Dausi rejects Chakwera call for search on all ministers’ houses

Minister of Information and communication technology Nicholas Dausi  has said the  call by leader of opposition, Lazarus Chakwera for Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) to  launch a search  and seize exercise at each and every house of the cabinet minister.

Dausi: No arbitrary searches to peoples houses

Chakwera’s call came after  ACB investigators confiscated K124 million, $57 500, 22 370 South African rands, 55 euros, 2 720 Indian rupees, 518 Ethiopian birr, 610 pula, 1 200 meticais, 1 250 Kenya shillings, 80 Hong Kong dollars, 1 010 Japanese yen, 29 Zambian kwacha and 100 Namibian dollar from former Minister of Agriculture George Chaponda’s residence in Lilongwe

The leader of opposiiton also asked Financial Intelligence Unit  to check  bank accounts of each of cabinet minister and reconcile what they have with what they declared.

But Dausi, who is also government spokesman, said the call is a ploy to undermine the independence of the ACB.

“We unequivocally reject Dr. Chakwera’s call for arbitrary searches of citizens’  houses because arbitrary use of power is the hallmark of dictatorship,” said Dausi

Dausi, a former member of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) which Chakwera now leads,  said  the leader of opposition  should not promote “arbitrary use of power, anarchy and  violence.”

He said  President Peter Mutharika remains “a peaceful democrat who respects the rule  of law.”

Said  Dausi: “Nobody must take Malawi back to the days of dictatorship.”

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7 thoughts on “Dausi rejects Chakwera call for search on all ministers’ houses”

  1. Matandani says:

    Dausi ndi mmodzi mwa anthu amene amanamiza Kamuzu kuti history ya MCP ikhalebe yoyipa. Lucky enough ife akale knows the truth that these are the pple who spearheaded all the wrong deeds in one party state. Lero akufuna kuoneka ngati iwo were not part and parcel of old MCP. We are happy now because all kholokolo starting with him Dausi are outside the rebranded MCP with the new leadership.

  2. The Analyst says:

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    Kodi doesn’t Dauis’ ignorance have limits?
    . . . Yes, people can be ignorant but is it not grossly irritating when people celebrate their ignorance? Nanga, does Dausi even understand what “independence” means?
    . . . Kodi, is he not sarcastically suggesting that the ACB is independent when he says, “The call [to search every minister’s house] is a ploy to undermine the independence of the ACB.”? – (4th Paragraph).
    . . . Which independent ACB is Dausi talking about?
    . . . Yes, the guys can be forgiven on the basis of his poor memory, but is he (and his gullible colleagues) not the ones who, foolishly voted against ACB’s independence in Parliament? And later on celebrate the same, nkumati “We have defeated them.”
    . . . Can ACB be said to be independent when its Head is appointed by the president? And therefore waits (for the same president) to tell them whom to arrest, whose house to search and when?
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    And why do politicians find pleasure in exaggerating stuff?
    . . . Nanga, what is violent about searching a person’s house, in a bid to exonerate them of suspicion of wrongful enrichment?
    . . . If order has seen ubiquitous corruption, nepotism, selective justice etc, would any sane person worry if “arbitrary use of power, anarchy and violence” are used to enhance the common good (accountability and end to corruption)?
    . . . If the ministers are innocent why would they have anything to worry about (being searched)?
    One thing is very clear: “The guilty are always afraid.”
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    This, I shall say again: In a country that’s well and seriously governed, Dausi cant be a minister or leader of anything (good). The guy is not ministerial (in any state of matter, shape or form), as he lacks even the basic traits of wisdom and/or intelligence; a sine qua non for effective leadership.
    . . . But I cant blame him for being minister as he didn’t appoint himself such. The blame lies squarely on APM for picking such a societal reject, for minister.
    . . . Dausi is a complete waste of everybody’s space, but APM’s.
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    1. Charlie says:

      Analyst, I have liked the part where you remind Dausi that he and his DPP bed fellows voted against the Independence of the ACB in parliament and indeed today he says telling ACB what to do would be undermining its independence, which it does not have!

      1. The Analyst says:

        Dausi is a confused man.

  3. Mphwache says:

    Mukuopa chiyani a Dausi. Operation Bwezani II basi.

  4. namasipuni says:

    Dausi says APM is a silent democrat but I say APM is an accomplice of the crime of theft and corruption. He only acted on Chaponda after succumbing to pressure from Malawians of goodwill. Otherwise if the pressure was not substantial he could have been shielding his friend in crime now.

  5. mtete says:

    Comedian Dausi as usual. Does anyone take him seriously?

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