Kaliati challenges Chakwera on integrity:  ‘MCP leader pocketed Cashgate money from JB’

Reverend Lazarus Chakwera, who is presidential candidate for the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) is said to have received millions of Kwacha in campaign funding from the then ruling People’s Party (PP) during the 2014 elections, according to Patricia Kaliati, UTM  Party Secretary General.

Kaliati: I am challenging Chakwera that he has no integrity, he is been a beneficiary of Cashgate proceeds
Chakwera and Joyce Banda in an electoral alliance

Kaliati made the revelation in Mangochi, Sunday, during a rally held by the party in the district.

“Chakwera received millions of Cashgate money from Joyce Banda and, up to this day, his party does not even know exactly how much you received.

“I know what I am talking about, take me to court if you want to be embarrassed,” Kaliati said.

A former senior PP official has since collaborated the story saying the strategy was meant to distabilise the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  by making MCP stronger in areas where PP was failing to make inroads against DPP but where MCP had a better chance.

“It was a lot of money and there are a number of fellow senior members in the party at that time who are familiar with that operation,” he said.

Chakwera, initially, ran a very aggressive anti-Joyce Banda campaign, during the 2014 elections campaign, at one point naming her the ‘Queen of Cashgate’ and demanding answers on the sale of the Presidential Jet.

But the attacks suddenly started to fizzle just near the 2014 elections before grinding to a complete cessation by the time Malawi went to the polls in May.

This was followed by another peculiar event  during the post- elections fiasco: while attempting to annul the elections and force a re-run, JB was quick to tell the nation that she was not going to participate in the re-run but would endorse Chakwera, instead.

But sensing that the move was not garnering sufficient public support, Chakwera abandoned JB and did not even have the decency to show up at State House for a meeting to discuss how to move the plan forward, leaving Banda holding the bag.

“Amayi (Mother) was really angry when Chakwera disappeared at a time she really wanted him to rally around her plan to have the elections annulled.

“Only late James Nyondo and his delegation showed up, at that meeting and Amayi was livid,” said the former PP senior official privy to the issue.

Chakwera could not immediately comment on Kaliati’s remarks as Nyasa Times went online with the story.

MCP secretary general and party spokesperson have been asked to provide a comment on theis story and Nyasa Times will give the party their right to be heard.

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YOSWA
YOSWA
3 years ago

It is interesting to say ACB should investigate the money Chakwera pocketed from JB, what offence is there? All what we want is ACB to investigate JB if she pocketed money from cashgate, then the money given to Chakwera will be deemed proceeds of a crime. Otherwise whether Dr Chakwera got or not, there is no offence committed and whether Chakwera revealed the amount to colleagues or not it an internal party issue where up to now no party insider has complained to any authority. So I see no substance in this issue.

ichocho
ichocho
3 years ago

heheh mwaona masiku akutherani,munalikuti monse muja?inu kwanuko simukudya za cashgate za chilima hahahha musandiseketse chakwera 2019 boma!!!!muona kuti mutani

Malemu Daniel Phiri Wa Muthali.
Malemu Daniel Phiri Wa Muthali.
3 years ago

kodi iwe Kaliati suja unavula Mzimayi kuti ma cadet amugwilile chifukwa umamuganizila kuti amanyengana ndi amuna ako? Mayi woyipa iwe.

Sibuno
Sibuno
3 years ago

UTM gurus, if you have issues worthy investigating, just report to ACB and Police so that such issues can be taken to courts otherwise attacking individuals won’t help the party win elections. It’s like frustration is catching up with all of you. Mind you, UTM has to live beyond 21st May 2019, after all the party is less than a year old. Give it time please!!

concerned citizen
3 years ago

I see UTM full of frustrated and power hungry politicians starting with SKC himself, Kaliati, Masangwi, Ngalande, Kabwila, Msowoya and the list is endless. Most of them won’t make it to the honourable house mark my words!!

MARK
MARK
3 years ago

CHILIMA IS GOING NOWHERE

Sato
Sato
3 years ago

MCP cadets take a breath before you go overboard. You cannot chastise Kaliati without doing the same to Sidik Mia’s rants on the podium. If that is the case then you are hypocrites.

Duli
Duli
3 years ago
Reply to  Sato

EMUSIPI Youth Leaguers are back for sure with their gule wamkulu politics of death and darkness. Why stoop so low to insult the decency of a woman just for pointing out the corruption of the fake accent ex-reverend? Is he a holy cow or a human being replete with greed? Get alive youth leaguers and aerial chairmen.

Chimulirenji
3 years ago
Reply to  Duli

Just mind your business talking of corruption is a huge and wide issue as it begins with your so called sec. he has just recently revealed that they rigid the elections alongside his colleagues like dausi. stop talking bullshit as if you’re any better at all. this is 2019 and the Spirit of the Almighty is over us for a fight against all the evil people from team A Dpp and team B Utm

Kalikokha
Kalikokha
3 years ago

Mama Kaliati , have u forgotten that ur president told the nation that he gets funding from some DPP top officials. Is that money clean? Should we trust u madam midnight six that u have turned to an angel. My vote cannot go to untrustworthy person who keeps a secrete of MEC warehouse burning. Trust me u will regret on 21 May God will do wonders this year on mother Malawi.

Favour of Yahweh
3 years ago
Reply to  Kalikokha

And have you forgotten that Mia said him and Harry Mkandawire are funders of MCP Kalikokha?

BigMan
BigMan
3 years ago

Chakwera cant win, he is not presidential at all and is not intellectually gifted. He is not even street smart. It is however his corruption and lack of ethics that makes him completely unsuitable for the presidency.

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
3 years ago
Reply to  BigMan

If there is anyone who sees things the way I see it’s you Big Man. He is not street smart indeed. Being a Pastor is not a qualification to be a Head of State & Government. As much as we love our Pastors to be on the Pulpit and win souls to the Lord. With all due respect Dr Chakwera doesn’t cut it to be the President of Malawi.

Kaitano
Kaitano
3 years ago
Reply to  Keen Observer

You don’t know the meaning of pastor, you and your friend, I wish it would be good to keep quiet than kuonetsa umbuli pano. Have you ever have a time and ask for a good leaders in your country? Useless comments coming from useless Keene Obseriver and Bigman. If you ever did praying wHicham I don’t believe that you go to church, now one has come, you are saying he is not fit to be the President and you said in Malawi, is he not a Malawian? Educated fools!!

ichocho
ichocho
3 years ago
Reply to  Keen Observer

U r used kulamulidwa ndi mbava,,chilima mbanva ndiazinzake a masangwi,,musova ife chakwera bomaaaaa tatopananu a dpp team A nd B

Favour of Yahweh
3 years ago

If what Kaliati is saying, the the reporters show their skills to investigate the truth of this claim. Am sure I it should be true, if Kaliati has challenged Chakwera to sue her for defamation if she is lying, then it is something worthy investigating. Anti corruption should also investigate this issue, it is serious in nature. Thanks Kaliati for revealing this. Mwambi walero. “ chisamakomere Mbuzi kugunda Galu, koma Galu akati abwezere nkumati ngwachiwewe uyo njateni”

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