Mutharika’s step son, aide negotiate jet deal without knowledge of Malawi govt

President Mutharika step son, Tadikira Mafudza along with the Principal Secretary for the Presidential Initiative on Safe Motherhood and State House , Chimwemwe Chipungu  reportedly  got $250,000 for the illegal jet deal, Nyasa Times understands.

Chipungu and Tadikila: Jet deal  without President's knowledge

Chipungu and Tadikila: Jet deal without President’s knowledge

Tadikila now using Mutharika’s surnmae and Chipungu  found themselves on the wrong side of the law when they invited a South African business tycoons who owns jet and started negotiation with them, saying Malawi government had sent them to strike a deal for the jet purchase .

This was done without the knowledge of government officials and the President himself.

State House aide Martin Nkasala is reportedly to have been dragged into meeting the tycoons in their jet ignorantly of the bootleg deals.

The cash is said to have been pocketed by Chipungu, a Mr Mtilatila and a Mr Kandulu.

Information gathered by Nyasa Times indicates that, a businessman Limumba Karim, who was also also charged in cashgate related cases, acted as a link who knew friends who have jets and told them that Malawi government was looking for a jet for the President, and he would link them with people who are close to President Mutharika if they guarantee a sweetener of the business.

This is when Karim involved the services of Chipungu and briefed him of the deal.

To bring a State House face to the deal, Chipungu  dragged in Nkasala  and the First Lady’s on. Nkasala is reportedly fuming after realised that he was linked unsuspecting to the  deal.

Chipungu,Nkasala and Mutharika’s step son went ahead to board the jet to test fly it to Mzuzu before the government as alleged could purchase it.

But before  they left, there was drama when State House security detail wanted to prevent President’s step son from  boarding the unknown jet.

Intelligence boys at the airport informed spy  chief  Nicholous Dausi of the development and later Dausi called the President to find out if he knew who was with his son.

According to KIA officials,  Chipungu wanted to involved the name of former presidential special aide Ben Phiri among those that were to see the jet on behalf of government but our  investigations have found that by then Phiri had just arrived from South Africa and was not even aware of this illegal move being propelled Chipungu.

Police sources said they formally questioned Chipungu but cops are coy to act, waiting directives from powers that be.

When contacted for comment, Chipungu briefly said “allegations.”

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32 thoughts on “Mutharika’s step son, aide negotiate jet deal without knowledge of Malawi govt”

  1. Kwamuntonyo says:

    This is a message to the malawians who connived with PF in Zambia and registered as voters that they risk been killed or there genitals cut if they decide to vote on 11th August. Please kindly warn your relatives

  2. VYOTO says:

    HAHA…..THE WORK OF MY PROFESSOR PRESIDENT

  3. malawi says:

    Kodi Malawi Ili ndi asilikali or apolisi? Olo mu toilet anthu Amati odi! Scarely what’s happening in Malawi. Apa Malawi has lost its dignity.

  4. Chaona Kamanga says:

    How can three kids negotiate a high profile deal without knowledge of some powers in the govt. Beware- this is a smoke screen.Zoona timva. Tadikila is maybe 25 yrs old, Nkasala 28, (not sure about Chipungu. Nde amenewa nkuganiza zogula ndege ya dziko? Not true!

    Know that Martin Nkasala is brother to Ben Phiri .

    The first step boy has generous upper lip like his mother. Honestly the country could do with one such face – two will be too much irritation for us who did not vote to see them.

    I understand why late Mafudza fled from the house and never cared for any of these two.

  5. Bellings Nyamazi says:

    How such a high profile deal without Government blessing? It’s a pity for our country.

  6. minga says:

    Analyst @18..don’t you have ambitions to take over not through coup but democratically through the ballot. I am convinced that you can serve as better. Unfortunately anthu amtundu ngati wa inu sakondanso front line politics. Anthu ngati malemu a Edward Chitsulo including iweyo analyst mukuwoneka ngati mutha kutithandiza. Think twice and meditate on this suggetion. I dopnt know you personally but I pray for you where ever you are

    1. The Analyst says:

      O…………………………………………………….O
      Am humbled. Thanks Minga.
      May you be, and always stay blessed,
      . . . whoever you are . . . ;
      . . . wherever you are . . . ;
      . . . and in whatever you do . . . .;
      O……………………………………………………..O

  7. Peter must fall says:

    Eish!! I doubt the leadership of my motherland. Government is now like a TOY a kid can just wake up anytime and start play with It. We say what goes around comes around.

  8. Eric says:

    problem is that we have stooge running the country.if the president had venom his stepson and chipungu wouldn’t do that.these boys are doing that because they know how weak he is.even if these boys were found to be smuggling albino bones on that jet,the stooge will do nothing.remember ntata told us about A PM being a puppet,once a puppet always a puppet.

  9. Ujeni says:

    A Chipungu, maternal and infant mortality rates are on a steep climb since you took over safe motherhood, how did you find yourself in an illegal negotiation of a Presidential jet????

  10. Ujeni says:

    It’s time for action my fellow Malawians. Dzuka Malawi Dzuka, how can this happen without him or anyone at the state house knowing. We have been fooled enough by this administration

  11. Nama says:

    Yaa koma a Malawi basi mukutentheka ndinkhani imeneyi?Inu simukuona kuti aputsitsidwa ndi a Jet wo?Zoona Tadikira angagule national asset?Enanu mukupanga comment mu English yabwino kusonyeza kuti ndinu wophunzira.So you think the President’s son can purchase a jet without his father knowing?Who will sign the cheque?They are fools the jet sellers.Pano Tadikirayo is looking a for job ndiye kuputsitsa mzungu lol.Grow up Malawians!Discuss real issues.

  12. Cadet Wankulu says:

    Chimwemwe Chipungu, Tadikila and the rest of the DPP inner circle cadets are enriching themselves by striking kickback deals between APM, government and dubious businessmen. Malawi is for sale with these guys. Nothing is off limits. They are drunk with power. APM is their puppet. They think they themselves are government. Malawians its time we woke up and said no to these selfish, money loving DPP crooks.

  13. Racist McTumbukaFace says:

    Blood bagala!

  14. The Analyst says:

    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O
    “When soldiers lack discipline, the fault lies with their commander” – Tywin Lannister
    . . . Just how did the $250,000 find it’s way into the hands of these two larger-than-life hudlums?
    . . . And what happened to following proper procedures?
    …………………………………………………………………………..
    Unfortunately, this may just be a tip of an iceberg, and a larger portion of it, may be lying below. Sadly, little did they know it could sink the Titanic.
    . . . It follows that nobody cares about procedures.
    . . . And thus can access anything, any amount, for whatever purpose and any time.
    . . . Yet this is my tax, which can’t be accounted for.
    Nanga if the two can just be found with the $250,000, then how much is accessed on other unknown deals?
    . . . So it is this free for all?
    And on the other side of the river, Kasaira says govt is too broke to fly 12 girls from Kuwait.
    . . . yet the cumulative cost (taking care of them at the Embassy) will soon be higher than the cost of just flying them here, at the earliest time possible? Chaos of the mind!
    …………………………………………………………………………..
    Only in Malawi does this happen!
    . . . where “zonse zimene nza Kamuzu Banda” olo girlfriend/mkazi wako munthu, ngwa Kamuzu Banda. This is one of the ills that Kamuzu planted in our minds and sadly internalised in our culture. All resources in Malawi belong to the leader and can do as he/she pleases and no one will question them.
    . . . Otherwise, this country has had more than enough reasons to burn from the State to the plebeians’ House.
    Thanks to Malawians’ restraint or peacefulness or equanimity or fear or stupidity.
    . . . Whichever it is; it has served and saved us well.
    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O

  15. Kennedy says:

    The work of Dpp full of conspiracy, how can the stike a deal without offucials go ahead? Nohhhh there’s no fire without smoke. Its the work of dpp nothing new here.

  16. Njoma says:

    Anzanu akuti ndege yasowa ku egypt uko inu mukulimbana ndikuti anthu anali pakavation ka one hour.
    Zovuta kwabasi

  17. The Partriot says:

    Koma mnyamata Chipungu!! Mnyamata wa pa town, koma lets wait and see, tione kuti is he the proverbial “holy cow” or not?
    The first commandment of the state house or palace is “Thou shall not drag the first family into bogus deals”. This guy has broken this commandment .
    Every articulate Malawian knows that the Presidential jet issue is very sensitive at the moment considering the looming hunger and the economic malaise. The last thing Malawians would want to see is some memebers of the elite using our hard earned forex to buy luxuries. We are not fools and please dont take us for granted, titopa nanutu!!!

  18. nyasa celeb says:

    People in northern who voted for you are dying with hunger inu kuseweletsa mtundu wa a malawi ….zoona a nkasala? …KUFUNA KUGULA NDEGE NGATI TOYOTA MPAKA NA SKY TEST OSATI ROAD TEST …ANTHU AKUFA NDI NJARA

  19. john phiri says:

    If this jet is to be purchased then the entire government is aware. 250k usd is not k2500. Gurani, kwerani ife tingopemphera kuti ndegeyo idzagwe kapena kusowa nga mh 370 kapena idzayake mmwamba.

  20. IWE JOSHUA says:

    SONS AND DAUGHTERS
    OF VIPERS

    WANA WA NJOKA
    YAWA

  21. Jelbin Mk says:

    State capture just as what happened with Jacob Zuma’s administration where his close business associates vested themselves with powers to appoint cabinet ministers. Lets wait and see if no one is above the law.

  22. bentby smart says:

    This president and all around him are nothing but a bunch of morons, they do everything in and out of their powers, instead of working hard in solving national problems they’re busy enjoying sweat of poor civil servants and all malawians

  23. John kamwela says:

    Chipungu whether this is true or not komano wafikapo ku Statehouseko. Anthu akukutsata. Kunali amzako please slow down.

  24. Matimati says:

    Koma abale before u publish stories, make sure you have checked your grammar otherwize, mmmm siziribwino. Ma galamala onse ndi zero. Anyway thanks for the update

  25. Fwetseke! says:

    A Chair adati kumachenjera pa tauni. Ana ofewa amenewo.

  26. chatonda mvula says:

    Guys, is the president really in -charge of the country’s affairs? Why are silly guys playing around his name without his knowledge in national issues? Please help me fellow Malawians.

  27. Nac says:

    We have always said Mutharika is a Puppet/figurehead! Clueless

  28. nyasa says:

    We don’t need the president to guarantee our security.

    Where was the Army when all this was happening? or else they know but have their tails between their legs?

    Who cleared them to fly in our airspace?

    Let’s play with everything else but please not our security.

    On the other hand my instinct tells Ben Mapiri is involved in this saga. Point blank.

  29. ndondwa says:

    Another form of cashgate sichoncho? malawi sadadzathekanso a Tadikila mwakula liti kuti mukayambe kuzimva kufuna kukhala ndi dege? mwaiwala umasiye wanu eti?

  30. daudi says:

    wow, truth will be known.

  31. Bwande says:

    Kenako tikumva kuti awomberana. Remember Paul Mphwiyo? History repeating itslef

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