DPP convention: Vice presidency seat scrambled by three thieves

BLANTYRE—The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) elective convection scheduled for July 1 to 3 at Comesa Hall in Blantyre will see the party’s heavyweights accused of corruption competing with each other in various positions, Malawian Watchdog  has established. Among other notable faces, Minister of Local Government Kondwani Nankhumwa is set to challenge former minister of Agriculture George Chaponda for the position of...

CSOs lose trust in APM, meet Chakwera over anti-government petition

LILONGWE— Civil society organisations (CSOs) that led the April 27 anti-government demonstrations yesterday met Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, Lazarus Chakwera, to express their dismay at government’s apparent failure to address concerns raised in the petition. Chakwera was one of the officials who were given a copy of the petition delivered to President Peter Mutharika. Among other demands, the CSOs...

Joyce Banda declares interest in Malawi Presidency; political expert says “that’s MCP advantage”

BLANTYRE—The country’s political terrain is still favouring the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) following the declaration of interest in presidential race by the former President Joyce Banda, with political expert says that is a plus to mighty MCP. Banda, who was in self-imposed exile for four years, has been mum on her next after her return from United States of America....

Big Bullets beat rivals Wanderers to reach Airtel Top 8 trophy finals

LILONGWE—Nyasa Big Bullets cruised into the Airtel Top 8 final with a 2-1 triumph over Mighty Be forward Wanderes on Saturday at Bingu National Stadium as Bashir Maunde turned out to be a hero for the Peoples team by displaying an outstanding performance to inspire his team to final stage. Bullets, buoyed by the 2-0 victory over Masters Security in...

Chilima wants Mutharika to face criminal proceedings, calls for removal of immunity

BLANTYRE-Malawi Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima has come in the open declaring President Peter Mutharika a criminal and corrupt thereby calling for removal of immunity for the president to face criminal proceedings in the court of law. According to Chilima, who is on record of saying corruption levels in government has reached ‘embarrassing levels’, said giving immunity to president from...

Suggested age limit favours Chakwera-Mia pair; Mutharika under pressure

LILONGWE—Over the week, Nsanje South West legislator Joseph Chidant Malunga iled a motion to trim president age limit to 65, a move that has sent shivers to the incumbent Peter Mutharika, who is currently 79 years old. The motion seeks to have section 80 (7) amended to provide age limit for one to serve as President. If approved a new clause...

Mutharika still hiding behind Joyce Banda; attributes his failure to cashgate

BLANTYRE—Malawi leader Peter Mutharika is still failing to accept his failure in the running of the government business by attributing his failure to turn things around to the plunder and looting of public resources under the leadership of Joyce Banda. Mutharika, who is being accused of incompetence by his own DPP top officials, told the Londo-based New African magazine that...

Malawi parliament bemoans rampant corruption in Mutharika administration

LILONGWE—Malawi’s powerful and influential Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has bemoaned the continued corruption in the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration despite efforts by different sectors to end the vice. The parliamentary committee says civil servants continue to plunder public money through dubious sourcing of goods and services. The chairperson of PAC Alekeni Menyani told parliament on Wednesday that for instance, the...

The House of Lords ask UK based political pollster EIU to update methods of forecasting elections: 10% accurate is worrisome 

LONDON—As the gullible Democratic Progressive Party members (DPP) are celebrating the cooked Malawi’s election prediction by United Kingdom based pollster Economic Intelligence Unit (IEU), the House of Lords committee has lambasted the pollster for continually using outdated methods in prediction election results. The committee’s stand comes after the high profile failures of the pollster in recent years. According to the...

Malawi: Mutharika, Chilima stole huge elephant, still looking for where to hide it

It is common knowledge that President Peter Mutharika and his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) rigged the 2014 elections, and vice president Saulos Klaus Chilima was the main actor in the clandestine deal. The mistake was that they missed the target. Mutharika and Chilima stole the huge elephant instead of the young one, and are still looking for a place...