Chakwera cleared of church plunder as Assemblies of God rejects Malawi Voice report

Malawi Assemblies of God Church has  rejected online reports that the  Lazarus Chakwera stole money amounting to K100 miillion during his reign as the church’s president before joining politics, saying what’s was posted  on Malawi Voice is utterly fake news.

Chakwera: Church says he served it with honour and integrity

The State sponsored online publication  had published the report  alleging Chakwera had been thieving the church’s money.

But in a statement released by the church, the report is “totally false.”

“The Malawi Assemblies of God Press is governed by a Board, not the church President. Had Dr. Chakwera tried to steal any money from AG Press, the Board would have stopped it, and had any money been found to be unaccounted at the end of Dr. Chakwera’s tenure as President, the Board would have summoned him to account for it,” reads part of the statement signed by Reverend Maltilda Matabwa, the Secretary General.

Chakwera,  had to resign from leading Assemblies of God Church, a prestigious position that earned the man of the collar, a coveted place in international Christian circles, to lead Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and he is billed as one of front runners to State House race in next year’s Tripartite elections.

In its story, Malawi Voice reported that Chakwera used to torture pastors but again the Assemblies of God Church has trashed such assertions.

“As far as the Malawi Assemblies of God is concerned, Dr. Chakwera served with honor, integrity, humility, and distinction as a Church Minister in the Malawi Assemblies of God for 30 years before joining frontline politics. He also served as President of the Malawi Assemblies of God for 24 years, during which the Church thrived and grew, and continues to do so, thanks to the contributions he made.”

It adds: “Today, though holding no office within the Church, Dr. Chakwera is still a licensed, credentialed, and ordained Minister of the Malawi Assemblies of God, with all the responsibilities thereto appertaining, and is a man in excellent standing with the Church.”

The church has also denied claims that it is involved in Chakwera’s leadership as a politician and that it supports the MCP which Chakwera leads.

“We are a Church that does not align itself politically with any party or individual, not only out of obligation to focus on our mission as a church, but also out of respect for the freedom of our church members to exercise their constitutional right to engage in politics according to the dictates of their conscience,” the church says.

The Assemblies of God Church came to Malawi in the 1940’s and it was first introduced in the country by missionaries who first arrived in Ntcheu district

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DINKY
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santana ndiwedi satana amakutumawo akupwetekesatu ndiwe cadet bwanji mkamwa movundamo khala chete

santana
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santana

@Kaka ni dada In this column we need arguments backed by facts. When PETER won the 2014 elections the victory did not wait for you to approve it. The same with the two mentioned MPs. Their victory did not wait for your approval. You did not even vote for the three. The party you voted for shamelessly failed in both Parliamentary and Presidential. What survey have you done to prove that MCP is the winning party in 2019? If you know what survey is all about I would like you to go in the field to ask people why they… Read more »

A malawi
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A malawi

Phwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! MBC agwa nayo. Koma chi CV icho. President material. Osati a Law Professor CV yobookabooka.

Kanthiti Mzandu
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Kanthiti Mzandu

Koma eeeeeeeeee iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii aaaaaaasha kufuna kumuipitsa basi chala cha Mulungu chikaloza palibe angachikhotetse

Dr Mwawi Chipapi MBBS
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Dr Mwawi Chipapi MBBS

Dr. L.M is Malawis next leader. whether one like it or not

santana
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santana

@Kaka ni dada What do you want to defend here? What was wrong in saying that the north will never produce a presidential candidate and win? Is that not the plain truth? Convince me with facts that the region will produce a candidate and win? Through which party? Wa Jeffrey was just telling the people around her the plain truth that its high time they support the party in power so that development is equally distributed to the north instead of waiting to support your fellow northerner whom you think will be the president one day. She was just telling… Read more »

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kaka ni dada

Whether Santana likes it or not wa Jeffrey will not win a seat in KK south, pakamwa pake ndi powola, the problem with you in DPP is that you are blind, you don’t see who is dirtening your party, that’s why even Peter Muthalika cried that DPP is not working in the central region when he was appointing Kutsaila to be regional governor, ndiye tizione ndale za Kutsaila ndi wa Jeffrey, onse owola pakamwa, should I ask you, do you conduct research in DPP, come and do your survey before it’s too late, if at all you have time to… Read more »

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Hatton

Maquire, if you dream of a young leader, that young leader is not Chakwera. Read the document from Assemblies of God written by Chakwera himself and signed by Rev. Matabwa. He was with Assemblies of God for thirty years. Before that he was with CCAP Nkhoma synod for a number of years. How many years was he in school? Adding up the years the fallen man of God must be over 65. Banda has said it all. I salute you Banda, you know who Chakwera is. Please do a bit research and find out who was handling finances at Assemblies… Read more »

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Nonsense the issue is that u wl try everthing to blackmail him but to not avil. This is guy is 100% Leadership we” Malawian we need to have if we want to see something defferent. Atchiritchi akukanilani munapitanaye kwa Pilato wakanirani mwapitanaye kwa kayafa zakuvutani munaganiza zomupachika pantanda during by election u failed wat else u left with!? Bring it on…! Mind u! You runout of tym. This man is unstoppable. Come 2019 chakwera president in (MALAWI)•

santana
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@Ben Mbewe Achimwene munthu womumenyera nkhondo Ambuye amalandira chomwe wapempha. Kodi 2014 a Chakwera sanamupemphe Ambuye kuti alaweko u president? Ameneyu adzafera pa mpando wa Leader of Opposition basi mpaka abwerere ku KANISA.Muzilimbitsana mitima choncho monga mwakhala mukuchitira mu zisankho five zambuyomu. Wosangozisiya kaye bwanji? Inuyo a Ben monga mungatiuze kuti mwakhala mukulephera ka 5 chifukwa chiyani? Nanga mavutowo mwakonza pochita zotani mukamati muwina? Inuyo ma sapota a MCP muli ndi udindo wofunsa atambwali anuwa kuti ulendo uno mukuti tiwina kodi mwakonza pati kuti tikhulupilire? Mwina akudziwa kuti ndinu ma blind followers.

Central
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Don’t ever say things on behalf of God and never include Him in these useless stories!! Kungakhale bwino mutamangotsutsuna za ndale zanuzo basiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

santana
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santana

I become very much surprised when MCP supporters claim that Chakwera’s political battle is being fought by divine power.Where was this divine power in 2014 when he was flatted down? Who can claim to be helped by divine power between Chakwera and APM? When Joyce Banda accidentally assumed power in 2012 many of you claimed that it was divine intervention because God wanted to rescue Malawians from the evils of DPP. Is it vnot the same God who booted out Joyce and replaced her with the DPP? Why didn’t God choose Chakwera, the man who was kneeling down every day… Read more »

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kaka ni dada

Jefu wa Jeffrey ndiye adayambitsa kuti wa ku North sangalamule , paja ndi chipani chanji cha wa Jeffrey? When asked to apologise, did she do that? Kusamba Dzonzi apologised and disciplined by the party & his leader, Chakwera, stood in parliament to condemn Dzonzi’s remarks, WHO else in DPP condemned wa Jeffrey’s speech made in Mzuzu ? Did DPP disciplined her? Santana usamayambe kuchotsa chitsotso cha mu diso la mzako, chako chisanachoke. Work hard to clean your party’s image before December 2018, if at all you have time to do that, otherwise May 2018 will be a surprise to you!

Ben Mbewe Junior
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Ben Mbewe Junior

Olo mutanimutani a DPP ife nkhondo akutimenyera ndi a ambuye basi and lachi 40 lanu tsiku lidzafika. Use the Kaliwo`s and company, MBC etc but as far as you are doing evil to Malawi as a nation, GOD WILL MAKE OUR WAY. I can challenge you Chakwera will see light at the end. Mdima umadana ndi kuunika.

Mwiza
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Mwiza

That is if MCP and its leader are light. Mulungu si munthu musampinde manja. JB ankanena chimodzimodzi kuti Mulungu wasankha ine, lero ali kuti. MCP supporers kuuma mitu ngati ma supporters a Man U. Mudzalirabe. Opakula ndi opakulilidwa wamkulu ndani?

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