Analyst says Mutharika risks arrest over cement saga

A political and social commentator says former president Peter Mutharika risks arrest and prosecution over allegations that he imported duty free cement worth over K5 billion although he has refuted this.

Mvula:  Former president Mutharika’s statement does not exonerate him from the crime

However, Humphrey Mvula said if the former president said the duty free cement was done behid his back, then the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) which has officers at State House, the Reserve Bank of Malawi and the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) are to blame for not raising the red flag.

In a statement, Mutharika says he neither bought nor instructed anyone to buy or import the cement in question, saying accordingly, he could not request the public tax collector to invoke any of his privileges to clear the alleged consignment of cement duty free.

But Mvula says the statement does not exonerate Mutharika from the crime, saying his aide, Norman Chisale used the former president’s TPIN.

But Mvula says the state intelligence apparatus, the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB), which has officers at Kamuzu palace, could have detected this and informed the president, saying state intelligence officers are the eyes and ears of the state president.

“This whole thing shows that NIB is weak. The whole purpose of having an intelligence officer at Kamuzu palace is to alert the state president on such matters which are done behind the back of the head of state.

He also wondered why MRA was moved on the duty free matter just with a word of a bodyguard.

Mvula has also blamed the centra bank, saying this international financial transaction should have raised a red flag, seeking confirmation from the president through the minister of Finance.

Malawians have taken up in various social media platforms to blame Mutharika for the whole thing, saying his aides and close allies took advantage of his old age, saying the whole thing shows Malawi had a weak leader for the past six years.

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Hapana Mbejere
Hapana Mbejere
10 months ago

It’s well known that Chisale, Mukito, Kalilani, and others were operating under instructions above. If indeed Peter was not aware then his wife was. These people were shielding madam but the truth will soon come out. She built flats all over and houses within a short span of time. The lady was up to no good after seeing sufferation of Calista under the same DPP regime. I do not have proof but logical thinking would lead me so. It’s just a shame that Norman could not say anything related to the powerful lady because the public has seen that he… Read more »

Gebuza
Gebuza
10 months ago

This pig called Mvula has no room to comment anything , This guy messed up Shire Bus lines , He was pocketing beyond what any CEO pockets, He was even payig her daughter in Australia using company money yet they erre drivers who stayed months without being paid, The whole Shire Bus lines collapsed because of his useless and poor managerial management. He is a very big pig who deserve to rot in Jail .

Che Mbwiye
Che Mbwiye
10 months ago

Amàlawi anzanga help me understand this issue, is Chisale et al being charged with stealing money to buy cement or clearing cement bought by the mwenye duty free using Mutharikas TPIN?
Who paid for the cement wherever it was bought? Achina Chisale amagawana tima profit from Cement sales kapena he owns that business? My concern is there is more to the story and this Mwenye guy being treated with kids gloves salangidwa zenizeni. My fear is this issue was brought up too early before conductimg thorough investigation. If not careful these guys all of them will walk free. Becareful.

Mmalawi
Mmalawi
10 months ago

Regardless of Mr Mvula’s past, I find his comments are very sensible. If State House, MRA and other state institutions couldn’t detect this fraudulent transaction, then something was entirely wrong with the regime. Either Mr Mutharika is lying or Mgeme lied to the nation. Whichever way, Mutharika, I am ashamed to call him our former president, has a case to answer and owes us an explanation

WTF
WTF
10 months ago
Reply to  Mmalawi

So true an explanation needs to be given by him and all concerned parties in court precisely.

Agulupa ku Statehouse
10 months ago

How come that this thief Mvula is still free when his corruption case was not concluded due to the missing of Peter Mulamba the co-accused? Iwe Matemba of ACB, why are you not arresting Mvula for stealing at Stagecoach leading to the closure of the company? Fotseki!

Nicholas Daussi
Nicholas Daussi
10 months ago

Iwe Humphrey Mvula! Ngdyi mbava yokutha ntchito ngati iwe siinamangidwe umboni ulipo ndiye akamangidwe APM woti anali president wopepela amangidwe?

tyson
tyson
10 months ago

amalawi umbuli suzakutelani mvula akukamba zomwe zachitika kuti ngati iyeyu mwamuntu mmozi anagwila nchito mboma sizingateke kuti ndalama zonse zasiment zituluke mboma kupita kunja a president osaziwa chifukwa 5 billion ndindalama zambili kutuluka nziko nde inuyo mukuyamba kulimbana ndi iyeyu mumalo mwopunzila zomwe aukunikilani , ngati mukuona kuti amene anamumangisa ntawi imeneyo didn’t do enough nde kulibwino mupite mukasumeso inuyo amutengeso , koma zoma golongolola apa zichepe

Marx
Marx
10 months ago

Mutharika surely knew about this. Asakane. This issue inadziwika iye ali president, anachitapo cha? Bwanji sanadabwepo nthawi imene ija. Asatinamize

Uyo
Uyo
10 months ago

You’re one of the biggest thieves in Malawi you idiot. Keep your stupid cheap political comments for you wife. Galu iwe mvula.

Wikleaks
Wikleaks
10 months ago

Mvula has an outsatnding case that stalled and this case needs to be revived. It was about corruption at shire. The rabid Matemba should check on his file that has been outstanding since 2012

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