Rumphi East member of Parliament (People’s Party-PP) and PP third vice-president, Kamlepo Kalua on Sunday gave President Peter Mutharika 24-hour ultimatum to remove immunity of seven serving Cabinet ministers implicated in the recent cashgate forensic audit report.
Kalua, who is also Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) vice-chairperson, made the demand on Sunday Roundtable Discussion on Capital Radio.
He said Mutharika, who also gave the legislator 24-hour ultimatum last week Monday to disclose names of rotten ministers, has until Monday to act on his cronies implicated in the cashgate scandal.
“Let the President arrest them tomorrow (Monday),” said Kalua.
“This forensic audit has hit them below the belt,” said Kalua, adding “this government will not arrest the cashgate ministers.”
Kalua said the corrupt gangsters in government should not waste time in intimidating and threatening him because of his demand for justice on cashgate.
“Who are they to intimidate me these political toddlers,” said Kalua.
“I will not be intimidated at all even if they make slurs that I am into Katapaila business but I have no cashgate shame with me. These thieves should pay back money stolen from poor Malawians,” charged Kalua.
Auditor General Stephenson Kamphasa presented the audit report to Parliament in June, but the lack of detail such as names of the alleged culprits has irked some sections of society, accusing President Mutharika of shielding ministers involved.
Kamphasa said the Attorney General’s office had advised against releasing the names of individuals and businesses named in the audit report for fear of legal implications and jeopardising investigations.
Malawi Law Society (MLS) also backed the Attorney General’s position, saying releasing the names suspected of abusing funds could affect investigations.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :