Fake PhD saga: Professor Danwood and Zikhale trade barbs 

The ongoing debate regarding proliferation of fake PhDs among some Malawi executives has taken an interesting twist with politician Ken Zikhale Ng’oma and academician Danwood Chirwa trading deadly barbs on social media.

Zikhale: Challenged on his PhD

The debate started weeks ago when Chirwa, professor of law at University of Cape Town in South Africa, questioned the authenticity of doctorate degrees of Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera) chief executive officer Collins Magalasi and police chief George Kainja.

Social media responded to Chirwa’s questions by extending the expose to several other executive allegedly holding fake PhDs.

 

However, other social media zealots questioned Professor Chirwa’s silence on Malawi Congress Party (MCP) legislator Ken Zikhale Ng’oma who it is alleged that he also holds a fake Phd.

In response Professor Chirwa went on Ng’oma and challenged him publicly to clear his name regarding the doctorate he is alleged to have bought.

Ng’oma, in response to Chirwa, took a very fierce position, attacking the law professor as a failure who run-away from the country after failing to win cases while working for Savjani Legal firm.

In a long Facebook post, Ng’oma called Chirwa a failure who has failed even to build a house in his village. He has since promised to sue Chirwa.

Chirwa has, again, responded to Ng’oma saying he is ready for a fight.

Nyasa Times understands that a Pandora box will be opened from this Zikhale –Chirwa fight.

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ZIKHALE ZIKHALE
1 month ago

When all this fight is done. Please remind Zikhale Ng’oma that his corruption case of buying KFCTA at a joking price of K2,000,000.00 still stands and awaits him at ASCB.

Chi
Chi
1 month ago

Mr or Dr Ng’oma the issue at hand is about fake PhDs It has nothing to do with going abroad. For your information there a lot of Malawian in South Africa,Uk, Australia and many other countries. Even Kamuzu, DDT Banda, koniwaka kadali muwamba 1915 Building a house at your village it’s not what Dan said…, u can not build a house in a village when where you live you don’t have one. People have built mansions and houses in their villages but have died without living in. The issue of his relatives has nothing to do with Fake papers. Please… Read more »

Ashram Kalaria
Ashram Kalaria
1 month ago

Zikhale awarded contract for portrait of Bingu to an Indian the portraits were in UDF colours and were destroyed. Zikhale built his house and more with the huge bribe paid to him by the Indian.

Chi
Chi
1 month ago

Dan I don’t know but I like you. You are controversial guy and you speak the truth …. it’s a learn to others. Avoid fake university and diploma mills.. Let’s go for genuine papers and the government should be serious…….

Mwisho
1 month ago

Most tumbukas have not only fake PhDs, but also graduate degrees and MSCEs. These northerners are simply dull that’s why they cheat in examinations like hell. Have you not heard of the Mzuzu corner at Chanco? Tumbukas flourish at the work place because they have loud mouths and they believe in backstabbing and that’s all.

msundwe
msundwe
1 month ago

For someone who defended a Masters degree and did a research to get a PHd , how does Ken Zikhale Ng’oma , ex Chairman wa Lunzu kaunjika seller fail to defend himself against Prof Danwood Chirwa? He went on to say Pro Danwoon didn’t build a house kwao like that will prove the authenticity of his fake degree!
Ife tavutika kupeza ma PHd amphaka inu mukungopasana ngatu ma medal a atcheya? Danwoon maina ena check your inbox ndatumiza

Nyirenda Tobious
Nyirenda Tobious
1 month ago

This Danwood is an empty tin, why can’t he come home and take the right procedure of eliminating the so called ‘fake PhD’? That argument will never bring medication in our hospitals, nor construct us world-class roads. Chibekete chambula maji Danwood

Yalakwa 4
1 month ago

I need one too. Would be nice my wife addressing me Dr. Yakwala.

Kanyimbi265
Kanyimbi265
1 month ago

As it stands now, Zikhale has failed to defend or prove that his PHD is legit, instead he has concentrated on arguments that do not help him in a way prove that his fake PHD is legit. Next is ACB to pounce on these fake PHD holders

Prosper
Prosper
1 month ago

Professor Dan has not alleged that these guys do not have PhDs but he only said that they were obtained from diploma mills. And all serious academics know how detestable these mills are because they negate all the tenets of academic rigorosity, hardwork and excellence. In most cases, it is wannabees who rush to study with these mills not for the sake of knowledge but for status in society. True PhD holders are not judged by the diploma hanging on the wall but by their contributions to the body of knowledge in their chosen fields. You do not just wake… Read more »

Mzungu Dala
Mzungu Dala
1 month ago
Reply to  Prosper

Spot on!👌

Faka Mpweya
Faka Mpweya
1 month ago
Reply to  Prosper

Great

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