Controversy over jet and Malawi President’s step son abduction fears

There was tense and controversy when a private jet landed at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in Lilongwe and ‘took’ President Peter Mutharika’s step son for a ‘ride’ in Malawian airspace before dropping him off again.

Nkasala photo opportunity in the jet

Nkasala photo opportunity in the jet

Insiders said when the private jet touched down, none of its passengers came out of the plane but instead it was Mutharika’s step son Tadikila and two of his collegues  including Chimwemwe Chipungu and  the Principal Secretary for the Presidential Initiative on Safe Motherhood and State House staff Martin Nkasala.

“Apparently one of the on lookers managed to place a call to President Mutharika telling him that his step son has been abducted by unknown people using a private jet and that is when the President called Chief spy Nicholus Dausi asking for the whereabouts of his son,” said an insider privy to the incident.

Nyasa Times sources said things got out of hand because the President was not aware who Tadikila was with in the private jet and where they had gone to.

But Nyasa Times investigations indicate that the private jet was cleared to fly within the Malawi space for about an hour before it landed again.

“By this time, the Inspector General of Police and other intelligence officers including those from the Malawi Army were involved to find out what was happening. Things only came to normal when Tadikila informed Dausi that he was meeting some ‘investors’ and that it was not abduction,” said the source.

It is not known what kind of investors Tadikila and his friends were meeting as officials from Malawi Investments and Trade Centre (Mitc) who oversee trade and investment functions were not on the private jet.

While on the plane, Tadikila and his friends used the opportunity for photo sessions and one of the leaked pictures is the one of Nkasala relaxing while discussing business with the unknown ‘investors’.

Insiders said Tadikila, Chipungu and Nkasala do ‘business’ together and it was not surprising to see them together meeting the ‘investors’.

Chipungu is former ruling DPP Administrative Secretary but now is Executive Director of Safe motherhood while Nkasala works at State House.

When contacted for comment, Chipungu said the “abduction did not happen.”

Asked to respond to questions sent to him, he said Dausi would be better placed to comment.

But Dausi could not comment.

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41 thoughts on “Controversy over jet and Malawi President’s step son abduction fears”

  1. Mdzatifuna says:

    Ana A Mabwana Amenewo. Athu Angobulitsa Chimanga Kkkkkkkk

  2. Jane Chagwa says:

    Afana, kufewa? Yes, it’s your time

  3. Kenkkk says:

    Actually the stepson is too young. He is barely 18 years old. So what kind of investment can he conduct?

    He was there just to enjoy the jet ride and ponder what it would be like if they had one.

  4. reasonableman says:

    on the contrary I see news here.
    the news is that
    someone failed his job by letting step son to the president out without any information of his whereabouts
    2. the news is that the president was worried his son was abducted and so too any Malawian who had news at that time.
    3. president had to halt whatever he was doing to deal with this first like calling army ,dausi etc. this is news
    4. in that 1hr a worried president would be more likely incompetent to make bored decisions. who knows what decisions affecting u n generation to come were made while the president was in that state.
    5. govt resources were used in finding out what had happened
    and this is news.
    anything affecting the president of Malawi is news to the Malawians.

  5. Ujeni says:

    Zouluka zonse zidzatela, tsiku ndi limodzi funsani ana a JB

  6. tantho says:

    za uchitchiru zomwezija ankapanga Jeff ndi amake zija. dziko ndi lathu ili amphawi ovala ndalama za nsonkho ndi amane akunjoya agogo asakudziwa. ofunika achoke onsewa tiyike achinyamata amagazi osati atulo. let’s take the whole DPP out.

  7. The Don says:

    guys lets concentrate on our welfare.This wont benefit us at all

  8. MKWAPU says:

    Investors my foot
    These r criminals!

  9. Greencardless Malawian says:

    You reap what you sow. Peoples hard earned tax payers money being abusws here. God if you are the God that I know bring judgement to this situation and may only you be glorified in this nation of Malawi

  10. Ggggg says:

    Peter has a stepson and Malawi media have never written about it. this is something we should have known when Peter married Getu. mwanayu bambo ake ndani? why is he being referred to in the story as mutharika – did Peter adopt him? where does he live, what does he do? If he is in investing, does it mean he is a businessman? where are his businesses, how old is he? what’s his background? tamatambusulani nkhani izi. Brian banda potential candidate for interview uyu – tikufuna timuziwe anthu

  11. Kenkkk says:

    Yes the First Lady has a son from previous marriage. That is peter’s step son referred to.

    Back to the main topic of wrong people close to Peter meeting invisible investors at a wrong location in a private plane without our security or peter knowing anything just shows how chaotic our country is.

    Don’t be surprised, it was bushiri in the plane. Just showing those close to the president how he acquired the plane and how they can also acquire a similar one through him. They are warming to bushiri now.

    There were no discussions about investments. That would be utter foolish and stupid.

  12. cellphone says:

    Martin was suspended at Mzuni for stealing computers and accessories. What do you expect

  13. paul chiwaya says:

    this people are playing with laws of malawi ,we should do some thing.with god help.

  14. Simpleman Kawale says:

    Is That All?? So The Meeting Can Take Place Even In The Air? Ok. Stay Blessed.

  15. BOKHO says:

    Mpaka kugula ndege nthawi yomweyi zakaziwiri izi abale kuba kwache kwantundu wanji mbava inu.

  16. brian says:

    No. 10 (Jeffrey)
    Is it the duty of journalists to be hunting for albino killers? I thought this was the duty of the police? Ndiye mwaganiza mofewatu!
    brian

  17. Malawian will remain poor ,you mean it’s your first time see jet in Malawi are you still in MCP dictatorship ruler kkkkkk malawi is growing so pezani nkhani zazeru .

  18. Dapa Chimbi says:

    Martin Madalitso Nkasala, Chimwemwe Chipungu, Tadikila are abusing their privilege of being related to President Peter Mutharika. APM is not in control of his own family let alone Malawi. Which investors were these losers meeting without the knowledge of government? You are stealing tax payers money. In 2014 you had zero Tambala to your names. Today you are talking of flying around Malawian airspace with investors. Crooks and thieves. We are watching you and you shall be accountable some day.

  19. November Rain says:

    Analyst, you have eyes that see far and mind that thinks wide.
    I salute you

  20. Mkandawire says:

    Several planes come at KIA so what’s so special about this

  21. Ngwira says:

    Martin is a cool minded person and I see no news worth here shame on liars

  22. Za ziiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. john phiri says:

    This jet belongs to Peter. I have all the info

  24. Jahan says:

    Um….. And the NEWS being what….? That Malawi stood still while the NIB was looking for APM’s friking step son? Nxaaah.!

  25. Alungwan says:

    Mwana Iwe ndegetu imapha

  26. Mphwiyo says:

    yathu ya nsanje ija a Malawi. Talking too much for nothing. How many planes come pa KIA and who rides and who drops out? Should that really be news. Useless. Find a life of your own

  27. KKKK says:

    Atopa nayo ntchito

  28. KKKK says:

    THE PRESIDENT OF MALAWI TRYING TO BUY A PLANE… SENDS HIS SON IN LAW TO TEST FLIGHT IT.HOW COME THE WHOLE ARMY NOT SEEING THE JET ON THEIR RADAR.. MALAWI MPAKA KUTELA PA AIRPORT..HAHAHAH JOKING RIGHT..
    BINGU WHEN HE WANTED THE MAYBACH HE SENT HIS SON TO GO SEE IT NOW PETER TOO SENDING HIS SON IN-LAW.

  29. 64332 says:

    Im reading this story over and over again but i cant find any news in it. The news to me is that peter mutharika has a step son.

  30. Nachika says:

    Nthawi yanu, koma zonse ndi zakutha.

  31. WADYERA MATAKO AKAMBUKU says:

    step son of the president of republic of Malawi testing presidential jet which his step father wants to buy….open up your eyes a Malawi

  32. Kondi Jeffrey says:

    Kodi mumakonda kukokomeza nkhani za zii bwanji? Inu simunapatsidwepo ka ride mu galimoto la anzanu? Tsono because it’s a plane ndiye ikhale abduction? Basi chifukwa mulibe anzanu a ndege ndiye ena akakwera ndege ya anzawo inu mpaka kutota? Go hunt for the albino killers not this nonsese. You wasted my time reading this trash.

  33. goli says:

    Step son? you mean he is first ladys son? clarify pliz.

  34. Track says:

    Nkhani simunaphike bwino imeneyi. another stupid mapwevupwevu boy. ma private jet avuta pamalawi

  35. The Analyst says:

    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O
    Microsoft acquisitions perhaps, but what kind of business (from Malawi) warrants a discussion in the air?
    . . . Surely, some business which the people involved, would not want the rest to know or hear about!
    Shall we not be reported to clergymen/woman for a curse or two, for being slanderous social media users when we begin to suspect? that these “investors” are not in for a good cause?
    . . . The leniency and the we-dont-care attitude on albino-bone hunters, perhaps?
    ………………………………………………………………………
    Professorial perhaps, but what wisdom does it make for APM’s inititial response to be asking Dausi (NIB)?
    . . . So . . .
    . . . Dausi is now the all-knowing?
    . . . Instead of concentrating on national issues, all that Dausi and his NIB do, is keep track hence watch over and thus know the whereabouts of APM’s family?; including borrowed sons and, by association; daughters-in-law?
    ………………………………………………………………………..
    . . . Now . . .
    Given this revelation about NIB’s duties and priorities, is anyone anymore surprised that . . .
    . . . there is no meaningful arrests on ultimate masterminds/beneficiaries of albino killings?
    . . . there is no lead to Issa Njauju’s assailants? and;
    . . . where some footsteps were found (i.e. that nabbed policeman, and man with Njauju’s cellphone); there is no political or whatever will to follow the footsteps’ trail?

    Ine nde am not surprised.

    “When the godly are in authority, people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power, people mourn.” – Proverbs 29:2
    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O

  36. friend of Martin says:

    Musiyeni mzanga anyaudeko

  37. zipangani ndye mwat mpaka lero ndenge zkumangoziterera ma airport athu mwachisawawa ngat ndi pa ground la mpira? anthu ake osawadziwa? where were the airport officials by this time and what is the mechanism put in place to secure malawi to those enornemous landers?

  38. Chingaipe says:

    Chibwana cha nchombo lendeeee

  39. mjiba says:

    Power corrupts. You know what you are doing is dubious and yet you go ahead and take pictures and post on public forums in the thick of dubious things. ha ha ha fools hardly learn, call it the dumbness of unexpected power. Prepare to account one day when the sun will set.

  40. Roza Muroma says:

    Kodi Tadikilayo ndimwana wandani, simwati ndi step son bii?
    Kumamaliza nkhani. Sionse amene akuwerenga nkhaniyi akudziwa zomwe inuyo wolemba mukudziwa. Journalism man.

  41. mmalo mothandiza kuthetsa upandu pa anapweri basi muli busy kulondera ziledzelere zomwe zikuononga ndalama za misonkho yathu, anthu oipa inu

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