Mutharika’s step son, aide negotiate jet deal without knowledge of Malawi govt

President Mutharika step son, Tadikira Mafudza along with the Principal Secretary for the Presidential Initiative on Safe Motherhood and State House , Chimwemwe Chipungu  reportedly  got $250,000 for the illegal jet deal, Nyasa Times understands.

Chipungu and Tadikila: Jet deal  without President's knowledge

Chipungu and Tadikila: Jet deal without President’s knowledge

Tadikila now using Mutharika’s surnmae and Chipungu  found themselves on the wrong side of the law when they invited a South African business tycoons who owns jet and started negotiation with them, saying Malawi government had sent them to strike a deal for the jet purchase .

This was done without the knowledge of government officials and the President himself.

State House aide Martin Nkasala is reportedly to have been dragged into meeting the tycoons in their jet ignorantly of the bootleg deals.

The cash is said to have been pocketed by Chipungu, a Mr Mtilatila and a Mr Kandulu.

Information gathered by Nyasa Times indicates that, a businessman Limumba Karim, who was also also charged in cashgate related cases, acted as a link who knew friends who have jets and told them that Malawi government was looking for a jet for the President, and he would link them with people who are close to President Mutharika if they guarantee a sweetener of the business.

This is when Karim involved the services of Chipungu and briefed him of the deal.

To bring a State House face to the deal, Chipungu  dragged in Nkasala  and the First Lady’s on. Nkasala is reportedly fuming after realised that he was linked unsuspecting to the  deal.

Chipungu,Nkasala and Mutharika’s step son went ahead to board the jet to test fly it to Mzuzu before the government as alleged could purchase it.

But before  they left, there was drama when State House security detail wanted to prevent President’s step son from  boarding the unknown jet.

Intelligence boys at the airport informed spy  chief  Nicholous Dausi of the development and later Dausi called the President to find out if he knew who was with his son.

According to KIA officials,  Chipungu wanted to involved the name of former presidential special aide Ben Phiri among those that were to see the jet on behalf of government but our  investigations have found that by then Phiri had just arrived from South Africa and was not even aware of this illegal move being propelled Chipungu.

Police sources said they formally questioned Chipungu but cops are coy to act, waiting directives from powers that be.

When contacted for comment, Chipungu briefly said “allegations.”

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This is a message to the malawians who connived with PF in Zambia and registered as voters that they risk been killed or there genitals cut if they decide to vote on 11th August. Please kindly warn your relatives




Kodi Malawi Ili ndi asilikali or apolisi? Olo mu toilet anthu Amati odi! Scarely what’s happening in Malawi. Apa Malawi has lost its dignity.

Chaona Kamanga
How can three kids negotiate a high profile deal without knowledge of some powers in the govt. Beware- this is a smoke screen.Zoona timva. Tadikila is maybe 25 yrs old, Nkasala 28, (not sure about Chipungu. Nde amenewa nkuganiza zogula ndege ya dziko? Not true! Know that Martin Nkasala is brother to Ben Phiri . The first step boy has generous upper lip like his mother. Honestly the country could do with one such face – two will be too much irritation for us who did not vote to see them. I understand why late Mafudza fled from the house… Read more »
Bellings Nyamazi

How such a high profile deal without Government blessing? It’s a pity for our country.


Analyst @18..don’t you have ambitions to take over not through coup but democratically through the ballot. I am convinced that you can serve as better. Unfortunately anthu amtundu ngati wa inu sakondanso front line politics. Anthu ngati malemu a Edward Chitsulo including iweyo analyst mukuwoneka ngati mutha kutithandiza. Think twice and meditate on this suggetion. I dopnt know you personally but I pray for you where ever you are

The Analyst

Am humbled. Thanks Minga.
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. . . wherever you are . . . ;
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Peter must fall

Eish!! I doubt the leadership of my motherland. Government is now like a TOY a kid can just wake up anytime and start play with It. We say what goes around comes around.


problem is that we have stooge running the country.if the president had venom his stepson and chipungu wouldn’t do that.these boys are doing that because they know how weak he is.even if these boys were found to be smuggling albino bones on that jet,the stooge will do nothing.remember ntata told us about A PM being a puppet,once a puppet always a puppet.


A Chipungu, maternal and infant mortality rates are on a steep climb since you took over safe motherhood, how did you find yourself in an illegal negotiation of a Presidential jet????


It’s time for action my fellow Malawians. Dzuka Malawi Dzuka, how can this happen without him or anyone at the state house knowing. We have been fooled enough by this administration

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