Controversy over jet and Malawi President’s step son abduction fears

There was tense and controversy when a private jet landed at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in Lilongwe and ‘took’ President Peter Mutharika’s step son for a ‘ride’ in Malawian airspace before dropping him off again.

Nkasala photo opportunity in the jet

Nkasala photo opportunity in the jet

Insiders said when the private jet touched down, none of its passengers came out of the plane but instead it was Mutharika’s step son Tadikila and two of his collegues  including Chimwemwe Chipungu and  the Principal Secretary for the Presidential Initiative on Safe Motherhood and State House staff Martin Nkasala.

“Apparently one of the on lookers managed to place a call to President Mutharika telling him that his step son has been abducted by unknown people using a private jet and that is when the President called Chief spy Nicholus Dausi asking for the whereabouts of his son,” said an insider privy to the incident.

Nyasa Times sources said things got out of hand because the President was not aware who Tadikila was with in the private jet and where they had gone to.

But Nyasa Times investigations indicate that the private jet was cleared to fly within the Malawi space for about an hour before it landed again.

“By this time, the Inspector General of Police and other intelligence officers including those from the Malawi Army were involved to find out what was happening. Things only came to normal when Tadikila informed Dausi that he was meeting some ‘investors’ and that it was not abduction,” said the source.

It is not known what kind of investors Tadikila and his friends were meeting as officials from Malawi Investments and Trade Centre (Mitc) who oversee trade and investment functions were not on the private jet.

While on the plane, Tadikila and his friends used the opportunity for photo sessions and one of the leaked pictures is the one of Nkasala relaxing while discussing business with the unknown ‘investors’.

Insiders said Tadikila, Chipungu and Nkasala do ‘business’ together and it was not surprising to see them together meeting the ‘investors’.

Chipungu is former ruling DPP Administrative Secretary but now is Executive Director of Safe motherhood while Nkasala works at State House.

When contacted for comment, Chipungu said the “abduction did not happen.”

Asked to respond to questions sent to him, he said Dausi would be better placed to comment.

But Dausi could not comment.

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Jane Chagwa

Afana, kufewa? Yes, it’s your time


Actually the stepson is too young. He is barely 18 years old. So what kind of investment can he conduct?

He was there just to enjoy the jet ride and ponder what it would be like if they had one.

on the contrary I see news here. the news is that someone failed his job by letting step son to the president out without any information of his whereabouts 2. the news is that the president was worried his son was abducted and so too any Malawian who had news at that time. 3. president had to halt whatever he was doing to deal with this first like calling army ,dausi etc. this is news 4. in that 1hr a worried president would be more likely incompetent to make bored decisions. who knows what decisions affecting u n generation to… Read more »

Zouluka zonse zidzatela, tsiku ndi limodzi funsani ana a JB


za uchitchiru zomwezija ankapanga Jeff ndi amake zija. dziko ndi lathu ili amphawi ovala ndalama za nsonkho ndi amane akunjoya agogo asakudziwa. ofunika achoke onsewa tiyike achinyamata amagazi osati atulo. let’s take the whole DPP out.

The Don

guys lets concentrate on our welfare.This wont benefit us at all


Investors my foot
These r criminals!

Greencardless Malawian
Greencardless Malawian

You reap what you sow. Peoples hard earned tax payers money being abusws here. God if you are the God that I know bring judgement to this situation and may only you be glorified in this nation of Malawi


Peter has a stepson and Malawi media have never written about it. this is something we should have known when Peter married Getu. mwanayu bambo ake ndani? why is he being referred to in the story as mutharika – did Peter adopt him? where does he live, what does he do? If he is in investing, does it mean he is a businessman? where are his businesses, how old is he? what’s his background? tamatambusulani nkhani izi. Brian banda potential candidate for interview uyu – tikufuna timuziwe anthu

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