Malawi Police snub presidential aide Khoviwa over conman

Presidential aide Timothy Khoviwa  tried to use his position to free a friend who has been arrested on trick theft charge but has been snubbed by Police.

Khoviwa wanted conman freed

Khoviwa wanted conman freed

Lilongwe Police spokesman Kingsley Dandaula confirmed Khoviwa came to Kawale Police Station in Lilongwe after a suspect Japhet Khungwa called for him.

He said Khoviwa, who holds a powerful position of religious advisor to President Peter Mutharika, tried to secure the release of Khungwa who is accused of taking K3 million from a Blantyre based business woman.

“The apostle came and tried to mediate between the two. He suggested to the lady to allow Khungwa be released on bail so that he pays the money later but the lady refused because he took the loan through tricks a long time ago and he has been on the run since,” said Dandaula.

He said the suspect will be transferred to Blantyre where he will be brought to court.

Khoviwa confirmed having used State House vehicle and fuel to help secure freedom of a conman – his close pal.

He however said he did not want to use his State House position to influence the release.

“Japhet is my church elder so when he called I went there to see if I could mediate but the lady opposed to the bail because this issue had been dragging for long,” said Khoviwa.

He said he did not intimidate any police officer to force them free Khungwa.

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24 thoughts on “Malawi Police snub presidential aide Khoviwa over conman”

  1. No news, trying to mediate, is not an issue. some media crew amangofuna kudetsa mayina a anzawo

  2. J. Chagoma says:

    Truly there is no issue worth reporting here
    You have said that Khoviwa tried to mediate, then what’s wrong with mediation? Did he force the police to release his friend?

  3. KAMCHENDE says:

    Peter is surrounded by crooks ..sawonda anali ku prison 3 months kutuluka ali mbomabe basi, muli store from m s bank…,and many more….eish

  4. rody says:

    something is not adding up !

  5. rody says:

    to say that , in one of the comments , being ignorant and unemployed means having undesired traits is being sarcastic ! why cant u write in chichewa if u dont know english language !

    1. The Analyst says:

      Where is the sarcasm and to whom?
      So in your small world, being ignorant is something desirable? Why are people this afraid of simple truths?

      And if you could get some learning, you would easily understand that technical words are also used loosely in non-technical sense and situations. Not surprising therefore that trait/character/behaviour/habit/conduct may be used interchangeably; irrespective of nature or nurture, as origin.

      I wish that we people could argue more on tangible grounds/facts and less on non-issues!

  6. vavlov says:

    The journalist is simply highlighting the link between a conman and Khoviwa, who tried to exert his influence to have his friend released. Cant you see this? Why should a so called spiritual, or is it witch craft adviser to the president assist a conman. They must be good friends, and probably share common values, including being conmen

  7. Kadakwiza says:

    Palibe nkhani apa. A bwana Khoviwa adapita ku Polisi kukaona anzawwo Mr Khungwa. Ine sindiona bvuto ngati adapita poyendera galimoto ya boma. Palibe mulando apa.

  8. detergent says:

    Kawete mbuzi iwe nzolemba zimenezi

  9. Ojambula says:

    The analyst, I concur with you. The whole issue is blown out of proportion. The reporter is trying to create a storm in a cup of tea. Suppose Apostle Khoviwa got Khungwa’s call while on the road driving the state house vehicle, was he supposed to drop out of it and board a minbus all bkoz he was going to Police to see a friend? Was he supposed to remove the state house fel and refill the car using his money which he also earns for working at State House? In my class of Journalism at Poly, I vividly remember that it’s wise for journalist to observe the following three cornerstones of journalism ethics, objectivity, fairness and accuracy. It’s however, unfortunate that the current crop of journalists are used and abused by sources. They are easily palm oiled so that they write stories that are aimed at tarnishing somebody’s reputation and name. In my view, apapa palibe nkhani. Tsano mukufuna kuti a Khoviwa awachotse ku State House? Zankutu! Mulibe zolemba zina? Fotseki!

    1. The Analyst says:

      Very true, Ojambula
      And very logical questions; you have asked.

  10. Dennis says:

    only God will judge who is munthu wa Mulungu, opportunist are there in life

  11. MKWAPU says:

    Khoviwa dangerous criminal himself
    Am not surprised
    He is a connman . Mwina k3m deal iyi analimo
    Dpp hoeee

  12. The Analyst says:

    O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O
    It’s quite striking how the reporter is trying so hard to create an issue but truth is – there is no issue here . . .

    First, Khoviwa is friends with Khungwa and is called by Khungwa to see him and perhaps help.
    . . . what would any of you do if this happened to your friend? Would you not go see him/her in the police cell? and perhaps try to see him/her out? Khoviwa is only acting the friend he is; which is also what each and every one of us would, assuming we are normal!
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    Strange also is the mention of official vehicle and of fuel . . .
    . . . Does not a car need fuel to move about . . . ?
    . . . Are these vehicles not used for personal errands also? Or Ministers, Advisors board minibuses sometimes depending on the nature and purpose of trip? Ha! Not being honest selves!
    . . . Wrong as it is – in Malawi, official vehicles are also used for such personal affairs as kukaona zibwenzi, or abale kumudzi or kukamwa mowa, or kupita ku nyanja with family e.t.c. Thus, the whole system is wrong and Khoviwa is only party to the system.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    The only issue, if at all, any; is how Khoviwa is friends with Khungwa (a con-man) coz birds of the same feathers flock together.
    . . . But it is a non sequitur, to conclude that just because Khoviwa is friends with a con-man, then he (Khoviwa) is also a con-man. Each one of us has all kinds of friends (perpetual drunkards, habitual liars, prostitutes, casanovas, the unemployed, the ignorant) yet we are not party to any of these undesirable traits.
    . . . All that matters is on what and how much, you have a common ground.

    Otherwise, there is no issue here!
    O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O

  13. Charles says:

    Khoviwa – Apostle?? to whom? we have to watch seriously with these conmen and their ladies hanging around under the umbrela of religion. Be aware of them JESUS WARNED BEFORE, WE HAVE TO READ THE BIBLE OURSELVES AND UNDERSTAND IT. READ THE FOLLOWING VERSES “Mathew 24:5, and Mathew 24:23 – 24. These conmen and ladies are now elsewhere busy cheating in the umbrela of the name of Jesus.

  14. john phiri says:

    How can the head of state be advised by pastor Khoviwa? Kutha kwa dziko because Khoviwa is the worst man of God I have come across in my life. Mmbusa wa katapira. Koma Pitala, what kinda advice do you get from him? Mayooooooo ine

  15. Koma Khoviwayu ndi mlangizi wa presidenti amaneyu???? With such type of advisers this country can not have good leadership.

  16. Kamtedza Mwale says:

    The title is misleading a bit. You could think Khoviwa did something wrong and yet there is none.

  17. Kilowe says:

    Kodi a Khoviwa ukhuluku simunasiyebe? Mesa munamunamiza wa business ku Chilobwe (name withheld) kuti mukamugulira minibus ku Tanzania inu musanayambe za umulungu? Mutafika chamu Kasungu ndikumamunamiza kuti Minibus yachita ngozi? Later on it was discovered kuti ndalama munangodya ku Tanzania simunapite? Kumakula a Khoviwa. Mukutichititsa manyazi alomwe.

  18. Ngati munthu wa Mulungu akuyamba kuchita za chinyengo choncho nanga munthu wamba atani???????

  19. Coolio says:

    Please people be understanding…..Khoviwa is just another example of the crooked Pastor hanging in town boot licking and kissing arse.

  20. Ostrich Algorithm says:

    Is he the one who sung lemba maso mphenya ndipo uwachenutse song? Was there a cordial relationship between him and the lady? Mwina anali pachibwezi anangosempha maganizo who knows? Nanga mpaka 3 million Kwacha kungomubwereka munthu opanda kudziwana kwenikweni. Paja azimayi amene ali ndi ndalama more of them are singles and they just have casual relationships. Zili ku Blantyre ma ladies ena amakatenga anyamata/azibambo onamizila business amene makhala around pa ziboliboli, chayamba, msewu wa jack shoppers, ethiopian restaurant, peoples, immigration just to mention afew strategic position. These ladies just come to pick them up for an outing for few hours and they come back to drop them off. Some are business ladies others work in various institutions including the banks. Single ladies/moms just want chigololo. God is seeing what you are doing la forty likwana.

  21. mwanga1 says:

    We have known Khoviwa as a trickster not an Apostle. This is the reason why he is a friend of Peter Muthalika

  22. Nkhosa says:

    Zataninso m’bale Japhet. Do not leave beyond your means

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