Arrest galore in K6.2 bn COVID-19 funds abuse scandal:  Mzati Nkolokosa behind bars

Malawi Police in Blantyre have arrested former director of information Mzati Nkolokosa, Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services deputy director-general, Pedusiane Makalamba, principal accountant Keith Chikonda, and Blantyre City Council chief fire officer, Prescott Sailesi for their implication in the K6.2 billion investigative audit report on Covid-19 Response Funds.

Nkolokosa arrested

However, Malawi Police Service national spokesperson James Kadadzera has said that they are releasing a media statement on the arrests soon.

The arrest comes hours after police in Lilongwe arrested Mainja of Pest Chem B1.

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Eddy Banda
17 days ago

Mzati Nkolokosa the diehard of DPP
This man defended the DPP for its atrocities against the Northerners. I remember his words like it was yesterday. He justified the killing of the Northerners during the Bingu wa Mutharika’s iron fist rule. Today is in jail for theft. U guess during the DPP administration stealing was order of the day. These are the people that want to make sure Tonse Alliance government fails.

50 plus 1
50 plus 1
18 days ago

COUNCILS ONLY GOT 1.2 BILLION.

ress
ress
18 days ago

Mainja is MCP’s Lutepo.

Nzeru
Nzeru
18 days ago

Why are we Malawians so easily misled by our leaders. The person controlling the funds anmd expenditure at any Ministry is the Permanent Secretary. As it is the Permanent Secretary who is the Controlling Officer, who signs of the vouchers for any payment. None of the ones arrested is the Permanent Secretary. Even Kandodo, the sacked Minister would have required the Permanent Secretary at his Ministry to approve the payment to him. None of the corruption in Malawi would occur without the Permanent Secretary, who I repeat is the Controlling Officer approving the payments. One only needs to look at… Read more »

Last edited 18 days ago by Nzeru
Kwachaa ku Malawi
Kwachaa ku Malawi
18 days ago
Reply to  Nzeru

Are you saying Ken Kandodo is that stupid??? you mean he didn’t ask where the funds were coming from???? amangoyenda muchimbuli-mbuli???? that is in-excusable for a cabinet minister,he should be able to ask tough questions

Silica Geli
17 days ago

Why should Kandodo ask? Do you know the job description of a minister and therefore that of a principal secretary in a ministry? Mumangopsyalizila zilizonse, mob justice is evil. This is the very reason APM was reluctant to fire George Chaponda at the demand of mob during ADMARC maize issue. He was later vindicated by court outcome on the same. Amene mukumupangisa ma blunder Chakwera, mawa muzaima patalipo zikazamuvuta.

Adah aja
Adah aja
17 days ago
Reply to  Nzeru

We finally have politicains being held to account for their corruption and here are some Malawians stupidly defending the thugs. You have no idea how govt works. The Controlling Officer cannot be personally held liable for each and every single movement that heppened with those funds. Like any big organisation, duties are delegated. I for one welcome this. I would rather have politicans on their toes instead of business as usual.

Sumbuleta vs Mainja
Sumbuleta vs Mainja
18 days ago

Funny bunches , nde amalawi. At first u said there sgud be an Audit, the president orders one, then media uproar…president is sitting on report..next president releases and Police star arrests, another uproar..they are arresting anthu osalakwa..kwenikweni mufuna chani?

Thyolo Thava Boy
18 days ago

Ndipo macadet sazatheka mmmmm

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
18 days ago

anabayo azisazatu basi.
The rule of the FINGER. CINAMULONDOLA DHALA . YEMWE SANABEKO SICIMPEZA OLO KUMUGWILA. BASITU

Ernest Nyirenda
Ernest Nyirenda
18 days ago

Eti eti inu koma munthu sadzatheka ma demo nkati kkkkkkk

iyamw
iyamw
18 days ago

Tonse alliance, I voted, and I regret, Chilima and Chakwera benefitted from this loot, a very shameful country

Matambiko
Matambiko
18 days ago
Reply to  iyamw

Where is your evidence that they benefited?

Joni
Joni
18 days ago
Reply to  iyamw

Ife tidzavoteranso omwewo chifukwa alternative palibe……komanso, so far so good….

Amfumu
19 days ago

Kandodo should also be arrested.

Zoona zenizeni
Zoona zenizeni
18 days ago
Reply to  Amfumu

This is just a way to get rid of the infectious elements in cabinet and between the two kandodos ken had to be sacrificed and Chiponda has survived to maintain gender balance. Recall the president was accused of gender inventiveness and appointing members from the same family. If anything Chiponda should be dismissed because the participated in the loot through Umodzi Hotel as what Chris Kapondamgaga and Kalumbu did to steal money through cross roads hotel.

mdzikometsa
mdzikometsa
18 days ago
Reply to  Zoona zenizeni

kulamulira dziko sintchito yachibwana ndipo amene sadalamulirepo dziko sangazimvetse…mwambi wa tinkanena.

Ginimbi, the illuminate, the likes of Bushiri

Something is not adding up it seems this 6.2 billion was released as a trap to flash out DPP operatives. You can agree with me that most people who had a clear access to this thievery were DPP connected. Eish MCP mwawaseweratu anzanu apa, ine kudabwa kuti nazimaso Mkaka yamuphonya pati phuma lake limene lija, 21st century politics, so deadly!

Joni
Joni
18 days ago

Ukafuna kugwira nkhuku yosusuka tima’ponya chimanga basitu imakatuluka yokha nde iwe pakhosi gwi!!! Kadeti ndindalama are inseparable anazolowera kuti amangotola koma ulendo uno atola zowola kkkkk Ena a Tonse amtima wa kadeti afera zaeni, nyambo ndi mbedza inali ya kadeti weni weni iwo kutola kkkkk

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