17 August 2016 Last updated at: 6:42 AM
Kamlepo, Mutharika keep fighting: ‘Let APM kill me’
The country’s vice chairperson of Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee Kamlepo Kalua says he is ready to die for forcing the state president to fire cabinet ministers implicated in the K577 bilion cashgate scandal.
The development follows Mutharika’s speech at the official opening of the Sugar factory in Salima on Monday, August 15. Mutharika said Kalua should submit the names of cabinet ministers who are said to have stolen money from the public purse within 24 hours.
The president further cautioned Kalua to “shut up” his mouth if he knows he has no evidence about ministers whom he claimed stole money from public pocket. However, this did not go well with Kalua who demanded Mutharika to name the ministers and fire them if he is really the state president.
“I am also giving him 24 hours that if he is really the state president of the country, he has to disclose the names because he has the mandate to do so than giving me that position which belongs to him. If he is to use my blood, then am really ready to be sacrificed as I did for multiparty,” said Kalua.
The legislator also wondered why the president is telling him to go to Kamuzu palace with the names of cabinet ministers implicated yet the president himself has the names.
Kamlepo said: “He is shielding the implicated ministers but he has to know that these are Malawians’ money.”