President Peter Mutharika on Sunday asked Malawians who knows names of seven ministers implicated in the looting of almost K236 billion from government coffers to abduct them.
Mutharika said this during the official installation of Paramount Chief Ngolongoliwa of the Lhomwe tribe in Thyolo.
The President challenged his critics for his stance on the fight against graft, that none of his Cabinet ministers are mentioned in the K236 billion forensic audit report covering the period between 2009 and 2014.
“On issues concerning seven cashgate ministers, I have been demanding the names but no avail. I therefore tell you to abduct those ministers and arrest them with a orange or green ropes and then dump them at Lilongwe roundabout,” said Mutharika.
Apparently, Mutharika was mocking the vibrant Rumphi East la maker, Kamlepo Kaluwa who claimed that he has the names of “rotten” ministers and was the one who claimed ti have been abducted and was found with blue ropes at Kwacha roundabout in Blantyre recently.
Kaluwa argues that government and police staged his abduction while the Malawi Police said it was a self-abduction.
On corruption, President Mutharika said his his government is or will not shield anyone involved in the plundering of government resources.
He said his government has doubled the 2017-2018 budget allocation to the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) to show its commitment in ending corruption in the country.
Mutharika said corruption is a problem in all sectors and not only in government.
“I know that corruption is in every institution including Churches, media houses, CSOs among others,” he added.