Malawi minister Henry Mussa denies corruption allegations: Pleads innocence over K577bn cashgate

Minister of Labour and man power Development, Henry Mussa, has exonorated himself from K577billion cashgate link after  release of  forensic audit conducted by RSM Risk Assurance LLP of the UK covering 2009 to 2014 .

Henry Mussa: My conscious is clear

Henry Mussa: My conscious is clear

Mussa was reacting to reports going viral in both print and electronic media alleging that seven cabinet Ministers are believed to have played part in the looting.

In an interview with Nyasa Times,  Mussa pleaded innocence, saying he was never involved in looting of public purse.

“It is a joke, and my conscious is clear that you may recall that I was not a cabinet minister from 2009 till 2011 when I bounced back as Minister of Local Government where I served for only 8 months and then Bingu (Wa Mutharika) died so that clearly shows that I was not part of the scheme,” said Mussa.

Mussa , who is also government chief whip in parliament, has been fingured to be one of the seven ministers  said to be  implicated in the 13 files of audit in the grand corruption.

He strongly denied the allegation.

“My only simple message to my political detractors is that they should go to hell and rot there,” he said.

The Auditor General (AG) as come under pressure to provide Parliament with concrete details other than the report by the United Kingdom forensic audit firm, RSM Risk Assurance LLP, which has been presented to the House, but only states that 50 case files have been submitted to criminal investigation bodies for action.

According to the report, the audit found that K83.5 billion of the K236 billion which could not be accounted for was paid to 44 companies from the sample of 50 which the auditors selected to analyse.

The audit also found that billions were lost in overpayment of goods and services, duplicate payments and overpayment on shipping to wrong locations.

The criminal activities were particularly rife in the country’s security arms, Malawi Police Service (MPS) and Malawi Defence Force (MDF) where contracts were awarded to businesses controlled by one individual.

Initially, the amount suspected to have not been accounted for was pegged at K577 billion, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) data analysis released in May 2015.

However, the forensic audit established, through its testing of the system and controls, that the unreconciled funds could be in the region of K236 billion.

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Najere Chitekwe
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Najere Chitekwe
2 months 15 days ago

Jacob Zuma said the same about Nkandla ‘My hands are clean’ but courts found him guilty

concerned citizen
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concerned citizen
2 months 15 days ago

Lets call a spade a spade. Those ministers implicated in the findings should just be revealed to the nation. They should resign to pave way for investigations until proved innocent or guilty. They are not above the law.

Bontholi
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Bontholi
2 months 15 days ago

I think he should have said “my conscious is guiltless” kkkkk! But anyway, Malawi cashgate scandal simatengera ma minister okha okha. There is a stubborn possibility that Mussa can be a culprit, considering his political connection and influence. He did it with his insurance company, he did it with his family members. He is a crook! A Mussa tikukuziwani…..khalani chete chabe mwe……we will see who will rot in hell. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Ine Mwilichane.

sabata
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sabata
2 months 15 days ago

Some people think this country belong to them why allowing such huge sum of money vanish through thin air. No wonder this country is still poor.

Vyamtonda
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2 months 15 days ago

Just resign to pave way for investigations pple ve died in hospitals coz of these issues

chief activist
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2 months 16 days ago

SO MUCH AS IMPLICATIONS ARE THERE ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,WHAT WE NEEED …………..IS A FULL LIST OF THE NAMES……..IN FACT T COULD NOT BE THE MINSTRES ONLY BUT OTHER SENIOR GOVT OFFICIALS INCLUDING MUSSA HIMSELF……..

kkilembe
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kkilembe
2 months 15 days ago

Lets us consider Mussa innocent until proven guilty. Where is the evidence linking him. I dont like Mussa(he grabbed my girlfriend) but at the same time I think we should give him the benefit of doubt about his innocence otherwise we will become a lawless country.

Mwanache B
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Mwanache B
2 months 14 days ago

He didn’t grab your girlfriend but you sold ur girlfriend to him. He paid you handsomely

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