Parliament’s defence committee clears Fattani Printers over printing fake ballot

The Defence and Security committee of Parliament has cleared Fattani Offset Printers in Blantyre over allegations of printing fake ballot papers to allegedly help the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) rig the fresh Presidential election due Tuesday June 23.

he Defence and Security committee of Parliament is currently quizzing management of Fattani Offset Printers at the company’s premises in Blantyre

The six-member team, led by the committee chairperson Ken Zikhale Ng’oma of Malawi Congress Part (MCP), queried the company directors and management on the allegations before inspecting some offices and the factory.

The team did not find any suspicious material.

Ng’oma said the committee was greatful to the company directors for accommodating them on their fact finding mission, “although there were some elements of dishonesty from some of the employees when releasing information.”

He said:”There was a conspiracy in terms of saying the truth, they [employees] were warned not to say anything. It is very confusing, you could see there was no honesty.”

Fattani’s sales director Ahmed Razzak said the rumours have put most of their employees under a lot of pressure and stress hence their nervousness when responding to the committee.

Razzak also said although Fattani has not been involved in printing ballot papers, they have printed other MEC materials such as polling booths and polling kits for the fresh presidential election which they delivered ahead of schedule.

The Defence and Security Committiee has since assured Malawians that it is  alert to ensure that any rumours of attempted rigging are investigated to ensure a free and fair election.

Ng’oma said allegation that Fattani were printing fake ballot papers were unfounded.

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Mofolo
Mofolo
8 months ago

Zikhale is one of the fools in Malawi who is running around with education qualifications from diploma mills

DPP handed back to UDF
8 months ago

It’s good you are following anything. DPP is full of tricksters. It’s full of thieves.

BigMan
BigMan
8 months ago

Fattani, please dont try us.

Lego
8 months ago

Do you not trust these Indians/Pakistanis they are full shit when it comes to crook you.Remember there is no smoke without fire,mark my word.

Steve
Steve
8 months ago

After the 23rd election, they need to be investigated on this issue.

Bakali
Bakali
8 months ago

Kulira chokweza chisankho sitidaponye ndikomwe. Mulibe manyazi? This is a sign if Mcp loses they won’t accept results.

Machendekhwepe
Machendekhwepe
8 months ago

Mantha amenewa bwanji? Koma mukaludza muvomeredza?

Baba Tunde
Baba Tunde
8 months ago

What expertise does Parliament have to conduct such forensic investigations? What does Zikhale know about conducting investigations? And if they allowed you to visit the factory, would you know where they hide stuff? They could have easily hidden the items outside the factory premises, knowing that some quacks were coming for a visit.
Malawi makes me puke 🤮!!!!

Yes
Yes
8 months ago

Seriously a Defence committee of Parliament can do better than this!

Mwini muzi.
8 months ago

Too many unfounded allegations assassinating peooles’ is uncalled for. Who has has become a stupid fool now? Surely not Fattan.

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