Malawi ruling PP suspends candidate over cashgate scandal

The ruling People’s Party (PP) has suspended Letus  Senzani former Lilongwe City Central PP Parliamentary aspirant and husband to former Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Teresa Senzani, over his  wife’s role in the infamous Cashgate Scandal.

PP Deputy Director, George Zulu, said PP is a dignified Party that does not want to be associated with people involved in such type of activities.

“As a party, we don’t want to be associated with these cases. Even our President Dr Joyce Banda has said she won’t shield anybody, so we thought it wise to suspend Senzani until his wife’s case is concluded,” said Zulu.

He argued that Senzani’s continued membership in the party would reflect negatively on the party. Zulu urgued that the action taken is one way of cleaning their house.

Zulu: PP is cleaning its house

“We are cleaning our house. We do not want anyone who is involved in any questionable activities to be associated with the party. As you know we have already suspended others who were involved in the scandal and we will continue to suspend anyone involved in any questionable activities even if it is not Cashgate,” he added.

He said while under suspension Senzani is forbidden from wearing party regalia.

Teresa Senzani wife to Letus Senzani is being suspected to have influenced an instruction in her ministry to make payments in favour of her company, Visual Impact, for no service supplied or offered to the government.

Teresa Senzani has been charged with theft by public officer among other crimes and is currently on bail waiting for prosecution until investigations of her case are concluded.

Other members of the party who have been suspended over the Cashgate Scandal are Ralph Kasambara who was the party’s legal advisor and Oswald Lutepo who was the party’s Deputy Director of Recruitment

Kasambara is under police custody for allegations that he was involved in the shooting of Budget Director, Paul Mphwiyo, while Lutepo is accused of siphoning over K2.6 billion from Government coffers.

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