Presidential inquiry clears Chaponda of wrongdoing – Solicitor General

The four-member commission of inquiry instituted by President Peter Mutharika to probe matters surrounding the procurement of maize from Zambia has cleared Minister of Agricultute, Irrigation and Water Development, Geogre Chaponda of any wrongdoing, Nyasa Times has learnt from a source close to Solicitor General Janet Chikaya Banda.

Chaponda: Last laugh

The source said the Solicitor General has tipped that Chaponda is  found “innoncent” and that he discharged his  responsibilities “in good faith.”

The commission’s chairperson, retired Chief Justice Anastazia Msosa,will  outline key issues when presenting her statement to the President Peter  Mutharika.

Msosa was chairing the probe team which included secretary of the commission Mike Chinoko, the Solicitor General Janet Banda and public auditor Isaac Kayira.

Chinoko said the much awaited report will be handed over to Mutharika on Saturday.

He said the Office of the President and Cabinet had communicated to cancel the commission appointment which was scheduled for  Friday at 4pm.

“We have received a call from OPC advising us that we will be presenting the report on Saturday at 10am,” Chinoko said.

He said he did not know why OPC rescheduled the meeting.

But Chinoko refused to comment on leak from Solicitor General that Chaponda has been cleared.

He however said the commission gathered “adequate” information in their  40-day assignment.

Chinoko said  they are mandated to report their  findings to the President then the State House will devise modalities of sharing the information with the public,  according to the terms of reference.

Mutharika appointed the commission after an outcry over suspicious procurement of maize from Zambia involving Chaponda and n January 1 to probe the issue following alleged corrupt elements in the maize deal by the State produce trader Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc).


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Akapolo mukupanga ma comment anu apawa mwamva ma recommendations amene commission yapeleka??”ACB should probe further chaponda and transglobe for possible corruption”.What does that mean??its not the duty of the commission to say corruption was involved.ACB must do its job,as simple as that.

Iniesta Kaloswe

Now you know some of your sources are not credible sources.

sazilala mbuno

eetu ndani pa mw pano ma mabwana anagwidwapo?????? acina makison mbendela osewa awa.oulutsa za bodza. tikuva

Wailesi Kanthunkuwona
Amalawi inu mukuti onse amati kuti chimanga sidagulidwe munjira yolondora, achite manyazi. Inu mukuvomeleza kuti zidayenda mnjira yolondora? Koma Chauta adzakulangani. Musavomeleza zinthu zolakwika. Ndiye muwone zomwe wachita Chauta pofuna ukuwonetsani mkwiyo wache. Chimanga chomwe mudagulacho mudachiyika mu ma admarc, chomwe mudagwilizana kuti muzigulitsa pa m’tengo wa K12,050 pa 50 kgs. Pomwe mavenda akugulitsa K9,000 ena akupanga K8,000 pa 50 Kgs. Funso ndiloti, anthu akagula kuti? Ndimunthu osaganiza angapite kukagura chimanga chodula chotchipa chilipo. Pano anthu akuyembeza kukolora chomwe Yehova wapeleka ku amene adalima. Funso ndiloti, kodi ngati chimanga chamu Admarc sichigulitsidwa, kodi ngongole yomwe idavomelezedwa ndi Aphungu yaphindula? Kodi… Read more »
The Partriot
Relax,people! This commission was not about clearing Chaponda or not….it was about whether fraud and corription was involved in the deal or not! The gist of the story is : it is alleged that government and ADMARC officials bought or planned to buy maize from Zambia through a middle man at more expensive prices than if the deal was between governments. In the process 9billion Kwacha was lost or was about to be lost. Now for some narrow minnded individuals who can only see tribes in this saga……please relax….even if the Agricukture minister was Tumbuka or Chewa all articulate Malawians… Read more »
Mtumbuka wa ku Karonga
The shame! Much ado about nothing! Incompetent CSO’s hiring mediocre lawyer- shopping for an iliterate loon as their judge. shame. Those of us who know judge Mwaungulu will tell you that he is in a rare class of his own – an unstopable, fearless and very principled person. Not like that prisoner Ralph Kasambara. Judge Mwaungulu is one of the few Notherner elites who thinks rationally. I take off my hat . So what is next? Who is your next victim so that you can have a reason to ask for more money (or justify your expenses). Shame again

The loud laugh and sorry to the failed fools


Corrupted judges, What can Mwangulu say? he is the same like kenyata judges of Malawi judge tu fulfills their desires … wrong judges.

Ndine Mfulu

Mwangulu want favours from Pitara , Anasitanziya Msosa from bush Chitipa What can she say? they are all corrupted even pitara all failures.

Anna Katatu

Surprisingly,The issue that involved money Goodal Gondwe (MOF) was not even once being summoned before the committee.
This Is strange and tricky.

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