Nonsense, nonsense, nosense! MP from the north making crazy allegations – Malawi President Mutharika says ‘tired of lies’

Malawian President Peter Mutharika on Monday lashed out at opposition Peoples Party (PP) Rumphi east MP Kamlepo Kalua, saying he is politicsl rubble rouser who makes  “crazy allegations.”

Mutharika opening the factory in Salima and then lashed out on cashgate claims against his ministers

Mutharika opening the factory in Salima and then lashed out on cashgate claims against his ministers

Mutharika said in Salima on Monday when he officially opened Salima Sugar Factory that he is “tired” with “irresponsible lies” peddled against his government.

He denied accusations made by Kalua that President Mutharika has a forensic audit report which mentions seven ministers implicated in the Cashgate plunder of the national coffers.

“There has been a story in the paper that somehow that there some seven ministers who were involved in the so called K577 billions scam which  turned to be K236 billion, which  96 percent that happened during the PP government and not during the time of  DPP,” said Mutharika.

But opposition lawmakers claim the audit names serving cabinet ministers for participating in contract inflation and procurement fraud during the late President Bingu wa Mutharika’s time in office.

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The President strongly denied that he has the names of the cashgate suspects.

“I do not have the names,” stressed Mutharika.

The Malawi leader said he even sent the chief secretary George Mkondiwa to the auditor general Stevenson Kumphasa to get the names of the cabinet ministers named in the report but came empty handed.

Mutharika also rejected accusations that he is showing diminishing zeal for fraud prosecutions, which have severely dented the country’s reputation and cost it hundreds of millions of dollars in budget support funds.

“ That’s completely nonsense. I am saying it again, nosense, nonsense, nonsense.I am not hiding anybody. I don’t have the names,” said Mutharika.

He continued: “If this MP in the north, who is always making crazy allegations about anything else , if this MP  has names [let him bring them to me.

“I am tired of irresponsible lies by some irresponsible politician.”

Mutharika said the opposition lawmaker is “daft”, hitting back after Kalua called him “liar” for saying he has no names.

It’s on the internet [Nyasa Times reported] that I am a liar that am hiding  ministers because they are my friends, my cronies.

“I want to tell him to come to State House within 24 hours to give me the names or else he must shut up forever,” said Mutharika.

Major frauds started under Bingu were of a different nature to the Cashgate type that was instituted during President Joyce Banda’s reign. Under Bingu they were of the more typical over-invoicing and over-pricing variety.

Preliminary audits of government finances between 2009 and 2014, carried out by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and financed by the German government, indicate that at least K577 bn. ($807 mn.) could not be accounted for.

Later, the estimated loss was reduced to K236 bn. ($330 mn.), still a gigantic figure for such a small country, about one third of the government’s annual budget.

PP legislators, led by Mzimba West MP Harry Mkandawire and Kalua, led calls  for the names of all suspects to be made public.

In parliament, Mkandawire  mentioned Agriculture Minister George Chaponda to have been named in the report.

Chaponda denied any involvement.

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Tac T Tac T
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Tac T Tac T
1 month 8 days ago

When it come arresting the poor people like Erick Aniva, it takes the whole president to direct such , come corruption issue, He is not aware… Shame on Malawi and cry my beloved country.. God is watching!1

Tac T Tac T
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Tac T Tac T
1 month 8 days ago

when it come arreting the poor pple like Erick Aniva, the whole president can direct such , come corruption issie, He is not aware .. Shame on Malawi and cry my beloved country

Fact Pains
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Fact Pains
1 month 9 days ago

Be Humane,all of us have individual names and you call someone by his name and not tribe.Nobody says that you are not a proud Chewa,but what disturbs me is that why refer people from the north by their tribal names?As you are proud of being a Chewa so be it,but you have personal names like the hated Tumbukas.Malawi is independent today because of the Tumbukas gargantuan contributions believe it or not,history will prevail one day.MAY GOD GIVE YOU PEOPLE SOME LIGHT TO SEE REALITY!!!!

The Patriot
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The Patriot
1 month 9 days ago
The Mutharikas and the North! What did the North do to you? You mean you could not talk about Kamlepo without mentioning where he comes from? But this President from the Lhomwe belt,…eh koma mwatienjeza! For Kamlepo…you are a true hero….a patriot, hardworker and a man of integrity! Between Kamlepo and the President from the Lhomwe belt…Kamlepo is a better man! Shut up for ever….muyelekeze kupanga zimenezo dziko lake liti? We fought for this democracy in 1994…inuyo muli kuti? Osangoyamika kuti Muluzi gave the torch to your late brother and inuyo munapezanso mwai? Kupanda Muluzi the Mutharikas were nothing!!! Please… Read more »
Matako
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Matako
1 month 9 days ago
Liar liar pants on fire! Muthalika has to be the dumbest president our country has ever had. Who does he think he is talking to? All Malawians know he is the biggest thief of all time. Yes he is shielding his corrupt ministers and please old tooth less man do not try to fool Malawians. You have spearheaded corruption in this country that is the reason why you have done absolutely nothing against it other than the usual lip service which you have used to hood wink Malawians. Fish rots from the head you are that rotten fish Mr president.… Read more »
VYOTO
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VYOTO
1 month 9 days ago
WE DO NOT HAVE A SERIOUS PRESIDENT IN PETER MUTHALIKA.IT IS GOOD THAT WE HAVE THIS MP FROM THE NORTH,KAMLEPO,HIS ACTIONS ALONE HAVE MADE PETER MUTHALIKA SHOW HOW WEAK AND UNRELIABLE HE IS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION.PETER MUTHALIKA BUNCH OF ADVISORS ON THIS ISSUE MUST BE VERY USELESS ONES.DONORS HAVE BEEN SITTING ON THE WALL BECAUSE RIGHT FROM DAY ONE THEY HAD QUESTIONS OVER THE INTEGRITY OF THIS PRESIDENT FROM THYOLO, BROTHER TO LATE BINGU WHOSE COSMETIC ANT CORRUPTION DRIVE WAS VERY STRONG ONLY IN HIS EARLY YEARS OF 2004,2005,2006.BUT WHEN THE WORK OF HIS HANDS FOCUSED ON ACCUMULATING… Read more »
Jeremiah Tasosa
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Jeremiah Tasosa
1 month 9 days ago
When the 2013 Cashgate saga was unveiled, the Opposition especially my Party the DPP and MCP celebrated when the names were mentioned and aired by Galaxy FM. No one was arrested for naming the companies and the names behind those companies. Why is it difficult today to have another radio station or the same Galaxy fm to air and shame the names behind K236 billion Cash gate??? I can’t understand it. Where is Gerald Viola? Where is Sylvester Namiwa? Where is Phillip Kamangira?? They are quiet. This country does not have real patriots. I am DPP yes, so what? I… Read more »
Bubu Leze
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Bubu Leze
1 month 9 days ago
I don’t see the truth in the president’s speech that he has no report of any kind concerning cashgate. If the President himself is being reported that Dr. Kabwila was sending and receiving whatsapp message at such time; What about the Cashgate report itself. The report that attracts a lot of stakeholders. I am 96% percent doubtful if our president is saying the truth in that statement. The Almighty God only knows the truth of the matter. What we should know is that Kakawuluka kamayembekezeleka kutela, already sung by Lucius Banda. Ambuye akumwamba, May you bring things at open if… Read more »
santana
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santana
1 month 9 days ago
Now assess all what is written against APM and see if there is anything which can sway his supporters against him. You will agree with me that it is just a waste of time if people think these insults in the media can move APM’s support from him. A thief does not give evidence against himself. You say APM’s children stole the money and you expect him to be on top of the mountain just to say his children stole the money. This is stupidity at its best! There is something Kamlepo is fearing in disclosing the names. Don’t forget… Read more »
be humane
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be humane
1 month 9 days ago

chifukwa chani anthu akumpoto mumdana ndikutchulani kuti mtumbuka? Ahhhh nanga mumachokera kuti if not ku North? Mchewa, Mngoni or Mlowe will never feel offended with that. What is wrong with Atumbuka inu? Kuterokonso ndakulakwirani kukutchulani kuti a Tumbuka pamenepa? Nanga mukufua tidzinena kuti chani? Why then do we have tribes in Malawi? So that we identify ourselves. I am Pround to be called Mchewa

Mzala
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1 month 9 days ago

You are daft. Tumbukas are from Rumphi, not the whole northern region. I am a Ngoni from Mzimba. Siyanyanyihla mfwetu. Igwala wena.

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