Times feel vindicated as ‘agents of death’ are exposed on maizegate after Malawi MPs kickstart probe in Zambia

Malawi’s leading news organisation, Times Group feel “vindicated” with the “facts”being unearthed in the probe by our Members of Parliament (MPs), who have travelled to Zambia to establish the truth in the controversial maize deal between State grain trader Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) ,   Zambia Cooperative Federation (ZCF), a government agency, and  private company Kaloswe Commuter and Courier Ltd.

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The Daily Times,  the flagship newspaper which published the leaked documents of the deal and declared that  is on a mission aimed at bringing to light all clandestine dealings that have proven costly to the poor Malawian, on Thursday welcomed that start of MPs probe in Lusaka as good news to all hard working and patriotic Malawians.

“We at Times Group have always blown the whistle saying that we smell a rat in the whole transaction. As expected, we have been targeted by forces of darkness that are happy to see Malawians suffer as a few people enrich themselves,” the paper said in an editorial comment.

It was commenting on the story that ZCF has disowned a tax invoice for clearing over 1,000 metric tonnes of the grain, saying it may have been forged.

“The forces of darkness have used every means at their disposal to shut us up as they knew that we have been standing on solid truth about the Maizegate. These agents of death have lied, threatened, dilly-dallied and covered each other up to a point of breaking the very law that they swore to uphold and protect upon assuming office,” the paper said in its comment.

“We have seen some individuals volunteering to play a role of suicide bombers to suffocate Malawians with blatant lies. We have also witnessed some senior government officials whom Malawians held in high esteem, attempting to facilitate abuse of office, all this for personal gains.

But as they say, truth needs no defence,” it continued.

The paper hailed the MPs for starting their inquiry on a good note with revelations that there was a lot of forgery and uttering of false documents, which constitute lying under oath.

The MPs were on Thursday meeting middleman, Kaloswe Courier, which the Malawi Government duped through Admarc and  whistle  blower Zambian opposition leader, Saviour Chishimba.

The paper noted that these  will be some of the “crucial witnesses” to help Malawians make an informed choice.

The paper said: “We are hopeful that the inquiry by the MPs will provide the much needed balancing act for the Commission of Inquiry that President Peter Mutharika has set up. We also believe that the President will take the MPs findings seriously as they represent all stakeholders in Parliament.”

The maize deal that has raised fears that government officials, including a Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Minister Gorge Chaponda and Admarc chief executive officer Foster Mulumbe , may have indulged in corruption.

The two deny any wrong doing.

Malawi obtained $40 million loan facility from PTA Bank for Admarc to buy maize.

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chikutumbwe
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Vuto lili ndi anthu ndi mtima wa nsanje.Bwanji osadikila zotsatila za ma commission omwe atumidwa kukagwira ntchitowo. Koma kumangotisokosa. Mwasowa chochita kapena cholemba eti. musatinyase

Satyagraha Reichstag
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We congratulate patriotic people of the great nation of Zambia. We shall remember that your leadership and commitment to fighting corruption is decisive and impressive we shall remember that we need national referendum to elect leaders that will remove corruption in Malawi.

Satyagraha Reichstag
Guest

We call for urgent resignations or dismissals of men involved in maize gate or catch fire from diaspora. We are very dishonoured with useless leaders that we have in Malawi. CSOs and Development partners it is time for new Malawi. The maizegaters have failed to govern our nation. We demand national referendum now.

Almon
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Dead north vwapula bakhaule wakutuka chiuta

phillip
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Devils at work

Zinenani
Guest

Truth needs no desence

Chilipo Chilipo
Guest

There is nothing to be vindicated about. KASAKULA and The Times lied big time that K13 billion has been stolen by Chaponda and Mulumbe. Now, what are they saying? You should be ready to pay these billions to Dr Chaponda

Alfred Minjo
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I VERY MUCH AGREE………..Remember this proverb……………………..NANTHAMBWE ANADZITENGERA?

The Partriot
Guest

More fire Times group…..they can fool some cadets and morale boys sometimes but they cannot fool all Malawians all the time!!
Now is the time!!!!
Lets unmask the mafia and roast them!!!
Kuba kosawakhala…munthu wokalamba kuba chonchi? Inalipo nkhakamba ina….inaba makobi ankhaninkhani namanga chinyumba chachikulu koma zinatha bwanji???

Binnwell Kachikopa
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Dpp and its leaders are walking devils, mafia thieves, cowards who are immature, this is why Kaphale is defending all the evils committed but GOD IS NOT PETER MUTHARIKA, MMENE ADAFERA BINGU MUJA THESE PEOPLE WERE SUPPOSED TO LEARN A LESSON BUT IT SEEMS THEY ARE GOING DEEP WITH THE DEVIL WHO NEVER WINS ANY BATTLE WITH JESUS CHRIST. These so called cadets are cowards too who can defend all evils like the way they are doing on this forum. YOU INFLATED FIGURES ON HUNGER TO SELL YOURSELF ALREADY EXISISTING ADMARC MAIZE SO YOU SHOULD SAY YOU BOUGHT IT FROM… Read more »
fata
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lowani ndale mukonze zithu man mwangoti phee basi kumangotokota

magawagawa
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koma or mutani alembi a nkhaniyi a Chiumia DPP siichoka mboma mukhaula

Tione
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Magawagawa ndiwe mbuzi mano kunsi ndipo wakuba ngati DPP

Alfred Minjo
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MUNYABE MUONA kkkkkkkkkkkkk!

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