John Tembo named in Cashgate scandal

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…Kasambara ‘forcefully’ implicated

In the ongoing probe into the Cashgate scandal, jailed Oswald Lutepo has confessed in court that he was given money by former Malawi leader, Joyce Banda, meant to fund John Tembo’s campaign at the 2013 Malawi Congress Party (MCP) convention.

Lutepo  made the confession in court  hours ago during the continuation of the attempted murder case of former Budget Director Paul Mphwiyo at Lilongwe High Court.

John Tembo

John Tembo; Implicated.

According to Lutepo, who is still in jail serving his 11-year term for theft and money laundering linked to the Cashgate scandal, Banda had asked him to make the payments to Tembo ahead of the 2014 polls before the former MCP leader was barred from contesting at the party convention.

He says the money amounted to over K10 Million.

Among other notable revelations, Lutepo  whose theft of MK4 billion landed him in jail told then president Banda on 14 September, 2013 that Mphwiyo had been shot, just a day after the actual incident.

He has also admitted knowing suspects Ralph Kasambara, Pika Manondo and even suspected shooter MacDonald Kumwembe.

Lutepo has since said that that ex Deputy Inspector General Nelson Bophani forced him to implicate Kasambara, a former Justice Minister because Kasambara was also incriminating the cashgate convict.

The attempt on Mphwiyo’s life led to the discovery of the cashgate scandal. A forensic exercise by British auditors established that K24 billion of public funds was stolen between April and September 2013.

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  1. ANZATHU OTILEMBELA NKHANI INU tamayesani kumalemba nkhani zolimbikisa anthu kugwila ntchito molimbika, Umozi, kuzichepesa, kuipa kwa ziphuphu, Ulimi, Ubwino wantchito zamanja ndi zina. Izi za Cashgate ife akumuzi sitikuona phindu chiyambileni cha milanduyi. Ife tinali ndi chidwi poyamba paja chifukwa timaganiza aBoma agwira Mbava mwachangu ndalama ndi katundu obedwayo asanaonongedwe. Ife kuganiza sachedwa ndikuyang’ana mboni popeza mboni ilipo kale Olemekezeka athu a Joice Banda amene anayankhula pa Public meeting ku Lunzu ndi kuyankhula “amene amafuna kupha Mphwiyo ndikuwaziwa ndi zolinga zawo zimene” lero ife tikuvutika iye akudya mavwembe ku SA

  2. Zopanda tchere ndi nsunzi izi lili sewelo kapena nyimbo ndekuti mdzosakoma .Inu munthuyi wapenga lero kunena zina mawa zina ife tigwile ziti? Nthawi ndiliti John Tembo adachoka m boma? Ngati adamuthandiza achisoni ndi ndalama akutchula openga osagendayo nde mumati akane ? Ndelikhale vuto lake .chipako chimatsalila mmodzi nde amene akuuwa lero yo chamutsalila

  3. Dont try to metion the name ov Dr muludzi #kuchitekete on ur list plz mr lutepo if u do bokoharam izakupha ndi chikwanje………take ma point or lev it u will see

  4. It’s very right to call this idiot ” the headless chicken” how can people fully contribute to public works yet they are taking not enough meals, how can one manage to farm with empty stomach? Munthuyi ndimbalame yeniyeni, fundo alibe, adamupatsa chifukwa chiyani u minister??

  5. Kma Za cahgate zatkwana kulibe nkhan zina, ife tikulimbana ndikupemphela kut nvula igwe mwa unyinj, inu mukubweletsabe nkhan zot mukungobeleza, tisiyeni a Malawife ndife ovutika kale za cashgatezo ndi zanu Xxxxxxxxxxx

  6. zatitopesa nkhan yomweyo yemweyo pakana liti ngat anaba msiyen wapindule kodi zimakuwawan ndalamazo eti,,,,ngakhale mkukakamila zakashgate kma palibepo amene mkumuzenga mlandu ngat pali mlandu ndiwa anthu ongosungako ndalamaxo chonde zithe zimenezo thus y zikoli silikutukuka

  7. I think kumangokhala kutaya nthawi kwa ife anthu amene sitili a ndale kuika ma coment athu pa nkhani ngati izi chifukwa katangale sadzatha ndipo andale sadzasintha Tingopemphera kuti Yehova atikomele mtima mvula igwe bwino Zinazi ndizongofuna Kutipatsa magwelu ku brain

  8. anthu andale siochezanawo bt ena amangoziwa kususa zomwe akamba ena iwo kukana koma chisecho chilungamo akuciziwa ndi amaziwana ungamvulala ndi iwe atike awo

  9. Akamanama Lutepoyu ofunika zakanso zizichulukirabe,piano akuyenda pa wheelchair adzatulile akuyenda pa machira,deme
    t zake,alibe Chifundo ndi big man iyeyuuuu?

  10. Muluzi ananena kale kut John ungapake Tembo iz abig crueck,amachita zinthu mosaonekera pomwe wachta ndiiye Ndizoona ikumukhudza cashgate zinali zodabwitsa kumva kut baba tembo wasiya ndale.

  11. Muluzi ananena kale kut John ungapake Tembo iz abig crueck,amachita zinthu mosaonekera pomwe wachta ndiiye Ndizoona ikumukhudza cashgate zinali zodabwitsa kumva kut baba tembo wasiya ndale.

  12. Muluzi ananena kale kut John ungapake Tembo iz abig crueck,amachita zinthu mosaonekera pomwe wachta ndiiye Ndizoona ikumukhudza cashgate zinali zodabwitsa kumva kut baba tembo wasiya ndale.

  13. Muluzi ananena kale kut John ungapake Tembo iz abig crueck,amachita zinthu mosaonekera pomwe wachta ndiiye Ndizoona ikumukhudza cashgate zinali zodabwitsa kumva kut baba tembo wasiya ndale.

  14. Muluzi ananena kale kut John ungapake Tembo iz abig crueck,amachita zinthu mosaonekera pomwe wachta ndiiye Ndizoona ikumukhudza cashgate zinali zodabwitsa kumva kut baba tembo wasiya ndale.

  15. Muluzi ananena kale kut John ungapake Tembo iz abig crueck,amachita zinthu mosaonekera pomwe wachta ndiiye Ndizoona ikumukhudza cashgate zinali zodabwitsa kumva kut baba tembo wasiya ndale.

  16. Inu Tatopa Nae Ameneo Kod Mukufuna Umbon Wake Muone Chan Avule? Ndikadakhala Ine Kut Ndaba Nkuku Bwenz Pano Mutaiwala Zot Mudazenga Mlandu Wanga Chili Changu Pogamula Koma Pot Ndi Khumutcha Mukukanika Ok Malaw Walero

  17. Kodi a Lutepo, anarumbira mu Court kuti anzanena zoona? Why 2 come now with names he hs thought in his custody? Permission to check his brain at Zomba M. Hosp.

  18. Anthuwa nd mbava palibe wabwino, katundu akukwera daily koma salary mayaz, tikaonanso misonkho yokhayo yambirimbiri nde mukuganiza kut an2 atan??? Plz plz mmmmmm, pano mwayamba Tembo michonya zokuba zili pheee

  19. Mwawona Kuti John Tembo Akupuma Kumadya Zake Ali Phee Ndiye Mwati Mumulowesemo Munkhani Zanu Zosathazi? Musiyeni Tembo Anthu Akuba Inu. Mwasowa Womunamidzira Eti?

  20. Ine ndimafuna kuima nawo pachisakho koma nditangova kuti ndalama zabedwa ndinangosiya koma wina kumaba mavote eti,pano akuyamba kudandaula ngati sankaziwa kkkkkkkkkk tinkayesa kuti muli ndinjira zothesale mavuto kani tikungofanana ndi ine mziona mwakula mwatha

  21. Ine ndimafuna kuima nawo pachisakho koma nditangova kuti ndalama zabedwa ndinangosiya koma wina kumaba mavote eti,pano akuyamba kudandaula ngati sankaziwa kkkkkkkkkk tinkayesa kuti muli ndinjira zothesale mavuto kani tikungofanana ndi ine mziona mwakula mwatha

  22. ife chomwe tikufuna ndi amene anapindula kuzera mu njira imeneyi abweze ndikulandira chilango choyenera. Chonde ozenga milandu fulumiziszni ndalama asanazimalize kunjoyela uku amalawi ambiri akubvutika kenaka iwo omwe kumanyoza kuti boma silikuyenda bwino

  23. Anthu akamati kundende sikwabwino siizi apa Lutepo wapenga pamene wafika kumusenzesa ndowa yamadzi yochucha ku mufunsa kuti a Lutepo mukunyowa ndi chiyani akuyankhani kuti mvula

  24. May advice my DPP GOVERNMENT to stop the issue of cah gate becoz this will make DPP Governmemt to loose / people rules interest look now you are talking about JUZ Tembo is it true.

  25. Dont say about JZU Tembo he was not in Gorvement and he is out from politic ngati kumangana manganani nokha a muboma leave JZU Tembo away from politics

  26. All the politicians in Malawi are thieves ,there is nothing new to me,JB stole billions but now is just enjoying in SA,mwana_mveka stole billions now is a minister so my fellow Malawians just work hard own your own if you want to be successful

  27. Nde kuti akunena zoona,ine kudabwa kuti kodi amcp ndalama zochitira convention adazitenga kuti?? Kani ndi cashgate?? Komanso nthawi ya cashgate atembo sadayankhuleko olo mpang’ono pomwe.only peter ndamene adanenako kuti jb abwere msanga kuti adzaone zomwe zikuchitikazi.mcp_cashgate=k15,000,000

  28. Lutepo akufunika kuti akaonedwe kaye ndi madotolo chifukwa tsiku lina mudzamva adzatchula #Gidesi_Chalamanda akangomva zoti #Gide akukaimba ku America

  29. Tayimikani kaye zimenezi pano nkhani ilipo ndi ya njala chakudya chipezeka bwanji kuti anthu apulumuke basi ngati muli anthu auzimu chamaka inu amati atsogolerino.

  30. Tayimikani kaye zimenezi pano nkhani ilipo ndi ya njala chakudya chipezeka bwanji kuti anthu apulumuke basi ngati muli anthu auzimu chamaka inu amati atsogolerino.

  31. Kikikiki Yah his name is there but..did you get anything what Lutepo said??I think Lutepo he s going to b crazy..But poti amati Wamisala adaona nkhondo tiyeni tione Momwe puludzu ayitengere nkhanIyi.

  32. Kikikiki Yah his name is there but..did you get anything what Lutepo said??I think Lutepo he s going to b crazy..But poti amati Wamisala adaona nkhondo tiyeni tione Momwe puludzu ayitengere nkhanIyi.

  33. KKKKK! koma milandu ya anamageya anyezi! zomwezi mpana 10 yrs yaboma la dpp ndi professor wawo ikwana. Ndinakakhala mphemvu mdyera kumthiko ngati ine, atandigamura kale death sentence or life imprisonment…anyway ukaipa dziwa nyimbo but they are waisting our time and resources circulating with that issue, #gang’a/make chiswe wazonsezi akudziwika!…(ndangodutsamo…)

  34. KKKKK! koma milandu ya anamageya anyezi! zomwezi mpana 10 yrs yaboma la dpp ndi professor wawo ikwana. Ndinakakhala mphemvu mdyera kumthiko ngati ine, atandigamura kale death sentence or life imprisonment…anyway ukaipa dziwa nyimbo but they are waisting our time and resources circulating with that issue, #gang’a/make chiswe wazonsezi akudziwika!…(ndangodutsamo…)

  35. NDALAMA NDI SATANADI ETI A TEMBO MWADYA MA CASHGATE AMBIRIMBIRI NTHAWI YA KAMUZU SANAKUKWANENI ZOMVETSA CHISONI NDIYE NDIKUMATI MUKUFUNA DONOR AID MWAYESA MA DONOR NDIWOPUSA ETI MULANDE KATUNDU AND NDALAMA ZA CASHGATE MUYIKE MBOMA

  36. This is leading Malawi to nowhere. Concentrate on development let it be gone. These cases will squander the little we have but the stolen money will not be recovered.

  37. Hahaha! Leave JZU alone……So JB gave money to Lutepo to give to JZU. Did Lutepo ask JB where she got the money? I would only believe it if Lutepo said JB instructed him to steal and give part of the loot to JZU……kaya musova!

  38. Hahaha! Leave JZU alone……So JB gave money to Lutepo to give to JZU. Did Lutepo ask JB where she got the money? I would only believe it if Lutepo said JB instructed him to steal and give part of the loot to JZU……kaya musova!

  39. Hahaha! Leave JZU alone……So JB gave money to Lutepo to give to JZU. Did Lutepo ask JB where she got the money? I would only believe it if Lutepo said JB instructed him to steal and give part of the loot to JZU……kaya musova!

  40. Inu !!!! lutepo mmasuleni ngati simukudziwa munthuyu akudwala.kodi malamulo amalola kusunga munthu odwala mubongo ngati momwe alili akuluwa lero zina mawa zina. Mawa mukunva kuti a president APM tinali limodzi kkkkkkk

  41. Inu !!!! lutepo mmasuleni ngati simukudziwa munthuyu akudwala.kodi malamulo amalola kusunga munthu odwala mubongo ngati momwe alili akuluwa lero zina mawa zina. Mawa mukunva kuti a president APM tinali limodzi kkkkkkk

  42. Inu !!!! lutepo mmasuleni ngati simukudziwa munthuyu akudwala.kodi malamulo amalola kusunga munthu odwala mubongo ngati momwe alili akuluwa lero zina mawa zina. Mawa mukunva kuti a president APM tinali limodzi kkkkkkk

    • anthu akagwira mbava nkuimenya mpana nkuisya ili kayakaya…apolice amakamamuguardilabe kuchipatala mpana ndipo amapempha madokotala kuchita mmene angathere kupulumusa moyo wake ndicholinga choti umboni wina uzapezeke mosavuta…BY the way, if that was the case, bwezi akumangoti pita mumtendere ndwe mfulu chifukwa chochotsedwa mano ngati mmene zidalili kale mmalemba(eksodo 21:26)

  43. I dont believe this, Tembo is too smart for that,DPP govt should just fix the economy rather than scheming baseless tactics to implicate JB.Even if JB is brought home & convicted..will that fill Admarc Deports with maize??

  44. I dont believe this, Tembo is too smart for that,DPP govt should just fix the economy rather than scheming baseless tactics to implicate JB.Even if JB is brought home & convicted..will that fill Admarc Deports with maize??

  45. I dont believe this, Tembo is too smart for that,DPP govt should just fix the economy rather than scheming baseless tactics to implicate JB.Even if JB is brought home & convicted..will that fill Admarc Deports with maize??

  46. komatu ndalama zimezo every Malawiana citizen kuyambira wadzaka 18 kupita mwamba akanatha kulandira 1million kwacha aliyese paekha paekha.azigogo akufa ndinjara mmamidziwa CHINEKE!!!

  47. I think Lutepo is mad need to be taken to mental hospital, when did jzu left politics?? And was tembo in a govt??? He really don’t know what he is to implicate

  48. It’s you who is a thief number 1 and whoever received the money is not a thief. JB sent a thief to steal the money because it’s you who is a thief , no wonder you had plans to buy Air Malawi during Bingu’s time , where did you get the money from you big thief number one ? Fourteen years is a long way DPP is not going to help you , just revil the MWK577 billion cash gate you used to buy Naming’omba Tea Estate you young man at your age where did you get the money from ? Why did you not let Tembo to go and pick the money at JB’s home and only MWK10 million only you want to crucify Tembo , that’s your own stupidness ? It will not help you a big time prisoner , just keep on counting years on your wheelchair .