Govt says JB facing criminal charges

Government has for the first time said former president Joyce Banda faces criminal charges when she comes back to Malawi in connection with her alleged role in the infamous cashgate, the plunder of US$20 million public resources at Capital Hill,the seat of government in Lilongwe.

Joyce Banda: Govt calls her refugee
Joyce Banda: Govt calls her refugee

“Government has a lot of solid information on her on cashgate,” said a statement from the ministry of Information signed by minister Jappie Mhango.

In a strongly worded statement ever issued by the Peter Mutharika administration in response to Banda’s accusations of high level involvement to implicate her in the cashgate scandal, describing her as a criminal refugee, the government asks Banda to come back to Malawi and face those that are implicating her, including Senzani, in court.

“Her prosecution is inevitable,” says the statement, putting to rest a year of speculation that the state wants to prosecute her.

The government has told her to come out and tell Malawians where she is getting money to fund her 15 month stay abroad, alleging she was using cashgate money.

Mhango, in the statement says she has turned down 10 residences the government identified for her following her claims that the government is not offering her accomodation, saying she can come back to help the government identify a residence of her choice.

The government says it has information that Banda hired Paul Mphwiyo allegedly to scheme out the cashgate.

The statement says Banda did not sanction the cashgate to allegedly fund the PP campaign at a cabinet meeting but rather at a meeting comprising her inner circle and trusted party loyalists.

The government then asks Banda to stop involving President Mutharika in the issue and to shut up otherwise, it says, it will continue to expose her in public in retaliation.

The office of the former head of state is expected to respond to the scathing new year attack from the government.

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ZACGEPA
ZACGEPA
5 years ago

NDIYE ZACHAMBAZO

papa lima
papa lima
5 years ago

mdziko muno zoti multi mtsogoleri mukudziwa ndinu a Dphiphi pitala abweze nyumba ya mayor was mzinda was LIlongwe yomwe lidamanga ndi boma lakamuzu
zimatiwawa pliz return back the house ngati muli ndi makutu

baba
5 years ago

Koma

igwe
igwe
5 years ago

Ladies and gentlemen. We should come together and ask government to give us tax holiday for five years as a compassion for what these two governments did to us ” stealing our monies” onsewa abwere poyela and ndidzaweludza ndini
We want our monies back.

nthandalanda
nthandalanda
5 years ago

At least JB managed to arrest some Cashgaters but this DPP- MK 577 billion APM has done nothing – Only reconstructing the cash books and ledgers. He he de. kwali tivionenge limodza. This government’s rating 0%. And now Jappie has jumped the attorney general and Apm to make such silly and confusing remarks. Stupid Jappie and stupid amene anakutumawo.

Chirimba boys
5 years ago

J b is flying without landing coz she is wicked .ordinary citizens are languishing in poverty due to donor community withdrawal of their funds coz of the pp cashgate.and she is busy enjoying abroad.at the other hand she is afraid she knows what she did better than any one else.

ngongoliwa
ngongoliwa
5 years ago

Muyambe ya apm 557bn. Otherwise, u will c BLOOD SHED IN MALAWI, TRY IT.

dadaboma
dadaboma
5 years ago

JB woyee! No one above JB. JB is great. JB is hero. JB will rule Malawi again next.

tozer.t tsono
tozer.t tsono
5 years ago

The government is losing this fight badly.
Where is the subpoena for Joyce?
Now they have defamed the former president and that means money to her.

DADA
DADA
5 years ago

Interesting!

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