Chothia, Khadba take on HRDC over ‘whistle blowing’: Asks Malawi News to apologise

Businesspersons Mustaq Chothia and  Suleiman Kadba of Pear Ventures Limited has hired  Lion Rock Attorney at Law of Powel Nkhutabasa ad Innocent Kubwalo to write Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) querying the organisations on allegations of public land grab.

Lawyer Powel Nkhutabasa: Representing Chothia and Khadba pens  HRDC

HRDC  the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to investigate  on how a Malawi Housing Corporation (MHC) land in Area 3 in Lilongwe was sold to Chothia and Khadba

The coalition alleges that Chothia and Karim were also dubiously awarded land near Kamuzu Central Hospital roundabout, Lilongwe’s Area 15 and Area 3 as well as plots opposite Lilongwe Labour Offices.

But through their lawyers, have written HRDC informing them they note with concerned that the organisation or the news outlets have furnished them with particulars of the alleged acts of corruption or offered them an opportunity to comment on them.

The lawyers said Chothia and Khadba  “remain in the dark as to the specific matters on which they are alleged to have acted corruptly.”

The two “categorically deny all allegations,” according to the lawyers in the letter.

The lawyers have asked HRDC to furnish them with particulars of the alleged practices so that their clients  can consider and comment on them.

The HRDC further alleges that Chothia and Khadba  were also dubiously awarded land near Kamuzu Central Hospital roundabout, Lilongwe’s Area 15 and Area 3 as well as plots opposite Lilongwe Labour Offices.

“HRDC has also information that there have been many suspected cases by some Ministry of Land officials awarding land without following proper procedures,” said the coalition in their letter.

HRDC further wants a probe on Ministry of Land officials who have sold government land without proper procedures at Choma Hatchery in Mzuzu, Mpemba Staff Development Institute (SDI) land in Blantyre and part of Maula Prison land in Lilongwe’s Area 6.

Meanwhile, Chothia and Khadba have also written Malawi News for  the article it published in the newspaper  last Saturday about them on the ‘land scam’, saying it was defamatory and seeks apology or damages for libel.

The HRDC has embarked on an initiative to allow whistle blowers, among others, to provide information to State institutions on alleged malpractices and the coalition has in turn been providing such information to graft-busting body  as evidence on alleged malpractices.

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winstonmsowoya
winstonmsowoya
3 months ago

MALAWIANS,WHAT YOU MUST KNOW IS THAT YOU HAVE SOLD OUR BELOVED MALAWI TO INDIANS,PAKISTANS AND ARABS THAT IS A FACT YOU WON’T DISAGREE.RIGHT NOW CHAKWERA IS IN THE HANDS OF MIA AND HIS WIFE,WHAT A SELLOUT OF OUR SWEET MOTHER MALAWI? ARE YOU NOT ASHAMED TO OUR FELLOW AFRICANS AROUND AFRICA? YOU HAD SEEN WHAT HASTINGS BANDA DID TO THE MWENYES,PAKISTANS AND ARAB MUSLIMS.THESE PEOPLE ARE COMING TO AFRICA TO EXPLOIT OUR RESOURCES WHICH HAVE ATTRACTED ASIANS AND ARABS WHO HAVE INVADED AFRICAN NATIONS.MALAWI UNDER CHAKWERA A GOD PREACHER TURNS POLITICIAN,HAS FALLEN UNDER ARAB MUSLIMS INDIANS AND PAKASTANS.THESE PEOPLE HAVE… Read more »

Gee
Gee
3 months ago

Amwenye mukufuna kuyamba kuwophyezanso?

Wooloomooloo
Wooloomooloo
3 months ago

Musaijowe URL station yapa chipatala chabwaila

#Better MW
#Better MW
3 months ago

Threats will not make this go away. Let every detail of how you acquired the land come out in the open, if it was legal, then you have nothing to worry about. But stopping an investigation is not the way to go.

Pink nosed creatures
Pink nosed creatures
3 months ago

They also need to be investigated of they are in Malawi legally. Please get to the root of how they or their parents came to settle in Malawi before we waste time on their case

Dig Deeper now
Dig Deeper now
3 months ago

No Mwenye will ever be investigated or arrested. That’s just the fact of life. Our leaders all of them are corrupt and at one time or other were receding bribes from these crooked Indians.

mtete
mtete
3 months ago
Reply to  Dig Deeper now

Not this time. They will be investigated

Corruption free malawi
3 months ago

Amwenye kufuna kutiopsyeza dziko lathu lomwe. Izi nde za chibwana

Namulondola Njira
3 months ago

Can HRDC also find out how the current president acquired 5 hectares of land inArea 6 where he build his mansion. Was it done in good faith.Let us not be selective otherwise, the nation will not move at all.

Truth
Truth
3 months ago

Chitsilu, do you know what 5 hectares is? 12-Acres. No residential plot in Lilongwe City is 12 Acres And more apart from State House. Even Mtunthama Palace is less. His plot is 60 x 75m, a double plot in Area 6. Go measure on Google Earth before coming with stupid facts. Idiots like you should know what you are talking about before “Whistle-Blowing” from your Arse!

Michael 11c
Michael 11c
3 months ago
Reply to  Truth

Iweyo ndiye idiot ungomukonza mzanu ngati walakwitsa mbuzi

Namulondola Njira
3 months ago
Reply to  Truth

You can use your foul smelling mouth to say anything. Your Google Earth is not right. He has 5 acres and that is almost 2.023 hectares. So does 60 x 75m make 2.023hectares or 5 acres. The land was supposed to be investigated. DPP wanted to investigate this land, Kunsaila wanted it to be investigated. So stop your arrogance and defending with google earth as you have done.

Mazembe
Mazembe
3 months ago

@ namulondola njira

That is why you are still staying in a rented house chifukwa cha nkhalidwe ngati umenewu .
Baba please give us a break , don’t fully portray your stupidity here chifukwa pali ana😁😁

Namulondola Njira
3 months ago
Reply to  Mazembe

Kkkkk mazembe , Khama ndi we super mazembe, palibe means apa. Your ignoramus tells you that I rent.kkkkk. You dreamer. The people who are being investigated of land also rent. The truth is 5 acres of land , how was it acquired. If no issues it should not worry you.

HRDCC
HRDCC
3 months ago

Both Mustaq Chotia and Suleman are born thieves. They are wolves in sheepskin, and were both involved in sending thugs to steal the computers to destroy the evidence but they are fools. They think by trying to destroy evidence they will escape the cells. This is all bullshit propaganda they have embarked on. Both should be locked up for minimum 10years each and let them both rot at Tengani prison in nsanje.

Zio ine
Zio ine
3 months ago

If you want to blow the whistle tell Chakwera that he has hired a thief as director of finance and a corrupt guy as press officer. Brian Banda was dismissed twice at Times for soliciting Bribes. And now what will happen to those people who were saying that Times can not survive without him. Brian is a qualified corrupt guy. He is using his cousin certificate who died his name was Brian Banda while he was jimmy kambalika

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