Don’t politicise JB arrest warrant

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A political scientist in the country has said there is no politics involved in the issuing of an arrest warrant against former President Joyce Banda.

Last week, the Malawi Police Service issued an arrest warrant for Banda over allegations surrounding the corruption scandal known as cashgate.

Wonderful Mkhutche

Wonderful Mkhutche: No need to politicise the issue

Some quarters argued that the issue has been politicised saying the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) was supposed to issue the warrant and not the Malawi Police Service.

Speaking in an interview with Malawi24, one of the political scientists in the country Wonderful Mkhutche said the matter has been investigated by the Malawi Police and Banda has to come and answer for what she did during her presidency.

“The Police as a law enforcement and an investigative body has the authority to make conclusions depending on evidence they have gathered. They claim to have investigated the issue and have found that evidence was pointing to involvement of former president in cashgate. So there is no politics involved. Cashgate happened when former President Joyce Banda was overseeing government. She therefore has to provide information on what she knows about the issue,” said Mkhutche.

On suspicions over the police’s silence on the issue since announcing that they have the warrant, Mkhutche said the police are waiting for Interpol to act since the law enforcers do not have power on who appears on Interpol’s list.

Banda, who was president of Malawi from 2012 to 2014, left the country in 2014 a few months after she lost the presidential election.

The cashgate scandal was uncovered in 2013, while Banda was president of the country.

The scandal has so far led to the arrest of about 70 people, including government officials and businesspeople accused of stealing K2.4 billion from government coffers.

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  1. Inu a DPP ndinu Mbavanso koma mukufuna kumatipusitsa cholinga muwine donor confidence koma choti mudziwe mzungu simungamupusitse mungotanazo nthawi. Just concentrate on development.

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  3. This political analysts just want make a name in the country, but this Mkutche is not worth it though he may have the papers. Others already made a name and their input is really felt.

  4. Nkhan mkamaimva ikumandnyasa zed,,,DPP yandionjeza kulowetsa ndale pachilichose,,nawo agalu abeniwa akungovomera zlizose,,Buanj DPP sikumanga Bakili Muluz,,,.? Naeso paja adaononga ndalama zooneka ndmaso,,,uyu JB pali umbon wot adaba dolla,,,? Asaaa…

  5. When will the so called political scientist comment on 577 BILLION CASHGATE ISSUE?
    WHY those so called political scientist SILENT ON THIS?
    WHY JOURNALIST ARE SILENT ON THIS?
    WHY MALAWIANS SILENT ON THIS
    IS IT A WITCH HUNT?
    AND WHY EVERYONE INCLUDING MYSELF READING THIS SILENT ON 577BILLION?
    DPP cash gate and PP cash gate what came first?
    Are we realistic about cash gate issues in Malawi?

  6. The Arrest Is 100% Political..How Many Such Cases Reach The End?Dont Forget That Such Cases End With Court Bail.Bakili Muluzi’s Case Ended Coz His Son Joined The Ruling Party.Should This Be The Case?

  7. From my opinion I was going to ask who is this analyst? Because many analysts have names. Therefore I suggest I forgot what I was saying. If will comment when I remember again

    • alipo mutsogoleri wa dziko la Malawi yomwe azachoka pa mpando wake osaba,mwina ndi Dr.Kamuzu Banda yekha,ena onse mbava zokhazokha;mbala imagwira mbala inyake

  8. zaka 53 mu ufulu koma mangetsi akumazimabe,, instead of trying to stop this you are busy wasting money kumakakamba bkhani moti ndalama zimenezo bwezi mukuthesera mavutowa wake Malawi!!