At a time when Malawians are observing a 10 day mourning period for late president Bingu wa Mutharika, some staff and DPP officials at State House have taken advantage of the situation and are reportedly stealing property from state residences.
In the capital Lilongwe where the New State house is situated, a number of former ruling DPP blue pick-ups have been seen driving out of the magnificent building with property such us furniture and kitchen utensils.
Eye witnesses claim to have seen some staff in town carrying well packaged “goods” raising suspicions that the stolen items might be “gifts” given to the late Mutharika and his wife Callista.
Late president’s valet Paulos Chisale, notorious for spate of attacks on activists, was also reportedly taking out some property from the State House
This is happening at a time when the palace gates have been open to the public wishing to mourn the departed leader.
Director of State Residences, Edward Sawelengera, was not available for comment and State House press officer Albert Mungomo said he had no information.
Secretary general of DPP Wakuda Kamanga has however expressed ignorance on the “claims”
” I don’t know what you are talking about, I’m hearing it from you but I will try to find out since u say party vehicles are being used” he said.
Mutharika died on April 5 after suffering a cardic arrest.