DPP NEC to meet over Chaponda: Nakhumwa, Mussa possible replacement

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) politburo will meet to decide what action to take on its vice president George Chaponda who was fired as Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development as he faces investigations over Zambia maize procurement deal and staching millions of cash in his house.

Mphepo (right) with Chaponda: Change of guard

Both DPP secretary general Grezelder Jeffrey and administrative secretary Francis Mphepo  confirmed that the party National Executive Committee (NEC) will meet to consider the position of Chaponda.

“You will shortly be advised accordingly when everythings is set,” said Jeffrey.

Nyasa Times understand that the party is likely to replace Chaponda with Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Kondwani Nankhumwa who also replaced him as Leader of the House.

Another possible successor is Henry Mussa, the DPP chief whip in parliament.

Chaponda was fired in cabinet by President Peter Mutharika following a search and seize exercise conducted by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) at the minister’s office and residence.

At  Chaponda’s residence,  ACB officers seized money in excess of K160 million, which they deposited with the Reserve Bank of Malawi.

Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Samuel Tembenu has  said  the K166 million found stashed in Chaponda’s residence in Lilongwe will form part of the evidence the Anti-Corruption Bureau investigations are gathering.

Chaponda is being investigated by ACB following his suspicious dealings on the procurement of maize from Zambia.

Tembenu said Mutharika fired him from the cabinet to pave way for proper and efficient investigations.

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Don’t be funny good people. Do you see any substance in Perks Ligoya? As the name says, he has had all the perks he can have. Reserve Bank, Embassy etc. By the way, he was a dead loss at the former and you want him to be Vice President, replacing Chilima? Ntcheu, you can now see your son being rejected. Kaya ndiye zikakhala bwanji in May 2019? Well, there is always MCP.

Papa Chalo
Please Heavy weight as you discuss pass this to Mr Hon Dausi but As I said earlier on that whosoever is undertaking/shielding corruption which is currently infringing people’s souls/rights should face GOD’s wrath, I am glad to report that we can now see things happening. Congrats Nicholas Dausi for being an informant. You have said much about Dr Chakwera but forgot the following that you we supposed to talk about: (1) You have talked of Mwanza case; in which party were you (Dausi) during that murder case for you to be clean? (2) MCP used MYP in most notorious events;… Read more »

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Gugile Chiwetoh.
DPP is a party of thevies and crooks they they rigged to be in power there they are. one example from my saying is chaponda chim anga with such amount of hard cash what about a che president how much hard chash is he keeping at his house .These DPP crooks has these tendancy of keeping cash in there there houses.let me remind you the time the late wamuthalika sinior he did the same as chaaponda keeping the cash in his bedroom what kind of leader does DPP shows to the people of Malawi ? yet you support the party… Read more »

you are the one who is a crook. the issue is here, is not about DPP, Understand things Amuna. the issue here is about an individual person not an organization of people. even in a family you can have 6kids one can be thief that does not mean all the children are thieves. I understand you amuna.

Major Pen

I will need a new man to be vice president can we try Perks Ligoya

Murupale pa Thyolo

Peter did not fire Chaponda. Chaponda was being rejected wherever he wanted to take lead (In and outside Parliament). The President blatantly said his man was not in the wrong then how would he fire him. Bravo Malawians including myself for our stand on Chaponda. The President boot-licks Chaponda’s shoes. All those who were found with cash in cashgate related theives were thrown behind bars instantly. What is so special with Chaponda. He is supposed to be at Maula scribbling the walls (“Chaponda Maize was HERE”).

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