Mtambo hails Joyce Banda for Cashgate fight: ‘Malawi ex-president allowed audit’

Commander-in-Chief of Citizens for Transformation, Timothy Mtambo has praised  former president, Joyce Banda,  for her role she played in ensuring justice and accountability  in the biggest financial scandal in Malawi’s history called Cashgate which  helped push her out of power in the 2014 election.

Mtambo: Joyce Banda clean on cashgate

Speaking at a Tonse Alliance rally at Naisi in Zomba where Banda was the main speaker, Mtambo said Banda played no role in Cashgate during her two-year tenure as President from 2012 to 2014 that is why she has no case to answer.

He said Banda only the second woman to lead a country in Africa  got to the bottom of corruption and instituted the first-ever commission of inquiry into corruption.

Mtambo, a former human rights activist, touted Banda’s anti-corruption credentials during her two-year stint as president for being brave to order an independent audit of the corruption revelations, which was conducted by British firm RSM (formerly Baker Tilly). The findings were released in 2014.

The audit never linked  Joyce Banda to any corruption and  she allowed some of her  cabinet members to be arrested and prosecuted.

A former justice minister and attorney general Ralph Kasambara was convicted over  conspiracy to shoot former budget director Paul Mphwiyo, who Banda credited for being a “cashgate”, as the scandal came to be known,  whistle blower.

Mphwiyo who supports Tonse Alliance, is facing charges on money laundering in relation to Cashgate, while Kasambara was released from jail after conviction on bail pending appeal.

Banda founded the People’s Party (PP) in 2011 after splitting from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), which is led by President Peter Mutharika.

In his address, Mtambo said it does not come as a surprise to her that former president Banda, who is respected all over the world, is also supporting the opposition torchbearer Lazarus Chakwera for  presidency beyond the June 23 fresh presidential election.

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9 months ago

Such overzealous idiots is the reason politicians fuck Malawians over. Why are we worshipping thieves. We all know both parties have certified thieves. However let us not worship them. Talk about what you intend to do otherwise praising thieves is an insult to Malawians.

9 months ago

Madam trading from TB Joshua, Bushiri and now with Mtambo all devilish. If you never achieved from TB Joshua and Bushiri how about Mtambo. Useless former president instead of resting you are tortured by cash gates and trying to protect yourself by funding your alliance.

Mwini muzi.
9 months ago

So the mother cashgate is praised for the fraud she started herself? No wonder because the HRDC bafoons are known for selective justice. To them, it’s not about what Malawi has lost through sale of the jet and plunder of government coffers, but who has stolen. If APM, this dust would not have settled but because Banda shared the to Chakwera, HRDC guys, PAC, the then Army General ….. the list goes on to the tune of K52B, no one amongst the list and their blind followers sees nothing wrong. Very pathetic bunch of idiots.

9 months ago

Osandikumbusa abale za Cash-gate, ndinayiwala , i will not vote because of this Lady Gaga

9 months ago

I am an ardent supporter of the TONSE ALLIANCE which Mr Mtambo is campaigning for, but I have to disagree with him here. Joyce Banda is no angel when it comes to Cashgate, she was bang in the middle as a beneficiary of it. Instituting an inquiry was because she was under pressure not because her hands were clean. Soon after Cashgate revelations came to light, an emergency sitting of parliament was convened and she shunned the opening of it, sending Khumbo Kachale instead, for no good reason other than running away from scrutiny. She then fled the country soon… Read more »

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