ACB ready to arrest JB, Interpol might be asked to ‘smoke her out’

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Malawi’s former president Joyce Banda is on the verge of being arrested over her alleged role in a public loot of resources popularly known as Cash gate, Malawi24 has learnt.

Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has reportedly gotten a warrant of arrest for the former leader who has been on a self-imposed exile since 2014.

With the order, the ACB will be writing to the court to order Banda to come back from the United Kingdom where she continues to live.

Joyce Banda

Joyce Banda: Risks arrest.

Reports say she will be charged for money laundering and abuse of office.

In January last year, Cashgate Convict Oswald Lutepo named Banda as the architect behind Cashgate which resulted in the looting of over K554 billion between 2012 and 2014

Kalonga told the court that the PP got up to 60 percent of the benefits from the proceeds.

The scandal saw up to K2.4 billion being stolen through various unscrupulous deals.

Banda was also implicated in the Paul Mphwiyo shooting by Lutepo.

According to the testimony, Joyce Banda ordered Lutepo to hand Pika Manondo K10 million to finance John Tembo’s campaign materials leading up to the MCP convention.

In a turn of events, Lutepo who is serving 11 years for cashgate related crimes has conceded that he was forced by the then Malawi Police Deputy Inspector General Nelson Bophani to implicate Ralph Kasambara in the shooting of then Malawi Budget Director Paul Mphwiyo.

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. Another audit analysis by Pricehouse waters Cooper (PwC) found that K553 billion of K570 billion was uncounted for during the two years that Joyce Banda was president.

Ironically, a few hours following the shooting Joyce Banda said on 14 September that Paul Mphwiyo was targeted because he was fighting corruption.

She said that she knew people who plotted the shooting, a claim she currently denies making.

Ex Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Culture the late Treza Namathanga Senzani claimed that Banda instructed officials in Ministries as well as Cabinet Ministers to siphon money so that she uses the funds in the presidential campaig in 2014, a poll she miserably lost.

Senzani said that Banda’s directive was highly respected because she (Banda) was the sitting President then.
But Banda has kept clearing her name in all these events. She argues that she is being implicated because there are several forces behind the move.

Banda had in a statement said that Senzani was being pressured by government to implicate her, dubbing the claims by the jailed Principal Secretary as ‘baseless’.

She was however controversially seen in CCTV footages showing her in closed meetings with Lutepo as announced by ex Minister of Information, Kondwani Nankhumwa, before the said videos were not even provided to ACB.

The scandal led to donors pulling the plugs on aid to Malawi and as it stands over 70 people are answering various charges.

Analysts argue that the scandal led to Banda’s unpopularity and led to her loss in the 2014 Presidential Polls.

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  1. ulemu wanu mai lero lino tikuonera Matindi Tv, JoyTv, Zodiac Tv, Times Tv, BetaTv, bcz of you Mai mudapeleka zilolezo paja Joy amkafuna kukaika m’malire in Zambia DPP simalora ma private Tv achimalawi

  2. Akulu sakulakwa muthu aliyese amayakha mulandu wake mulekeni azayakhe sipakhalaso kuti palindale ai abwere kuno akapezeka osalakwa zizawoneka oyamba siiwo kunangidwa Iwo ndimuthu mmozi wamangisa athu ambili osalakwa

  3. zosatheka JB kulowa jail .pokhapokha peter atachoka papando,chifukwa cash gate inayamba ndi ndalama zinapezeka kuchipinda anagawana jb ndi peter chifukwa jb anali President and peter anali phwawo wamalemu….izi analakhula akaswili andale apa chanco… .ndayamba kuzikhulupilirano

  4. At first tinkaona ngati ACB ndi bungwe lapalokha loti lingathandize amalawi mukulimbana ndi JB koma enaso akuba ndalama mukuwaona koma choti muziwe ndi msonkho wathu, that’s foolish bwanji mungosiya Chaponda akuba mukumuona chimanga chikukwera mtengo coz of him bwanji mungokhala pansi

  5. Democracy entails two things; power sharing and gd governance. Malawi has not yet achieved the two. As such all the nosense that has been happening in our one and only malawi is because we citizens of malawi dont have any power. It is unfortunate that even the judiciary is powerless. Malawi is a country in which politicians can do wat they want at anytime. The poor malawian will cry without producing sound. Malawi should move from individualistic poltical culture to moralistic type of political culture and be democratic , failing which let us forget abt ending corruption. Its high time malawi started practicing rule of law whether JB or Chaponda let justice take its own course. Kusiyirira chibwana chamchombo lende we are putting malawi on fire.

  6. Yah mmanjamoooooo#ACB 100% chinjateni basi agwidwe mbava imeneyo zaka zili zokha koma mpak kuba ma bilion nanga anakamaliza 5yrs akanarisiya pakhondetu uyu kkkkkkkkk

  7. ACB ikufuna iphiphilitse K577 billion ija amatani kunena izi za Chaponda zisanayambe. Osamatero zikatentha za m’boma kuti anthu muwaiwalitse za Chaponda yambani za kubo musanapite kunja. Mumati ACB ikuchepera chuma kuti milandu iziyenda changu mwatenga kuti zokatengera munthu kunja?? Musatiiwalitse zakumudzi kuno.

  8. Peter was hasitating to fire Chaponda for a case of theft that everyone knows but he can run after JB why? He fired Chaponda by pressure from Malawians. He has not arrested him. Probe K577billion before coming to JB we want first things first, if he hasitates it means it he is afraid of loosing entire cabinet to thefty.

  9. If we had an independent Public Protector Chaponda wud hv been fired by court not by president himself. And we wud have seen the first lady hiring the lawyers for wat she did by taking money frm Nation Aids Commission to her charity organisation. All means that president has more powers

  10. You mean that cashgate she inherited from bingu regime? Are you people mad indeed?,

    You know what we are sick and tired with your stupidity.Remember you are praying with fire,we the majority will smock you out too,try it you will see.we will use the same miritay to crash you.because you are crueless,why do you want to drag everyone in to crooky life.moreover you dont know politics.we the people we have had enough now from you.Bingu in other hand wasnt doing this,you have spoiled his dreams,all over the world knows this.your rubbish life we dont need it here.how many people will you kill,how long will you put us in darkness,physical and spiritual,look how ESCOM is treating us,domestical commodities on market is priced high,bad mores of behaviour is growing high,thefty in government,security is poor,sanitation is poor.infrastructure is poor,employment for the youth is poor.no motivation for civil servants.etc

  11. guyz all those who says Jb must b arrested, on what reasons?forensic report did’nt mention her, nobody in court ndipo this lady guyz is better than the leader pitala.She managed to end fuel crises, forex ,water problems, electricity black out jst to mention afew.So you dead dpp, you want to arrest her or you just want to know how popular she is? guyz awa afuna kuona aMalawi ngati ali pambuyo pawo.Kweni kweni sinkhani yachilungamo.Musatiyese dzikoli ndi lathu. Pambava muli nazozi ndi angati mwawamanga? bola Jb munthawi yake titha kutchula achina Lutepo,Katenge nanga inu dpp mwamanga ndani? M’malo mwake muyikira kumbuyo champweteka mchimanga.

  12. nonse mukudana ndizoti JB asayankhe milandu ndinu mbuli ndiponso akuba. iye mu cashgate anatchulidwamo ndipo akuyenela kuzipanga defend ngali sali osalakwa. ndale ndi zina ndipo tisiyanitse. chaponda ndi ena onse akuba akuyenela kupangidwa chimodzimodzi chifukwa tonse timamva kuwawa. si nkhani zokhalila kumbuyo munthu chifukwa cha zipani zomwe timakonda ayi koma nkhani ya chilungamo kwa wina aliyense amene ali okaikilidwa.

  13. Yambani ndi amomunowa the seven Ministers. … komanso maize tiyimalize kaye bwino bwino tuuu don’t divert pples minds from real issues of your failures to trivial and gabbage issue. …tapenya amalawi masiku ano komanso ur time is over. .nanu mwaba kokwana. …

  14. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER IF ACB WAS UNDER THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY NOT UNDER THER EXECUTIVE WHICH IN MOST CASES IS INVOLVED IN CORRUPT PRACTICES STARTING FROM THE PRESIDENT DOWN TO ALL THE CABINET MINISTERS. SINCE ITS ESTABLISHMENT ACB ONLY ONCE MANAGED TO ARREST AND CONVICT A SITTING CABINET MINISTER, MR YUSUF MWAWA. BUT THAT WAS ANOTHER TEAM WHICH PREVIOUSLY WORKED AT ACB. NOW LOOK AT THE NEW ACB OFFICERS, ALL THEY KNOW IS PILING UP CASES, FAILING TO CONCLUDING THEM. WHAT A SHAMEFUL CLUELESS NEW ACB CREW WHICH WORKS WITH NO DIRECTION. YOU ARE JUST WAISTING OUR MONEY.

  15. No partiality judgement is needed to anyone who has done wrong, let her come and face the rule of law, even the president himself and his kids their time will come. Trying to run away from the truth, then JAH will find a better way of dealing with all evil doers

  16. Its a tricky move as many heads will roll in Malawi’s political spectrum.
    Just only to prosecute JB, I don’t see DPP, UDF gurus will survive this exodus trip.
    UDF started it, then DPP where JB discovered and carry it to her PP administration.
    DPP knows more dirties on the cash gate scandal as anybody see it.
    If JB cones forward with this mess,then its the end of DPP administration.
    Peter knows exactly that if he touches JB, on cash gate, then its the end of his road.
    When did JB accused of the cash gate scandal surfaced and till to date no any arrest has been carried on through police Interpol?
    Peter knows exactly what JB will reveal to the Malawi nation.

  17. Yaaa Amayi Joyce Banda ayenera kumangidwa ngati anabadi ndalama za boma.Koma Chaponda alowe kaye popeza wapezeka kale ndipo wachititsa manyazi chipani.

  18. pls go a head its for the good of the country , i f all the suspect of cash gate scandals are brought to book i think this country would been a better place

  19. Oh!! Zowona inu a ACB mukukamba za JB pomwe mdziko muno muli anthu ambirimbiri okhuzidwa ndi Cashgate,maizegate,katangale,kuotchedwa kwazinthu,kuphedwa kwa Chasowa,Njaunju ndi zina? Mwasanduka a DPP kapena?

  20. Guys mtendere sinsima yokha inu chaponda adakaba mbeu yachinangwa kapena ya nandolo bwenzi mukuti chani? koma uyu JB nde alangidwe basi coz anaba ndikuwazika pamene chaponda is still in Malawi sachitenso mantha kapena chidodo coz amadziwa kuti mtendele si sinsima yokha ayi

  21. if there enough evidence and convincing reasons to arrest her is not a problem she must come and clarify her side here. all we have to see is to bring all those who are & have ever abused public fund come to justice. eather from DPP, UDF, MCP, or PP. i will now start a campaign of bring back our money cashgate, ndegegate, maizegate/weapongate, housegate, & chapogate. Awanso kodi chi nyumba chimenechija sipakulowa misonkho yathu nawoso afufuzidwe & don’t forget the 222 Billions case

  22. Mwayambapo m’malo molimbana ndichaponda mukutiuza za Jb cholinga musokoneze nkhani ya Chaponda ndikuononga mbiri ya JB,inu musavutike ndikuipisa mbiri ya JB poti maso ali ku 2019 Huh! Yambani mwayeresa kaye nyumbamo mumalizire kunja Ife sitiiwala ya Chaponda.

  23. KOMA NA DD FIW, ATSOGOLELIWAKE MITUYAWODI SIIGWILA NTCHITO. NKHANI ILI MKAMWA MKAMWA PANO NDI YA CHAPONDA MINISTER WANU. MMALO MOMANGA CHAPONDA MUKANENA NKHANI YA AMAI JB? MMAI UJA ANANENA KALE KUTI NDINAGWILA MBAVA SAMANAMA AI. DD FIW NDIYAKUBADI NDITHU.

  24. Let me explain in this way.A Malawi mulindivuto,chifukwa simudziwa kusiyanitsa pakati pa WAKUBA ndi WOGANIZILIDWA KUBA.Malawi alindimabwalo wozengela milandu,ACB (pazakatangale)ikamuganizila munthu ndikumugwila,imatumiza munthuyo kukhothi kuti anthu akamve ngatidi munthuyo anaba.woweluza ndiwo amadziwakuti uyu anaba kapena ayi.Vutolina lomwe aMalawi mulinalo ndilakuti,mumatenga udindo wa khothi kukhala mmanja mwanu,ndichifukwa chake mumangolimbana nokhankha.Malawi akukwililika chifukwa mabungwe ngati ACB kuphatikizapo apolice,ndimakhothi,sakugwilabwino ntchitozawo kamba kakuti woganizilidwawo akulandilakale chiweluzo kuchokela kwa womwe mwina amawakonda ,Nkhani zake ndiwosalakwa asiyeni awo.Zaka zonse kumangokhala magoloboyi pamene mukuwona dziko likumila .Lamulo siliwona kuti awa ankasewelabwino mpira ayi,Malawi ndikutsimikizileni kuti,ngati mutalora kuti ACB ,Police ndi Makhothi,kuti azigwilantchito zawo momasuka ndimosangalala, kuyambilalerolino,Malawi pomafika 2025,adzakhala watsopano.Siyani izi zomangokhalira kuchita defend zomwe simukuzidziwa,mukuphanazo dziko..

  25. After you drink coffee tea now u decided to arrest everyone huh? why dont u just shut ur hell mouth bcoz we r sick n tired to hear this,president peter also he z the one.so plz we r tired of this story

  26. I say again there is no case for JB. Its just to divert attention from Chaponda drama. Its same like saying Peter is involved in maizegate of Chaponda because he is a president and happened on his nose therefore there were two in a game. Believe me she will win the case and sue the government. Government will pay her huge sum of money. DPP don’t care as long as that money will not come from their pocket. They are just after her political CV assassin, devils are at work there

  27. Japan had invented a machine that catches thieves; they took it out to different countries for a test.
    In US, in 30 minutes, it caught 20 thieves;
    UK, in 30 minutes it caught 500 thieves;
    Spain, in 20 minutes it caught 25 thieves;
    Ghana, in 10 minutes it caught 6,000 thieves;
    Uganda in 7 minutes it caught 20,000 thieves;
    Malawi , in 5 minutes the machine was stolen.

  28. Malaw Wl Never Develop, All Presidents R Lyk Lamb Bt In Actual Sense Dey R “mimbulu”, Hw Do W Expect Malaw 2 Develop Yet U R Using Resources Extravargantly,, Look De Gap Btwn De Poor And Rich,,,? U R Stil Maintaining De Gap, Mumatiimirira Ma President, Akanangobwera Mwn Dziko Nd Chkwapu Nonse Azakunyetsen, Kma Nyanja Isyen Adzukulu Athu Azadye Bonya,
    Mwatha Mano Musaswe Phale,

  29. JB ADABA BEFORE CHAPONDA, SO SHE HAS TO BE ARRESTED FIRST KENAKO MKUMAONA BWINO ZINAZO. ASATIPUSITSE WINA APA KUTI JB ADACHOKA MWA MTENDERE, ADATHAWA AMENE UJA. ACHIKHALA KUTI SAKUOPA ADAKAMABWERA SADAKATCHONA CHOMCHI. VUTO LAKE MCHANI KUSABWERAKO? AKAMTENGE.

  30. SHE IS BUSY RUNNIN FOR HER LIFE FRM XENO ATTACKS,THEN DAUSI CHAPONDA PITALA ” DPP” UR BUSY UNVEILLING HER, WHY? TACHOTSANI MATABWA ALI M’MASO MWANUWO KAE THEN CHITSOTSO CHA MAMA

  31. No matter what, DPP govt will win 2019 elections. They will not accept to lose beacause they obviously know that if they will lose they will face court cases. we talk financial mismanagement where if you recall APM spend some poor tax payers money in America, second is this case of Chaponda. 2nd is Poor government, we talk of daily electricity power cuts at the national level, 3rd we talk of fees hikes in collages, 4th we talk of his multimillion car, he bought his car while people were dying of hunger in Admarcs. Infact 90% of what he has done is nothing but the continuation of what his late brother started. He haven’t done anything, Roads construction was already in the process, you talk of stadium, BICC,Malawi College of Sience and Technology and other developments. Marrying Madam Getrude Mutharika maybee.

  32. Aaaa! Jst Leav Her Alone, Inu Wolemba Nkhani Muli Ndi Zipsodo, JB Watan? Dikilan Abwele Tikamve Kut Inu a ACB Mukayambila Pat Ndi Maumboni Anu Okwanira

  33. Mukusiya kuvundukura mphika omwe wawira kale mukulimbana ndi osabwata nkomwe anyaphaphii a DPP….yambani mwasolola chanu chi Chaponda chii kenako mupitirize ndi JB
    Why are u trying to divert and implicate our attention! !
    Deal with the Mess currently revealed by Chaponda

  34. Uyu naye alowe ena akufera komweko nanga mamawa bwanji?malawi akusauka kamba kasogoleri ngati awa chaponda wazuza ntunduwa anthu kodi ndalama zimenezi mumati mukadyela kuti ulemu wanu potizuza.

  35. osamanga tilinawo momunowa bwanji. munthu wapezeka ndi chuma chambilimbili cod ndizoona kungomulanda osamumanga. ndekut alibe mlandu? ngat alibe nde mwamulandiranji ndramazo?

  36. Ng’ombe zazimuna zazikulu mitu kulephera kukoka ngolo SHAME!! ACB ngati muli madolo mangani Chaponda, Uyu yekha opanda manoyu timkhaulisa tokha 2019. Odi Ukoo! Amai Aduseee

  37. JB the 1st ever President to allow auditor to audit Capital hill kwawo kwa Mikango.Amalawi tiyeni titsekule maso JB is not a theft.Bakili Mbava Muluzi mpakana lero mulandu sunathe,Peter adanena yekha kuti sangadalire donar aid,ndiye tifunilanji chithandizo??

  38. Palibe boma lomwe lidalamula mmalawi muno popanda kusiya mulandu,mama ndi munthu wabwino inu amene ndiomwe mudayambitsa kuba ndalama za anthu osauka lero zina ndiizii!! Asiyeni mama ngat adalakwa oweluza akakhare mulungu

  39. Zokomera olemera izii, kuteroku wina mphawi akangogwidwa atasolora thumba lachimanga munkhokwe yamunthu ameneyo munva wagamulidwa 10yrs imprison with H.L, Pomwe awa amene anabera ntundu onse wamalawi mukungowayang’ana ndithu

  40. knena mosapiatra achaponda ndi jb ngat apezeka wolakwa amangidwe bax ndklangidwa msaikire jb kapena chapoda kmbuyo onse ndi mbamva makamaka jb anatawiranj kno chilungamo chizkambidwa tkvtika pano chifukwa cha atidye nawo amenewo

  41. Mukuona Mawanga Ankhanga Mutaya Nkhwali,a Cashgate Amangidwa Ambiri, Ena Ali Ku Prison, Kodi Amamanganso Obeledwa ?Kukhaladi Mmalawi Ndi Kulimba Mtima Boma Lopanda Pabwino La Dpp.

  42. Mwasowa chochita eeti!asiyeni mayi anthu,ndipo wina asayerekeze kulimbana ndi mayi banda!>ndekuti mukuti yamba ife amphee.

  43. Let’s deal with the matter at hand, we don’t need this divided attention at the moment. We know saliyekha chapondapondayu, so one issue at a time. Jb nthawi yake ifika, we are not stupid as you think inu dpp mwamva

  44. Bwanji ACB mukuyang,ana mali imodzi kuiwala awa ali bomawa
    Mukudikira alemele kaye ?
    Amangeni onse akuba anthu ambiri akuvutika chifukwa cha anthu amenewa eshiiiii kwabela anthu ovutika

  45. The country could have achieved socio-economic development a long time back had it been the previous ACBs were like this. Without meandering, Jb deserves tough penalty. She proudly accepted that she benefited from cashgate but said she wasn’t wrong because she didn’t steal personally, ( she was only given the money ). It’s mind-boggling that up to this time she is living freely. ACB, THIEF CLEASING CAMPAIGN MUST CONTINUE.

  46. The country could have achieved socio-economic development a long time back had it been the previous ACBs were like this. Without meandering, Jb deserves tough penalty. She proudly accepted that she benefited from cashgate but said she wasn’t wrong because she didn’t steal personally, ( she was only given the money ). It’s mind-boggling that up to this time she is living freely. ACB, THIEF CLEASING CAMPAIGN MUST CONTINUE.

  47. Mbava will always b mbava . Whether wayamba ndani it doesnt matter . Jb amangidwe she z the one who made the donors withdraw their aid. Fuk off !!

  48. Zitsilu za dpp
    Mwaotcha galimoto ya Hon Kabwira,
    Mwaotcha office Ku capital hill, munaotcha MEC office Ku Lilongwe,
    Munapha Bwana Njauju,Chasowa(MAY THEIR SOULS REST IN ETERNAL PEACE)Mwaba ndalama za chimanga mwagawana and you expect my Grand children to payback the loan,

    NDE MUKUTI CHANI??? LEAVE JB ALONE!!!!!!!!!!
    MUKAMAMVA KUSAVUKA NDE KUMENEKU.
    ARREST AND AND PROESECUTE dokotala ponderani chimanga chofuwa bwantasa Kaye,apo biiiii,the issue is a non starter!

  49. She shud be questioned…

    ACB tafufuzani kaye ma billion anapezeka ku ndata aja…

    DPP found cashgate,continued the process …Joyce Banda Was Played by clever kasambalas ,mphwiyo and all who were not new to the system…
    It is not true that she maste minded the whole cashgate…

    investigate BINGU Wa MUTHALIKA then DPP ,kenako muonense PP and Joyce.

    ACB dont politicise

  50. This is just smokescreen. Where have they been all this time only to contemplate arresting JB now? They just want to divert people’s attention from the maize gate saga. Period!

  51. ACB ndi bungwe limene limachita zinthu mwaphuma milandu siilondoloza eg muluzi case ilipati peter muthalika,Goodall gondwe ali pa bellout nthawi ya amayi mpaka pano milandu yosalowa court

  52. MMANGANI ALIYENSE OKUBA NDALAMA ZA ANTHU OSAUKA MUYAMBE EMWE MUKUDZIWA KUTI ANAYAMBILILA KUBAYO NDI KUTHAWA KENAKO AMENE MUKUTI AKUBA PANOWA. MUSAYAMBE KUMANGA WABADZULOYU AI PAMENE WINA ANABA KALEKALE KUMAMUSIYA AKUNJOYA. OBA DZULO KUMMANGA. YAMBANI WAKALEYO KUMENE KUMMANGA KENAKO WABA DZULOYU ONSE AMANGENI

  53. i wanna ask u 4 de last tym plz plz leave that woman alone and from now as i’m talking 2u dont jump 4rm one tree to another lyk a monkey,thanani ndi galu chapondayo ndi boma lake kaye musanasokoneze coz mukupangazono ndikusokoneza anthu

    • first come first save. no matter what lamulo ligwile ntchito. enafe tili maiko a eni chifukwa cha munthu oipa mtima ngati jb, chaponda ndi team yake?

  54. kkkkkk JB still hold my vote she was great leader,,,,,leave her alone anachoka kuti mulamure bwino hahaha tinapeza mulibe ndalama bomamu nanga izi bwa?? Ziti izi

  55. kkkkkk to smoke her out?ali kuuna?kkkkk uku ndie kulemba nkhani anzanu a Nyasi times amati Dpp ikufuna kumanga jb ine kudabwa kuti a dpp asandukanso apolice?

  56. Arrest for wat? y are u not aresting chaponda and his friends? ndale zakumalawi zokomela chipani cholamula bwanji osamawamanga same tym ali pa udindo kuti ena aziopa? shame

  57. Nose amene mukuti mumumanga JB ndinu agwape opanda nzeru mukumamangirana kukhumbana bwanji osamamba kumumanga chaponda yo kumeneko