Ministers Botomani, Mhango resist calls to resign: Meeting with HRDC shifted to Tuesday

Two Cabinet ministers Jappie Mhango and Mark Botomani are resisting calls to resign despite a growing backlash against their attempts to cover up the pocketing of Covid-19 allowances by the ministers.

Minister of Health Jappie Mhango (L)  and Botomani: Not stepping down

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) had demanded that the two Cabinet ministers abdicate from their offices following the revelations that they lied when they claimed ministers were not drawing allowances on Covid-19 tours.

But the ministers invited the HRDC for a roundtable talks on Monday which has since been shifted to Tuesday at 10 am.

After lying to the nation that they, ministers, were not pocketing fat allowances for conducting coronavirus activities,  their lie was categorically unmasked by the media last week through a video of Mhango and Botomani whispering, conniving to cheat the people of Malawi that they are actually not getting rich out of the pandemic.

“Let’s just call it fuel allocation,” suggested Bottoman no realising he was on record.

“It’s always classified as such,” countered Mhango.

Botomani further told Mhango: “No, they have clearly labelled these as allowances…so the suggestion ought to be…”

But despite the two ministers’ body language depicting  them like two thieves conniving to share a bounty, they have refused to resign.

Botomani said their meeting with HRDC will help shed light on the allowances .

HRDC national coordinator Luke Tembo confirmed that the meeting has been moved to Tuesday because minister Mhango has other pressing engagements hence the postponement.

Meanwhile, Tembo says HRDC is negotiating with the ministers on a neutral venue and not Capital Hill.

Government opened a special account where well-wishers are depositing money to assist in the pandemic.

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Piper
Piper
9 months ago

Nyekhwe zina nde ndi izi ! Osamazisekelela … Mphuno kutuwa ndi kuba basi !

Frustrated voter
Frustrated voter
9 months ago

Get out and Vote July 2nd UTMCP The NEW President will at a minimum will terminate them from cabinet and request a corruption inquiry

Christine Tsanthe
Christine Tsanthe
9 months ago

CcChakwera and Chilima are not goog leaders selfish peaple

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
9 months ago

Don’t expect these to resign to be fired, it will not happen. We have Jane Ansah who has for almost a year now refused to resign and even the president has refused to raise a finger against her and you expect these people will resign? No way

Chenike Mei
Chenike Mei
9 months ago

Like I said it b4 only in Malawi, such idiots of ministers been caught red handed will still maintain their positions instead of being fired or honorably resign and that is why Malawi will never progress and remain poor. In the west they would be history by now and return all that they have stolen koma poti nga dpp and kuba ndiye chikhalidwe chao sangazisiye ayi!

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
9 months ago
Reply to  Chenike Mei

ngati ma top ao ali busy kupakula!!!! akudziwa kuti these 2 will spill the rotten beans that is tamed in DPP the untouchables. cipani ca dausi ndi jefule

Ndimingu
Ndimingu
9 months ago

Mhango and Botomoani have to resign or be fired, no discussion about it. They are untrustworthy and SHIT.

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
9 months ago
Reply to  Ndimingu

Forget about the firing, the appointing authority is a dundahead coward…with no balls.

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