Malawi Sun Hotel, Mrs Mutharika, son Tadikila face corruption probe: Looted funds in overseas banks

Malawi government fears money believed stolen during the rule of former president Peter Mutharika has been starched in Dubai and the United Kingdom. bank accounts with owners of Malawi Sun Hotel implicated together with former first lady Gertrude Mutharika and her son Tadikila.

Mrs Getrude Mutharika facing probe
St George’s Autocentre Limited in Leicester, UK

Mohammad Irshad Ahmed and Suhail Irshad Ahmed, the owners of Malawi Sun Hotel, with their links to the former first lady, have been channelling  out huge sums of cash to Dubai and UK in suspected money laundering activities.

About K15 billion is suspected to have siphoned out of the country through externalisation of funds in the last three months.

One of the investments made through Ahmed brother through siphoned money is in Leicester, England called St George’s Autocentre Limited through father-in-law Faisal Karim.

The former first lady and her son Tadikila were having a field day getting government contracts that were serviced by the Ahmed brothers.

Their company is already attracting red flags from European financial intelligence units and their companies are involved in theft through the adjustment upwards of prices of various goods and services.

Mrs Mutharika and her son Tadikira have been named as co-owners of a bogus Dubai firm which made supplies to government at overpricing cost.

Government has meanwhile said it has instituted a probe into the dubious company.

Security minister Richard Chimwendo Banda said: “I have directed that there should be an internal investigation on the matter.”

A cross check in Malawi showed that the Mrs Mutharika  and her son Tadikila’s company has a bank account in the country but there are no contacts like phone numbers and e-mail.

Meanwhile, Malawi Sun Hotel is also implicated on land grab scandal
through political connections of the Mutharika through former president’s aide Norman Chisale as errand boy of the former first lady.

In Lilongwe, Ahmed brothers got a huge piece of land in opulent Area 46 to build a a five star hotel and a couple of housing estates co-owned by Getrude Mutharika and son Tadikila.

President Lazarus Chakwera has taken “clearing the rubble” of corruption  as his priority as the government is now discovering more economic plunder, massive looting and corruption in the Mutharika led government

Chakwera in his address to the nation on July 25 warned people that stole public funds that they should avoid seeking public sympathy but return what they stole as the law is going to take its course on them.

In the address, the President referred to the recent Auditor’s General’s report in demonstrating that the culture of corruption has permeated every structure in government.

Chakwera said it would be up to the courts to exercise leniency on people who would not waste their time by “confessing” their sins and return what they stole.

“Other people think we choose who to arrest; that’s not our style. We’ll allow the responsible authorities to do their job. State agents would operate depending on what evidence they have, but we’ll not push them to do something,” Chakwera said.

The President said the plunder under the DPP administration was pervasive as about K1.3 trillion was lost, but asked Malawians to be calm as the Tonse Alliance administration drains the swamp.

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Mafikizolo
Mafikizolo
1 month ago

Raf, you sound like one of the extremely rare genuinely honest Indians living and operating in Malawi. If my opinion of you is correct, then I salute you. But let’s call a spade by its name. Ever since Kamuzu decreed that all Indian traders must leave the rural areas and come and operate in our towns and cities, Indian business people have wreaked havoc on Malawi by introducing highly corrosive corrupt practices to Malawian public officials. They have taken advantage of our low wage structure and resultant poverty levels to complete corrupt the psyche of the Malawian public official .… Read more »

Raf
Raf
1 month ago
Reply to  Mafikizolo

Mafikizolo .I thank you my brother and I’m humbled by your comments. Like every government departments worldwide every official is graded and salaries are paid accordingly. Example let’s look at UAE Disregard their wealth and look at their implemented laws and procedures. They are rarely flaunted or abused because of their promptness in quashing any crime/fraud that takes place. So why can’t we have similar structure. With the new governing body in im sure hopefully there is hope. My brother whether Indian, Pakistani, Angoni,Chewa,Asena Tumbuka or Tonga majority of us are honest and will honour our obligations. Luckily its only… Read more »

PhD, Jerusalem University
PhD, Jerusalem University
1 month ago

If this country was heavily siphoned of money its the reign of peter muthalika. Mr Richard Chimwendo Banda (RCB) if you are to succeed in the probe of getrude better close sun and sun hotel or he should reveal all banks outside the country where our funds are banked. K15 billion is not easy. We know there many properties both getrude,peter and Mohammad Irsh and if they cant disclose then close down all his businesses done in Malawi. If Malawi has been spoiled its because of many AMWENYE and this is not South Africa. Amin in uganda was very right… Read more »

Raf
Raf
1 month ago

PhD you are either blind or a facist. In the first instance get rid of all indigenous government officials who are being allowied to accept bribes.That itself will have a knockon effect and assist iin regaining control.Secondly introduce strict and transparent policies that is applicable to all . At present you have one for the rich and one for poor.Dont forget ancestral Indians put their blood and sweat to put Malawi on the map.
SO please do your analysis before you put pen to paper and stop spreading hate.

Malawi belong to the citizens

The Tonse government should request the money in UK and Dubai banks to return the money tothe citizens of Malawi.If these countries doesn’t support corruption and money laundering they will return the money to Malawians.

MTEMBOSUPHWISA
1 month ago

conquer them, plune them attack them

Amwenye
Amwenye
1 month ago

To be honest, up until no asian (pakistani or indian) is not arrested and given jail term, without foreign governments interfering (as most hold british citizenships), Malawi has not seen change. Everything else is useless.

Raf
Raf
1 month ago
Reply to  Amwenye

Amwenye(what a stupid name)so in your opinion Gertrude and Tadikira are Pakistani/Indian. You are so blind to see who the actual perpetrators are. Its time you actually went to Uganda and Zimbabwe to see the economic devastation that took place. The reason…..jealous people like you and who dont like progress but are very quick to criticise. Grow up and wake up.

Ziliko
Ziliko
1 month ago

Malawi wafuko with confused mind eish

CHILIMA-COVIDIOT
CHILIMA-COVIDIOT
1 month ago

Getu,Kaliyati komanso abiti cash gate
Mwa ena
Chikho chimenechi chisawadutse
Maumboni a amenewa ndi osayamba
Kodi roza mbilizi?
Bwinotu miuonekela ng’amba mukamujowa

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
1 month ago

lets b honest.
muja ankamanga ukwatimu pitala anali ndi nzeru zokwana kudziwa zinthu. anayamba yekha kumuonetsa thumba la ndalama tisanene kuti pitala sakudziwa.
amadziwa and then Getu anango male ndafikapo kumangopakula muli mosemo.
ku area 36 anakuiwala thope , ma pipe ophulika, nkhuti , miseu ya mu 36 so sad.
BODZA AMUNAO LOPANDA NALO MANYAZI AGALU INU. MUKATIBULIDWA MUKAPITA KU PILIZON.

chimbirajembe
1 month ago

Honestly speaking, Gertrude is the one who confused the president. She should be investigated and arrested. Her son too has come in the limelight of late and both need thorough investigations.

Concerned citizen
1 month ago

The figures being mentioned are alarming and very shocking.

Dumbo Njera
Dumbo Njera
1 month ago

Tell us the figures you know, that will be simple.

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