Malawi parliament engages Transparency International to probe ex-president Bingu wa Mutharika

Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has engaged Transparency International and three state agencies to probe and bring back K91 billion allegedly stashed in offshore accounts by former president Bingu wa Mutharika.

Bingu’s wealth faces probe

Mutharika is suspected to have amassed the wealth through theft and corruption.

Chairman of PAC Alekeni Menyani said the parliamentary committee members agreed on this at an extraordinary meeting on Saturday in Lilongwe.

PAC has also engaged the Financial Intelligence Unit, the Anti Corruption Bureau and the Auditor General’s office.

“We have given them four to five weeks to finish their proble. As a committee, we will present a report to parliament based on their findings,” said Menyani.

Mzimba South MP Harry Mkandawire presented a document in Parliament alleging the former head of state, whose slogan was zero tolerance on corruption, was allegedly involved in high level corruption.

His critics say he received a 10 per cent cut from all government contracts awarded to Mota Engil, an international contractor, allegations denied by government ministers.

“As PAC, we are lead investigators on this inquiry but had to ask other partners to help us,” said Menyani.

Mutharika declared he had K100 million wealth in 2004 when he was elected president but died in 2012 a very rich person.

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Paja amati milandu siyiwola. After Bingu, go to Kamuzu for he amassed himself with money through corruption. He embezzled from government in the form of rent paid to him on Sanjika Palace and other state houses. At one time it was disclosed that the figure was well over US$320m. Don’t spare his close confidantes the likes of Tembo, CT Kadzamira and his close relatives. Osamusiyanso uyu ali kale mbwaloyu: Muluzi. Anadya zambiritu amane uja. JB who went away with K52b should be probed too including her son who was so poor before her mother became President. Speaker of Parliament and… Read more »

Iwe chitsiru. Which govt position has Chakwera ever held that anyone can corrupt him. Leave Chakwera the only clean man so far. Speaker has no issue on rentals but his deputies who are from corrupt parties DPP and UDF


In fact that is how stupid we are as Malawians. We could be the only country in the world which is best at referring matters of national interest to these useless international bodies. Stupid.

Kanthu Ako!

Has anyone thought about what you will do when these bodies report that they did not find anything?

Malawians live on assumptions and if their assumptions are proven not to be true, “demonstrations”, “awadyetsa buns”, “DPP has intimidated them” and life goes on.

Will Malawians ever move on and constructive things instead of living in the past?


This is just political witch-hunt. Otherwise if it was for the good of Malawi why not start with Kamuzu, Bakili, Bingu, Joyce and Peter? Just my opinion.

Zander mutiuze

Its the same money he used to rig votes. We are still paying to Muntharikas and their fellower thieves. Its a.shame. when are we going to wake up.

Zander mutiuze
Africa especially Malawi should engange international investgators to investgate money deposited into foreign accounts from poor nations like Malawi. Money should come bank where these people took it. Because is stolen money. Money which is meant for country’s development. If it was western leaders they could review them. Also Western world knows its wrong but Because it benefits their countries they keep quite as long as we dont ask for it. We will never develope as long as corrupted leaders take out money from the countries. Its Also strange that western world allow only leaders of Africa to open account… Read more »
Zander mutiuze

Bingu admitted getting 20% of Kalekera uranium mine money and he said he had right as president where on earth a leader take money from naturel resources which is for all and develpment? Bingu has a house in Australia and Portugal. Portugal one through Motala Engil. Why Malawi still keep this corrupted foreign company which is sacking our money? Its because Its is still doing same corrupt for APM. Why Its only Mota Engil in Malawi for all the cobtracts ? Dont u Wonder?


As the 61 billion is held abroad it’s held in Dollars so what is the value of the Dollars in Kwacha at today’s exchange rate?

misozi banda

handede million, 61 billion and died rich. zomangosowa nazo ntendere izi. nde anatenga zingati popita? pano tikusauka ndife coz of no control pa za cuma. looting looting at its best,
same ana , zizukulu zathu zizavutikaso kuti aziwe komwe kunasungisika, kunabisidwa ,kunakongoledwa ndalama.
kodi bwanji osanfusako zinazi kalisita? kusunga zisisi zopanda phindu pa mw pano, same ndi kamuzu= bwa sisilia osamfusako zinazi???? kuweta mamba. azimai ndioopsa. akakhalila mphika ndithu mvula siimaoneka. mufuse ….. amapita ku mambikiwa akuuzani. mmmmhu

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