DPP hits back at JB on linking Bingu to K577bn cashgate

Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has described as unfortunate and uncalled for former president Joyce Banda claims that former head of state Bingu wa Mutharika and his party are allegedly linked to plunder of K577 billion of public resources between 2009 and 2015.

Kasaila: So far so good

Kasaila: Rejects DPP role in K577 cashgate

DPP spokesperson Francis Kasaira said his party has no connections to the alleged looting of public money, saying Banda served as State vice president at that time and she could have blown the whistle.

“She should be reflecting on how she lost the elections, miserably, coming third,” said Kasaila, a senior cabinet minister in the Peter Mutharika administration.

Banda has issued a media statement suggesting that Triza Namathanga Senzani, a former principal secretary now serving a three year jail term for plundering public money was sent by the government to implicate the former president in the scandal for political gains.

The former president claims she has information that the government wants to use people to implicate her, saying Malawians are better judges.

Banda left Malawi soon after losing the elections to Peter Mutharika and her name has come out in some cashgate cases including that of convict Oswald Lutepo and another convict Leonard Kalonga.

Kasaila said Banda is merely venting her anger with Bingu for leaving her out as a DPP presidential candidate for the 2014 general election and her subsquent booting out from the party.

Other legal minds have been asking Banda to come back home from the self imposed exile to defend herself in a court of law but law professor Edge Kanyongolo says the state has not yet laid charges against her therefore she cannot be called in court.

Kanyongolo said the only way to clear her name is through press statements until the state drags her to court.

Justice Minister Samuel Tembenu said the cashgate cases are now going into the last phase involving politicians.

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50 thoughts on “DPP hits back at JB on linking Bingu to K577bn cashgate”

  1. more $ says:

    Mzimayi uja ndiwakubadi. Komatu wina ananena kuti bwino naye wamandasi uyu.

  2. SONG says:

    Why killing Njauju who was given file involving 577billion. Fotsekeni agalu akuba inu. Nawoni anthuwa inu a German, UK, EU and Norway. These DPP want to hide. Catch them to be prosecuted and there is no immunity here.

  3. Manuel says:

    I find it unfair to blame the whole DPP for sins of afew. JB started cashgating when she was vice president(under DPP regime) and continued as president(under PP regime). Why just not pin-point her than incriminating others just because they haven’t changed parties/name of party?

  4. timba says:

    Katsaila’s defence does not hold any water.
    If DDP is clean,invite auditors. Malawians ,DDP isamaname.challenge them to invite auditors.

  5. Sangomaa says:

    Anthu oipa inu mulibe chison nd moyo wa Amayi

  6. UNECA says:

    Ine ndingoti mulungu sangakamulowetse munthu kuntendere wake kumachita kuti zonse zomwe akudya, zogonera, zovala zakuba kwabera anthu mulungu samapondereza wina alinse amene imayenera kuti ndalama imeneyi ikamupeze ngati citzen mukamubwezera pamanso pamulungu dziko lakutha ili, bingu ali kuti pano ali m’kati kufunsidwa za cashgate tinkamuchemerera kuti ndi abwana lelo sult yomwe mudamuvekayo ndiyomweyo sakusitha.

  7. Funzo says:

    Time will tell that JB is correct. How else could Bingu have built Ntata Palace?

  8. Steve Ng'omba says:

    Kodi inu tizingomva za JB daily? Osakangontuta bwanji azayankhe sizomalemba ma press statement achani. If she is clean she should just come & clear herself osati kumangolemba zibaluwa, zachamba eti! Nanunso aboma chimene mukulephera kukantenga nzimayi wakubayi ndi chani? Ndakwiya heavy

  9. Kenkkk says:

    You would think dpp would be very quick to release the forensic report on the 577bn because as it is claimed most of that money was squandered or stolen under jb govt between 2012 and 2014. Why all this delay then?

  10. Ndinunkha says:

    Joyce angobwelako kunjako bwanji? As long as she’s barking alikunjako there is nothing credible that will come out of her rantings. She should subject herself to due process face and answer to whatever charges maybe preferred against her. Our judiciary is very independent – if she’s clean she will be absolved and if she’s guilty let her face the music. Basi! In anycase she can run but will not hide. Being a former President she should know the long arm of the law can catch her wherever she will be hiding. Transborder fugitives like her are not outside the reach of the government of Malawi. The earlier she knows that the better for her.

  11. Now the time has come DPP is having sleepness night about how to defend 577 billion Kwacha they stole your days are over and all your tricks are over time has come to be exposed.

  12. Chasaila tikati Kasaila takuchepesa chifukwa ukuyankhula ngati kunja kuno Mulungu kulibe, ndipo iweyo you are eternal like God.Simunaphunzirebe kuti Kamuzu udindo unamuthera ndiife anthu bwinobwino ndiye inuyo simungatheke eeti?Kapena muthekera kutipha tonse a Malawi kuti zanuzo ziyende a Mayiwo okha ayalukepo?Mbava ndi Mbava ndipo or muchite bwanji na inuyo muzaululikabe chifukwa simufera paudindo muzachoka basi & that only little moment muzatuluka thukuta ndi mabodza anuwo.Chenjerani panopa mawa mupusa koma ndi bwino kuchita chinthu chabwino chifukwa mawalo ubwino udzakutsatira ngakhale kuti wafa umafa ndi mutendere.Tonsefe mudzikoli sitingakhale anthu opusa ndimmene dziko lapansi latsegukira munzeru (civilization).Osapusisidwa ndiza Kamuzu chonde anthu andalenu uwutu wambiri ndi mutundu wa born free ana wozindikira makolo ajawo owembera mmanja zili zonse anatha mphamvu, ndipo muthokoze edzi yinati chepetsa population.Sitikukudani andalenu koma gwirani ntchito mwachilungamo komanso mokweza miyoyo ya a Malawi mbali zonse za dziko.Choti mukumbukire mukutsogolera anthu osati zinthu/nyama ndiye be honest pamawa zikukomereni or dziko lizakulireni pazabwino muchite otherwise anthu azakondwa kuti mwapita which isnt good.Ndipo ngakhale mbiri ya dziko yimaonongeka kumaiko aanzathu.Chonde tikugwira miyendo yanu yankhulani molungama ndi kubweza chuma chilipocho kwa a Malawi sitikutayani ndithu na munthu wanzeru ayamika ndithu, koma mikangano monga mukuchitiramu ine ayi JB, nayonso ndinapeza atachita ndithu.Sono ndalama kaya waba poyamba kaya mmbuyomo yonseyi ndi ndalama ndipo ndiyofunikabe.Ndiponso nonse ndinu wolakwa mwabera anthu palibe wolungama.Politicians please help us, we common people and all MPs you are quiet just listening yet if you are really true leaders bwanji osakhala pansi together from all three regions.Inu discuss together on our behalf ndalamazi ndi zambiri kodi inuyo mukumva kukoma pamenepa?This isnt a Party issue but national matter and should involve all MPs representing the whole nation.Wake up munthu too sleepy aziba kwambiri if we are silent.MPs otherwise you are also part of that why just looking at the govt which also is under ?.Zikutipweteka ife ana athu akuvutika ntchito kulibe, ifenso misonkho bwenzi tita lemera kalekale mukutibera dzuwa likuwomba mtengo muzina la good citizen.God help Malawi.

  13. mwachaje says:

    Kodi a mbili amene tikupeleka ndemangafe tinawerenga preliminary report inatuluka ija?
    Chonde kawelengeni. Chifukwa ikuwonetsa kuti ndalama zambiri zidaonongeka pakati pa 2012 ndi 2014.
    Komanso, inu mukulankhula za zisankhonu,kodi ndi zotheka kuti chisankho chimodzi ziwine zipani zitatu eti?
    Atsogoleritu a zipani zoluza akudziwa dzifukwa zake zimene analuzira ngakhale sangabwele poyela ndikuvomereza. Inu muzingolira eni ake a maliro atapukuta misozi nkumadya nsima.
    Akanakhala kuti analuzadi akanakuuzani manambala ndi madera amene adawabela kale kale.

  14. Andrew Fatch says:

    Some of the comments about Kasaila being poor at college is a lie his father and my family had big shops in our area and alot of cattle.If he is wrong somewhere just pinpoint the problem.He has been an asset in our area hence i totally disagree with the assement of Hon Kasaila.U r FORGIVEN but do not sin again.

  15. MaKopa says:

    Shame DPP Peter is the biggest beneficially of cash gate, how can we stop Cash gate

  16. Balamanthu says:

    JB lost elections and came third because THE MIGHTY DPP STOLE ELECTIONS WHICH SOMEBODY CURRENTLY OCCUPYING A HIGH OFFICE HELPED YOU STEAL.THE FACT IS, THERE WAS AND STILL IS SERIOUS CASHGATE HAPPENING IN GOVERNMENT.WHY DO PRINCIPAL SECRETARIES AND THEIR OFFICIALS CONTINUE TO PAY THEMSELVES ALLOWANCES EVERY FRIDAY?A DPP NDINU AKUBA NONSE AND JUST LOOK AT THE CABINET AND SEE WHO IS CLEAN OUT OF THE LOT.MOREOVER, KASAILA, YOU WERE ONE OF THE POOREST STUDENTS WHEN IN COLLEGE AND HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THE MASSIVE WEALTH YOU HAVE.UKAKANA NDIKUYALUSA!

  17. Che Wanimiliyoni says:

    DPP govt your are shooting yourself in the foot if you continue implicating Joyce Banda in cashgate instead of investigating the K577bn cash gate. Azungutu alibe jealous ndipo sanyengerera munthu. If the azungu’s on both sides of the Atlantic suspected JB to have taken part in cashgate they would not have let her seek refugee in their countries and worse still they would have frozen her foreign bank accounts and forfeited her property. She may be their preferred choice in 2019! These azungus know for sure the K577bn cash gate will not be investigated and as such they will just hold on to their purse. The Kwacha will tumble leading to shortage of crucial imports like fuel and medicine. There will public discontent which will lead to massive public unrest as we go closer to 2019. Its only then will Joyce Banda come back and it will be too late to arrest her. And mind you she has massive support in the North and she comes from the South. Ask an ordinary voter why they voted out JB their response are incoherent.

  18. Njalayamalamuchiuno says:

    Malawians,let’s open our eyes and demand the truth not mare propaganda. Joice Banda uncovered Cashgate and called for Auditors( Foreisic Auditors) who came up with results which everyone can see( prosecutions,convictions,sentencing etc). Dpp was handed over with a Mk577 billion audit which has been hanging on the shelf for over 9 month now. This is not a small money to be put under the drawer only to mention it now that the former president has reminded on the same and other issues. What Malawians want is the truth out of these issues rather than the media war.

  19. Benjones says:

    The fact remains the fact no matter what you do or say all you politicians and so called business community have stolen money from government account no 1. How come you pepo lead a luxury life and have billons in you foreign account when Malawi is suffering economy very badly.

  20. SONG says:

    Why Dausi went to break the residence of an envoy and stole the documents involving MWK577 billion investigation why?Thieves Kasaila mwatikhumudwitsa kwambiri. Mukuyesa kuti munawina zibani.

  21. Misheck sibande kaitano says:

    NONSE NDINU MBALA.FUNSO NKUMATI BWANJI BWANJI OSAMANGISANA.MA DONORS AKUFUNA MUMANGANE EN THEN AYAMBA KUTHANDIZA

  22. Clementine says:

    Am sick with Joyce. You are still fighting with the late Bingu for what? If you are innocent why hiding? DPP govt, please you must prove your innocence by cracking big fish of cashgate. This Joyce must be questioned za ugaru tatopa nazo.

  23. levelheaded says:

    The more you castigate Bingu,the more you raise our tempers in DPP. You are always fighting the one who brought you to light. Shameful woman.

  24. mbuyankhoma says:

    Joyce Banda is another cashgate suspect. She must come and face the long arm of the law. She was plundering public money using the back door.she thought was clever, with her honorary PhD. She has therefore, blocked chances for all women aspiring for presidency in the future.pm

  25. Chief Cadet says:

    Ife a MCP tikumva kukoma PP Mk20 billions and DPP Mk577billions ma shasha akuba ,ife sitidzakumangani tidzangolanda zanu zonse ndi kugula mankhwala, kukonza misewu yonse ,kuthetsa njala ,blackouts,water problems and creating jobs for young Malawians, Vote for MCP 2019!

  26. Mtumbuka2 says:

    OK this all lies. What about issue of Christopher ligomeka

  27. Eye Witness says:

    Mukudziwana

  28. sorry DPP for their stupid defensive

  29. kukhala says:

    ANYANI KU SEKANA MATAKO. THIS IS THE POSITION OF JB & PETER MUTHARIAKA BOTH OF THEM ARE THIEVES, LOOTED GOVERNMENT FUNDS WHEN THEY WERE IN OFFICE PERIOD.

  30. Anthu akuda says:

    Chilungamo chake mchakuti; MCP imatilanda ndalama komanso kutimenya koma ubwino wake ndalama zija zimagwira ntchito zaboma. Mwachitsanzo ina mwaife tidaimba school yaulere ya Kamuzu Academy pomwe masiku ano siungayerekeze, maphunziro m’ma university anali osilirika, zipatala zimagwira bwino ntchito yake, agriculture sector inali bwino ndithu. Tingoti civil service inali yotamandika. Fast forward to 1994 yabwera multiparty ndiyetu basi UDF kungokadzulakadzula dziko moti a Muluzi mlandu woba ndalama za boma nkuika mthumba mwawo sunathe mpaka lero. Utha bwanji poti ali pa ubwenzi wa ndale ndi a Peter. Nawonso a DPP kungoti lowu m’boma basitu dzala yaviyavi mu account no1. Moti kukanaku nkungoti nankununkha sadzimva. Nayo PP idati jinkhaaa! Imvekere kodi ndalama zoyendetsera chipani tizipeza bwaaa? Basi poti nawonso anali mu DPP ma plan obera ndalama zaboma amadziwa kale. Basi amvekere iwe Mphwiyo khala apa; dzipanga ma budget obera ndalama. Now like it usually happens, dogs fight for a dead carcass Mphwiyo and others disagreed on who to take the lions share of the stolen money they ended up shooting each other. Basitu mbuto ya kalulu idakula mtadzaonani cash gate yadziwika. The biggest loser in all this is the ordinary Malawian who is overburdened with tax payments. Where corruption is rampant national development suffers. And that’s why you see beautiful personal mansions in town but without electricity, without water connection, without proper feeder roads. And that’s why you see state of the art motor vehicles on poor road network. And that’s why government systems collapsing but the ruling clique swimming in full benefits in the name of entitlements.

  31. savimbi stevovo says:

    BOZA DPP.It doesn’t make sense.lnfact you are father and founders of Cashgate

  32. Bololo says:

    DPP can not claim the high moral ground son far as cashgate is concerned. Unfortunately their fingers are deep in the pie.

  33. MaiMai says:

    No substance Mr. Minister in what you are talking save for anger BUT JB has brought in facts, and you? I don’t see any facts and we Malawians are not stupid not to know that Bingu and Peter stole lots of billions of money from Malawi. You think we are fools? We know it already…Bingu was a thief big time with Godall and now this Mathanyula too is a thief who is hiding and eating all that his bro stole. Stupid minister!

  34. Truck says:

    KUYAMBIRA BINGU ,JOYCE BANDA AND PETER NONSE NDINU ATHU A CASHGATE NDIYE CHIFUKWA CHAKE DZIKO LIKULEPHERA KUTUKUTA CHIFUKWA NDALAMA ZA BOMA ZILI MMANJA MWA CASHGATE MUKULEPHERA KUZILANDA KUOPA KUTI AKUWULULANI

  35. savimbi stevovo says:

    Ffui

  36. Prince Edward rsa says:

    Galu iwe you mean 577billion was not stolen by bingu and now is being used by pitala a chamba inu a dpp ifetu we are not for jb and we are not for dpp but the truth must be the truth.

  37. Kuthawira kunjako ndiye pagona vuto ,JB abwere ma press release adzidzapangira pa Luso TV kkkkkkkk
    Kuba sikwabwino ndithu amangwetu

  38. padoko says:

    Chingauluke, chidzatera. Mayi mwabisala pa chipande. By hiding away you have already crucified yourself. Thanks for adding weight to the fact that you stole money while you were with Bingu. You probably forgot that you were vice president then? Mwayaluka mayi

  39. Judah says:

    we want our money back whether bingu or joyce

  40. Munyalika says:

    we love jb we hate dpp

  41. The real Ujeni says:

    It is not linking but fact that in 2009 Bingu was president of Malawi. What evidence do you need Kasaila? K577bn happened under the leadership of DPP, nowhere to run just investigate like Joyce Banda did.

  42. Gerald mapanga phiri says:

    I blame DPP government by not providing her a house,security personnels and her benefits. DPP government denying Malawians opportunity to know who tells the truth. She has good reasons not coming to Malawi. To people with common sense wondering, is it dpp government serious about cashgate implications to Joice Banda? If so who fouls who?

  43. becks says:

    DPP at the helm of cashgate. There’s logic in what JB is saying. JB abwere kuno azidzatani?

  44. Bonkers says:

    Nonse muzafa imfa yowawa.

  45. Njolinjo says:

    We all know that Bingu was the biggest thief during his reign and you can not deny this. You can simply give it another name apart from cash gate.

  46. Mapwevupwevu says:

    Abiti Mtila dzibwerani kumudzi!

  47. Fuckery says:

    Mr Kasalika, stop being stupid and thinking that everyone is as stupid as you are. How pathetic of you to say what you are saying…stupid.

    Zimenezi, ziuzani anthu osazindikila. Don’t utter words that if well scrutinized will prove you are an idiot. Amongst fools if you stand up and show that you are not one of them fools you get respect from those that see the foolishness. STand up and be counted.

    Any reasonably thinking person knows what of the K577bn and this za JB anangozipezelela coz you still left the loopholes open due to the sudden turn of things.

    Ngati anaba Maiwa as PP then DPP inabetsetsa…so shut your gob and let it stay shut.
    Bastards!!

  48. Angel of Doom says:

    Kanyongolo, if you actually said what is ascribed to you in this article, If Joyce Banda has not been charged, what is she clearing her name from?

  49. Kenkkk says:

    There is a link, will always be between dpp, pp and 577bn. That can’t be denied. The only remaining issue is who did what or who stole what and how much. Whether someone stole much more or less is irrelevant, they are all thieves and abused govt money at the expense of the country’s development or its taxpayers.

  50. Victor Jumbo says:

    The truth is that both these two former leaders have let down the poor Malawians by letting the so called Cashgate Scandals happen under their watch. They were captains of the ship sailing in deep waters. Instead of steering the ship to the bay, they have made very big holes to the ship and abandoned it while it is still floating in deep waters slowly sinking down. Now the same culprits have surrounded APM not to help him but to find ways of enriching themselves and to be shielded from being exposed of wrong doing hence escape prison sentences. You know them all and no surprise corruption is rampant in government, private and public sectors including hospitals where doctors are stealing medication to sell on black markets. This is a very shameful things to do. APM, you have a very difficult job to do and do it now without fear or favour. Loot out all the bad apples before they sweet talk you. Be diligent and honest. I am watching from a far.
    Victor Jumbo

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