Malawi Ministers named in list of cashgate shame: Chaponda, Mussa, Goodall

A write-up believed to be authored by President Peter Mutharika’s close relation, Chimwemwe Kajawa which has gone viral on social media and messenger sharing apps has revealed the involvement of the rotten ministers in a K233 billion (about $330million) grand corruption scam.

Finance Minister Gondwe:Implicated

Finance Minister Gondwe:Implicated

Henry Mussa: Named

Henry Mussa: Named

Chaponda: Still being linked in cashgate

Chaponda: Still being linked in cashgate

The revelations come after President Mutharika recently challenged opposition lawmaker Kamlepo Kalua, who is vice chairperson of the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee to name and shame the corrupt ministers.

“Ministers that seems to featuring  this jigsaw puzzle are Henry Mussa through Eagle Insurance Company which created bogus premiums and George Chaponda whose wife Dr Chaponda dealt directly withdraw Mai Sadiq of Mzuzu who is a Director at HTD Ltd and went away with 108 billion  [sic ],” reads the information.

Mussa is Minister of Labour while Chaponda is minister of agriculture and irrigation as well as ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice president.

Chaponda, who was also named by a lawmaker in parliament that he is a cashgate suspect,  is also said to have facilitated ‘cashgate’  through Azza Chaudry trading as SANA Builders and Hardware and SANA Cash and Carry at the police ordinance (quarter master) where the  expected uniforms and equipment “were only recorded on paper but nothing was supplied.”

The revelations also link Finance and Economic Planning Minister Goodall Gondwe, saying “he had a hand in RYCA General Trading and AUGIES General Dealers where 200 million was siphoned.”

It further reveals that “National Bus Company and SOFTLINKS System Suppliers plus Green Rose General Suppliers wads put of the cashgatewhen and there is irrefutable evidence.”

President Mutharika is under fire from the opposition lawmakers for shielding the rotten ministers but vehemently rejected the accusation, claiming he did not know names of the implicated ministers.

However, the write-up  claims “ the role of ministers in this looting is known by Mutharika some of the traders like J Brown International Co hagred dealers, Kalana Hardware used these names to fast track the payments of goods which were not supplied. “

According to the write-up, President Mutharika “is very unlikely” to unleash a whip to his cronies.

It states: “Mutharika is now being blackmailed by all cabinet ministers involved and this has affected his health.”

However, Auditor General Stephenson Kamphasa recently succumbed to political pressure to change tune to say no minister is implicated.

“Let me make it clear that there is no minister being implicated or involved in any case or indeed the so-called seven case files. According to the report, it says there is need for further investigations for all case files. These case files are for businesses not linked to any minister of government officer,” Kamphasa said.

“I therefore, would like to distance myself from the issue of cabinet ministers being implicated or involved as there is no evidence unless those who say so have other evidence that I do not have,” he said.

But government insiders say the business firms being mentioned are named in the report copied from the previous forensic audit and no fresh information is gathered as the accusations are those that mostly they were cleared of any wrong doing in cashgate related case.

However, the country’s graft bursting body Anti-Corruption Bureau’s spokesperson Egrita Ndala told local radio: “We can’t give an outright answer on whether seven serving cabinet ministers are implicated in the K233 billion cashgate scandals.”

She, however, said that the bureau is doing a thorough analysis of the 13 case files in its custody to determine pursuable cases.

Besides the current corruption scandal, Malawi is yet to recover from another scam called Cashgate, in which at least $32m of Malawian state funds was stolen by government officials in just six months between April and October 2013.

Outgoing British High Commissioner to Malawi, Michael Nevin, also bemoaned the higher levels of corruption in Malawi, exacerbated by a culture of impunity.

He told a local paper that the country’s rule of law could be permanently undermined by failure to bring to book those who break the law.

“The cancer of corruption is the most dangerous element that can undermine Malawi’s instability,” Nevin said, adding, “Corruption, fraud are not sufficiently challenged.”

And during  a public political rally this week, President Mutharika conceded that corruption is worsening in the country.

“We cannot go on like this. This country will go down… we must change our moral profile,” said Mutharika.

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47 thoughts on “Malawi Ministers named in list of cashgate shame: Chaponda, Mussa, Goodall”

  1. Vyaluta says:

    Mfiti nkhope ngati achule pple are dying in hospitals coz of u and Bakili resign now now

  2. Demons says:

    This is another failed African state which is not sure what it means to govern.Muthalika grew up in USA,he has no idea what it means to be poor and patriotic talk less of love.Such a human being is inhumane and directionless in dealing with matters of national interest.After Ngwazi even though he was autocratic and abated capitalism but he new what he stood for unlike these carcasses that only dream of looting

  3. be humane says:

    Nyasatimes Woyeeeeeeeeeeee. nonse amene mukuganiza kuti Chkwera can rule Malawi mungozivuta. 22 years in opposition chipani chimenecho? This is a Chewa clan party only on central region ndiye chingawine? Mudziyenda a chewa mumapusitsika mukamaona kuti central region ndi MCP mukumaona ngati dziko lonse ndi lanu. No support in other regions muwina bwanji? Olo mudane ndi alomwe inunso ndi achewa mumavotera mchewa nzanu, alomwe amavotera mlowe mzao atumbuka ndale anasiya samadziwa chimene amafuna

    1. Unravel says:

      You calling yourself “Be Human”, you need to be educated here with some facts. First, stop being tribalistic and regionalistic when making political comments. Secondly, MCP is not a Chewa party, it was not started by Chewa people, and its first leaders were not of Chewa origin.

      The party started as Nyasaland African Congress (NAC) in 1944. The first president was Levi Zililo Mumba who was not a Chewa. Most of its leaders originated from the north and not the centre. Kamuzu, a Chewa from Kasungu, was called to lead the party especially because of his exposure to the Western countries and it was regarded that it was easier for him to challenge the British colonialists. Most of his cabinet members in independent Malawi came from either the southern region or the northern region. People from these two regions were more politically informed than their counterparts in central Malawi. There are a lot of names as examples of strong MCP leaders that I can remind you of if you were not yet born that originated from the south and the north.

      Thirdly, and lastly, the Chewa people do not occupy only the central region. So it is not true that central region equals Chewa people. Actually, we have the Yao in Salima and Dedza, the Ngoni in Ntcheu, Dedza and Mchinji, the Tonga in Nkhotakota, and the Nsenga in Mchinji. All these districts are in the central region and all these ethnic groups vote for MCP and they are not all Chewa.

      In addition, the Chewa are found in all the regions of Malawi beginning with Karonga (T.A. Karonga is Chewa just as T.A. Kalonga of Salima is. The Kalonga name is a Chewa name; that is why the Chewa king is Kalonga Gawa Undi); Nkhata Bay (all Phiris and Bandas have their roots in the only two Chewa clans that trekked from Zaire and they are in abundance in Nkhata Bay), Likoma, the whole of central region, Balaka, Mangochi (Chimwala, Nankumba and Makanjira – these are linked to Mwase of Kasungu); Machinga (Chinsewu); Blantyre (Chileka, Chigalu, Kunthembwe, etc); Thyolo (TA Nsabwe, Chimaliro); Chikwawa (TA Lundu is the Chewa paramount chief in the whole of Malawi); Nsanje (Tengani, Nyamula, Njovu, Chimombo, etc).

      I have just picked a few facts for you and few examples. Now you can see that tribalism does not pay. You could be speaking against yourself or your cousins somewhere. You can also see that there is no relationship between MCP and any ethnic group. If it was a Chewa party, then the Chewa people are very good because they also support other parties leaving their own. They vote by conviction. Then they are national builders. We can learn a lot from them rather than castigate them. Let us be one Malawi, one nation. We are one through intermarriages, religious affiliations and cultural commonalities. Let us avoid deliberate ignorance and then allow politics to define us.

      End of lesson.

    2. Citizen says:

      No relevance at all to the story/article. Useless person.

  4. Ameen Yunus Sanud says:

    Sad to see my country vandalized during the day

  5. Nkhulandi says:

    Now that the names are out, we expect nothing apart from this OLD Muthalika acting on the matter, the way Joyce Banda did with Kasambara

  6. Benjones says:

    We already know about it what is new and the names of the other 4 ministers.don’t give us half cooked story.we Malawian may be slow but we are interested.

  7. Malawi says:

    Ai Sadiq of Mzuzu. Tell us more. Amenewa ndani. Ndalama zachuluka izi. Kudya kwacke kwantudu wanji munthu mmodzi uphawai uchululkirenji pa Malawi. Muli ndi mzimu kapena thupi lokha

  8. chilungamo chimawawa says:

    government of thieves

  9. be humane says:

    I know some people don’t know what is happening in Malawi. Kukondwellera kuti mayina atuluka? Izi zinatuluku kale mayina amenewa alipo kale nkhani iri pano ndi yoti otsalawo atchulidwe ngakhale Kamlepo alibe. Chonde musalowetsepo za Chakwera ajanso nde mmmmmmm mungowanyozetsapo pachabe ngati akulephera kuyendetsa chipani angathe kuyendetsa dziko? Munthu wamkulu kukajoina ana a sukulu demonstration leader of opposition ameneyo? Aphunzire kwa Tembo

    1. Be straight to a point, you “be humane”. Chakwera is not mentioned in this group of thieves and what you should know is that it is this stolen money which is influencing descent in MCP because thieves are buying would be strong MCP members to revolt

    2. Nkuluzado says:

      Kape wachabechabe iwe you don’t know the only hope of Malawi is Chakwera – 2019 kuchedwa the true patriotic leader is coming DRRRRRR LAZARUSSSSSSSSSSSSS CHAKWERAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! Chipani akusokoneza ndi DPP corrupt dumwits but they will fail miserably

    3. Citizen says:

      You are very inhuman. Why drag the name of Chakwera into this story? Iwedi ndiwe munthu wozerekezeka. Ulibe nfundo. Just shut up and continue licking the ass of your cronies

  10. Nyima says:

    Amene mukusekelera kuti izi ndi zowona,where are the other four ministers,we heard from the same kamulepo that,there are 7,give us the rest of the names so that we trust your sources

  11. Namame says:

    Kamlepo Kalua woyee, chwee mwana chwee!!! Kamlepo yemweyo kuti wa wa wa
    Kamlepo appointed minister without portfolio

  12. Apao Kugola says:

    Since Kamuzu days, I have always believed Kamlepo. The guy fights fervently without fear or favour. No matter how the DPP government may try to silence him, some day the whole nation will wake up and realise that it’s only Kamlepo Kalua who is the true patriot in Malawi. DPP leadership is weakening the party by shielding these big thieves. Fearing that the party will be shaken if they remove the thieves from ministerial positions is true sign of lack of wisdom. There are so many good, hardworking and honest followers in DPP who love this ruling party and who are ready to serve the party and Malawi as a nation at large. it is the myopia of the party leadership that is weakening it. And this shameful and scandalous cash gate thing is slowly and surely becoming costly for the DPP. DPP will continue to ignore Kamlepo Kalua’s voice at its own peril.

    Naiche, nambo mbite soni.

    By the way, nonse a polisi ndi ma magistrate amwano should seek uphungu wabwino from the Samurai. Chamba chikuphani pa tauni pano.

    The Fearless Samurai
    (Jwampiriu)

  13. Winston Msowoya says:

    To my fellow Hinya G.Gondwe,live this corruption business to Lomwes and Chewas,they are highly trained on that!!

    1. Central says:

      Don’t see any reason of bringing in tribes (Chewas and Tumbukas) here? Awanso awa………………………………!! Mxiiiiiiiiiii!!

    2. Cash Gate says:

      I think, you are not sereous

  14. thumbwe man says:

    Kodi uyu anali treasury secretary yu nanga? Nanga makope and pens from the east ikukhudza ndani? Mmaesa ndiya joint? Late Bingu and Peter ,where billions were siphoned too in the report? Hi Yosefe Mwananveka, mwaswela bwanji?

  15. Kanthu Ako! says:

    What is new here?

    These are the names that have been going round.

    And what has been written here does not make any sense.

    Very surprising some dimwits are commenting excitedly for what?

  16. The Patriot says:

    The namew are finally out, ACT now Mr President!!!

  17. Kokani says:

    Ztsiru zimati mulungu kulibe taonani zitsiru izi zimati sitiziwa maina a nduna zonunkha ndikuba 24hours Kamlepo azitchule koma zitsiru izi kubetsa vote poyera yera kuwapatsa bwana Chakwera siizi lero nkumati eeee nzoona corruption yavuta kumalawi povomerera pake Ntcheu koma zitsiru izi abale. Chakwera ndi anti-corruption drive kaya inu mukusiya kaconvoy ako ndimaso akuwona. Yalulani anthu inu ndiye ndimati ndibwino mumangane nokhanokha panopa otherwise tikadzamanga ife mulimumavuto aphweeeeee agalu inu. Iwe Goodall wachititsa manyazi atumbuka bwanji.

    1. Semani says:

      Did you Vote DPP 2014 ? Those who did it will do so again

  18. be humane says:

    hahahahahahahahah its the same old story of Goodall, Chaponda and Musa. If the writer is honest where are the other 4 people? If the writer has true information we want to know the other 4 ministers. That shows lack of information and the article is writeen based on already available romours. Let the writer include the other 4 ministers to complete the list of 7

    1. Daniel Phiri says:

      Bwana be humane…the following are the seven ministers: Henry Mussa, George Chaponda, Goodall Gondwe, Mwanamveka, Bright Msaka, Patricia Kaliati and Nankhumwa

  19. Huuuwiii a Chaponda says:

    A Chaponda timadziwa nkale kuti ngakuba. Even the name itself says it all, kuponda means fraudulently acquiring someone’s property.

    Koma wadada Gondwe ndi amene watidzidzimutsa kuti uh oh.

  20. maganizo wa maganizo says:

    Kalua is playing hide and seek game.He is trying his best to cook stories inorder to tarnish the image of the president.anybody with five senses can not believe this story.What is the problem with Kalua if he mentions the names of the so called ministers.What is he afraid of.I remember he used to do the same during UDf regime and he used to be silenced by being given money.Please Mr kalua,the government has no money and you are just wasting your time instead of playing bawo as you used to do.

  21. Cashgate1 says:

    When forced Leave only applies to MERA and MEC officials, what do you say. In case of MEC & MERA, just like the 7 rotten ministers they are all believed to have taken part in some sort of rooting the finances, yet in one environment they leadership there thought of doing the right thing. What’s wrong with the other leadership on the govt part?

  22. Gerard mapanga Phiri says:

    I said Kamlepo is not mad. Don’t say a person is mentally sick when he talks nothing but the truth. Montana and his highly educated friends said in my comment lacks some substance of education, now who got quotas education? Late not attack each other when comment just criticise. We just need better Malawi all of us

  23. VYOTO says:

    IT IS ONLY THIEVES WHO NEVER BELIEVED IN KAMLEPO’S OUTBURSTS ON THE CASE FILES FOR THE SEVEN ROTTEN MINISTERS . TO SOME OF US , IT WAS AN OPEN SECRET THAT SOME MINISTERS IN THE PROFESSOR PRESIDENT’S DPP LED GOVERNMENT SUCH AS ONE HENRY MUSSA HAVE NEVER BEEN INVOLVED IN KATAPILA BUSINESS, YES, BUT THEY HAVE ALWAYS HAD TENDENCY OF FLIRTING WITH GOVERNMENT AS THE MAIN CUSTOMER JUST LIKE LUTEPO WHO WAS SENT TO PRISON.IF ONE IS INTELLIGENT ENOUGH, ONE WILL APPRECIATE THE RISK SURROUNDING EASY BUSINESSES WITH GOVERNMENT.

    WITH THESE REVELATIONS SLOWLY COMING TO THE PUBLIC DOMAIN, SUSPICIONS ON THE MANNER IN WHICH THE PROFESSOR PRESIDENT HAS HANDLED THIS CASH GATE CASE WILL ESCALATE TO HIGHER AND HIGHER LEVELS.PETER MUTHALIKA IS SLOWLY LOSING INTEGRITY. “KUPYA MTIMA KWA PETER MUTHALIKA ANAWONESA KU SALIMA KUJA….NONSENSE….NONSENSE AND THE FOLLOW UP REACTIONS BY MADAM KALIATI AND DPP GOVERNOR FOR THE SOUTH, MCHACHA INFORMED MOST OF US THAT THERE IS SOMETHING THAT THE PRESIDENT AND DPP ARE TRYING TO HIDE.THEN THE ADMISSION BY THE PRESIDENT ABOUT INCREASED LEVELS OF CORRUPTION IN NTCHEU TWO DAYS AGO IS LIKE ADMITTING THAT CORRUPTION EXISTS NOT ONLY AMONG HIS MINISTERS BUT IN GOVERNMENT AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN GENERAL.

    MALAWIANS OF GOOD ARE EAGERLY WAITING FOR THE ACB AND PRESIDENTS ACTION ON THE CASE FILES FOR THE SEVEN ROTTEN MINISTERS.LET THE LAWS THAT WERE APPLIED ON LUTEPO,FORMER SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT AND CABINET MINISTER SAM MPASU, FORMER MINISTER YUSUF MWAWA,JOHN CHIKAKWIWA AND OTHERS EQUALLY APPLY TO GOODALL GONDWE, HENRY MUSSA, GEORGE CHAPONDA, MWANAMVEKA, MSAKA.

  24. maganizo wa maganizo says:

    this is cooked up information

    1. Mulophwana Mulupale says:

      @ Cadet maganizo wa maganizo. Zakuphulikiratu waziona. Kaya tiona mmene zithere. Joyce Banda was man enough to fire rotten ministers but look at your joker?. He cant grow balls to do what a woman did. Pathetic

  25. Achimwene says:

    People of Malawi, you see what is coming up now..Hehehehehe. Onse amene amafunira anzao zoipa apita. The government is so blind to see what is happening in Malawi. Anthu a serious ndi dziko lathu ndi amene akuchotsedwa nchito with no reasons eg. General Maulana omwe alibe nonsense ndi corruption. Simunati ena alipobe. Bwereraniko ku MDF. I really cry for my country – Malawi.

  26. sabata says:

    Thats 4 where is the other 3. You guys are lying kikikikiki

  27. Cash Gate says:

    VERY SAD,!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Malawi says:

    The list goes on. Sam Madula should also be included on the cash-gate list. He has amassed millions of Dollars while working with Msaka, and he is the reason why the Bingu National Stadium is failing to open. ACB, take a close look on Madula. I rest my case.

    1. Emeneka says:

      Hahahaha bambo opanda nzeru inu Bingu National Stadium wont open because there is no sewer line connecting to the Gateway constructed main sewer line. Kodi Madulayo wabwera liti ku Ministry kwathu. Ife we are happy with him ndipo we did not know kuti mmboma muli ma PS opanda nkhanza and anzeru ngati Madula. However if you know where he is keeping his millions chonde tell the police amangidwe otherwise totani mwaufulu msiyeni PS wathu he has shown us what a proper PS can do to motivate his staff

      Kikiki kapenatu anakuchindirani akazianu poti amayenda onvulabvula.

  29. Chalo says:

    Ndizenezitu tayankhani a Kaliati. I was wondering all along why Goodall does not want to leave office despite his health taking its toll. He is afraid of these scandals obviously. Shame Mr. Economist In Charge!

  30. Repented Grace Chiumia says:

    I think JB was right. She said she is the only sitting president to come out and fight corruption head on without fear of losing elections……”its a breakthrough to have government officials arrested in her government because of swindling govt funds”…she used to say.

    Rotten apples in the current govt are enjoying freedom of everybody else. Actually Malawians not Kamulepo as the president chose to believe want seven ministers involved in grand corruption to be prosecuted. Kamulepo is just being louder.

  31. Jembe says:

    Dirty works of a certain primary school dropout MP

  32. Moyenda says:

    This is it, Malawi is dying natural death,not so long ago Mr President you said you will have no mercy on any ministers implicated in any form of corruption and I wonder now…… Why don’t you act about these guys as you promised????? Something is not right here.

  33. cashgate minister says:

    I listened to the Mr Kamphasa when he was refuting knowledge of names of cashgate ministers. Even a brute would have understood that the AG was lying given the lack of his usual eloquence and composure. Corruption is the dirty that lives long on the your image. We now have whistle blowers at almost every corner and this means you can run but you can’t hide.

  34. Mpandadzina says:

    You can run but you cant hide!!Late Saleta Phiri sang a song : Palibe Chinsinsi pa dziko la pansi zonse zizaululika.I do remember the song and was one of my favourites and hope someone will put it on the internet or is it there and I just dont check the right way!!!!!!

  35. Fearson Kadala says:

    Seven bastards!!!!

  36. Mengo says:

    Will APM deny this as well? How much will it take for APM to crack the whip?

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