Probe on Mutharika billions still underway – Report

Investigations into suspected fraud transactions by former president the late Bingu wa Mutharika through a bank account he opened in Jersey, Europe is still underway as the  Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB)  says they waiting for key information from authorities in Jersey.

Duwa and Tapiwa Mutharika: Mentioned in the probe

Duwa and Tapiwa Mutharika: Mentioned in the probe

In published report on Sunday, 17 January 2016,  the bureau said  may proceed with the investigations limited to Bingu’s children and spare President Peter Mutharika, allegedly being linked to the fraud probe, because he enjoys presidential immunity from any investigation and prosecution.

Bingu’s children, son Madalitso, daughters Duwa and Tapiwa were fingured in the investigations.

“The bureau is still waiting for the information so that it can proceed as appropriate. The bureau was looking for information on the bank [account] and property,” Nation on Sunday newspaper quoted  bureau’s spokesperson Egrita Ndala.

The ACB, through Interpol, had asked Her Majesty of Jersey to help it investigate the suspected fraud relating to bank account number 58099848, Optimum account, held in the name of Bingu wa Mutharika and Duwa Kafoteka.

Bingu had been under probe after his death and his wealth was also a subject of discussion in parliament.

Opposition MPs wanted answers on  K61 billion wealth said to have been accumulated by late Mutharika with government claiming that the money was stolen from the public pulse.

The accusations has since led to Mutharika’s former ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) defending him saying the late President was capable of accumulating such wealth after working in international organisations including the UN for closer to 25 years.

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36 thoughts on “Probe on Mutharika billions still underway – Report”

  1. George Kamanga says:

    mbava zoopsa zikugona Ku sanjika ndi kamuzu palace ndipo apolisi ndi asilikali kulondera zigewengazo

  2. achinyamata anza zoti afufuze ma billion omwe adadyedwa kalezi tisamlole.kodi kafukufukuyi amapindulira ifeyo?mukuziwa kuti amawononga dora zambiri mmalo moti thandza kuti atatipaasa kupangila busnes.ndipo amalembana okhaokha ndi chifukwa pali chanzeru amapeza.kupatula kudya dolazi.
    usogoleri oipa ku malawi we the youth are to blame.ife ndife ambiri titafuna kuti tichose ngakhale president akulamulira tingathe.ndipo titafuna kuti tilamulire dzikoli tingathe.
    Mavuto ali mu dziko lino yankho lake ndi achinyamata.tisankhe ngat chilima pa u president ndipo iyeyu tipange naye mgwrizano kuti mu cabinet yake no nkhalamba.sizodesa nkhawa za experience ai amaphunzira. tidaphunzira mmasukulu kupambana ndye tikalephere tchito.taganiza irrigation ya israel imaphunzilidwa form4Geography nkutenga wanthu ulendo ku israel kukaona irrigation za zii.Israel ndi dry land ana a4akuziwa kupusa nkubwera kumatiuza ee nthirira wa uko ndiwapmwamba mumuuza ndani kungobesa ndarama.anyamata tiyeni tipange zinthu.majority should rule tilamula nkhalamba za lephera titenge ulamuliro.akulephera ndkumakakamira nkumati ntchito zikusowa koma iwo akukanika kutukula dzikoli.

  3. Mapwiya says:

    Honest Malawian knows that prior to 1999 elections when Bingu contested for the presidency under United Party (UP) the guy was really struggling financially and he was a political non-entity.

    The problem in Malawi is not with our leaders per say, I feel our Constitution is a problem. The Constitution gives absolute powers to the president. Unless we reduce the presidential powers and empower Parliament. Fighting corruption we be an exercise in futility and ACB and Police will be merely used to victimize political opponents and protecting the sacred cows in government.

    Then fast forward to 2004 – 2013 Bingu was a billionaire. Really the money he accumulated for the 25 years he worked for the UN? Anyway who is me to judge? Obviously he had to explain to the Almighty and impartial God.

  4. wive says:

    we will claim back our monies no matter how long it will take. we wont remain stupid for time!!!!!!!!

  5. i k n says:

    Koma amalawife ndife opusa kwambiri , kumangoyika mbava ku state house , lets cry and cry and cry

  6. Jetli says:

    I Doubt if ACB Can finish this race…..concerning Peter bro..ACB Talks too much just to get attention as something is Coocking up there…but.mmmm it is just a bunch of Toothless Entity only if DPP was in Opposition.. maybe…maybe

  7. Namila says:

    Tapiwa looks like her late father. He was a handsome man.

  8. jamie says:

    African leaders are selfish, stealing money in their poor countries and investing in rich western countries.kuba basi no patriotism

  9. fisi nd fisi olo angasithe khope mwana wakenso nd fisi democracy mek wi believe everypolictian is a thief we cant help each other

  10. NYANGATAYANI says:

    Money for development finds its way back to the donors. What a pitifull scenario! It was the elder Mutharika who set cashgate in motion by setting bad precedence to those government officials who used to witness is money grabbing tactics. I am not surprised that the younger brother is also claiming to be a billionare.

  11. WAMUNTHALIKA says:

    Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk wamunthalika 2016.

  12. mbani says:

    ACB? serious? i will be the last one to believe in this story

  13. So interesting to hear that Bingu earned this worth while working for UN for 25 years. That means he was highly paid more than UN General Secretary. Taking Malawians as stupid people.

  14. wobeba wanga says:

    Why not dealing with Joyce Bandas cashgate issue? And then start other issues? Why is Malawi government afraid of Joyce Banda?

  15. musova says:

    ACB imangoyankhula koma kuchita ai pali nkhani zambiri no any action taken place eg nkhani ya ma Deputy speakers yoba public funds ili ziiiii.Koma tsiku LA 40 likwana mudzasova

  16. Chigawaneni says:

    Ati ACB……..ndiyekuti chiyani? Bodza lokhalokha basi!

  17. Prophet Justice says:

    Investigations of such nature where worth stolen from so called poor nations are channelled to so called rich nations in off-shore accounts do not yield any result. Why? This is how western countries make their money and thrive, impoverishing what they’ve christened poor nations when it is them that are poor. This is money building their nations.

    When did ACB requested this information? Why up to date have they not provided it?

    Fellow Malawians and Africans plus Arab world, let’s wake up from our deep slumber and see who the real culprit, thief and corruptor is!

  18. Abiti says:

    Abale anzanga kodi ndekuti kubaku angoba amalawi achikuda osati amwenye. Chonsecho akuphangira business kulipila ma order, katangale tho omangidwa olo mu Cashgate amaravi.

  19. gwamba says:

    Which ACB? Musati wawitse nazo mutu.

  20. Tchena tchena says:

    THERE IS NO SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE.

  21. Frustrated Citizen says:

    Just like the Muluzi case this case will never progress unless the Donors put it as one of the conditionalities but one which government will never accept. So is anyone out there surprised that Donors don’t trust the current government?

  22. Kingman says:

    Mangani mphwiyo.kasambala ndi ena onse

  23. ben phiri says:

    We know this issue is being pushed by that Legal Affairs committee lawyer chakphwanta. Koma mwana uyo kodi mantha alibe? Amupha tu aMunthalika family awo ndi dpp. Komabe Boma ili limafunika ana olimba mtima ngati amenewa. Koma timva posachedwapa amusemera chinyau ndi milandu yopanda nayo tsogolo. Za ziii

  24. savimbi steve says:

    Mutsatinamize inu Agalu opanda MANO MKAMWA.You just mentioned or came up with this story ,But you cannot do anything while Peter is ruling the Country.He can’t allow that to be happening under his nose.He will do anything by hook or crook to stop or delay that investigations.You better wait until he is out of POWER then your INVESTIGATION can move on without disturbance from Peter and his DPP.For now you are just wasting your time.He has all the connections to delay this investigation.What you are telling us is just like kutipaka mafuta pamilomo kuti tioneke ngati tadya chakudya pamene sitinadye chili chonse chichele.With your Story ,go to hell,bcoz you can’t investigate a sitting President like Peter.It will never see the light no matter how you can try now.Talk about other things ,but not this one.

  25. Funzo says:

    Do the sums! K61 billion over 25 years; even at today’s exchange rate of K1000 to £1 UK sterling that is an annual salary of £2.4 million or, say, $1.4 million. The Secretary General of the UN earns about a $250 000, that is about a sixth of that figure.

  26. chokani Banda says:

    To crack corruption it should be indepedent ACB who dont favour the government officials . A president can not point a chief ACB . She /he can not go against his/her bosse. Thats leaders. Remainng an atatched. I saw a documentary of Jamaica yesterday 16 jan.Jamica was most corrupted and high criminal. But to day Jamaica is free or less corrupted in the region. This have lead to many Jamaicans who were inAmerican go back and start developing their nation. All the best runners went back. They are no longer running for America as rheir were doing before. What they did is to have indepedent ACB. It was so ecredeable to see how they crack government officials. This is going to be easier for those who are working with ACB. Right now they can not work free, like Nyaunji,s case. We dont know why he was killed? Who wanted him to die? Why burning the body? This is not a work of a thieve or robbery. They dont burn the body and the car. If this man who was found with his telephone was the killer where did he meet Nyaunji? What forensics the Malawi investgators are waiting for so stupid and very un Professional people.

  27. Tione says:

    Komabe angakhale immune chotani mulandu suuola. Kadauluka kadzatera

  28. namayesa says:

    Tapiwa looks like her dad! He was a handsome man!

  29. Malawian!!! says:

    Missing these beautiful faces.

    1. Gwarawara says:

      You mean these drunkards!!!

  30. chokani Banda says:

    APM bought votes with our money to avoid proscution. He knew if JB winns or Chakwela he will convicted. Stupid Mbendere and quiteness of Malawians not listne to JB o recount votes which is a sytem in a democratic nations do. There clear and even evidence that some contains where throuwn. The thing of taking votes boxes to Blantyre or LL is wrong. All votes should count in their regions and numbers shold sent to the MEC. APM will try to rig votes even this time. He is afraid to loose. It is the same Bingu did by electng his brother to take over. Is to protect their stoleb worthy. Should u Malawi let him continue u are stupid.

  31. chokani Banda says:

    The ACB should ask the governement of Australia and Portugal. These two nations have Bingu,s houses. In Portugal it is in the name of Duwa. In Australia in Tapiwa. Bingu has accounts in Indonesia. APM should also investgated after his period. No one should free from stealing money from poir Malawians. These old shits who have been abroad should not come home and steal. APM is immun to day but these kind of Cases dont vanish they are forensics Cases. All should pay back the money. If it was Europe they could not let APM and his gurus go free. There is nothing called imunitet once u steal tax payers money or kill. If we dont deal with this o day Malawi is a dead nation. Most people they join politics because it is a business not to serve the nation. It should be not allowed for anyone to start a business whileu are working as a cabinet or MP. In Scandinavian countries one is not allowed. Because u can not serve two masters. If u look at Malawi to day all businesses are in hands of ministers, MPs and their families and friends. They give each other contracts which is paid by tax payers money. The nation is not expanding. The same people every government. And this created GHOST BUSINESSES and CASH GATE. It started with MULUZI so called DEMOCRACY. Not during Kamuzu Banda. We all took a mortgage to build our houses in area 47 and 12. To day people have three or 4 houses built without a mortgage? Where have they got the money when Government workers are less paid in Malawi. Malawi need another govwrnement not UDF, DDP, PP they are same people and blood. They have destroyed Malawi.

  32. Ibu wa Mutharika says:

    Thieves and thievesss kkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  33. The Analyst says:

    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O
    You ACB guys are a joke . . .

    Wherefore dost thou give false hopes yet there is nothing sensible that you are doing? Are you sure you can meaningfully investigate the hand that appointed you? Naaa! And even if you finalise your investigatation (who knows how many centuries from now) what will you do next, if not next to nothing?
    . . . Muluzi is there . . .
    . . . with evidence everywhere . . .
    . . . of having diverted 1.7bn, in a fashion so dubious and unfair . . .
    . . . where are you ACB/we on this; if not nowhere?
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    Now you just want to hoodwink us into believing you are doing something sichomwecho? Why not use the money to speed up and finalise some of these cases like Muluzi’s, Mphwiyo’s and others’.
    Otherwise, I would wish a foreign or independent body to investigate Bingu’s wealth not you the tailless rats guised as ACB. You are just too contaminated to embark on this exercise!
    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O

  34. Jeremani mtalika says:

    Peter is a thief together with his late brother

  35. WAMISALA says:

    UKAKHALA PAMSANA WA NJOBVU

    NA UKAKHALA PA MSANA WA NJOBVU

    —”””””””””?????

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