Chaponda denies kidnapping allegations: Kamlepo sticks to his story

Former minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development George Chaponda has denied  “politically-motivated claims” that he ordered a kidnap Rumphi East member of Parliament (MP) Kamlepo Kalua.

Kamlepo: Implicated Chaponda

Earlier this month Kalua, an outspoken critic of the government  who is also People’s Party (PP) third vice-president, alleged that Chaponda was the master-mind of his abduction.

Kalua told Parliament on June 8 2017 that he believes he was the target of abduction because of his open criticism of the government in relation to issues of corruption, Cashgate and claims that he will reveal names of seven Cabinet ministers alleged to be involved in corruption.

He  alleged that Chaponda, who both the presidential and parliamentary inquiry cleared of suspected corruption but recommended a probe over his dealings with Transglobe, said the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration  used “DPP cadets at Malawi Revenue Authority [MRA]” to frame his family in a tax evasion case.

At the time Kalua made the claims of the former minister’s role in abduction, Chaponda was not in the chamber.

However, Chaoponda, who is also governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice-president (Southern Region), commented on the claims during a political rally at Chonde in his Mulanje South West constituency.

“The story of Kamlepo did not make sense at all,” said Chaponda.

“I can assure you that I never laid a finger on Kamlepo let alone order any kidnapping,” Chaponda said.

Chaponda said the story of Kamlepo was “made up” when the police declared he staged his abduction which made him to claim he had lost memory to shield himself.

In parliament Kalua claimed Chaponda used his son-in-law Dick Shumba to spy at the Kalua son’s house where they went under the pretext of inquiring about motor vehicles.

Chaponda said the allegations were baseless.

“Nobody should put up with the kind of venom that my entire family is being subjected to over the recent  times,” said Chaponda.

But in an interview, Kalua said he sticks to his story.

He said he believes he was the target of abduction because of his open criticism of the government in relation to issues of corruption, Cashgate and claims that he will reveal names of seven Cabinet ministers alleged to be involved in corruption.

Said Kalua: “I have been a victim of the fight against corruption, Cashgate and the Maizegate. The President keeps on pestering me on seven names [of Cabinet ministers] when he is failing to deal with one name that the whole country knows has cases to answer…”

Kalua said it was only God who saved him from his abductors he suspected wanted to take away his life.

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Wina asiya kunyela posachedwapa ngati dalapa. Lapa msanga.

Keen Observer

Kamlepo is sticking to his story. So does sticking to the story make it true?????z if a lie is told a hundred times can it change to become the truth??????? The question is, was Kamlepo kidnapped or its a man made story????? Are there facts that can back up the kidnapping story? I don’t think that Chaponda is a saint either. He has a lot to answer BUT this Kamlepo story is a blatant lie. He must not fool some of us.

Tenzi Mzungu

Which came first between names of seven ministers and Chaponda case? If at all you have evidence speak it outside parliament. And where were you during the cash gate time of Joyce Banda? Can someone answer on his behalf please.


President is failing to deal with one name only what about the rest 6 names he will collapse and die like Bingu. These people of Muthalika are not leaders.

Mutumbuka Mwenecho

Sono uyu muhinya mwana wakukaya wakasambira nkhu.kkkkkkkkkk

Chaponda m'gaga

Wamisala Adaona nkhondo

wilson square

Nkhani ya Kamlepoyi ikutinyansa. Palibe nkhani zina zabwino?

Iam not a fan of Chaponda neither do I of crooked Kamlepo.Kamlepo is out of steam hence,his strategy to confuse Malawians.Recently,he went to his constituency recruited untaught and poor village headmen on his side at Mlowe where he killed two goats bought beer and cold drinks for his vunerable victims.At the meeting,the poor village headmen alleged to support their demi-god and hopelessly heaped unwarranted support for the opportunistic and confused Kamlepo.These uneducated village Headmen like their MP,praised him for developing his constituence.What a naked lie?Kamlepo, has not done a single thing since he was elected to represent the Rumphi East… Read more »

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Chaponda leave this mad man alone . He is about go to Zomba mental hospital. It is also believed that he has started drinking herbal medicine for his madness.
Chaponda now you are in a better position to finish his political carrier through the court.
Kaluwa has shamed us people from the north.
Don’t think that we northerners think like this mad man.

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