University of Malawi law student forced into exile

A University of Malawi law student and activist at  Chancellor College, Negracious Justin is fearing for his life from regime thugs and has been forced into exile after falling s  a victim of the increasing mafia operations in Malawi where the politically powerful are resorting to elimination of critics, whistleblowers or evidence, whichever falls on their way.

Living dangerously: Justin

Reports indicate that the law student had on, 6th February, 2017, posted on his Facebook Timeline content that raised red flags in the multibillion Kwacha water project via a pseudonym account “Lord Denning SC”.

The project involves the contractor, Khato Civils, tapping water from Lake Malawi to Lilongwe City.

In a heated argument with a pool of ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadres , Lord Denning explained that the pricing of the project baffles reasonability arguing that at total budget of US$500 million, the project is costing an average of US$5m per kilometer (translating into MK3.6 million per Meter), a tag he found to be “both unreasonable and questionable”.

The Contractor is on record to have stated, in Mail and Guardian newspaper of South Africa, that it won the multimillion dollar “Open Tender in Malawi”, a statement that attracted an attack from Lord Denning who argued that there had been no Tender advertised concerning the Project.

“Did Malawians see that Tender being advertised anywhere in Malawi, Southern Africa or anywhere in the world? What were the selection criteria for that Tender? Who presided over it?” Lord Denning debated with furious tone leading him into uncontrollable remarks: “A pipe-laying project costing MK3, 650, 000 per Meter? Really? Are they going to use gold pipes? This is pure theft.”

In his post, Lord Denning also alleged that in September 2016, the embattled Agriculture Minister, George Chaponda, went to South Africa where he discussed the deals of the project with Khato Civils boss, Simbi Phiri in which price fixing was done.

He further indicated that on 10th October, Simbi signed MoU with the Malawi Government and that in January, the Malawi Government through Lilongwe Water Board issued a letter awarding contract to Khato Civils. He faulted lack of tendering procedure to be an indicator of “massive financial scam in the offing.”

“With Chaponda enjoying a record of fraud allegations and Simbi enduring his own record of fraud, the coming together of these crooks in this scam, Malawi is in for a biggest financial disaster that will leave her collapsed,” he said.

Nyasa Times understands that Justin has since given up his liberty and has since gone into hiding upon receiving incessant threats which are baying for his life.

Meanwhile, Malawi is yet to see the logical conclusion of the case of the gruesome murder of a Polytechnic Student, Robert Chasowa.

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24 thoughts on “University of Malawi law student forced into exile”

  1. Don’t intimidate this young far seing man,amalize Kaye sukilu ndiye kuti chiyani? Ngati mukuba nawo musawopseze enaz.kodi .unthi akamanena chilungamo akuyika moyo pa chiswe?umbili eti ? We need many of such in MW parliament , yes the likes of Malema Julius of SA. To hell with your intimidations .

  2. Phade says:

    Hey Mr law student, much as your point may be correct, your reasoning is too shallow and you don’t have backing points at all. According to your reasoning, Khato civils will just bring pipes and give to some labourers in Salima to lay them. There is no excavation, there are no pimps, no reservoirs, no treatment mechanism etc. Please try to sound “educated” when analysing some of these issues lest somebody comes and bay for your blood for one reason; you are wasting educational resources, therefore not worth living

  3. Blair says:

    It is very clear that those that are trashing the whistle blower are agents of the DPP government and its corrupt practices

  4. A bambo says:

    Is this democracy or dictorship. Zomwezo basi zapa facebook mpaka exile DPP fill ashamed

  5. Prescious mediator says:

    Cry, Malawi Cry. Cash gate, Maize gate, Water gate etc until when brethren, are ordinary Malawians going to bear these burdens ?

  6. Mg 2 says:

    osayipitsa mbiri ya dpp. Palibe corruption apa.

  7. jere says:

    Before it was Msanje water way port, billions of kwacha were stolen during his brother, now it’s Peter using the same tactics of piping water from lake Malawi to Lilongwe city, DPP government is a government of thieves. Sorry Malawi.

  8. MWENDANATO says:

    A CASE OF WAMISALA ANAWONA NKHONDO. A OPPOSITION FOOD FOR THOUGHT FOR YOU. REMEBER ITS THE THAT GOVERNMENT GOT A LOAN TO CONSTRUCT PUBLIC TOILETS IN CITIES AND DISTRICT ASSEMLIES.SOMETIME BACK. I HAVE NOT SEEN EVEN A SINGLE TOILET EVR SINCE YOU APPROVED THAT LOAN. KODI A CHAKWERA MULI MU PARLIAMENT KAPENA AI. NANGA INU A ULADI NDI A KAMLEPO MULUTANI NAGA KODI?

  9. Chenjera says:

    But if he wants to be martyr, then that’s the right path.

  10. Chenjera says:

    My advice to the young man is that he should concentrate on studies, not politics. Even if what he may have said is not politics,
    but as long as it is about politicians, he can be in trouble. Politicians can go to every length kuti athane ndi munthu amene
    they think akuwaipisila mbili or something like that.
    The best time for politics or commenting on issues such as these is after finishing school.

  11. Likongwe Ligomeka says:

    Malawians please wake up! This so called Lake Malawi Water Project is a massive siphon of the tax payers money by these mafias.
    PAC, CSO’s and other stakeholders, please, this is another grant corruption of the year in our small poor country that qualifies investigating.
    Those who are saying that there was an open tender to identify a contractor are pure murderers and killers of our beloved Malawi. Let them produce evidence of open tender publishment locally and Internationally.
    MALAWIANS, PLEASE DON’T LET THIS MASSIVE STEALING SUCCEED.

  12. Malawiana says:

    Journalists, please use the ATI Law to get information on the tendering process. There are many questions that require answers.

  13. chaponda hater says:

    shaaaaa going into exile as if we are still in 1964 shameful.dpp…

  14. Thomas says:

    Bravo mwanawe. Opposition is fast asleep and we need people like you to carry the patriotic torch and show us these hidden facts.
    You have my support for demonstrations or any other activity you plan on doing! Bravooooooo achimwene!!! Salute!

  15. Mgoloso says:

    Kusowa chochita – kupanda nzeru. Maliza kaye school uyambe ndale otherwise you are wasting your time for za ena

  16. Richard Soko says:

    Opposition how do you expect to win the 2019 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections when you are quiet on important issues like this one?

  17. anyina says:

    akulu mwaphuzira inde kuzindikira kwanu osayika nako moyo pachiswe, lets wait for a clean voice through vote. Zichepeseni musanayake.

  18. BANZWITO says:

    This is another sign of corruption and before Khato starts his work this should be investigated. Chaponda is a savage thief not worthy to lead people.

  19. awa says:

    konda moyo wako m’bale, zisiyen za ndale, its only your vote which have a clean voice, lets wait time is near for elimination chamber.

  20. Dzina Msamatchula says:

    What nonsense! Isn’t this seeking public sympathy? How did they link the account to him? And when did he start doing law at Chanco. Did you say he’s an activist? Hahahahha! Attention seekers

  21. diphiphi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Chapondadi Paliponse says:

    The hand of Chaponda is everywhere.. That is why this old shameless crooked man can not leave office. These matchona people have done much than what we can see. Chaponda ngati amalanda chuma cha ana amasiye kwawo ndiye chuma cha boma? Mmmm.. The untouchable will certainly go to jail 1 day I can predict. God will always uproot the bad weeds from the good…

    1. Moseliwa Khanyiwani says:

      Oh yes May God help Malawi. Is this what people call politics? Eish

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