DPP’s militant Ngalande tussles with BT City CEO over money

Former Director of Youth in the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), who is also Councillor for Chigumula Ward in the city of Blantyre, Lewis Ngalande, is not new to controversy.

Ngalande: Untouchable

Ngalande: Untouchable

It seems controversy and him have been bedfellows for a long time. He was the terror-in-chief and trusted Youth Director in the heydays of Bingu wa Mutharika, when the departed DPP godfather had fallen out with his then Vice President, Joyce Banda.

He is famous for manhandling former Member of Parliament for Thyolo North, Anitta Kalinde at Chileka Airport when the MP had gone to welcome Bingu from a foreign assignment, apparently for showing allegiance to the then estranged Vice President.

It was during Ngalande’s time as DPP Youth Director that the party’s youth cadets were accused of systematic violence and intimidation of political opponents. He was the mastermind of the infamous July 19 panga-brandishing campaign to intimidate would be July 20 demonstrators.

It was his time as the youth boss that government critics such as Rafik Hajat and Reverend Richard Sembereka had their offices and house respectively torched by what is generally believed to be DPP cadets.

In fact, Ngalande was one of the accused people were allegedly took part in the murder of the Polytechnic student, Robert Chasowa.

Now that he has been elected councillor, it seems Ngalande has graduated to another level and has taken his militant brand of brinkmanship on to a higher plane – the offices of the Blantyre City Council. He is currently in a bitter duel over allowances with the Blantyre City Council.

According to Nyasa Times sources who opted for anonymity, Ngalande together with his friend and fellow councillor for Bangwe Ward, Josephy Makwinja, went to Lilongwe last week on a private business trip where they made merry and accumulated a huge bill at Lingazi Inn, in food and accommodation.

“The two councillors claimed they were lodging at Lingadzi Inn with the blessings of the Blantyre City Council. The bills accumulated to over K300,000.00. When Lingadzi Inn contacted Blantyre City Council, they refused any responsibility.

“Chief Executive Officer for Blantyre City Council, Alfred Chanza refused any responsibility for the councillors’ trip to Lilongwe because it was private and that it was not in line with their entitlements as councillors. They were told that the council was not mandated to pick up the tub for private errands of councilors,” the source said.

The source said Ngalande became furious and threatened to deal with Chanza in a special way.

Said the source: “Councilor Lewis Ngalande threatened to use his political influence to effect the removal of the Blantyre City Council boss if he develops a habit of blocking him and other DPP councilors from having access to the council’s finances because, he said, him and fellow councilors fought hard for the DPP to get back in government. Right now the relationship between Ngalande and Chanza is deteriorating by the day.”

Lingadzi Inn officials confirmed the two councilors incured the bill and that they are struggling to recover the money

During the Bingu’s reign, Ngalande was also involved a fiasco over Youth Enterprise Development Fund (Yedef) loans. He used three students to access about K2 million loans from the fund, a development that was described by the fund director Harrison Mandindi as illegal.

Investigations revealed that Ngalande used two young men and a woman in Blantyre to access the second tranche of Yedef loans whose beneficiaries were published in the press in October last year.

He used Brian Kaunda; a student at Malawi College of Accountancy (MCA); Doris Mangazi, another accountancy student in Blantyre and PiliraniLita who was also a student at the time of getting the loans.

Nyasa Times attempts to seek Ngalande’s comment were futile as his mobile phone was either off or went unanswered.

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60 thoughts on “DPP’s militant Ngalande tussles with BT City CEO over money”

  1. Judge Joash says:

    Ngalande ndi kagaru.Chinkhope kunyasa shaa.Chigawenga ichi chidzukulu cha satana.Nanu a Malawi, kuvotera mbola iyi zoona?

  2. Tk says:

    Salvage weniweni uyu. He does not differentiate btwn official and private. He thinks being a member of the ruling party gives him all the previlages to plunder tax payers money….see u in 2019 when ur party becomes an opposition party.

  3. Nafe Tidenso says:

    I thought Lingadzi Inn uses pro-forma invoices to transact its business because that is how proper businesses run. So why cry for pay when you carelessly allow political jesters into your rooms. Shame on you Lingadzi inn.

  4. decent citizen says:

    Panga brandishing thug Lewis Ngalande thinks that he is still in Daniel Phiri where he could get away with anything.Malawi will never amount to anything with these beer guzzlers like Ngalande who runs away from bill payments because they are connected politicians.The thug needs to be pumped with some senses.

  5. Mlomwe weniweni says:

    We employees of Blantyre city council blame the minister of Local government for sending Alfred Chanza back to the council. We have evidence that Chanza made promises to the councillors that he would take care of them better than Nandolo if he was to bounce back as CEO. Let me remind Chanza that he met Ngalande to persuade him to allow him be the CEO for Blantyre city council . The meeting of the two took place at a bar situated at green corner in Blantyre. Mr president, investigate this as this is corruption. This case is just a promise not fulfilled by Dr Chanza. Blantyre city council needs credible people. Find out from BCC employees you will learn that Dr Chanza is not their favourite.

  6. Boma! says:

    Satan weniweni

  7. mmm says:

    Wachifwamba uyu. CEO asamale, akamufunse Robert Chasowa

  8. Che BIKILONI says:

    Who is ngalande after all? Xiew!

  9. Jang'ala says:

    Hw do knw that he is a murderer. Do u hv evidence? If it is so then go 2 court, sue him 4 the wrong thing he has done against the constitution. Dnt make noise on the media plz.

  10. And sometHing amiss is that the human parts that were found near liwonde bus depot were found together with an envelope in which there were a message to ngalande telling him that the guys who were delivering the pace to him must be paid cash.and not only words as he use.

  11. The real ujeni says:

    Malawi is full of stupid people, even some comments supporting this Ngalande thug shows. What a backward third world dirty country we live in.

  12. The real ujeni says:

    His face tells a story, how do Malawians allow a thug to be a leader? This is the reason the country is pathetic, poor dirty country with no direction. Look at him? Koma zinazi amangwetu zofina zedi, you expect to develop and reduce poverty yet you allow robbers to lead.mxiiii!!!!!

  13. Malawiboy says:

    This guy is a serious problem for any credibility for Malawian politics today.
    Fire him. Make him accountable for what he has done, and pursue him legally.
    He has to be made accountable for his actions.

  14. Dikisan says:

    Ngalande, Pomwe amabadwa, mayi ake anali ndi matendanda opatsirana. Choncho tizilombo tikuyendabe mutu mwake. Tiyeni timumvetse mwanayu. Kumangopilira basi. Tizilombo tikadzafa iye adzathela pomwepo.

  15. Professor Mwanaveka-Cypress University says:

    This country will very soon become ungovernable. Mark my words. This will be as a result of clueless gangsters running this country coupled with disgruntled citizenry. Citizens of this country will become disgruntled coz of collapse of government systems including security & high unemployment rate

  16. Musiyeni akusazila akuluakulu nde kuti nawo amapanga choncho, nanga waziyamba pati, Ndalamayo ituluka basi, like father like sone syndrome, kayaa!

  17. Bob says:

    This Ngalande guy is still leaving behind time. Malawians can’t be easily intimidated. Akupanga mob justice ukapitilira. We want to see our taxes being put into good use.

  18. namchuchule says:

    Alfred Chanza is Doctor Alfred Chanza. Why don’t you put Dr before Alfred? Koma akanakhala mbwenumbwenu ndiye mukanaika Doctor? Kudzikonda atumbuka a nyasatimes mudzasiya liti?

  19. IFMIS &CREDITORS says:

    Awa ndi adani kuyambira kale.Nkhani yake idayambira pa nthawi yomwe Chanza adatchotsa ntchito Arfred Chanza ataba money pa Flee Market.Arfred Chanza ndi Mlamu wake wa mbuli Ngalande.Funsani Su Nyirenda makape inu.Ife tikudziwa kale ndipo Ngalande adanena kale kuti akangobweranso adzathana ndi Alfred Chanza.Ife sitikudabwa apa.Akufuna afiti okhaokha.Tikuwonelera yemwe agonje apa.

  20. IFMIS &CREDITORS says:

    Awa ndi adani kuyambira kale.Nkhani si ndalama apa ayi.Chanza adachotsa ntchito Alfred Chanza yemwe ali mlamu wake wa Mfiti Ngalande.Nkhani mufuna kumva zowona zenizeni futsani Su Nyirenda yemwe panthawiyi adali Secretary wa Arfred Chanza.

  21. chosatheka says:


  22. Coyson says:

    Palipose ndiosokoneza or misamuko iri palipose m’bomamu ndi mbava zomwe za DPP zi

  23. KARU UNITED says:

    Collection, ki ki ki ki ki ki.

  24. Dr Mrs Ben Phiri Mutharika says:

    DPP is a party full of gangsters in the name of Ngalande, Masa gwi, Musa , KALIATH ETC ETC. And I wonder how can a sane person vote for these gangsters into public positions to govern the state? By same token whoever voted for this government subscribes to gangster way of life like Mathanyula , Chilima , Mbendera , Kenyatta Nyirenda etc etc. In Malawi mediocrity is what we worship. How can’t Peter act on these gangsters , I don’t know? May be because he is also clueless. ANYAPAPI NONSE WAKE UP FROM SLUMBER AND GOVERN THIS COUNTRY

  25. chingwe chambuzi says:

    stupit idiot ngalande the murderer..ine ndikulodza basi..yakukwana edzi eti

  26. ZZ Junior says:

    Imagine this guy wanted to force his way into becoming mayor of the City of Blantyre. If not for the wise intervention by Peter, this guy would have been mayor. Koma pamalawi pano.

  27. Saad says:

    Davido 2

  28. Mdicai Longwe says:

    Kunali a Zimba nthawi ya a Tcheya pano nalowera kulichete. A Ngalande samalani.

  29. SAPITWA says:


  30. ndadabwa says:

    ngalande ndi galu kuyambira kalekale. ndiwakuba zedi

  31. Vyanje says:

    DPP Woyeeee…!?

  32. Big papa says:

    mbuzi iyi inakwapulaposo mafumu ndi anthu ena italephela zisankho zina mbuyomu,so Iwonder wy voted him misesa ward.

  33. mphwiyo says:

    opusa ndinu anthu a ku BT kuvotera a fool like this. You even wanted him to be your mayor paja.

  34. pyola says:

    Amalawi tafa mutu. Mpaka kuika chigawenga pa mpando. Mulungu atikhululukire. Chonchi dziko lingakwele

  35. Ngongoliwa says:


  36. Xeenoph says:

    Nde Malawi wa lero ameneyo. Anthu mungodanda osachitapo kanthu. I thot zikatele ndekuti zavutapo. Boma ili ndi mmene limayendera. Tiyeni tingopilira nalo mpaka 2024 wooooooo!!!!!

  37. Kanthu Ako!! says:

    The determination of Nyasa Times for linking anything and everything bad,is mind boggling!!

    And the number of people sitting on the sided just waiting to lap it up, is frightening!

    When are Malawians going to start thinking for themselves?

    I like the way Nyasa Times digs up the past and links it with the present, and sets up a plot for the future. Only if they did the same with useful information!!

  38. Manasepeter says:

    They usually go for DPP functions and claim allowances from the council. But Chanza has himself to blame because he has brought a bad appeasement policy to the councilors as a way of buying favours so that Nandolo should appear as a bad person just because he was against such rubbish, shame! Councillors are paid before 20th yet staff get paid on 25th, alas!

  39. Point of correction Ngalande, DPP didn’t win the presidential election but truly you rigged. I would be very glad if you say you fought hard to rig the election results.

    Ngalande you are a brute, robber & murderer. Below are reasons for calling you like this:
    1) Brute – It is because you went at the inn to enjoy yourself then why pushing the bill to be paid by BT City.
    2) Robber – Forcing BT City yo pay the bill is day time robbery & on the other hand it is forgery by lying that you went to Carry out tasks on behalf of the city
    3)Murderer – It is because you are frightening the BT City that you are going to deal with him. MPS please can you intervene if you are really qualified to curb criminal activities in the city.

    BT citizens I Blane you with 100% rate why did you vote for a criminal, brute & murderer Ngalande. It is the same citizens you voted one to be a Member of the Honourable August House who directly got involved in the brutal murdering of Robert Chasowa. Am sorry for you citizens of BT City in putting dangerous wild animals in positions that they can be robbing & killing you in day time. Munasankha nokha bulutuyo, mbavayo ndi chakumphacho. Don’t cry it is your choice. Unless if you can deny him that you didn’t vote for him but he rigged the election votes.

    Now I turn to the head of these brutal, robbers & criminals who is no other than APM himself.I question your, what type a professor you are??? Did you really attend lessons in class or it was a street type of lessons which you used in getting the paper??? This proves that you are a dangerous fellow to millions of Malawians. Why you are quiet when such people commit offences like that????? “Birds of the same feathers always flock together”. Zanazana tamva Ben Phiri kuti akutapa mowonjeza mpaka akuba anzake a DPP achita sanje kuti eeeee nzanthu akutapa zambiri kuposa a nkhalakale muchipanicho. Still uli pheeeee kumati one ndine njoka yofatsa yotsaluma mwanake ngakhale mwanayo akubaya make poyera mbeee!!!!!!!

  40. Gadabwali says:

    Fools are those who spent their whole day on a queue voting for this idiot.

  41. wika says:

    village idiot we say:correction not collection

  42. Michael says:

    Ngalande is a savage and a gangster.zoona anthu inu a Misesa voting for Ngalande?

  43. chigumula says:

    These are the fruits of voting foolish idiots into power. Did he win anyway, or it was one of the DPP handcraft of rigging?

  44. Omex70 says:

    Malawi could be a better place to live in without this notorious Ngalande.

  45. wakwatabu says:


  46. Peter Mathanyux says:

    Malawi’s version of Boko Haram is here.

  47. Collection Ngalande isn’t a councillor for Chigumula but Misesa Ward.

  48. Maphang'ombe says:

    This guy z savage i wonder if he vistited the collidors of college, but one thing i knw for sure z his dayz r numbered soon o later timuona akuisova

  49. pita muthari says:

    DPP mwayambiranso nyansi zanu zija. tikuonerani

  50. Jelbin mk says:

    That’s a problem voting thugs into power I would have said it’s your own problem in Blantyre if federation was in place but now that what Ngalande is trying to abuse is part of my taxes am compelled to call him daft and evil

  51. Edwin Mwalwen says:

    Those r w@ we call dead alive people, shame.

  52. chinkombaleza gumanyundo gowa says:

    Ngalande you are just like any employee of the council, you have to follow governing rules you are nobody in the hands of the people if you behave like that. That moneney is enough to buy drugs for council health center at Bangwe. Please stop your barbaric behaviour.

  53. ziphaliwali says:

    Well done Chanza you are indeed a man fit for your job, don’t let savages intimidate you do your job without fear. Ngalande the 40th day is comind you have done alot of dispicable things God is watching He doesn’t sleep neither does He blink. God will deal with you, He is not corrupt like the Directorate of Pity professionals (DPP). Your days are numbered if you cann’t repent you will face doom don’t say I didn’t warn you. RIP Robert Chasowa your blood will be avenged by God because He always says that revenge is the Lord’s.

  54. Dr Mbewe says:

    The person is involved in the murder of Robert Chasowa why not arrest this lunatic? . Dpp is indeed a party of evil doers, blood suckers. One day these evil deeds will catch up with dpp Devils. Palibe chosatha.

  55. Nyamkaka says:

    BT council must put their foot down. Let him pay. if he does not pay, Lingadzi Inn must sue him. What has BT City to do with personal bills/ K300 000 for what?

  56. Wa BB says:

    Zochotika kufanana ndi maonekedwe

  57. Zanga Phe Basi says:

    Analiko otero otchedwa untouchables; where r they today? God the Almighty smoked them out before they turned into villains.

    Ngalande’s days are #ed. He is on his way to meet his godfather elsewhere …. not heaven of course but elsewhere…..

  58. citizen says:

    vuto lopatsa udindo zigawenga nlimenelo

  59. kanyimbi says:

    Lingadzi Inn should just sue him. Ngalande is not DPP.

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