‘From Looting to Kill’: Ntata’s new report on Malawi to launch Aug 18

Malawian researcher in law, anti-corruption, political governance and also a barrister of the middle temple Z. Allan Ntata has released another comprehensive report on the cash-gate scandal that has rocked the country titled ‘From a Looting t Kill’ to be launched in Lilongwe on August 18.

Ntata tells Mutharika: Debate me and let the people judge for themselvesadministration and misleading the president.

Ntata :  To release new report

Ntata told Nyasa Times in an exclusive interview in London that he will launch the report in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe during which he will also give a public lecture on the findings of the report and on “curtailing corruption” in general.

The corruption report “From a Looting to a Kill” is a follow up on his earlier report “Licence to Loot”.

“Whiles Licence to Loot looked at the corruption that occurred during th administration of Joyce Banda, ‘From a Looting to a Kill’ analyses the period covered by the (Price Waterhouse Coopers) PwC report (2009-2014),” Ntata told Nyasa Times.

“ I have had an opportunity to investigate Cashgate corruption in Malawi better and understand better how it worked, and what its cost has been over this period to the Malawian taxpayer. I also had the opportunity to review the evidence I had when I wrote Licence to Loot and clarify certain points that I made then,” he said.

“Most importantly, This new report is not just the story of what has happened during cashgate but a discussion of why cashgate happened, who were the main culprits, and what Malawians can do to influence change and justice given that the governments are failing or are uninterested in rectifying the loopholes because they benefit from them,” Ntata added.

Ntata, who is now a fierce critic of President Peter Mutharika, was legal adviser to the President’s elder brother, Bingu wa Mutharika, who ruled the country from 2004 until his death in April 2012.

President Mutharika has since labelled Ntata as a “frustrated” individual who is on a mudslinging campaign against him and his special aide Ben Phiri.

But Ntata who has challenged Mutharika to meet him any time, any place, anywhere for a head-to-head debate on corruption and governance, trashed the “frustrated” tag, saying it is Mutharika’s “amnesia”.

  • Here is part two of the interviews Thom Chiumia (TC) of Nyasa Times had with Ntata:

TC, Nyasa Times: President Mutharika calls you a frustrated failure, is he not right?

With respect to frustration, I have said this before and I will say it again: if you can show me a well-meaning Malawian that is not frustrated with the pace at which we are moving as a nation, I will show you a greedy faggot that will sing praise to the most incompetent of presidents, for personal survival.

Just like any truly patriotic Malawians, I am frustrated with APM’s leadership thus far,especially his refusal to embrace good governance given his training, profession, background and global exposure.

Frankly speaking, even in my worst nightmare, I never expected APM to prove such a disaster in such record time.

What I find very funny however, is Peter Mutharika’s amnesia. Peter Mutharika was constantly seeking my advice when we were both serving his brother.

This was the time I witnessed power plays firsthand, and saw memos of my advice disregarded, and the bad advice of DPP strongmen implemented.I still have my memos.To prove that I was not among those that misled late Bingu big time, I intend to publish those memoirs. Let’s all Malawians see what the evidence will demonstrate

TC, Nyasa Times: And claims by the President that you are ‘cooking up’ stories to turning Mutharika without any basis, what’s your take?

I have never “cooked up” any story. All stories that I comment on are always already in the public domain.

Further, as a bona fide citizen of Malawi, I am entitled to comment on matters of national interest and no-one will gag me..

TC, Nyasa Times: Last word, for now

First, I want to commend you at Nyasa Times for the great intrepid work you are doing under very trying circumstances. Secondly, I want to share a word with fellow Malawians.

Edmund Burke was very right when he said: the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

And in this regard, while we tend to point fingers at our governments for the mess Malawi continues to wallow in; we are equally to blame for creating a climate conducive to the impunity which is leading to lack of accountability, without which Malawi will continue to sink deeper in poverty, while the ill-gotten wealth of the ruling class inexplicably swells.

May God bless Malawi.

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baggio
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Ine zandale ayi koma foolbal,koma chomwe ndinganene APA ndichakuti.timphuzile
kulemekeza ulamulilo wathawiyino ,evin Bible says plz u have to respect

Alungwana
Guest

Saying that Ntata is useles is the same as saying APM is nothing but a sailer in a pothole. I mean Ntata is right becoz he has evidence that can prove the visible failures of APM. Even a kid can agree that APM is a disgrace to Malawi’s high office. There has never been a dreamless leader in the history of Malawi like APM. I therefore take Ntata as our Jack Bauer.

Hell - No!
Guest
Ntata has no credibility whatsoever. He needs to come clean on what he did during Bingu’s time. I just don’t understand those of us, Malawians, who are giving this idiot a stand. Timaiwala msanga a Malawi and this is why anthu amatinena kuti ndife dzitsiru. We don’t wish well for ourselves and we praise anthu amene just this other day amatibera, kutizunza and all that. What the hell is wrong with us? I cant fathom this BS of taking this Ntata as a legit person to be talking about that which he is highly accused of. Ndi izo munasankha nazo… Read more »
chingolopiyo
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Ntata is trying to make a name in politics. This guy failed to come to Malawi when Joyce Banda was in power and today he is being used by allies of Joyce Banda to conduct interviews and publicity. If Allan comes , she should be prepared to be jailed, not for political reason, but breaking the oath of office leaking confidential material to gain popularity. He is following the style of late . Rt. Hon.Chakufwa Chihana style. May his soul rest in Peace. He want to make noise on this online paper, but mind you Allan, we had people who… Read more »
jazila chigwenembe-Balaka
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as long as you stand for truth i will follow you.but i will need visible results.one thing am scared of is that AMP may offer you something big than that you say you denied.

Mcbeth
Guest

Useless Ntata as wel,go to hell.What a benefit r th Malawianz goin to get if all z done?

Funso
Guest

Heed the warnings. Don’t let August 18th be your last day. Launch your report remotely.

nyetse
Guest

George K, u are just right, koma iwe Mzondi ngati uli nawo mu cashgate u better shut up ur mouth, we are crying in our own nation because of useless pple who stole leadership from those who deserved it. Mind u God is watching, More Fire Allan Ntata, we are waiting for the day.

Silent Observer
Guest

Even if Ntata may have valid arguments or constructive ideas & advice, he is using a wrong approach to advance them.

Chipwadza
Guest

Ulula Mtata akhale pambalanganda,wayiwala za m’bale wake uja amkaloza Yehova ndi chala.You’re a weapon of God but you need security from above may God keep u safe.:D

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