Chihana ‘stampeded’ to withdraw bribery allegations against MCP ministers

Alliance for Democracy (Aford) Mzimba North legislator Yeremiah Chihana has formally withdrawn his allegations he made that some Tonse Alliance government Cabinet members – particulary from Malawi Congress Party (MCP) – were soliciting bribes from some Malawian businesspersons of Asian descent following political pressure as he is part of the Tonse Alliance.

Yeremiah Chihana:  Truth will come out

Spokesperson for Parliament Ian Mwenye confirmed that Chihana withdrew the statement on Monday.

But Chihana declined to comment, saying he was being stampeded by his fellow members of Tonse Alliance including his party Aford.

He said “the truth will come out.”

Chihana made the claims in the House that Tonse Alliance government is siphoning money through corruption.

He alleged that some powerful ministers were getting money from Asian purportedly to evade arrests.

During his 90-minute His Execellency’s Question (HEQs) time session in the House on Thursday afternoon, President Lazarus Chakwera dared Chihana to ride with him on the convoy to show him the evidence.

But Chihana told Parliament on Friday that he had submitted evidence of corruption by the new administration to the office of the Speaker.

Speaker Catherine Gotani Hara denied receiving such evidence.

Chihana who insisted he had submitted the evidence to the Speaker’s office but later said more evidence had surfaced and would be tendered after it has been “notarized”.

“The documents needed authenticity and notarization,” he said.

Chihana’s party Aford issued a statement to fault its lone MP because he had found President Chakwera’s State of the Nation (Sona) wanting. The party has argued that as a member of the Tonse Alliance, its member cannot afford to criticise or correct the President.

Many opposition lawmakers on Friday shouted in sympathy to Chihana, who acted heroically by presenting a motion that eventually led to the holding of fresh presidential elections. All the other MPs cowardly sat back as Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was playing its delaying games.

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Thengoliotcha
Thengoliotcha
8 days ago

When money talks Mr Chihana analowa mmalo mwa tchwee mwana tchwee kulubwa too much akapasidwa ya zimbwete basi umazangonva ziiiii

Nicholas
8 days ago
Reply to  Thengoliotcha

Tidazika a Kamulepo .

Silly
Silly
8 days ago

Mr Chihana, its very simple, do you have the credible evidence???……. Yes or NO….. kapena mumangowawata

natural death
9 days ago

Are you principled? Why don’t you stand by what you know. Produce the evidence. Can you make such allegations in the court of law? This is a serious issue. We know your credentials. You are an educated person from Chancellor College. We expect you to lead by example. Leave garbage to Nankhumwa and others.

Prosper
Prosper
9 days ago

The act of withdrawing allegations by honourable Chihana, if true, translates into blatant obstruction of justice for which police should act. Taking cognisance of the parliamentary privillege under which the allegations were made, the Malawi Police Service may not have legal legs on which to call him for questioning. I now make an appeal to HRDC to ‘stampede’ the honourable into releasing the evidence. Let us not forget that fighting corruption is one of the pillars on which Tonse Alliance was marshalled into office so it is now very worrying if they can easily ‘stampede’ each other into hiding corruption… Read more »

Prosper
Prosper
9 days ago

The truth is honourable Chihana does not have the evidence, and I sympathise with him. He went for broke in trying to be a hero but he forgot that it is not enough to make a claim but clear evidence has to be presented. Cases of bribery are a challenge to present evidence against unless one of the parties involved is willing to cooperate and an elaborate system is set up to gather evidence in fragrante delicto. If indeed his claims are true, none of the parties will of course be willing to cooperate. I smell a rat in his… Read more »

Patrick Phiri
Patrick Phiri
9 days ago

Chihana is a born iiar. Remember what he said about MUST that it belongs to the Mutharikas?

Mzungu Petrol
Mzungu Petrol
9 days ago

Yeremiah Chihana’s behaviour is such as to make it necessary for consideration to be given to requiring all candidates standing for a seat to parliament to undergo mental fitness tests. Yeremiah Chihana is definitely certifiable mentally unfit.

Tonse
Tonse
9 days ago

If the allegations has been withdrawn for lack of evidence then it’s fine, but if he has been politically muted alas Malawi won’t go further

Chitesi
Chitesi
10 days ago

We do not send MPs to Parliament to behave like kids, So Mr Chihana get your act together

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
9 days ago
Reply to  Chitesi

How? So he must not point out when there is something wrong?

Chamwini
Chamwini
9 days ago
Reply to  Keen Observer

This Chihana is not serious, looks like is a cartoon character

chitesi
chitesi
9 days ago
Reply to  Keen Observer

Keen Observer, please don’t show your stupidity here chonde

Nalikuti
Nalikuti
9 days ago
Reply to  Keen Observer

Mr Observer! NO! Hwe must stand his ground if he is standing for the truth… Why must he withraw hs statement if its all for good morals and intergrity?????? I wonder.

Vilekeke
Vilekeke
10 days ago

Mr Chihana was looking for his 2 minute of fame…….it didn’t go too well kikikikikikiki

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