The ruling People’s Party has said the law must take charge regarding any of its members if they happen to be implicated in the now infamous plunder of resources at Capital Hill, Malawi’s seat of government.
Acting PP Secretary general Paul Maulidi told Nyasa Times in an exclusive interview on Tuesday that: “As a party we believe in the rule of law and let it take its course. I am not talking of specific individuals here but anybody”
New information from Capital Hill has implicated Vice President Khumbo Kachali, Minister of Justice Ralph Kasambara and former Budget Director Dalitso Kabambe among other top government officials.
Kachali is also PP Vice President while Kasambara is the party’s National Director of Legal Affairs.
“What am saying is that the law does not look at what position you are holding whether in the party or in government. I do not want to mention any names,” said Maulidi, a practising lawyer.
He said PP will come up with a statement later on its position after getting the appropriate information.
“Currently, I am hearing from you and I do not know to what extent or whether they have been involved at. As a party we will convene a meeting later and chat the way forward,” Maulidi said.
Maulidi comments comes after Minister of Lands and Housing, Henry Duncan Phoya who on Monday said the looting did not reflect worsening corruption under President Joyce Banda.
“This problem has been there in the past. The two previous administrations did not show any inclination to root it out. It is only President Joyce Banda administration that has shown willingness to tackle and root it out once for all,” he said.
Phoya said the unearthing of the cash gate scandal is testament that the current administration is hell bent on purging looters among its rank and file.