Mphwiyo ‘shooter’ implicates Joyce Banda

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Macdonald Kumwembe, one of the accused in the attempted murder of National Budget Director, Paul Mphwiyo, has named former Malawi president Joyce Banda in the case, saying he was working with Peoples Party as a hired mercenary, High Court documents have revealed.

Kumwembe, a retired Malawi Defence Force soldier, has also implicated Oswald Lutepo and Paul Mphwiyo, saying the two gave him about K0.7 million as advance payment to carry out the illegal job.

MacDonald Kumwembe

Kumwembe: PP hired us to disturb MCP’s convention

Kumwembe told the court he was hired together with his co-accused in the Mphwiyo shooting case Pika Manondo to to instigate a pandemonium during the convention of opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP).

“[The K700,000] was part payment of our work which I was heading to the south to disturb the MCP party which was to ensure that Lovemore Munlo [former Chief Justice] was not elected as MCP president at the convention as he was a threat” Kumwembe told the court when asked of his connection with Pika Manondo.

Kumwembe said they were ordered in Balaka where Joyce Banda was conducting a political rally to to destabilize the MCP convention in Blantyre. It is alleged that Pika pocketed the cash from Paul Mphwiyo and Oswald Lutepo. He however did not mention how much in total they were promised for the job.

 

It is not the first time that the former President has been dragged in illegal activities. Lutepo and Leonard Kalonga who have both been convicted of cashgate related crimes, respectively named Joyce Banda as the main beneficially of the cashgate scandal, saying they were only used as conduit by Peoples Party and the ex-Malawi leader to siphon public funds from treasury.

Mrs. Banda shrugs off the accusations.

It was however the unsuccessful plot on Mr. Mphwiyo that led to the discovery of the cashgate scandal as unscrupulous government and Peoples Party officials stole over K24 billion of public funds. Kumwembe denies the Paul Mphwiyo shotting charges.

The trial continues.

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  1. Malawi24 your article is not making sense at all,you’re contradiicting yourself in this artictle.What are you trying to say?…..”A retired Malawi Defence Force soldier has also implicated Oswald Lutepo and Paul Mphwiyo saying the two gave him about K0.7 miillion as advance payment to carry the illegal job.In my own understanding this guy was hired to kill Mphwiyo,so Mphwiyo had to pay him for his own death?,Malawi24 what are you smoking?

  2. nthawi ya Joyce ndalama zimabedwa koma sitinagoneko mu m’dima(blackout) sitinasoweko madzi,forex,komanso sitinalireko ndi maluzi……… koma na lero………….,

    • kkkkkkkk nalero even kucharger maphon jee!madz sakutuluka palibe kusamba!kutuwa ndi maluz !kusowa kwa ntchito!lero lokha ziliko! Kutopa nd kufooka Malaw osamwera madz! Koma nalero…….

  3. Dzulo Kumwembe wachotsa anthu awiri kapena atatu ngati mboni zake chifukwa anthuwo amagwira ntchito m’boma choncho sakufuna kuti ntchito yao ikhale pa chiopsezo. Koma watchula a Hophmally Makande ndi a Friday Jumbe kukhala mboni zake. Atolankhani osiyanasiyana amawailesi amapereka malipoti kuchokera ku khoti za nkhani imeneyi koma sanatchule kuti Joyce Banda watchulidwa ndi Kumwembe. Kodi a Malawi 24 nkhani zinazi amazitenga kuti? Koma amenewa ndi akatswiri eni eni polemba nkhani? Nanga ija analemba kuti Peter Mutharika wavomera kuti malemu mkulu wake Bingu anaba ndalama zankhaninkhani m’boma anazitenga kuti. Aliyense apakidwa matope ndi Malawi 24 December asanathe mudzina la utola nkhani.

  4. sopano mpwiyo amafuna aziphe yekha kkkkkkk khani zopeka sizimasowa aaaaaaa the two give him 7million for the job to kill him self kkkkkkkk Adm talembani zomveka ..lutepo n mpwiyo anapeleka 7 million kuti amuphe ndani kkkkk

  5. Lest we 4get: the former president Dr Bakili Muluzi ulemu wanu bwana, said, a Malawi sachedwa kuiwala. Aunt Joy ( JB ) adaauza mtundu wa a Malawi atangoomberedwa a Mphwiyo kuti amene anaowaombera a Mphwiyo akumudziwa, no wonder she is a self proclaimed refugee, she knows herself that she would obviously be named. Tifuniranjinso umboni wina a Malawi pamene okha amaiwa anatiuziratu milandu isanalowe mkhothi? Ena paja analiuza kale khothi kuti akuwafuna mai Joyce Banda kuti adzachitire umboni, munthu amakhala mboni asakudziwapo kanthu kodi???

  6. Bodza ili munthu ungadzilipilire kuti uphedwe.? Mukuti chiyani? Wina waba 92bn wina 13 bn . Nkumati akumangana he he . Tikuona malawi . Adzabwera wina oneday……….. Tidzamva zoona zeni zeni

  7. Pepani akulu akulu, ndimati ndikamva dzina la Joyce Banda kukhosiku kumachita mseru ndipo ndimayamba kusanza. Bvibvibvi amene uja mmmmm! Ndiye wadzetsa ndiponso kukwerezera mabvuto a umphawi m’dziko muno.

    • chokapa nanga Muluzi 1.7bn nanga Bingu 92 bn,nanga 577bn ulamuliro.wa Bingu zina ndalama anaba Bingu mpaka kumangira ndata farm.

  8. Guys read the whole story….Mphiyo and lutepo paid the 0.7 MK so that kumwembe shud disturb the MCP convention….BUT on the other hand the same kumwembe was given money by the PP officials to shoot phwiyo .IT was bcoz PP oFficials did not want the news that they disturbed the MCP gathering be known to the public!

  9. We are not here to say ” amalawi24 akutanthauza kuti” aai. Newspaper izilemba zose. Ku MiJ /poly amati 7c in communication. Ife tisawaganizile.alembe zomveka. Clarity

  10. You don’t know what you are saying.
    Were you drunk when writing this article.
    You think malawians are mad to believe at anything.
    How can Mphwiyo pay for his own death?

  11. kodi nrc ili ku Blantyre ? convention ya mcp paja inachitikila ku nrc nde ndudabwa ngati kuli Blantyre campass

  12. Amalawi muzichejela mbudzi ya muthuyi ikunama wapasidwa ma kobili kuti muvesele bwino nkhaniyi mawa adzakuzani kuti anandipasa ndalama kuti ndinamizile wakuti. Ndi agalu eni eni zangosiyana chabe kuti amadyela pa tebulo

  13. Ndalama zachuluka mukuwasiya pomwe ife tikapita kukatenga kanjale ka dubai mumatilipilitsa ndalama zakhani khani inu nomwenso muziba tindalamato eish dziko lapansidi lidalaka mphawi.

  14. Cashgate amalawi osamapusa poyera yera. Kodi malemu aluso lokuba BINGU ndalama zimene zinapezeka mnyumba yawo zinachokera kuti ? MADOLAS,MARANDS ngakhale MAKWACHA . amene.kodi akanakhala moyo kufika lelo zipinda zonse zitadzadza kusowa poima.Nankha owatsatira anaba zochuluka bwanji?Nthawi imeneija mafuta ,ndalama zakunja ngakhale kwacha imasowa.Zimandikumbutsa nyimbo ya lucius MABALA .malume ndalama kusunga kubank pamene mbumba ikufa ndinjala.PP ndimene inaonekara koma mukaonesesa kwambiri cashgate inayamba ndi DPP.

  15. Its an obvious case that Joice was masterminder.How can the government money be stollen without the knowlege of the head of state?.The sodier is speaking the truth Joice Banda must face her fate.

  16. Zosatira za dyera ndi ndalama ndi zimenezi. Yudas zikanakuyendera sitikanaziwa kuti unapha munthu ndi iwe. Kutumidwako bwanji sunakane nzeru za chepa. Ndiyetu likuzunzika nd banja lako anakutumayo aliko ku malawi kuno? Enanunso mutengelepo phunziro mukamamvera mabwana anu ndi zopusa zomwe pofuna ndalama muzipeza mavuto ngati zanuyu akaolera ku ndende ndithu

  17. Ndimawona ngati ineyo sindikutha kuwerenga, koma ndawona kuti ndimayesera. Abale!!!! Ndizoona munthu ungamulipire munthu ndalama kuti akuphe iwe mwini? CHINEKE!!!!!!!

  18. WITH ALL THIS EVIDENCE YOU GOT WHY THE GOVERNMENT IS FAILING TO CONFISCATE CASHGATE PROPERTIES AND SELL THEM AND PUT MONEY IN GOVERNMENT TO BUY MEDICINE AND YET YOU WANT MONEY FROM DONORS JUST FORGET ABOUT DONOR AID YOU GOT LOTS OF CASHGATE MONEY WHICH CAN BE USED TO RUN THE GOVERNMENT FOR 6 MONTHS AND DONORS ARE WATCHING AND LISTENING ALL THIS CASES EH!

  19. Mr President! Do U Know Dat Malawian R Under Trouble Cuz Of U? Chilungamo Nchofunika Osati Miseche Ngati Munthu Wa Mayi. JB Musiyeni Inu Pangani Zoti Boma Lanu Liyende Apo Biii!! Tulani Udindo Wanu Kwa Anthu Ena.

  20. People.. U must understand here. Kumwembe was gvn money to carry out the illegal job as mercinery for people’s party…that was before Mphwiyo’s shooting was planned. That’s why he was also used in Mphwiyo’s shooting as it was part of duties as a mercinery. In your own understanding, how can one pay for his own murder…???

  21. retired Malawi Defence Force soldier, has also implicated Oswald Lutepo and Paul Mphwiyo, saying the two gave him about K0.7 million as advance payment to carry out the illegal job

  22. so mphwiyo was paying for his own death,,kkkk,,,de way i know real soldiers,kumwembe cannt miss mphwiyo within 5meters,,,propagadist,,kkk

  23. Kkkkkkkkkkk.Paul Drake,Della Street and Perry Masson may only 5 minutes to destroy this in cross-examination. The case is court so cant say much

    • Tonse .ndipo headline ndi nkhani kkkkk someone conducts meeting Balaka.How did they meet since she was driven or flew to and from there?

    • Iwe sumva English eti? Mphwiyo paid the x sodier to disturb MCP conv. Not his shooting!learn to understand b4 commenting!

    • #zen_zen_nd_izi . Kumwembe to parade Jumbe, Makande as witnesses in Mphwiyo caseOne of the accused person in the shooting of former budget director in the ministry of finance Paul Mphwiyo, Mcdonald Kumwembe has mentioned former minister of finance in the United Democratic Front (UDF) government, Friday Jumbe and former Peoples Party official Hophmally Makande as some of his witnesses to testify in court as he enters his defence. [caption id="attachment_ 98025" align="alignright" width="600"] Friday Jumbe: Named as witness[/caption] Former Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldier Macdonald Kumwembe, who is jointly charged with conspiracy to commit murder alongside former minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Ralph Kasambara and businessperson Pika Manondo, told the court that the two politicians are some of the witnesses that he is going to parade in court as he enters defence after the state finished cross examining him. Kumwembe is also charged with attempted murder together with Pika Manondo during the shooting of Mphwiyo outside the gate of his Area 43 residence in Lilongwe on September 13 2013. Mphwiyo’s shooting is believed to have exposed the plunder of public resources at Capital Hill that came to be known as Cashgate. He said the other two witnesses that he was set to parade in court, including a CID Police officer have been withdrawn, claiming they were being intimidated by the State. But judge Michael Mtambo challenged Kumwembe to produce evidence that indeed the two were being intimidated so that the court should make a determination and order their protection. The accused person, who has been addressing the court in Chichewa throughout the tria, said he no longer want them to be his witnesses as such he will parade the other two together with Jumbe and Hophmally Makande Earlier, Kumwembe, whom Mphwiyo identified in court as his shooter, was cross examined by one of the accused Raphael Kasambara where among other issues he was asked on his Mozambique trip and if he ever met Kasambara prior or after the shooting of Mphwiyo which Kumwembe denied all of them. Meanwhile, the case has been adjourned to 4th and 5th January 2016 when Kumwembe is expected to parade his witnessed and the state shall start cross examine second accused person Pika Manondo and third accused person Kasambara. The trio pleaded not guilty to the charges.

    • #zen_zen_nd_izi . Kumwembe to parade Jumbe, Makande as witnesses in Mphwiyo caseOne of the accused person in the shooting of former budget director in the ministry of finance Paul Mphwiyo, Mcdonald Kumwembe has mentioned former minister of finance in the United Democratic Front (UDF) government, Friday Jumbe and former Peoples Party official Hophmally Makande as some of his witnesses to testify in court as he enters his defence. [caption id="attachment_ 98025" align="alignright" width="600"] Friday Jumbe: Named as witness[/caption] Former Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldier Macdonald Kumwembe, who is jointly charged with conspiracy to commit murder alongside former minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Ralph Kasambara and businessperson Pika Manondo, told the court that the two politicians are some of the witnesses that he is going to parade in court as he enters defence after the state finished cross examining him. Kumwembe is also charged with attempted murder together with Pika Manondo during the shooting of Mphwiyo outside the gate of his Area 43 residence in Lilongwe on September 13 2013. Mphwiyo’s shooting is believed to have exposed the plunder of public resources at Capital Hill that came to be known as Cashgate. He said the other two witnesses that he was set to parade in court, including a CID Police officer have been withdrawn, claiming they were being intimidated by the State. But judge Michael Mtambo challenged Kumwembe to produce evidence that indeed the two were being intimidated so that the court should make a determination and order their protection. The accused person, who has been addressing the court in Chichewa throughout the tria, said he no longer want them to be his witnesses as such he will parade the other two together with Jumbe and Hophmally Makande Earlier, Kumwembe, whom Mphwiyo identified in court as his shooter, was cross examined by one of the accused Raphael Kasambara where among other issues he was asked on his Mozambique trip and if he ever met Kasambara prior or after the shooting of Mphwiyo which Kumwembe denied all of them. Meanwhile, the case has been adjourned to 4th and 5th January 2016 when Kumwembe is expected to parade his witnessed and the state shall start cross examine second accused person Pika Manondo and third accused person Kasambara. The trio pleaded not guilty to the charges..

    • khan alemba bwana mamboy apa ndiyoveka bwino lomwe,,sindinavepo dzina la jb or pp ndy ena inu ngat uli umbuli mitu yotuwawo mwanva!

  24. Sono mukut kumwembe amafuna kupha Mphwiyo, OK .second paragraph mukut mphwiyo ndi anzake adapereka 700,000 as part payment (yopheraso mphwiyo?)

  25. mwapeza pothawira tsopano eti? Iwe sumadziwa kuti kupha munthu ndimlandu? Munthu umagwira ntchito yoteteza anthu mkusiya ukakhala chigawenga! shame!!!!

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