‘I can take down DPP’: Gloves off as Ben Chiza, Mutharika aides square up

Social and political activist Ben Chiza Mkandawire who has been in the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) fold  took off the gloves on Tuesday in his upstart challenge to the the ruling elite that he can “take down” DPP government.

Chiza Mkandawire: I can take down DPP

Chiza Mkandawire: I can take down DPP

Chiza Mkandawire  gave his hard rhetorical punch to President Peter Mutharika’s trusted aides Ben Phiri and Madalitso Martin Nkasala on social media  after he was smeared on Malawi Independent, an alleged propaganda tool of the regime.

Taking it on his Facebook timeline, Mkandawire posted: “I want to know who owns Malawi Independent, the names that have come up are those of my two friends Ben Phiri and Madalitso Martin Nkasala.

“I have confronted Nkasala to tell me who owns these Facebook pages that are character assassinating people who have disagreed with DPP and he denied knowing of it.

“So I will take his word but with a warning. I can take down DPP myself singlehandedly, I can go after Peter Mutharika so bad you will not stop me. But I have maintained my respect for the man because of our friendship. And it will stay that way.

“Your name and your brothers name continue to show up as I search for idiots writing lies and attacking innocent women I will meet you in person. Do not push me. Consider this a warning,” wrote Mkandawire.

Apparently, his spouse Manganaye Kambauwa a business lady was subject of the propaganda pages smear bordering on social woes.

A close pal to Chiza Mkandawire in Lilongwe said the regime propaganda machinery was all out to smear him over matters  dealing with deal gone sour.

But Mkandawire said there is  more than meets eye.

“This is politically motivated. There is all politics in this as we run up to 2019 presidential elections,” he said but could not elabolate.

Meanwhile, a letter leaked from First Lady Gertrude Mutharika’s charity organisation,Beautify Malawi (Beam) Trust  which indicated that while Chiza Mkandawire was working at Hamra Oil Holdings as CEO, the First Lady asked for financial assistance.

It is said that Chiza released over K20 million and money was being shared among the officials of the Trust.

The First Lady had said in the letter seen by Nyasa Times that assistance should be channelled through presidential chief economic and special adviser Dr. Collins Magalasi  vice board chairperson of the trust or Chimango Chirwa,  Mayamiko Mwinjilo, Chairperson of Finance and Fundraising Sub-Committee  or Mrs. Nazma Ismail, Board Member.

Apparently after noting that money from Hamra was being deposited in personal accounts, Chiza stopped any donations from Hamra to Beam which triggered the souring of relations with the powers that be.

Chiza Mkandawire refused to comment on the matter but said he has a what it takes to bring down the DPP government, threatening to expose the dirt in the system.

First Lady established Beam to encourage Malawians to work towards making the country cleaner and healthier.

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Chopwicho ine ndi mbale wake wa Ben alibe nyumba ku London musanamize anthu.Alibe chirichonse mbale wathuyu.Abwerera ku mangalande azikadya masoseji.Kuno atuwa koopsa.Anthu ogula nyumba siawa.

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kkkkkk.iwe Chiza…ukuvutika zedi. ungozimangirira basi….


Reading all the comments from DPP cadeto calling Ben China everything under the sun has made me change my mind and support this brave young man, Ben Chiza nndi Mtengo wazipatso. You are making him famous when Malawians are looking for a young leader don’t be surprised when he becomes the answer.

Ben Chiza I wish this guy had his own party he handles negativity well. Most people at the end of government propaganda and smear campaign run from the storm this man is able to confront it. I like his courage and it this courage that many people support and follow him. Between Ben Phiri and Chiza Malawians would vote for Chiza, he is not corrupt, I saw his interviews and listened to his debates on radios Ben Chiza Mkandawire is articulate and smarter than most Malawi politicianso. I don’t agree with him taking DPP singlehandedly but he needs to UNITE… Read more »

I knew BEAM was a corrupt machinery and I have known the first lady to be a woman who loves money, by the time DPP is out of office in 2019 BEAM accounts will be empty they are crooks stealing from unsuspecting Indians who are forced to pump money into the beam account so Ben Phiri and his brothers can shop at macys in New York. Iwe Collins Magalasi nawenso wayamba kuba?

Ben Chiza continues to be a thorn in the DPP path he is the only one who can lead a movement to remove these Lhomwes from government. I have known this man for years and all the talk about money and his woman are nothing but propaganda. Ben Chiza is probably one of the richest young Malawians only that he is smart enough to move his money, we know he bought a house in London in a very posh area, some of us who know him will support him to the end. Mwana Mtumbuka simungamuthe, DPP will cry for bringing… Read more »

This is pure comedy!
You want evidence? Osadanda. Evidence ilipo mpwechepweche. He himself knows this fact! Ngati ali nzako Ben yo, you will advise him to stop these delusions of grandour, challenge him to declare his assets and you will see the idiot has no penny to his name and can’t even afford to pay for his own cigarettes and bear.

Ben Chiza, it’s high time Malawi gets to know you for who you really are! A big liar and a thief. Guard yourselves against this man! This lifestyle that you see him posting on social media is financed by those that fall victim to his deceit. From his friends to business people, politicians and unsuspecting vulnerable women. He will weasel his way into your circle as he sets you up as his next mark. When you begin to take him as a friend he will request from you “small” favours like paying for his bills or loaning him money because… Read more »

This has just showed that Mr Mkandawire is as roten as the regime he claims is roten,kukuwa komwe ukukuwa panoku zangoonetselatu kut ukufuna chibhanzi.what kept you silent all along??

Raphael mbwenu

Ben Mkandawire ia attention seeker. Pano akuvutika ndiye akusowa pogwira. Ben ndi munthu mmodzi anali wonyoza malemu Bingu kwambiri. Analalata kwambiri pa radio ndi english yake yophwasukaphwasuka zonyoza Bingu. He is not an activist at all. Amafuna podyera koma zizikumuyendera. Ndi munthu wofuna azidya bwino yekha. Ukapepese pa manda a Bingu ndiye mwina azimu akumvera otherwise uzakhala munthu wosaika pakana kale kale. Inu amene Ben Chiza ali Mnzanu chepesani kucheza naye akuonongerani mbiri yanu. Ndi mthira kuwiri.

timve samusa

Ben Chiza ndi kamunthu kouma Mutu or Munfunse mnzake Chipangula avomereza. Wachepa. Ben Chiza sungathane ndi DPP. Iweyo unachoka ku UK utalephera sukulu kumeneko ndiye utisokose apa. Mtumbuka wopanda ntchito iwe. Ntchito inakukanika ndiye ukusowa pogwira. Our President alibe nawe ntchito uziwe zimenezo lero. Join UDF yotha ngati makatani. Iwe si Activist olo ndi dontho lomwe. You know nothing apart from kusewera bawo. Umayesa pa Malawi ndi pocheza ukuimva kutentha tsono. Bola ukanangokhala ku mangalande at least unali bwino. Ndale ndikanyama koipa Mkasa anaimba dero.

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