State House police officers transferred over Ntata

Two senior police officers at the presidential Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe have been forcibly transferred for allegedly allowing   Z Allan Ntata, legal counsel to the former President late Bingu wa Mutharika into Plot Number One without clearance from authorities.

Inspector Mkandawire has been deployed to Mzimba Police Station while Inspector Mwawa has been ordered to head for the Southern Region Police Headquarters, Chichiri in Blantyre.

Meanwhile, President Peter Mutharika, through the Chief of Staff Peter Mukhito and Guard Commander, Duncan Mwapasa, ordered State House security personnel not to ever allow Z Allan Ntata anywhere near the gates of the Kamuzu Palace because the President is allegedly not interested in meeting him for unspecified reasons.

Ntata: 'Chief Mourner' in the cold

Ntata: ‘Chief Mourner’ in the cold

On Friday, Ntata found himself inside the gates of the opulent palace by acting the driver of a guest of the Head of State, James Mkhutabasa Woods based in London.

James Woods, who was formely working for Mo Ibrahim Institute, had an audience with President Mutharika. He is also a partner to Ntata  in the Independent Commission on Accountability and Transparency  (ICAT).

Information that Nyasa Times has gathered from State House is that when the Head of State granted to meet with James Woods on Friday, Ntata pounced on the opportunity to sneak into State House by playing the chauffer of Woods.

When they two were let in by the security personnel at the two gates, outer and main, Ntata asked James Woods to inform the President that he was in car parking area, itching to discuss serious matters with the Head of State.

James Woods obliged, ignorant of the politics going on between the two individuals. After their discussions, the guest informed the Head of State about the presence of Z Allan Ntata at the car parking area and requested him if he could see him. President Peter Mutharika turned red with anger, summoning the State House Guard Commander Duncan Mwapasa to explain “how the hell could his boys let in Z Allan Ntata”.

The President ordered that Z Allan Ntata be immediately “thrown out” of the Palace and that it should be made perfectly clear to him that the President would never meet him.

A prolific writer, Ntata broke ranks with the new President, younger brother to late Bingu wa Mutharika, owing, among other reasons, to a scathing article that the ‘legal expert’ authored against the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and its leadership on March 18, 2014.

In the article, which was widely published, Z Allan Ntata called the DPP and its leadership “stupid and irresponsible” for orchestrating political violence at Goliati in Thyolo against the then governing People’s Party (PP) supporters.

The President also has information that three weeks prior to the May 20, 2014 Tripartite Elections, Z Allan Ntata, while in self-exile in the UK, had been in touch with the PP top leadership with a view to defecting to the governing party had it won the elections.

Police confirmed the transfer of the presidential guards from State House.

The transfer of the presidential guards  come after  40  police officers have been transfer listed.

Among those on transfer is Senior Deputy Commissioner of Police Peter Chasweka who was director of operations at the Police Headquarters in Lilongwe and is heading to Police College in Zomba as commandant.

Senior Deputy Commissioner of Police Mary Taita moves from the South to Area 30 where she will be service training officer while Senior Deputy Commissioner of Police George Kainja, who was at Police College in Zomba, will be Senior Deputy Commissioner for South.

Deputy National Police spokesperson Kelvin Maigwa moves from Area 30 to head Ndirande Police Post in Blantyre.

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