Conman swindle presidential aide Vuwa Kaunda K1.4m: Mutharika’s name used

President Peter Mutharika’s advisor on youth affairs, Symon Vuwa Kaunda, has been swindled K1.4 million by a suspected fraudster who used President’s name to persuade Kaunda to release the cash.

Kaunda-: Swindled

Kaunda, who is senior member of the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), a former Cabinet minister and member of Parliament (MP) for Nkhata Bay Centre confirmed he has been a victim of the growing swindlers racket who uses mobile phones to steal money from unsuspecting Malawians.

He said a fraudster phoned home last week posing as Felix Mangani controller of lands at Ministry of Lands and tricked him into depositing money into the account of people who claimed to have been allocating land to him on instructions from the President.

Taking advantage of the political patronage  in the country, the fraudster exploited on Kaunda who could not follow the laid-down procedure in the transactions thereby exposing how land plots are allocated on political patronage.

“I was told that  somebody from the  physical planning department would call me later for details and agree on how to collect the said money since it was a directive (from the President). Then I deposited into his bank account K580 000 on Wednesday, K474 000 on Thursday and K371 000 on Friday,” said Kaunda.

Kaunda said he deposited the money into an NBS Bank account number 14411631 which belongs to Geoffrey Kaunga.

The Presidential Aide has since reported to  Police.

Kaunda said he was indeed tricked because the suspect appeared to have all the information regarding his whereabouts and the operations at the ministry of lands.

But said he only realised that he had been fleeced when he phoned Office of President and Cabinet (OPC).

Meanwhile, Presidential  spokesman Mgeme Kalilani has  said Vuwa’s mishap is “unfortunate, very sad an unbelievable.”

He said Vuwa as former Cabinet minister should have known better that government business is never sone on social media or over the telephone with unknown officials,

The Presidential spokesman stressed that  allocation of plots to person is not the duty of the President  or his office.

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eBance
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“the fraudster exploited on Kaunda who could not follow the laid-down procedure in the transactions….”. Hey kaunda?, its called doing your job… and if you cannot keep up, leave the seat for he who can, but even so the next to take the position wont be one deserving it. cough*nepotism*cough.
And cellphones?. Really!?.

Chilungamo
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It is NOT a secret to Malawians anymore that DPP THUGS are also ALL state-sponsored FRAUDSTERS & MAFIAS. As the old adage says ‘send a thief to catch a thief.’ Atambwali sametana. Vuwa is JUST trying to fool people here. Simwana ameneyo! Wapakula. Azifa ndi ludzu???
That’s DPP STYLE. Issssah. Akakudyelene kuti? Kuchipatala?

Vimbuza
Guest

Vuwa must be arrested. He practices corruption. Why did he pay such an amount to a personal account and not to Lands?

ACB, we are watching your next steps on this issue.

Reporter
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Congratulations our dear fraudster. Mbava izi

James
Guest

Mwati chani? Koma la 40 limakwanadi. Vuwa is amongst very corrupt people who have surrounded our president. Ifeyo kumavutika kufuna ma plot not knowing that APM is giving to his DPP gurus. Very unfortunate uyuyu amuchita bwino. Kungoti a Police athu nawo ndi yes bwana akanamusiya zimuthere yekha. Shame!

Vison
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If I were Vuwa Kaunda, I could have just been silent after this drama. what picture is being potrayed to the public from Vuwa’s comment???????????????

mapwiya
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Corrupt minds that is what it harvest, how on earth could he pay in an account of an individual and he had no offer letter from Lands . Police please don`t waste your resource from corrupt mind that is what sowed

Ngulenje Chilumba
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kkkkkkkkkk Vuwa Kaunda ameneyo A DPP amaziona ngati mashasha akamapanga za corruption pano ndiye zobisika zaoneka kuti ndimene mumayendela katangale mu DPP choncho

Dodolido
Guest

Kodi APM amagulutsa ma plot? Eish. Chonchi enafe tingagule plot?

Ntapasya
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Too much yes bwana

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