Leader of the House George Chaponda on Tuesday lost his cool and challenged Mzimba West MP Harry Mkandawire for a one to one bout outside parliament.
The two picked a quarrel after Mkandawire presented his evidence to back up his allegations that the government has ‘sold’ Lake Malawi to Mota Engil, a Portuguese contractor.
Chaponda described the evidence, a newspaper report as “senseless “ and could not come from an honourable member.
However, Mkandawire hit back saying Chaponda should not have been in the House but “locked up” at police because he is allegedly implicated in the K577 billion cashgate report.
This made Chaponda to lose his cool and challenged Mkandawire for a one to one encouter outside the House.
Both Chaponda and Mkandawire are in their mid 70s.
It is reported that President Peter Mutharika’s trusted allies are among 7 ministers implicated in the report.
Also named on the “list of shame” are Asian business persons.
But Auditor General Stepheson Kamphasa has refused to name and shame those implicated.
Public Affairs Committee (PAC) asked government to speed up prosecutions of those involved in the ‘grand corruption’, saying there should be no sacred cows.
PAC chairman Felix Chingota courageously told Mutharika in the face to ensure he brings DPP and government officials to book if evidence linked them to the multibillion loot of government money at Capital Hill.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :