Mutharika mocks Kamlepo, ‘abduct 7 Cashgate  ministers’: Malawi leader insists no sacred cows in fight against corruption

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 has declared that there are no sacred cows in the fight against corruption.

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.

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25 thoughts on “Mutharika mocks Kamlepo, ‘abduct 7 Cashgate  ministers’: Malawi leader insists no sacred cows in fight against corruption”

  1. Conqueror says:

    we are not serious muzavote ndi kuika mmipando anu asabawo dont be cheated DPP izawinanso i have never seen chipani chili mboma nkukhala 100% not in Malawi

  2. Atumbuka mwamvaaa?

    Do the needful inu a mbwenumbwenu please. Name the ministers and drag them to court. Or else, shut your rotten mouths up. Fuck off your fingers from your black asses imwe wa mpoto.

  3. bwampini tsopano!! akuti kuwawitsa????

  4. Mgoloso says:

    Media, CSOs and Churches (in that order) are topping the list of corrupt institutions in Malawi. The problem is that they are not auditted publicly.

    1. DOBO says:

      The media,CSOs and Churches do not use PUBLIC FUNDS from taxes payers..The public eye and interest is more on public funds…Leave them alone and their members to check them out.Its none of public business..

      1. Chembeya says:

        Childish response and argument. They receive donations or grants on behalf of Malawians for the service delivery. Self enrichment using the funds is corruption.

  5. sayimoni bayisikolo says:

    There is no any substance in this what oldman is talking.He thinks all Malawians are daft. People are watching.Politics yake chimidzichimidzi yachikalekale akumakangana ndi mzimayi uyu ochitinsanso manyazi akubisala ku Soweto Joyce Nabetha.We need youngmen like the Macrons oti sanakhale ndi chipani koma kuphaphalitsa ma vote koopsya.We want all thieves to be arrested in your party than wasting time burning govt offices to hide evidence.Malawians are fed up with cheap politics.At least kamlepo could stand to Kamuzu while your hiding in some boltholes.Leave Kamlepo alone ngati zinthu zakukanikani.Kamlepo is not the president who is failing malawians bigtime.

  6. chatonda Mvula says:

    Dear Malawians,
    Please find here below the true list of Ministers involved in the corruption saga in Malawi with the president being quoted: Please read and then find out if what the president is telling Malawians makes any sense. thank you.
    Here is the article with a list:

    Malawi Ministers named in list of cashgate shame: Chaponda, Mussa, Goodall
    August 25, 2016 Wanga Gwede – Nyasa Times 47 Comments

    A write-up believed to be authored by President Peter Mutharika’s close relation, Chimwemwe Kajawa which has gone viral on social media and messenger sharing apps has revealed the involvement of the rotten ministers in a K233 billion (about $330million) grand corruption scam.
    Finance Minister Gondwe:Implicated
    Henry Mussa: Named
    Chaponda: Still being linked in cashgate
    The revelations come after President Mutharika recently challenged opposition lawmaker Kamlepo Kalua, who is vice chairperson of the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee to name and shame the corrupt ministers.

    “Ministers that seems to featuring this jigsaw puzzle are Henry Mussa through Eagle Insurance Company which created bogus premiums and George Chaponda whose wife Dr Chaponda dealt directly withdraw Mai Sadiq of Mzuzu who is a Director at HTD Ltd and went away with 108 billion [sic ],” reads the information.

    Mussa is Minister of Labour while Chaponda is minister of agriculture and irrigation as well as ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice president.

    Chaponda, who was also named by a lawmaker in parliament that he is a cashgate suspect, is also said to have facilitated ‘cashgate’ through Azza Chaudry trading as SANA Builders and Hardware and SANA Cash and Carry at the police ordinance (quarter master) where the expected uniforms and equipment “were only recorded on paper but nothing was supplied.”

    The revelations also link Finance and Economic Planning Minister Goodall Gondwe, saying “he had a hand in RYCA General Trading and AUGIES General Dealers where 200 million was siphoned.”

    It further reveals that “National Bus Company and SOFTLINKS System Suppliers plus Green Rose General Suppliers wads put of the cashgatewhen and there is irrefutable evidence.”

    President Mutharika is under fire from the opposition lawmakers for shielding the rotten ministers but vehemently rejected the accusation, claiming he did not know names of the implicated ministers.

    However, the write-up claims “ the role of ministers in this looting is known by Mutharika some of the traders like J Brown International Co hagred dealers, Kalana Hardware used these names to fast track the payments of goods which were not supplied. “

    According to the write-up, President Mutharika “is very unlikely” to unleash a whip to his cronies.

    It states: “Mutharika is now being blackmailed by all cabinet ministers involved and this has affected his health.”

    However, Auditor General Stephenson Kamphasa recently succumbed to political pressure to change tune to say no minister is implicated.

    “Let me make it clear that there is no minister being implicated or involved in any case or indeed the so-called seven case files. According to the report, it says there is need for further investigations for all case files. These case files are for businesses not linked to any minister of government officer,” Kamphasa said.

    “I therefore, would like to distance myself from the issue of cabinet ministers being implicated or involved as there is no evidence unless those who say so have other evidence that I do not have,” he said.

    But government insiders say the business firms being mentioned are named in the report copied from the previous forensic audit and no fresh information is gathered as the accusations are those that mostly they were cleared of any wrong doing in cashgate related case.

    However, the country’s graft bursting body Anti-Corruption Bureau’s spokesperson Egrita Ndala told local radio: “We can’t give an outright answer on whether seven serving cabinet ministers are implicated in the K233 billion cashgate scandals.”

    She, however, said that the bureau is doing a thorough analysis of the 13 case files in its custody to determine pursuable cases.

    Besides the current corruption scandal, Malawi is yet to recover from another scam called Cashgate, in which at least $32m of Malawian state funds was stolen by government officials in just six months between April and October 2013.

    Outgoing British High Commissioner to Malawi, Michael Nevin, also bemoaned the higher levels of corruption in Malawi, exacerbated by a culture of impunity.

    He told a local paper that the country’s rule of law could be permanently undermined by failure to bring to book those who break the law.

    “The cancer of corruption is the most dangerous element that can undermine Malawi’s instability,” Nevin said, adding, “Corruption, fraud are not sufficiently challenged.”

    And during a public political rally this week, President Mutharika conceded that corruption is worsening in the country.

    “We cannot go on like this. This country will go down… we must change our moral profile,” said Mutharika.
    – See more at: http://www.nyasatimes.com/malawi-ministers-named-list-cashgate-shame-chaponda-mussa-goodall/#sthash.DfFpbmrR.dpuf

    1. Kanthu Ako!! says:

      This shows hoe dull we Malawians are.

      This idiot starts with find below the true list, and has no list.

      You read the whole thing and there are no 7 names, and Malawians expect to be takes seriously.

  7. Chilungamo Chimawawa says:

    Okay guys tithane nawo a china Chaponda basi. nanga si president walamula yekha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Snowden says:

    Kamlepo is a politician by calling. A great son of Malawi, a statesman, a hero….you cant bring him down

  9. Natty Prince says:

    lnno that corruption is in every institution hahahaha misitara purezideti

  10. Maunits says:

    Muthalika behaves like a chimpazee who who wonders while is in the same garden. Malawi shall never progress from 2014 to 2019 until Muthalika is out of power we shall see glory in the country. This is the worst president ,Malawi had ever had the decades now. If you are not shielding any one where is George Chaponda who was found with huge sums of money in his house. But you arrested a Malawian with MK1million at the airport which she wanted to buy products for her business. Let me tell you Pitala you are very useless president and not fit to be president wait 2019 its when you will know Malawians. Lomwes only can make you president.

  11. ine says:

    awanso awa

    1. He said He could not fire Chaponda because He found NO case in him. Then they found case after searching his house. What did APM did Keep quite. Up to now Chaponda is not fired He still geting minister salary and benefits. Why? He fired Kaliati and replace her immidiately not Chaponda. This idiot old man is.corrupt and nepotism . Malawi need fresh blood not a butch old michonas like Goondwe Goodal and Petala. Amalawi zokota zikuba ndalama. Umpawi suzata ndifiti izi.

  12. If indeed Mr. Ibu is committed and is shielding no one why is it that all this while the ACB is not acting on this K236bn???? Why? why? Mr Ibu this world is round. Do not think you’ll be the president forever. Time will come when you’ll relinquish the reigns of power of this country and you’ll be put to shame if your successor will act decisively on the same. And never shall you cry foul and claim that your predecessor is acting on cooruption just to deal with you politically. Mbava zachabechabe.

  13. George Sabrina Goodwell Nyirenda says:

    Mr President I can help Kamlepo Kalua, to mention some of them,
    1. Patria Kaliati
    2. George Chaponda

    we have proof of this, and we know what they was doing with some of those money.

    so if you say that: we need to abduct them and trough them on Lilongwe roundabout. it u are more than stupid Mr President,,,,,,
    I never see a stupid President like you in this world.

    you are sleeping while you are driving the nation, shame on you!!

    …………….,……………………………………………………………………………………. I have so many words for you so….

  14. chimanga says:

    If you are shielding chaponda who was caught red-handed, what about the seven Ministers? Morally bankrupt president

  15. kudambwe says:

    you think so?

  16. Dambudzo Mwasanya says:

    So if corruption is in all sectors of life then that is an excuse not control it? It took a public outcry of Malawian for Chaponda to resign in his alleged maize scum.In Malawi its only the small fish who faces the tune.The big fish are heavily shielded by their corrupt leaders. Cry my beloved Malawi.

  17. Namanyaru says:

    Kikikiki! Kamlepo, your move!

  18. Dr Patricia Akweni says:

    Ichi ndi chindere di chakufikapo. Tayamba wamanga chaponda, then utha kumayankhula zopusa. Don’t insult Malawians. F……k

  19. Smith says:

    Tell us about the sacred cow Chaponda. Why Suthole in custody yet this Chaponda committing same crime compounded by burning offices is not arrested? Mr president we are not fools, you are rather making a fool of yourself.

  20. Aphiri says:

    Mr president so you know everything in the report which we all waiting to hear the content ? Wow . That’s our country. Thank you . Your guys are enjoying corruption in all government sectors . Escom and macra are the worst

  21. CHIMVQ says:

    HEY MALAWIANS !
    IS THE FORENSIC AUDIT REPORT OUT YET ??
    THE OPPOSITION AND THE GOVT ARE BOTH JOKERS /TAKING US FOR GRANTED !

    WHY ???
    THE TEN MONTH PERIOD IS LONGTIME OVERDUE:NOTHING HAPPENING

    COLLEGES NOT OPEN YET SINCE DECEMBER

    NILIBE POLOBOLEBU SYNDROME !!

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