Chakwera demands K92bn DPP-era cashgate crackdown: ‘No selective justice’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarous Chakwera has registered concerns on the slow progress of wheels of justice to the plunder of public money and want action on K92 billion DPP-era cashgate and about  K20 billion which grew wings from public coffers under People’s Party rule from April to September 2013, as was revealed by a forensic audit report by a British company, Baker Tilly.

Chakwera:  Expedite cases

Chakwera: Expedite cases

Chakwera, who is also leader of opposition, said at a news conference in Lilongwe that slow pace to concluding cashgate cases was worrying , saying the crackdown should reach to the genesis of cashgate, from the DPP –era.

“I acknowledge that a few cases relating to cashgate have been concluded in the courts. However as Malawi Congress Party and as representatives of no other interests than those of Malawians, we will accept nothing less than the swift prosecution of every suspect and the full recovery of every Kwacha stolen from tax payers and donors by those found guilty in a court of law,” Chakwera told reporters.

“It is sad in my view that Government’s efforts to address cashgate head on and root out its causes are not satisfactory. There is lack of urgency and the dilly-dallying tactics. It is almost as though government’s failure to deal decisively with all cash gate cases is deliberate,” said the opposition chief.

Continued Chakwera: “So let me put it plainly: If this Democratic Progressive Party led government does not push for urgent conclusion of all the cashgate cases and does not ensure the full recovery of the resources stolen thereby, Malawians will forever hold them responsible for the misery they are suffering.”

Chakwera slammed the Mutharika government of being reluctant in probing the K92 billion cashgate under the DPP rule.

“We notice unwillingness on the part of the government to deal with the pre-cashgate corruption which saw the missing of billions of Kwacha which is not fully probed. If the current government is serious in fighting corruption, they should also deal with these cases,” said the MCP president.

He said MCP is not interested in “selective justice that confines its inquiry to political opponents.”

Chakwera said his party demand that” justice be done for Malawians, and it should be done swiftly.”

Following the Cashgate revelations, donors withdrew aid and Malawi has been operating on a zero-aid budget, a situation that has caused misery to Malawians economically.

Chakwera pointed out: “. It is no secret that we are in urgent need of medicine for our hospitals, salary increments for our teachers, and improvements in the welfare of civil servants in general.”

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77 thoughts on “Chakwera demands K92bn DPP-era cashgate crackdown: ‘No selective justice’”

  1. MBALUME says:

    Mk92 billion is in their declared Assets

  2. Tasaukanalo says:

    Chakwera is very right, 92 billion kwacha is a big chunk as the compared to the money the govt is borrowing from IMF. I am surprised why Malawi is still the poorest country while political officials are pocketing themselves a lot of money at the same time poor people are dying in hospitals due to shortage of drugs. Shame on you esp. those against Chakwera’s decision. Those involved in cashgate scandals should return the money to Government so that the country should also shift to position ten of the poorest country. I rest my case!!!!!!!

  3. gladwell phiri says:

    chakwera at his level best, auze mbava zonse zimenezi

  4. Maggie Lucius says:

    Mhuu man of God…… go back to the Lords temple. Leave worldly affairs to the world

  5. tikhala says:

    But I think Chakwera is an “echo”. So far he has not come up with critisism that is his own- he just echoes what others have already said. He is a novice in politics and is learning but he must learn to be analytical and original. He is not reading the “word of God” that does not change – he is analysing a country that changes everyday. Sorry I like the guy but so far am not iumpressed.

  6. Chimphamba Nedi says:

    ANTHU ENA NDINU ANTHU OMVETSA CHISONI KWAMBIRI. MUMADANA NDI CHILUNGAMO. NGATI KUTI MUMAWAMETA NDEVU NDINUYO. IF THE FOREIGN BANKS WOULD COME IN THE OPEN ABOUT SOME FOREIGN ACCOUNTS CLAIMED TO BE DORMANT OR SLEEPING/PART OF THE DECLARED ASSETS…ZOMWE ZIJA WAKAMBA TENTHANI ZIJA… MUDZAMVA KUTI ZINACHOKERA KUTI NDIPO ZINALOWA LITI MU BANK. KODI MUKUDZIWA KUTI NDALAMA ZA DICTATOR ABACHA ZIKUBWEZEDWA KU NIGERIA TSOPANO KUCHOKERA KU SWISS BANKS. KUNGOTI POTI PAMAKHALA ZINSINSI ZA BANK ACCOUNTS. KOMA NDALAMA ZATHU ZIDZABWEZEDWA NDITHU MUFUNE MUSAFUNE. CHAKWERA WOYEEE!!!!!

  7. CHIPENYERE says:

    Poor Malawians!Why tolerating corruption/cashgates? Chakwera needs our support! Starting with the Bakili Muluzi 1.7 billion, Dpp 92 billion,PP 20 billion cashpate, the Muhlakho/BEAM/NACgate and the many nasty cases should be dealt with in the interest of our nation and not political thieves

  8. carseat says:

    KOma za 92 billion zi inde ndi zofunika koma mwini film si anamwalira? nde whos going to answer on his behalf? JB was in power for 2 years bwanji sanayikoke nkhaniyi? reason is… amadziwa kuti zonse ndi zofera mu gear. Bingu died nde atayankhe mlandu umenewu ndani chifukwa we can not answer our brothers deeds. Tawunikanipo pamenepa baba chakwera…. nzeru mulibe eti

  9. infact 92 ndimene inayenera kuyamba kufufuzidwa…kaya chakwera anasiya mpingo zimenezo ndizake koma apa akukamba zoona…amene akuona ngti zopanda pake ndi agwape amene anapindura ndizokubazi…dpp 92 chipani cha anthu opanda mitu

  10. Joseph sangita says:

    Chakwera is right.Malawians wants to know the truth.There is nothing like politically motivated apa.Kuzolowera kulemelera misonkho ya anthu apa.That 92 billion is wanted back by Malawians otherwise Pitala is not fit to be our president.He needs to resign to pave way for investigation.Muzayaka Moto mmalawi muno mukamapanga zopusa kubera thinking kuti ndi anthu ogona.It just takes a second to change things.Your crooked system has imposed unwanted misery to mass Malawi living in shameful poverty while you are swimming in billion loots.

  11. Malawian says:

    Chakwera appears to have no as clue as to how the civil service works. Sometimes it helps to do a bit of research before you open your mouth on policy issues. To suggest that nothing is being done with regard to the so called 92 billion is a bit confusing because if I remember very well. I heard sometime back that GIZ if funding and coordinating initiative to get to the truth of this issue. Is the MCP president suggesting that this process was stopped and that GIZ can verify this or what?

    1. special advisor says:

      Shut up! How long did it take to prosecute and sentence the fool that jumped into Saulos Chilima’s house? Why us it taking so long to deal with people that stole so much money that we desperately need. It’s not GIZ’s responsibility. It is Peter’s as the chief executive officer. But look where is is and what he is doing, commissioning civil works on a road shamelessly pushing golden wheel barrow and golden shol on red carpet. Civil works are a get dirty job for boots, work suits and sweat not red carpets and suits.

  12. isac x says:

    Comment nzachan osangozsiya bwanj bama lililotse akankhala pampando amaba ndeszachilendo.

  13. Go deeper says:

    He has talked sense, let the culprits face the justice simultaneously.

  14. this is all political motivated,but chakwera is right,bravo chakwera.

  15. ujeni says:

    This DPP Govt during election campaign, blasted JB daily that she was sitting on cashgate cases, and that if DPP is voted in it will act swiftly, but that is not happening, neither are signs that it is interested in any cashgate looting before PP came to power. Tell you what, DPP stinks. Chakwera you are doing a marvelous job, link up with PP and 2019 is yours. Then come and clean the mess.

  16. chilungamo says:

    aliyense afufuzidwe..timvenso za k92b osati sanko

  17. one malawi one people says:

    o’chakwera mukwera phiri loti simungalikwanitsetu….n’za ana umuna izi……sizili ngati tima cashgate tanu tobisalira mu baibulo…..koma nanunso akulu munaonjeza mpaka over K100men property ntchito ya mpingo yomweyi?….kutolera chakhumi kwa akhristu muli phee pansi pamtima mukudziwa kuti mudzawathawa nkukayamba ndale……shame!!!!!. …..looking bigger cashgate opotunities kapena?

  18. njolomachipilingu says:

    So now Chakwera has woken up from his deep slumber.Ooh why now?

  19. Balitchi says:

    Chakwera moto buuu!

  20. Matako says:

    It is very worrying to see the slow pace this administration is prosecuting cash gate cases. As a Malawian I find it unacceptable to see people who swindled our resources paring the streets. APM and his administration are treating cash gate matters with kid gloves simply because they are part of it. As concerned citizens we will continue to solicit support from donors not to resume aid until the Mk92 billion cash gate is fully investigated. This clueless, corrupt administration needs to realise that Malawians are suffering due to it greed and lack of concern for what took place. Malawians should take it upon themselves to eradicate corruption by taking out all those concerned by any means necessary. It is obvious that this administration is not interested in concluding these cases so that donors can resume their support. What are APM’s priorities? How serious is his administration in eradicating corruption? Action speaks louder than words. Thus far, nothing substantial has been recovered from cash gate looters. We need action all we will take law in our own hands and deal with all the known looters. Don’t say I did not warn you

  21. CHIGAWENGA says:

    We support Dr Chakwera’s sentiments. This government is very slow in prosecuting cash gate cases as evidenced by the rate the few cases have been concluded. We will work vigilantly to make sure cash gate investigations go back to the Mk 92 billion which was swindled during DPP era. No sacred cows. It is also very disheartening to see the nonchalance attitude towards cash gate by the sitting president considering resuming of aid hinges on serious prosecution of the swindlers. As a Malawian I will work tirelessly to notify and solicit support from donors not to support this corrupt administration of APM. Munthalika knows that he is part and parcel of cash gate this is why he is slowing down the process with a hope it will go away.

  22. Kokotowa says:

    Tomorrow’s headline ” ‘John Tembo is a killer’! Says Chakwera”

  23. Anthu akuba kudana ndichilungamo

  24. chatty man says:

    Dr Chakwera stands for the people of malawi. I am behind you Mr Chakwera all the way its a final count down!

  25. Dube says:

    Wabodza uyo

  26. DR CHIGWADA says:

    Ladies and gentlemen . Why are you conclusive and judgemental . The process is ongoing . What is left is the verification exercise let’s all be patient and see what’s next .

  27. nyau says:

    Rt. Hon. Rev Dr chakwera . Before you ask for that accountability please tell us how you acquired all that wealth from being just a mere man of God . If you from the church back ground could have over 100million worth of property how much more should one from private sector background have ?

  28. Jeah jeah jeah jeah, here stand the president tell them that u need no nosense from cashgate cases mo especially those committed by political leaders od dpp n pp. Tell den, if not tiwachotsa chimbenene

  29. Mzanga Dausi says:

    That is the kind of pressure we need from opposition. Keep it up Chakwera. Don’t use diplomatic language with these 92b thieves. Actually you need to be telling them straight that if 92b is not tackled by the end of this year: awona ameneyo!

  30. Simuphulapo kanthu apa iyi idali audit query ndiye mukuiyambanso eti? Mulipirenso zina

  31. MUZIONA says:

    Commentkoma a Malawi ndife omvetsa chisoni. chakwera akukamba zinthu za nzeru inu mukunyoza? oh my God please forgive our nation Malawi

  32. Jose' says:

    Hehehehehede! Chakwera mukuti chani? ALways you give me an impression that you are not able to make instant decisions. You wait for the public to make contributions and then you come in too late only to repeat senselessly what we have already heard or read from people that are good at articulating issues.

    Mr. Chakwera (sorry, I can’t call you Reverend as you are no longer one and you hardly act like one), the more you talk senselessly, the more you are losing your value. JZU never commented on these issues. If JZU commented on nothing it was nothing but sense

  33. CASES UDF,DPP. PP AND NOW SOME MEMBERS IN DPP– ALL TO BE LIFTED UP SOON.

  34. billy wonjoya says:

    waboza iwe suziwa ndale

  35. billy wonjoya says:

    a Chakwera mukuphunzira ndale eti munthu woyipa iwe ukuyembekeza hade ndi sifure ungasiye mulungu kumapembeza milungu yadziko lapasi chilango chako chizakhala choophya

  36. mona says:

    Iwe yaya ndi gogo mulibe nzeru ndipo ndinu zitsiru, chakwera is right we need to speed up both dpp and pp cashgate cases otherwise we are doomed. Anthu enanu too much hand clapping mmatinyasa bwanji its better not to comment than going off topic mbuzi za anthu

  37. Ntchona says:

    Cant agree with u more

  38. ngala mountain says:

    MBAVA ukayinena kuti umaba sivomela m’mpang’ono pomwe mapeto ake imakumemela chiwembu a DPP sangavomele kuti adaba but mind u God is watching u muzisiya ngati wina uja ndalama sadapite nazo kumanda. Mau a Mulungu a mati m’ngakhale mukundika chuma ngati fumbi/ dothi koma otsala a dzachidya.

  39. yaya says:

    Nanunso a chakwera osangokhala chete bwanji mwasowa chonena eti paja ndale mukuziyamba kumene.

  40. GOGO says:

    Mbusa oipawe wakaduka uonese khaidwe labwino osati jerous ndi mzako unaephera basi kaya ukumuona kupusa ndi chifuniro cha MULUNGU chidakomera iwe kutero

  41. Kadakwiza says:

    I, Kadakwiza also support Hon. Chakwera 100 % on this matter. K92billion= Ndata.

  42. ujeni says:

    Chakwera 2019 for sure and for real. Big up Chakwera.

  43. Khongoni Boy says:

    Nose Amene Mukuti MCP Ibweze Katundu Wanu Monga Mazila Ng,ombe Ndi Mbuzi Ndinu Zitsilu Pitani Ku PTC Head Office Akakupatseni Chifukwa Ndikomwe Zinapita Ndalama Zanu Panopa Ana Ali Konko Kugwira Ntchito Kungolankhula Zapnkholo Basi

  44. Tilibemau says:

    Nkhani ili apa ndi yoti DPP inaba 92Billion ndi Chakwera akunena kuti afufuze .Don’t divert from the topic when commenting.Kukakamira nkhalamba yanuyi bwanji?At the age of 78 years munthu amayamba kuganiza ngati mwana,brainless.I have never heard of a proffesor who could think like a std 8 chap like your grand grand father.This country will develop if you just support on regional lines or blindly.Kumvetsa chisoni.If I may ask what has your grand papa done apart from painting prisons?A malawi penyani ndi kumanena zowona.

  45. Phodogoma says:

    OChakera I mean up to now you are not aware that you joined politics? Politicians do not make decisions the way Church elders do. Get ready becuase here you will dance to political tunes. You werer in PP and you could have influenced the PP to kill DPP. But alasi you were just enjoying donations from JB while seating on issue of 92 bln as you and your PP claim. Mad dogs indeed. And you are very selfish politician. Why dont you remind Malawians to what MCP did to the Gadamas in the Thyambani Road Accident in 1982 if you are standing by justice. Usatitopese wamva. Ife a DPP ngati anthu amatiganizira kuti tabera navoti tili kunja kwa boma kuli bwanji panopa tili m’boma. Ulova wa munthu wa ndaletu tidauona ife JB atatibera boma. No body will no longer come to take away our government at any cost. Then do you think DPP is made up of fools to bite itself in the back.Shutup.

  46. James Chilowera says:

    Comment Mr Chakwera sakunana

  47. maframes says:

    Chakwela talks too much, much as this is important you should also appreciate what your friends are doing. The Bible entails us to value other people’s efforts, don’t just look at the negative side of everything.

  48. Wotchani says:

    For a long time I thought ANTHU a nyau akaphunzira amasintha…..gosh. I was multiple wrong. Chakwera please note that even the present Cashgate cases have not been finalized. There is no official report for the alleged 92 BN…
    Shut up and explain your declared assets you sinner!

  49. Tilibemau says:

    Chakwera is talking sense not DPP sympathisers who are very dull .How can you support a party that stole 92Billion leaving poor malawians without medicines in major hospitals.DPP and PP ndi zipani zakuba and their motive was to rule this country and steal from govt coffers.May God punish these thieves.We want the 92 Billion investigated thoroughly and bring all the culprits to book,no selective justice.There is already rooming hunger in this country but look at the leader,He Is busy painting prisons instead of making plans to avert this hunger,shame!!!!!!Mkulu ameneyi alimva kuwawa dziko kulamulira.Ma prophesy alipo kale kuti dziko lathu likhala pa mabvuto chifukwa chosankha bweka.

  50. Wakulu Wapakati says:

    Chakwera munthu wakuba, unaba za mpingo ndiye uyesa ungabeso za ife a malawi, wauponda , Matiki

  51. Ineyo says:

    Chakwera Ukuti Fwefwefwee Chani Apa? Unaluza Unaluza Basi. Headquarters Yakoyonso Ilandidwabe Ngati Supereka City Rates.

  52. Madziakaphwa says:

    Mmmm abusa muli momwemo ngati 92 b ndiyoona ibweretseni poyera. Mukuuza atolankhani kuti atani? Nkhani zomaliza milandu mwachangu tosefe ndizomwe tikufuna inu ngati leader wa opposition tsatani njira zoyenera auzeni a judicially apange changu osati zouza atolankhanizo

  53. zautsilu ayi says:

    mcp ibweze mazira ndi ng’ombe zomwe ankanama kuti zupita kwa kamuzu & abweze ndalama zogulira ma card achipani..

  54. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    Ndiye kubwera kumeneko Bwana Chakwera , nothing should be swept under the carpet you DPP guys. Donors are watching. Mota Engil should be invastigated as well , this company is a go between the Munthalika’s and the bigs deals of siphoning government money.

  55. Kanyimbi says:

    Mr Chakwera, it is now becoming clear that you are childish as compared to your predecessor JZU. Remember an empty bucket makes a lot of noise and the bible says if a fool remains quiet, he will be regarded as a wise person. Please you must read the book of Proverbs for you have wisdom. You are lucking wisdom and you should first learn politics before you can find yourself at a political dust bin.

  56. Titoh says:

    Akulu mudzacitepo kanthu mukadzatenga boma bwanji panopa asiyeni anzanu(thawi zina mudzitha kuyamikilako kungokhala oyipa mtima basi mudzizifusa kuti kodi ndichan cimene munamulora devil akugwilitsen ntchito ku politicy

  57. Greencardless Malawian says:

    Tsoka ku chipani cha DPP ndi a Malawi onse akuba amene akugwiritsidwa ntchito ndi chipanichi pakuti oyipayo wastikira komweko!!!!!!

  58. Titoh says:

    Kodi akulu cimene mumatha ndikumangonyoza basi osamayamikilako zinazi end nkhani imeneyi mudzayiyambitse mukadzatenga boma panopa isiyeni coz mukungoonetsa kuti ndi mphanvu yakulira

  59. Gonondo says:

    I dont buy what this chakwera man says. Mubweze munaba ku mpingo zija nanu nanga abusa chuma chonsecho? Chopelekatu chimenecho

  60. Big says:

    nkhani yavuta apa ndi 265m ya city nthawi yonsey unalikut?

  61. gab says:

    A Chakwela alipileni kaye a George Chaponda kamba koyankhula inthu zosazidziwa bwino. Chaponda is waiting for his cool millions and that should be your first worry. Welcome to the world of politics.

  62. Mkwaso says:

    Slowly but steadily Chakwera is becoming irrelevant to Malawi politics. Just useless barking through press conferences and statements. No substance in his utterances. Forget about being President of Malawi one day.

  63. Truth says:

    This stupid has nothing sensible to say and seems to wake up from slumber. malawi can do without the stupid donors. can you tell us since donors stopped funding us if you never got your salary you dude. son of the devil.

  64. Leveleve Nampwache says:

    This Chakwera dude can make a good comedian!

  65. Ngongoliwa says:

    NKHANI YPFUNIKIRA KWAMBIRI IMENEYI. TIZINENA CHATSITSA DZAYE KUTI NJOBVU ITHYOKE NYANGA. NGATI DPP IFUNA KUDZAPAMBANANSO 2019 NKHANI IMENEYI YA K92BN IBWERE POYERA, KOMA ZOMWE AKULIMBIKIRA NDI K20BN PALIBE WA DPP AKUTCHULAPO ZA 92 KOMA 20. TSONO AMENEWA ADZIDZIWIKA NDI DZINA ILI DPP 92

  66. Kengere Kengere says:

    Ndichoncho wina akakhala mphawi,kuyankhula too much.Kuyesera kuphatikidza ndalama zama account otsegula ndi abale komabe zosagwira.Anzanu amagwira ntchito kunja.Zimene zikumupweteka ndi ndalama za Peter, usova.Koma ukanawina iwe ndiye tikanasova,kuti ufike polemera.No vote kwa mphawi azatibera zambiri.

  67. Chefourpence ndinu Gong’oli wa mbuli zonse, get what someone is saying ngati ndinu die hard wa DPP ndiye muli m’mavuto a dzawoneni chifukwa mwakakamira satana ndipo you will fail everything. God is in control

  68. Patriot says:

    Ati che4chani, khani ili pano si ya assembuleze koma K92 billion anaba ambuyako ija.

  69. Fathara says:

    KALELO AKAMATI KU LILONGWE KULI NDALAMA NDALAMA ZAKE ZINALI ZIMENEZI ZA CASH GATE KUYAMBILA BOMA LITACHOKA KU ZOMBA KUPITA KU LILONGWE. CASH GATE INAYAMBILA NTHAWI YA KAMUZU. NDICHIFUKWA CHAKE A -MCP- AKUPEZEKAMO CHIFUKWA NDIACHAYINIAKE AMENE ANAYAMBISA KUBAKU. CHAKWELA USADANDAULE LIMBIKILA KUTI UZAWINE. UKAZAWINA 2044 OSADANDAULA UZAFUFUZA KKKKKKKK PANO BWELELANI KAYE KU CHURCH NKHOSA ZANU ZIKUKUFUNANI KKKKKKKKKKK, MUDWALA NAZO BP IZI.

  70. Namchidwe says:

    Anakuuzani kale kuti ndi audit query ndipo ananenanso kuti akathana ndi za cashgate ayambano za K92 billion kuti mumvetsetse.A chakwera ku pupuluma bwanji mukufuna ku khala anthu abwino pomwe muli AGALATIYA?

  71. powder says:

    achakwera, kulongolola senselessily ngati sanali abusa! munangobisalakotu malinga ndikusowa kwanchitoku, mwati poti za ambuye ziribe auditing. pano mwaona msuzi mungobwetuka zazii!

  72. chefourpence says:

    Chakwera wakuba iwe!unaba ndalama za Assemblies of God! And you forced the clergy to demand K200 from every church memeber and K2000 from every church elder. Moyo wolanda zinthu anthu osauka!

    1. Greencardless Malawian says:

      Mulungu akupatse chilango choyenera bodza limene wanenali komanso awonetsele poyela machimo ako chifukwa chofuna kuwoninga mbili ya munthu wosalakwa.

  73. Mwantani mwana says:

    Koma mfumue!!Zinazi osazisiya bwanji

    1. Think Tank says:

      asiye ziti, apange ziti? Chifukwa chiyani? Kuba ndi kuba basi. Vuto lathu la tsankho ndilimenero. Kuba kwina nkwabwino kwina ai!

  74. chris says:

    Mr Samuel Madula PS for Human Resources is one of the beneficiaries of the 92 billion. He created ghost workers and some proceeds were used to build his mansion near Wamkulu Palace.He is crafty and pano wazigulira malo in the DPP govt and during JB time he was posing as a member of the royal family as the wife is the daughter of late Pat Banda a relation of Justice Richard Banda

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