Minister Rashy Gaffar under fire for shady bus deal with Mutharika 

Minister of Mining Rashid Gaffar aka Rashy has come under fire for his involvement in a shady transaction where former president Peter Mutharika allegedly bought two buses from him.

 Rashy Gaffer: Asafuna asiye
The Higer buses

In the heat of the campaign, it was reported that Mutharika, using his own money, bought two buses from Gaffar and gifted them to Nyasa Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers – Malawi’s two football power houses.

However, it emerged that Mutharika lied to the nation as it was revealed that the former president never used his money to buy the buses but taxpayers money from State House vote.

Further, it was revealed that the market price for the buses is K80 million yet Gafar sold them at K150 million.

In his comment, Gaffar said he sold the buses to president Mutharika on willing buyer, willing settlement, adding “asafuna asiye”.

Critics have since slammed Gaffar, for such insensitive remarks, saying the now minister is playing ignorance when he know the transaction was fraudulent.

Writing on Facebook, Idriss Ali Nassah said:“The language of the Minister of Mining is reeking with arrogance and is nauseatingly sanctimonious.”

He added that he this is particularly irksome because the minister now knows that the buses he sold at double the cost were bought under the false representation that it was Peter Mutharika’s money when, in fact, the money was stolen from the poor people of Malawi.

“The inability to appreciate this is very concerning for a member of a cabinet that, ostensibly, is bound by the common values of servant leadership and accountability.

“In the full knowledge of where the money came from, for Rashy Gaffar to say ‘I can sell at any price to a desperate buyer, asafuna asiye’ is iniquitous and functionally, it is the equivalent of showing the Malawian taxpayer the middle finger.

“In the crass vulgarity of the parlance of the unconcerned, the Minister is telling us all to F**k off and leave him alone.”

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JJJJ Banda
JJJJ Banda
1 year ago

Those of us that have known rashy gaffer and have watched his business dealings from close quarters know that he is a man of honesty and his business success is based on legitimacy and natural growth. c’mon people we see his assets on our roads everyday for many years. the new busses he procured in 2019 and have been idle waiting for buyers. rashy has never been accused or found to be part of any crook dealings in the past goverment regimes he has been a part of and his work as MP in his constituency speaks for itself. like… Read more »

Psyuta
1 year ago

By the end of his first two weeks in office, Muluzi had already started starterpac program and declared the Free Primary School agenda and the employment of teachers massively. By the end of his first two weeks in office, Bingu had already declared the FISP subsidy program, the Green Belt Irrigation, the Shire-Zambezi waterway , the Northern Corridor, many self sponsored roads, and the creation of five new universities. By the end of her first two weeks in office, Joice Banda had already commissioned the Mudzi Transformation program, the Lilongwe by-pass road, the Kabaza project, the A Cow a Family… Read more »

CITIZEN
CITIZEN
1 year ago
Reply to  Psyuta

And where are we with those projects initiated within two week, does your family have a cow? Have some perspective, don’t just write out of ignorance and hatred. Your party lost, live with that fact.

Pedegu ku state House
Reply to  CITIZEN

The point is at least there was an agenda setting by all former presidents within their first two weeks. Whether some initiatives worked or not that’s part of life. But Chakwera has procastinated too much with nothing to show in three weeks. Ask sidik Mia za a cow a family zo. Pajatu ma program a Joice Banda anali opanda Nzeru.

Pedegu ku state House
Reply to  CITIZEN

Chakwera mbola yeniyeni

Piper
Piper
1 year ago
Reply to  Psyuta

Your comment has nothing to do with the story above. Your only concern is “two weeks this and that” of which nothing happened anyway apart from empty promises. So to me, you are part of the problem for not calling out corruption by its name.

Xris
Xris
1 year ago
Reply to  Psyuta

Boss, mind your words. Assemblies of God has no dead people but active Christians.

Kat
Kat
1 year ago
Reply to  Psyuta

Chakwera 2 weeks agenda nkukhala let’s fast and pray against covid. Hmmm

Chautaamalanga
1 year ago
Reply to  Psyuta

Muluzi is the one who inaugurated the wanton theft that we witness today.He was convicted in 1969 and was not supposed to be President.He sold the land to Kalaria in Lilongwe and several other places in the country.After his exit, we got an international thief in Bingu who stole from COMESA and a pannell of six African men recommended that he be fired.Exit Bingu came Madame Cashgate. Then came Father and Prince of thieves-Peter. We currently pray for a decent government. Zakumbuyozi sindizo-a gang of thieves passing the button to each other.

Michael Guru
Michael Guru
1 year ago

Rashy, Mia, Kaliati, Ken Kandodo, are all rotten and stale politicians who all have their hands dirty in dpp under bingu. These thugs fell out of peter coz getu and norman kicked them out. All the above appointees have looted and stolen huge amounts of public funds. Tonse Govt made huge mistake by appointing these thugs. And this clearly sends wrong message to the public and can cause people to lose the hard earned trust in the current govt, which Tonse cannot afford. This is not the time for pleasing as this will highly compromise the governance credibility. You cannot… Read more »

Ndadabwa
1 year ago
Reply to  Michael Guru

Polani moto.zivumbulutsidwa zonsezo. Amwenye azibwera kwawo. Omwe anabai nthawi ya dpp akhale pa bench tsopano

Uyo
Uyo
1 year ago

His brother ndi amene a dyesa hevy chakwera kuti akazwina amuyike rashyo ku mining kuti amupatse Malo cha ku lirangwe kapena ku matindi kumene ayamba kale illegal mining ya iron ore. So his brother is positioned there to grant mining concessions for the area. Currently if you come to his cement factory in mangochi you will see piles of iron ore already extracted.

Uyo
Uyo
1 year ago
Reply to  Uyo

Iron ore extracted from matindi and brought to mangochi cement factory for storage and crushing

mchisala
mchisala
1 year ago

As long as the buses were purchased with public funds rules, principles, procedures and regulations for Public Procurement as laid down in Public Procurement Act have to be followed for purchases of this value and I can clearly see that Public Procurement laws were flouted. It means Mutharika (or State House officials that effectuated the procurement) must be prosecuted for that! or Mutharika must pay with his own monies for the purchase of the buses to make the purchase non-public!

Wa nyau
Wa nyau
1 year ago

Mkuluyu nd shasha amasonkha Mmemo kuwili,DPP and MCP.
Chakwera anadya nawo zama bus,zinathandza campaign that’s why anamusankha Minister as a thank you TOKEN. Chakwera akudziwa kut ikamatha 5 months ose omwe anamuthandza azakhala abweza zawo.
Pamenepa ndye mudziwe kut andalewa nd chimodz modzi. Ife tyen tizigwira ntchito basi

Mr. Angels
1 year ago

Gaffar the Best friend of Chilima, he was chilima’s spy in DPP government. Chilima look at your friend, do something.

Mofolo
Mofolo
1 year ago

Mulakho corrupt regime replaced by bwalo la achewa corrupt regime. Sizachilendo izi what did Malawians expect? Corruption is the driverr behind the scenes in this country.

China
China
1 year ago

This is where u hate chakwela mbuzi ya munthu takuvotela ukupanga cabinet ya usilu mkuyikamo mbava Rashy why?? Chilima sakanapanga zopusa chomchi I regret my vote

Tea Grower Thyolo
Tea Grower Thyolo
1 year ago
Reply to  China

Actually, Gaffar is in the cabinet because of Chilima. Chilima picked him

Tipo
Tipo
1 year ago
Reply to  China

Unfortunately those names came from Chilima. Kafufuzeni si Chakwera

Mina
Mina
1 year ago
Reply to  China

Chakwera and chilima are working together as partners the cabinet ministers was not chosen by chakwera alone it was tonse alliance including chilima in it. They all agreed blame them all if you see the weakness in the cabinet ministers it’s onse alliance hey

Citizen
Citizen
1 year ago

The appointment of Rashid Gaffar as a cabinet minister in the Tonse Alliance is beyond comprehension. Whatever the reasons are, I will never understand them, but the fact remains that it is one of the biggest reasons that render the victory on 23 June, hollow. It seems to me that Gaffar accepted to inflate the prices of his buses knowing he was helping those who wanted to share the extra money. That makes his liable to prosecution for aiding and abetting in the stealing of government money. To then appoint him minister in the government that was supposed to rid… Read more »

Ken
Ken
1 year ago
Reply to  Citizen

Chakwera is a ruthless CROOK.

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