Embattled former Agriculture minister George Chaponda on Friday refused to comment on the graft busting body, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) conclusion of the investigations on the Mulanje south west legislator’s involvement in Zambia maize deal.
Chaponda vigorously shook his head in denial of an interview at parliament building in Lilongwe just before the House rose.
“I am not commenting on that, please leave me alone,” said Chaponda as he entered the Chamber.
ACB deputy director Reyneck Matemba said recently that the Bureau has now concluded the investigations in the suspicious purchase of maize from Zambia.
Chaponda, who still remains the powerful politician in the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) where he is vice president is at the centre of a multi-billion maize procurement scandal after two state inquiries found that his dealings with a local company, Transglobe Produce Limited, were inappropriate, suspicious and bordering on corrupt tendencies.
Matemba refused to give details on the ACB findings but said the bureau finished the investigations three weeks ago.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :