Nankhumwa continues to act as care taker Leader of the House: Chaponda forced to step aside

Malawi Parliament has unseated George Chaponda as Leader of the House forcing President Peter Mutharika to ask Local government minister Kondwani Nankhumwa continue acting in that position.

Nankhumwa: Caretaker House leader

Opposition members of parliament on Tuesday vowed not to allow Chaponda work as Leader of the House, arguing his alleged involvement in maize procurement corrupt practices, as indicated in the presidential commission of inquiry on maize gate, makes him untrusted leader.

Deputy Speaker Esther Mcheka Chilenje made the announcement soon after the House assembled on Tuesday.

Speaker Richard Msowoya on Monday afternoon met the House political leadership from all the parties to chat the way forward after the House was thrown in chaos after Chaponda sat on the Leader of the House seat.

Chilenje told the parliamentarians that Nankhumwa will continue acting as Leader of the House until further notice.

This was welcomed by the parliamentarians who urged the Anti Corruption Bureau to investigate Chaponda without delays.

Chaponda, in an interview on Monday, described the whole move by the opposition as political.

He said he was clean.

“After all, am innocent until proven guilty,” said Chaponda, looking down cast.

His political future hangs in limbo after the inquiry report says the commission finds the conduct of Chaponda in his dealing with Transglobe, most inappropriate, suspicious and raising issues of corrupt practices.

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Mika Kumbire
Mika Kumbire
7 years ago

Has Chidanti released his report.??? Chishimba mmmmmmh! He also swindled commonwealth funds and he is covering his butt. Kudos to Anastazia Msosa. Working and producing the report within the timelines. Ma parliamentary committees awa ma extension achulukitsa.

7 years ago

Chapondamchimanga will surely pay for his arrogance. This is the beginning. Tiyeni nazo.

7 years ago

Last week or thereabout I heard that Nankhumwa too was under ACB investigations. What is happening?

7 years ago
Reply to  ungwelu

Rotten fish in a basket of 20,this is just a start and be careful with the so called PTA Bank wins anatuluka with billionaire from K150m big up Anastasia, Chidanti,chishimba and ur teams

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