Member of Parliament (MP) for Karonga central constituency, Frank Tumpale Mwenifumbo (Alliance for Democracy –Aford) narrated in parliament how on Tuesday he survived a gun shot from unknown criminal who invaded his private house in Area 47, Lilongwe.
“Mr second deputy speaker sir, I want to tell this honourable house a horrible incidence that happened to me on my house. My life is in danger especially for fighting for the country’s welfare,” said Mwenifumbo.
Mwenifumbo told the House that one of the criminals came to his house in disguise of seeking help that his child was critically ill and asked for transport to take the child to hospital.
He said the said criminal who identified himself as Lex Phiri claimed to be a distance neighbour working under Total Land Care.
“I told him to jump into my car to take the sick child at his home to the hospital. However, after noticing some suspicious signs, I then called the boss of the Total Land Care Mr Zwide Jere who told me that they don’t have someone with such name and that everyone at his office have personal vehicle,” he disclosed.
According to Mwenifumbo, he shot his gun in the air to chase the said criminal.
“The criminal run out of my house to a distance and started shooting at my get, and we exchanged the fire. After I overpowered him, I saw a brand new Toyota Fortuner which was brown in colour without a number plate coming to pick him away,” he said.
He told the House that he suspect that the move was a plot by the Northern Region Water Board (NRWB) particularly because of being vocal on its US14.7 million dollars contract-gate.
Nyasa Times understand that Mwenifumbo is among the legislatures sitting on a special joint committee of parliament that is investigating a purport fraud of contract that was controversially given to SAWA group by NRWB.
The amount rose from the initial award amount of US10.1 million dollars to 14.7million and the NRWB said it was arithmetical error, a development Mwenifumbo described as pure theft.
“Mr Speaker Sir, I have been receiving phone calls threatening me not to ask too many questions to NRWB about this contract because SAWA group works with Beautify Malawi trust,” he explained.
The whole Parliament was frozen with the issue but no one responded to it including the Speaker, because of time.
Mwenifumbo said he reported the matter to the police who were on patrol and they advised him to stop trusting strangers at night.
Meanwhile, in his contribution to the 2017/18 National Budget, Mwenifumbo urged government to reconsider its stance on liberalised produce market if the country is to increase foreign exchange reserves.
Mwenifumbo also said when the Agriculture Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) had the powers to buy and sell, Malawi earned more and the foreign reserves were better than the case is now.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :