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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be humane
Guest

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

kk
Guest

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 .

dpp
Guest

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

S KABVARO
Guest

KUMALAWI NDICHOCHO TIKHALA TIKUVUTIKA PAKA KALEKARE

Meano
Guest
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… Read more »
petro
Guest

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

The Partriot
Guest

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!!

DOBO
Guest

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

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

The Analyst
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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… Read more »
Wakuba
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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?

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