Chakwera warns Tonse alliance partners over graft, plunder:  No sacred cows

President Lazarus Chakwera has fired warning shots to the  governing Tonse Alliance partners that he would not shield anyone involved in corruption and plunder of government money because they helped him win the presidential election.

President Chakwera: There will be no sacred cows; no protected species and no special ones

The Malawi leader stressed that he will not tolerate corruption at any level and ordered that all corrupt  offenders should be punished accordingly.

Chakwera said this during his weekly special program on the state run Malawi Broadcasting Corporation called Malawi Watsopano.

“Let me say that my government will not allow our alliance partners to engage in corruption or plunder of government money in the name that they helped me win the election, we will prosecute anyone,” he said.

Chakwera said the state is not after names in the fight against corruption and plunder of public resources.

“We are not after names; we will pounce on anyone who is in conflict with the law.  We will not look at the status of a person in the society, we will not look at the position or how powerful one is, there is no untouchable in this fight,” he said.

He said his job of what he described as clearing the rubble needs patience but bravery to achieve its goal, saying the fight against corruption cannot be win within a very short period of time.

“It’s not a one-day thing, we appeal to those with information to help us, we may have culprits, but the courts will require evidence to rely on,” Chakwera said.

The President said he will not allow people in the country to enrich themselves dubiously, warning that all the culprits will not be left scot-free, warning people who helped the Tonse Alliance with campaign not to think that this is their time to plunder, adding in his administration, all are equal before the law.

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Agniness Chidzengera

I am very impressed with the way the Malawi new president is handling corruption in Malawi, I am sure that’s what Malawi need at this time. But I would like to ask our beloved president to start six year back. We all know there was Cashgate in 2012 to 2014 nothing tangible has come out of that case. Mbwana mwayamba bwino chonde Malawians want to know what happened with the Cashgate money. A lot of people were implicated but just the small fish suffered. Big fishes and their families are walking Scott_free, if these people did nothing wrong let the… Read more »

Rule of Law
Rule of Law
1 year ago

We are listening Mr President. Bakili Muluzi, R Gaffar, 13 files of DPP Cash gators, So many civil servants who have become excessively rich out corruption, ambigous subsistence allowances for the work not done, fraud and thefty are all on your desk already. The centre of most cashgates, corruption and fraud is at Capital Hill and Ministry Headquarters. Do Life Style Audits to recover what has been stolen from Malawians. Remember Mr President talking is very cheap. We just need actions on the ground. In fact Anti Corruption Bureau is your very first heart attack. Let them conclude cases. But… Read more »

Malawi belong to the citizens

Police officers should not rush in arresting people without enough evidence please.Police are well trained officers.Investigate cases first,when they have enough evidence go and arrest these people and take them to court.Do not be like cadets police service of DPP. Do not act like Tonse alliance police service act as a Malawi police service.

Kumudzi
Kumudzi
1 year ago

Mubwerela,ku Church inu

Mayilosi
Mayilosi
1 year ago

Mbilizi on my mind🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

Wikleaks
Wikleaks
1 year ago

Mere political rhetoric. How do you expect the Mias will return all that money that they spent if not out of corruption. Mia has already influenced Mota to demand its money so that he gets his cut, He went to roadd traffic and said nothing tangible He was told he would be getting a cut. Check with the opulance at Capital hill. People live a larger life.

Agulupa ku Statehouse

Muuzeni mmbusa Chakwera kuti achila. Posachedwapa namulondola akubwera kutonse komweko. Kaliati, masangwi, chilima, kabwira, Kandodo, kambala, kasambara, etc etc nawonso ali ndi ma cases to answer. Good luck!!

Chipato mike
Chipato mike
1 year ago

Unene milandu imene Ali nayo

Dziko
Dziko
1 year ago

We are happy we have a President who is active and can be on top of things. Mr President it seems already we have a sacred cow. Can your government tell us why Mai Rosa Mbilizi was released without being charged? This is already sending a bad signal to the graft fight.

Sue
Sue
1 year ago
Reply to  Dziko

Mbilizi’s brother funded MCP and UTM

Malawi walero
Malawi walero
1 year ago

Start with CASHGATE JOYCE BANDA for us to proove your words

Petulo Namagwelu
Petulo Namagwelu
1 year ago
Reply to  Malawi walero

Why didn’t DPP not prosecute Joyce Banda????

Kasuzga Milonga
Kasuzga Milonga
1 year ago

Joisi was not arrested by DPP because DPP does not think with the mouth like MCP. Chakwera is full of rhetoric and does not practice what he preaches no wonder he left the alter for Sanjika. Ki ki ki ki !

good
good
1 year ago

Just because DPP did not arrest BM or JB doesn’t mean Tonse shouldn’t. Why did we vote for change then. All wrong doers anjatidwe. Kaya JB kaya A PM kaya Mbilizi kaya Masangwi. No sacred cow

Drogba
1 year ago

Kwakhola

Nambuma Girl
Nambuma Girl
1 year ago
Reply to  Drogba

Inu nthawi yanu ya DPP Tippex Government bwanji simunamumange JB yo ? Muchira koma.

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