirect form of cashgate?

  61. Zinveke says:

    Chaponda, your idea of requesting Malawians to return home is grammatically ans sensibly correct but the implementation leaves a lot to be desired. Initially the gov looked like taking people in good positions on merit but this is gradually loosing its path. Check people papers and their performance and let them get promoted on merit and you will appreciate people coming back from diaspora. Right now no any incentive.

  62. Ineyo says:

    Mr. President,
    The Cash gate big fish died, Bingu wa Mutharika, your late brother.
    Thank you

  63. John says:

    Defend the constitution when it suits YOU & YOUR CRONIES?
    Kagwele uko! Basi ntchito pakamwa basi, with no actions!

  64. Craniwell Yabooka says:

    Mbuzi of a President who claims studied law but making a lot of legal blunders. Start with the K92 Billion scam first to show us that U are serious. You are only removing people of other tribes and replacing them with Muhlakho loyalists. We cannot believe U.

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