UDF MP tells Malawi govt to deal with Cashgate suspects in power and ‘China-type’ products

United Democratic Front (UDF) legislator has said the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  government should stop being selective in dealing with Cashgate cases as it should  to deal with suspects of  the looting under its watch, including those in the corridors of power.

UDF MP Aisha Mambo:   Bring to book all cashgaters including those in power

Mangochi Nkungulu member of Parliament (MP) Aisha Mambo said this in Parliament when she observed Mid-Year Budget Review Statement indicates that the rise in domestic borrowing was ‘Cash-gate’ created including the donors’ withdrawal.

“Mr Speaker, Sir, I commend government for the efforts in bringing back some of the donors to support this country,” she said, adding “ In the same vein, Mr Speaker, Sir, I am asking government to bring to book all cash-gaters including those that are still in power. “

Mambo, who attracted applause from the backbenchers, continued: “I am saying this, Mr Speaker, Sir, because all these problems we are failing to solve today in the education, health, agriculture sectors and others are due to Cashgate which is happening in many ways in both the public and private institutions.”

The public looting, christened as Cashgate, has reportedly been taking place for a long time including during the rule of his president late Bingu wa Mutharika.

Mambo asked government to deal with corruption without fear or favour, pointing out that “little is being done to eradicate it.”

She said: “Mr Speaker, Sir, we are ruining this country by making our people poorer each passing day by giving them China-type products at the cost of Japan-type products.”

But Mwanza Central member of Parliament (MP) Davis Katsonga (DPP) standing on a point of order queried Mambo “a sweeping statement” that everything Chinese is not of good quality

Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya sustained the point of order.

“It is indeed not in order for the Honourable Member to allege or to actually make a sweeping statement that everything Chinese is not of good quality,” said Msowoya.

“The same building [Parliament] you are sitting in, Honourable Member, is actually a Chinese donation.  The cloth that the Honourable Chair is wearing is probably made from China and it lasts quite a long time.  Actually it is five years now. I have not even seen any holes,” he said.

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where is Mr Santana??


Kamsilamu kokongola ndi mumtima momwe.


ngakhale mu boma la Peter Mutharika muli cashgate. ndiye akonza bwanji. adzikonza okha


Sweeping statement what sir? Who doesn’t know that China is partly responsible for perpetrating poverty in the whole of Africa? Just because it is your ally who fills your pocket without asking for deligent transactions/ statements you expect every citizen to clap – ok keep on clapping with your cabinet buddies and before you know it you enter the third or forth African colonization. We are sick and tired of this. Enough of snoring on job pipo!


Kkkkkkkkkkkk! Koma ndende simasewela! Mpakana a UDF adziwa kuti kuli umbava ku Malawi kuno chifukwa choopa atcheyas imminent arrest? Nanga poti gwelo laumbavali ndi atcheya omwewo! Tiyenazoni, tili ku open stands kuno ife…………nyenyanani


Atcheya or not sir, katangale akonzedwe and everyone needs to start SHOUTING, we can’t afford to live it to a handful of ppl ! OH MY OH MY CRY MY BELOVED COUNTRY!

Kutogolela Sankiyo

hear! hear ! there should be no selective justice; but ACB is captured by DPP financiers who are corrupt


You are both wise and intelligent!! You should be sitting close to Lucius Banda not the boot-lickers. I pray God will bring you back in 2019.

santana wamumvaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa mzimayi wamzeru, munthu osafunira anthu zoipa, ndipo odziwa kunena chilungamo!!

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