Opposition MPs slurs at Chaponda: Malawi Minister answer questions in House corruption allegation hanging over his head

Opposition members of parliament on Friday threw sarcasm and innuendos on the first day of the embattled Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development George Chaponda to stand up in the House and answer questions in his capacity as a cabinet minister.

Chaponda: Scoffed by MPs in parliament

Opposition back benchers took turns to mock and frustrate him.

This was the first day for the minister to stand up as Agriculture minister after the Supreme Court of Appeal lifted his High Court ordered suspension.

Lilongwe Msozi MP Vitus Dzoole Mwale asked Chaponda how he would competently answer questions in the 193 strong House when he set off on fire his office.

“He has burned his office, I don’t know where  his office are, he has no computer, he is operating from a tree,” said Dzoole Mwale sending his fellow back benchers in stitches.

Rumphi east MP Kamlepo Kalua said it was unethical for Chaponda to stand and answer questions in the House when corruption allegations are hanging over his head.

“We are having a minister who has a lot to answer, he is standing to answer questions for the ministry, this is uncalled for,” said Kalua.

But Chaponda said it was unfair to label him as corrupt and make conclusions before hearing him.

He said it was unfortunate some legislators were for personal vendettas.

The beleaguered minister said some people were named in tractorgate, others in treason case but are not asked to step aside.

He said this was selective justice.

State House is silent on the matter as tongues are wagging, calling for the head of the powerful cabinet minister, a very close ally of President Peter Mutharika.

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17 thoughts on “Opposition MPs slurs at Chaponda: Malawi Minister answer questions in House corruption allegation hanging over his head”

  1. be humane says:

    Read widely, so many people are alleged to have engeged in corrupt acts and yet are still serving their positions. Chaponda is right why him alone? Kabwila and friends are on treason charges and yet in the same parliament making noise. People on bail and chaponda is not even on bail has not even appeared in court. Mukumuopa chani Chaponda? Zinazi zayambano kudabwitsadi

  2. kk says:

    Kamlepo,Chakwera & CSOs go to hell ,you have lost direction .You cant frustrate Chaponda ,whatever you are doing against Chaponda is a waste of your time ,search your motives .

  3. dpp says:

    mbuzi kondi ndalama amaba zili Ku bank. kumuopa chaponda mpaka liti

  4. S KABVARO says:

    KUMALAWI NDICHOCHO TIKHALA TIKUVUTIKA PAKA KALEKARE

  5. Meano says:

    So, kalua knows the issue of maize only in Mw? kikikikiki alindikhunyudi munganya uyu.

    Bravo Chaponda. The media and the opposition does not know that we Malawians are watching and we know who is lying.

    You will surprise these northern cockroaches with landslide victory come 2019.
    Thank you for running Govt without donor money. Atleast we are now independent.Thank you for the small cabinet. Thank you for feeding us well despite the drought last year.
    Thank you for the roads. Thank you APM for being gentle and remaining cool despite the questionable conduct of northerners who choose to protect msowoya of tractorgate and joice banda of cashgate and yet torment Chaponda on petty unfounded allegations.
    DPP….Boooomaaa!

  6. petro says:

    Hon. Chaponda ask for fair treatment, by saying some are labled with tractorgate, he was reffering to the speaker msowoya and others labled with treason, he was reffering to the head of state. as tractorgate suspects were asked just to apologiese while him you wat to step down very unfair kkkkk

  7. The Partriot says:

    Just looking at the picture….the guy is sleeping no more…he “hath murdered sleep”. The corrupt shall not know peace!!
    Maizegate has taken its toll!!

  8. DOBO says:

    Am now start to understand Dr Chaponda clear and well.Dr Chaponda is sending a clear indirect message to understanding minds. Reading Dr Chaponda with sober mind,he is trying to reveal the following: 1: there more to maizegate which can shock the whole nation and not for himself only but for the group. 2. :He seems to be admitting that there is worse corruptions cases than maizegate committted by fellow ministees including the president

  9. Semani says:

    Muyedzo womwe chaponda akudusamo APM anadusamo ndipo idzi ndi zazing’ono but watch out nkhonya yo bwenzera kuwawa

  10. The Analyst says:

    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O
    Now I believe what I once heard, “Age does not always bring wisdom. Some times age comes alone.” – Anonymous, Nanga inu . . .
    . . . Is it not this very yesterday when Chaponda indirectly admitted to be a five-star thief but only wondered why his accomplice (Goodall) was not squeezed and quizzed as well?
    . . . Is it not this very same Chaponda who, some hours ago; insinuated that the maize-gate issue is a north-south antagonism?
    . . . Now, what is this that we are hearing that Chaponda is puzzled that no one was asked to resign in the tractor-gate? And thus that he too shouldn’t be asked to?
    . . . Is it hard to see that the man is slowly losing his mind (becoming mad)?
    . . . Koma, with this kindergarten level of thinking, is it not disgustingly dangerous that Chaponda habours ambitions of becoming president?
    …………………………………………………………………………………………
    Let Chaponda know:
    . . . “Wrong is wrong even if everybody is doing it. Right is right even if no one is doing it.” – St Augustine. As such, his actions cant be justified by the fact that Goodall (or whoever) n tractorgate guys are not being equally squeezed.
    . . . You cant force yourself on people (to be their leader)! Otherwise, henceforth, ntchito yanu ikhala yovuta. Nanga . . .
    . . . How will Chaponda preach against corruption (in Parliament or anywhere), when everybody knows that himself, is a prime example of corruption of man?
    . . . How will he preach integrity when he lacks even a kilobyte of it (by refusing to resign)?
    Simply put, its no use asking for or ‘predatorily’ holding on to power. Know this that, “Power is only given to those who are willing and prepared to lower themselves, to pick it up” – Ragnar Lothbrok (Vikings).
    . . . Yet arrogance (refusing to resign when you should have, and traveling to German when you shouldn’t have); is not an attribute of a leader.
    O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O

    1. Wakuba says:

      Fortunately for chaponda only 0.5% of Malawians are not thieves/corrupt. The whole house of 193 MPs I’d dominated by self serving thieves so why should Chaponda feel bad when he is among fellow kleptomaniacs?

  11. CHAPONDA says:

    TCHWE MWANA TCHWEEEEEEEE……..Chaponda athawa…

  12. sabata says:

    Bwana Chaponda I can offer you a good job if you quite politics. I am opening a private University in Mangochi and I want you to teach in the following courses: Political arrogance, Tribalism and Politics, Hunger and chimanga politics, Burning office tactics,

  13. NOXY says:

    A Kamlepo mwatani kodi? musiyeni Chaponda ayankhe mafunso,ngati mulibe funso bangodyani ma allowance a ku parliament basi muzingotidyera misonkho yathu yaulere basi,nkhani kumangofunsa za chimanga mmene kwachela muja.

  14. Baba Maduapera says:

    This is very ridiculous and unethical..How can somebody suspected of wanting to divert public funds into his personal coffers still preside over affairs of state? Where does this kind of shit happen in the civilised world? Who can trust this suspected thief? I now strongly believe Peter Mutharika is/was part of ”Maizegate”. Why is he desperately clinging to this criminally implicated individual? It is not only a matter of the nepotism and friendship we all see, but something deeper and shadier. Peter is fearing something more damaging and incriminating to him personally. He may be the de facto leader and mastermind of DPP’s thieving cartel… There is more to his indecisiveness and docility on Chaponda’s issue than our mortal eyes and minds can see.. Eeeeish, Malawi doesnt have leaders but thieves..in high places. May the Good Lord have mercy on Mother Malawi!!!

    1. Mw patriotic says:

      Kamlepo,Chakwera & CSCs you have lost direction ,go to hell.You cant frustrate Chaponda ,stop wasting your time if you want his ministry am sorry ,wait for 2050 maybe you shall win elections.APM big man in office ,never listen to these stupid opposition.

    2. Mw patriotic says:

      Kamlepo,Chakwera & CSCs you have lost direction ,go to hell.You cant frustrate Chaponda ,stop wasting your time if you want his ministry am sorry ,wait for 2050 maybe you shall win elections.APM big man in office ,never listen to these stupid opposition.

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