Chaponda opts to be mute, says following legal advice

Embattled former Agriculture minister George Chaponda says he has stopped granting interviews to the media.

Geroge Chaponda: Muted

Chaponda says his legal team has advised him against talking to the press on the maizegate matters.

“I am afraid, I am not talking to you,” said Chaponda.

There have been growing calls to have Chaponda arrested following his suspicious dealings in the procurement of maize from Zambia.

Leader of Opposition Lazarus Chakwera says he will lead a revolt and grinding parliamentary business to a stand still should President Peter Mutharika continue shielding Chaponda on the issue.

Executive director of Anti-Corruption Bureau Lucas Kondowe has rejected allegations that he received instructions from Mutharika not to arrest Chaponda.

“Our investigators are on the ground. I don’t even tell them what to do. They do their job without any influence and here at ACB, we work independently,” he said.

He said an arrest can only come after the investigators are through with their job and have made such a recommendation.

A money laundering law expert Jai Banda said the discovery of huge sums of money is not evident enough of any crime.

He said it might just be a pointer to a crime if the owner of the money fails to show where and how he got the money.

“It might be he withdrew the money from a bank for a particular project,” he said.

He said investigators can build up a case after thorough interrogation.

Chaponda was found with K166 million cash in both local and foreign currencies. Information minister Nicholas Dausi has warned Chakwera against revolting over Chaponda’s issue.

“He will be doing that on his own peril, he will be answerable to the consequencies,” said Dausi.

The presidential commission on maizegate found the conduct of Chaponda, in his dealings with Transglobe, most inappropriate, suspicious and raising issues of corrupt practices.

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11 thoughts on “Chaponda opts to be mute, says following legal advice”

  1. mtete says:

    We have had enough of his croaky voice. Let him remain mute for all I care

  2. ambuye says:

    Chaponda remaining mute means guiltness and the guilty are always afraid. He is thinking about jail sentence!!!

  3. George Chaponda is rich not because he saved as malawian minister, get a grip. this man has worked for United nations for many years, and has good successful business’s. So its not a surprise thing that the man has been found with such huge cash. its his money, not stolen money. go to amwenyes houses in area 3, you will find millions of kwachas in they house. Why should we just blame chaponda only. waste of time, chaponda is innocent and not guilty. I therefor, plead with Dpp nec not suspend chaponda as vice president until proven guilty by the Acb.

  4. Izinso says:

    Atumbuka poti ndi amene munaba kwambiri nthawi ya Joyce Banda. Tisiyeni nafe tidyelere. Machende anu nonse mukutukwana Alomwe inu. Mmesa ma contract mumapasana atumbuka okhaokha? Lero zakuwawani. Munya muwona we will rule the country beyond 2019!

  5. sazilala mbuno says:

    EETI ALIYESE WAPANILA NCILA ZAANGANA KU DAZIBHOMO N;GOMBE. KOMA NDE MATUMBA MATUMBA A NDALAMA . DZANA LIJA TAIWALA ACINA KALISITA KUKATHAWITSA MATUMBA A MA DOLLAR LELO AKUVALA KOLONA KUPITA KU CHALICHI ??????????????? WHORE. ZINA ZOIKA MA BOOT, MMA PILOWCASE KUTHINANA
    LELO NDI CAPONDA MATUMBA A NDALAMA ONYASA NKHOPE NGATI MACENDE AKE OMWE. NDE BWANA WAKEYU ATINJI? AMAPEREKA OK KUTI ZOSEZI ZIZIBEDWA. NAO A RBM AMMANGE OIKA VIDEO YA NDALAMA. NAYE ZAMUWAWA ,ANTHU TIKUVUTIKA MMIZI MUNO OLO LOKAONJOLERA THUMBA LA CIMANGA WINA AKUSUNGA ZIMATUMBA. EISH VINDALA,MA MIGOLOMIGOLO. LEADERSHIP FULL OF BULLSHIT IDIOTS

  6. Mikonga -Sebo says:

    Kkkkkkkkkk koma ndiye ndasekatu… Mwati kunyasa nkhope ngati chiphwisi cha GWAFA…. Kuyendesa boma so masewera ai is a serious business. Do APM have people who are taking the advisory role? I Wonder if he is able to see the future of his leadership. This Chaponda maizegate would really destroy DPP legancy. Koma kuli anthu okhwima anzeru zao amene sakuona mmene anthu akwiira ndi nkhani ya corruption

  7. The Analyst says:

    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O
    A player can be paused or stopped, but when it is put on mute; you know something is wrong.
    . . . You see, “The good thing about telling the truth, is you don’t have to remember anything (what you said previously).” – Mark Twain. As such, even if you are asked the same thing a day, week, month or year later, the answer will be the same.
    . . . This however, is not the case with telling lies, as you have to keep remembering the lie you say now or previously so as not to contradict yourself if asked again later.
    . . . Now, if Chaponda is made mute (ngati gumbagumba), it means he’s afraid he might not remember what he says, and this tells us that whatever Chaponda can say on maize-gate is a pack of lies. Otherwise, he wouldn’t be afraid of giving contradictory statements if asked again two months later.
    …………………………………………….
    Who doesn’t know that the ultimate goal of life is happiness?
    . . . Ndiye being forced (on pretence of advice from lawyers) to remain mute, ndi mtendere?
    . . . Being forced to start off fire in your own office, ndi mtendere?
    . . . Being fired from work (for being suspected of being a thief) ndi mtendere?
    . . . Having the ACB raid the privacy of your home and forcefully take your possession, ndi mtendere?
    . . . Praying day-in and day-out that Parliamentary sitting should not end, kuti asakumange, ndi ufulu?
    . . . Having to carry the burden of “when am I going to jail?” ndi chimwemwe chimenechi?
    Truth be told, mkuluyu alibe mtendere.
    . . . Now, what shall it profit a man to acquire billions of monies and not have even a kilobyte of happiness? Kusauka tu uku!
    . . . You see, “It is not a man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.” – Seneca
    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O

    1. Chigwere Pa Euthini says:

      The Analyst mawu amenewo.Wamkulu mtendere alibe.

  8. Mwinithako says:

    Munyengo yaMamakazi yura Bhiti Mchira Jowesi Bhanda.Thumbuka yose ikasanga nthowa yakwibira khopara za Bhoma,Thonga yose ikasangika nakhopara zaBhoma.Binampoto bose bakwabura kugura magarimoto!!!Sono apaaa nivichi ivyo mukhumba mabhuru yakuMpoto.Mphonda yabha ziringa namwe.Nitumachenji pera itu hake!!!Lekani waka kuyowoya uheni imwi baThumbuka.Kufipa ninga bana banowa zashato imwiiii!!

  9. Yahya Jammeh says:

    Kusayankhulaku manyazi , instead you have asked Dausi to speak for you. I will rule Gambia for a billion years.

  10. munjateni ameneyu alomwe mbava zokhazokha njatani chaponda kuda kunyasa nkhope ngati chiphwisi cha gwafa

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