Police question Malawi’s ex-president  Mutharika in cementgate, Njaunju killing

Malawi Police have on Wednesday questioned former president Peter Mutharika on the  in a sprawling investigations involving  importation of K5 billion duty free cement and the brutal murder of former Anti-Corruption Bureau director Issah Njauju.

Former president Mutharika: Police  questioned him on cement import scandal.

Sources at police hedquarters said head of Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Deputy Commissioner of Police Bob Mtekama, led officers who interrogated Mutharika at his home in Mangochi.

Reports from Mangochi say there was heavy presence of police at the villa where the officers were questioning the former head of state who lost a court sanctioned presidential election on June 23 to Malawi Congress Party’s Lazarus Chakwera.

There were no details on the questioning but two of his close aides have been arrested and questioned on the matter.

These are Muthrika’s private bodyguard Norman Chisale and former director of state residences Peter Mukhito.

Mutharika denies the allegations that he was involved in the cement saga and said some people might have done so without his knowledge.

His aide angrily denounced the questioning as part of a campaign to sully his image, that of his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

But police officer who was part of the questioning said: “No one is exempt from investigation in this country. Anyone in Malawi is subject to be investigated when there are indications of a crime.”

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Norbert Turner
Norbert Turner
10 months ago

Of course he would deny all knowledge of it. He cannot be trusted to speak the truth. This is the guy who said he would develop Malawi up to the standard of Germany and Singapore if re-elected. He takes his fellow countrymen for idiots. Let us hope he will be dropped in it by one of his henchmen.

Emmanuel means God is With Us.

The Prince of Thieves should not claim that he did not know anything about this. His insipid wife should also be questioned for her role in stealing the money. The money belongs to Malawians and this is not political witch-hunt but is it wrong kusanka mfiti? Izi zidali mfiti ndithu.

Bandung Cincau
Bandung Cincau
10 months ago

Time for your suffering has come and I thank God for allowing the DPP regime to fall. Many suffered during your reign. You heard too much gossip and acted on it without proving it, thereby allowing in covert people suffer. Your so-called nephews and nieces, your thieving woman Getu and all those surrounding you never told you the truth. Besides, you slept too much on the job, snoring big time!

Let the Nyekhwe yo created work on you now. No mercy for the old Gogo!

Nzeru Radio
Nzeru Radio
10 months ago

The government has to complete the investigations quickly and proceed to prosecution. For otherwise the impression already gaining ground that these arrests are selective and to victimise and humiliate thr opposition will be proven true. Investigations must lead to prosecution otherwise people will loose faith in the Tonse government.

Makolokoto
10 months ago
Reply to  Nzeru Radio

You are right, the investigations have to be completed as quickly as possible. In fact they should have started with the very genesis of Cashgate. Joice Banda should not have been exempted. She was the brains behind the looting of billions of Kwachas during her time, including the disposal of the Presidential Jet. Likewise, Patricia Kaliati misappropriated funds which were meant for kick-starting the Nyika/ Vwaza Project. Rodney Jose, former Police Chief was also named several times in the Robert Chasowa saga. I also believe that the scandal that has haunted former president Bakili Muluzi will be concluded soon for… Read more »

FBI
FBI
10 months ago
Reply to  Makolokoto

Investigate how Joyce Banda sold off the Presidential Jet to Paramount in exchange for second hand refurbished patrol boats and armoured Vehicles for Police etc and the bribe that Goodall Gondwe received from Paramount not to investigate or cancel the deal. Gondwe lives in only Palace in Malawi – his house in Lilongwe is better than Sanjika Palace. Ask how he could afford it!!!!

Noxy
10 months ago

Chakwera wasting his precious time on Mutharika

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
10 months ago
Reply to  Noxy

Old embicile need to be arrested and throw into prison.

Wachiyao
10 months ago
Reply to  Noxy

It’s not Chakwera. It’s the state security organs which were blocked from doing their work since 2014. All that Chakwera has done is to free them and allow them to perform their duties in accordance with their constitutional mandate. If you cannot understand this then you must be very very ignorant, in which case I would advise you to do two things: 1. Shut your mouth. 2. Keep it shut.

Chabwela
Chabwela
10 months ago
Reply to  Wachiyao

You can’t sow seeds without land preparing You can’t build without land You can’t start driving a car on gear no 4 You can’t go to bed without having supper first You can’t perform without reasonable resources You can’t live together with dirts You can’t sleep in a dirty house without cleaning it first You can’t eat properly if you don’t have financial power Tonse administration to move forward must clean the Rubbles first then forward No matter how long they will take to clean the rubble out of the past regime we who voted them will still waits for… Read more »

nambewe
nambewe
10 months ago
Reply to  Noxy

unamvapo kuti chakwera wamanga munthu, nde ubulutuwo umati tizisekelela zopusazo munya muona apumbwa inu munatasatu

Maunits
Maunits
10 months ago

Muthalika is very useless man. Really he can comfortably say some people were doing crime behind his back really. So why did he want to run the country again. This is completely rubbish he has to answer the charges. He put this country on flames of fire unbelievable.

Neno
Neno
10 months ago

LERO LISANALOWE DZUWA MUTENGE AMENEYU.

Nzeru nchuma
Nzeru nchuma
10 months ago

Seems former police IGs are exempt from investigation and are automatically changed from being main suspect to police informant. No jail time.

Blue tears
Blue tears
10 months ago

Is this the only picture of the former President APM in the archives?

Makes me wanna know how that water tastes if you have to drink it like that.

Wachiyao
10 months ago
Reply to  Blue tears

Kkkkkk it is suitable for the story. Akumva kutentha, not because of the weather but the situation. A Police mafunso too much!

Munthu Wankulu
Munthu Wankulu
10 months ago
Reply to  Blue tears

Vinyo uyu

Super Duper
Super Duper
10 months ago

LOCK HIM UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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