2 October 2016 Last updated at: 7:03 AM

Kamlepo Kalua suggests Mutharika is a thief

Outspoken Rumphi East legislator Kamlepo Kalua on Saturday implied that Malawi President Peter Mutharika could be a thief since he supported ministers whom Kalua accused of being involved in cashgate.

Kalua also hit hard at Mutharika’s leadership for failing to end the social and economic woes that have hit Malawi.

His sentiments comes at a time when Malawi is ranked to be the poorest country in the world with International Monetary Fund (IMF) expressing dismay for over expenditure by government officials.

Kamlepo Kalua, Peter Mutharika

Kamlepo Kalua (L) on Peter Mutharika’s (R) neck.

Speaking to the local press on Saturday night, Kalua faulted Mutharika’s inaction following reports of cabinet ministers implicated in misuse of government money.

“If someone is being told that this one is a thief and you choose to ignore the advice it means you are also a thief and I personally wish him well for labelling me a confusionist for pointing out the shortfalls, the blackouts, water shortages in Blantyre, Lilongwe, for pointing out that public money is ending up in individual’s pockets,” said Kamlepo.

The legislator also blasted international organisations that have since awarded President Mutharika medals of good leadership arguing that the awards do not reflect the status of the country.

“That was a joke!!,I don’t think those people know how Malawians are suffering with economic hardships,” he said.

Kalua was seen to be in cat and rat relationship with Mutharika after he openly demanded the firing of seven ministers who were said to be involved in the misappropriation of public funds amounting to K237 billion.

Mutharika was seen dodging the demand saying his office was yet to have the names from the auditor general.

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