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Malawi political pundits accuse Peter Mutharika of protecting Cashgate offenders in his brothers Administration

Ernest Thindwa
Ernest Thindwa chanco political science lecturer

Some Malawi political analysts have joined hands with the Rumphi east law maker Kamlepo Kaluwa as well as those in opposition to pressurize government to speed up the investigation of the purported cashgate scandals occurred in the years between 2009 and 2012 during the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) under Peter’s brother Bingu WA Mutharika’s administration.

According to some of the specialists including Ernest Thindwa who is the secretary for Political Scientist Association of Malawi, government is protecting the names of those they suspected of plundering the Malawi treasury between 2009 to 2012.

They claim and accuse the DPP government of only dealing with cashgate cases which occurred during the 2 years of People Party (PP) when Joyce Banda was then the President.

“At first let me commended the current DPP government for speeding up with some cashgate cases. However, all of the said cases are those happened during Peoples Party administration a thing which is confusing Malawians,” they said.

Thindwa said “this openly shows that government is selective in handling such cases and we doubt if justice will equally prevail to the offenders during the Tenure of the President’s brother.”

They also paint a picture that the speech of Kamlepo that there are seven DPP Ministers involved in the malpractice is true and that government wants to protect them.

He then asked Malawians as well as civil societies to push government to deal with the matter equally and fast.

However, government spokesperson Patricia Kaliati challenged Thindwa and others, saying for those with evidence regard to the arrest of such offenders her door is open.

She said there is nothing for government to do if Malawians failed to produce evidence.

Meanwhile, Kamlepo maintains his position that he is having the names of seven Ministers through the audit report and that K109 billion out of K236 billion cashgate was under the late Bingu.

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