ACB gets ‘undue influence’ to clear Nankhumwa over obscene wealth probe

As the battle for the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice-president for the South, post intensifies, the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has been facing undue influence to clear  Minister of Local Government Kondwani Nankhumwa who is party’s director of elections and is aspiring to unseat the incumbent George Chaponda.

Nankhumwa:  Desperately needs ACB clearance  

Nankhumwa, who is also Mulanje Central member of Parliament, was summoned to appear before ACB after donating in his constituency K23 million worth of items including an ambulance to Mulanje District Hospital, 300 bicycles and two motorbikes to Mulanje Police Station.

Some critics questioned the source of the money when just three years ago, he struggled to find money for fuel during campaign in the run up to the election when his party was in opposition.

A Malawian government minister earns around K1.2 million a month.

Nyasa Times sources say,  the anti-graft busting body has now been facing undue political influence to have Nankhumwa cleared of any wrong doing.

ACB spokesperson Egritta Ndala said the bureau will come out with  detail to clear Nankhumwa.

Nankhumwa says he is now a wealthy and Malawi’s top cash rich politician, saying  there was neither fraud nor foul play in the manner in which he mobilised resources  for the purchase of the donated items.

Said Nankhumwa: “Apart from being an MP or a Cabinet minister, I have a right to run businesses just like any other Malawian. I have a radio station, Mzati FM, which is doing well businesswise. I also have maize mills, among other businesses.

“It is, therefore, too illogical to conclude that Nankhumwa cannot afford this and that, only so and so can. It is high time Malawians rejected this disease of looking down upon others.

“There are people who knew me as Nankhumwa, an employee of MBC [Malawi Broadcasting Corporation], with nothing much to show for. But people must accept life has stages; we cannot all go through the same stages and we must humbly accept realities this life offers.”

He remains under investigations by law enforcing agencies as whistle-blowers continue to make further allegations.

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Hatton
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Hatton

Congrants Hon Nankhumwa. You have been cleared. Can an investigation for an obscenely expensive house being constructed at Maula in Lilongwe commence please? If the owner of that house, who was equally struggling financially three years ago, is clean can be cleared as well. ACB, please zero in on that owner!!!

Modester Kamanga
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Modester Kamanga

DPP is rewarding thieves like Chaponda whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Chisamba Copper belt
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Chisamba Copper belt

Here In zambia there’s; a case our female; minister is answering corruption charges together with Malawi; minister Dr George Chaponda.

Bandawe
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Bandawe

I wonder why pipo still favour and back George Chaponda.

Kalawa
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Kalawa

Never back mbava tiliononga dzikoli.

Bravo ACB for acting independently on Kondwani Nankhumwa

Clementina Wa Grant Maseko
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Clementina Wa Grant Maseko

Keeping thief’s in position of influence pipo like Chaponda it’s retrogressive.
ACB arrested Chaponda and found him guilty while Mr Nankhumwa was cleared kikikikiki.

Osamubakira Chaponda he is a bad man and stingy.

Mai Chakhame
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Mai Chakhame

It’s so surprising to see party people fighting innocent pipo like Mr Kondwani Nankhumwa who has been cleared of any wrong doing by ACB.
Let ACB do its job basi.

Mai Chakhame
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Mai Chakhame

It’s so surprising to see party people fighting innocent pipo like Mr Kondwani Nankhumwa who has been cleared of any wrong doing by ACB.

James Survey
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James Survey

This man Chaponda is corrupt he tried to bribe me . Why giving him a hot sit kuchipani.

Killy
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Killy

DPP keeping mbava George Chaponda hahaha hahaha hahaha.

Don’t dent the image of the party because of that man please APM listen please

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