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Dust refuses to settle in Lilongwe Abdulla Mussa family issue over domestic abuse

LILONGWE (Tamanda Mwale, Malawi NewsNow ) –  Dust is refusing to settle in the family of Malawian of Asian origin  over reported domestic violence against Mezabun Mussa (nee Rafik Mussa) as the Abdullah family,  with full head on power and influence, have turned tables round blaming their daughter in law for causing the drama. The whole issue started when Mezu was reportedly  threatened by her husband to be thrown out of the house for a gift of a VW Car she received from her father. Mezu is married to Anuwar Sakur Abdulla. Annular, however,  has persuaded Mezabuns grand father to resolve the matter in his favour Mezabuns...

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Malawi issues arrest warrant for ex-president Joyce Banda over corruption scandal called Cashgate

LILONGWE ( Malawi NewsNow) – Malawi police on Monday issued an arrest warrant for former president Joyce Banda  for  abuse of office and money launderingin connection with the country’s “Cashgate” corruption scandal, which involved large-scale looting of government coffers. Police said they have gathered evidence against Banda in the 2013 Cashgate case, where the government led by her was accused of looting public funds through shady construction deals. “The evidence gathered raises reasonable suspicion that the former president committed offences relating to abuse of office and money laundering,” Malawi police spokesman James Kadadzera said in statement. Police said that there...

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ACB arrest Chaponda over his role in dubious procurement of maize in Zambia

BLANTYRE (Sergio Genti, Malawi NewsNow) –  Graft busting body, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested the embattled former Agriculture minister George Chaponda in connection with the botched Zambia maize deal. Director of Prosecutions and Legal Affairs at ACB Chrispine Khunga confirmed the arrest on Wednesday. He said ACB obtained a warrant of arrest from the High Court last week. Chaponda, who remains the powerful Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice president for the south which is seen as the ruling party’s bedrock, walked freely into the ACB offices in Blantyre. He was not even arrested and there were no police...

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Malawi President sacks Health Minister, deputy defence minister in Cabinet reshuffle

LILONGWE (Xinhua) —Malawian President Peter Mutharika on Monday fired Health Minister, Dr. Peter Kumpalume, Deputy Defense Minister, Vincent Ghambi, and Attorney General, Kalekeni Kaphale, in a cabinet reshuffle where he has made several changes. According to the statement released by the office of the Secretary to the Government Monday afternoon, Mutharika has replaced Kumpalume with Atupele Muluzi who was formerly Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development. Anna Kachikho, long-time ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator and a new face in Mutharika’s new cabinet, has since replaced Muluzi as Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development while another new...

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Malawi to recapitalize PVHO as Minister asks MABCATA to improve its capacity

LILONGWE (Malawi NewsNow)-The Malawi Government through Ministry of Transport and Public Works plans to recapitalize its Private Vehicle and Hire Organization (PVHO) for better quality infrastructural development. This comes amid the public outcry over substandard road networks, buildings that have in recent times, led to loss of lives and in some cases, public funds. PVHO, the sole state agency that provides labour, vehicles, and equipment for hire on road works, has for decades been non-functional due to abuse of resources. Through the PVHO recapitalization, Government will equip the department with resources to start transacting business with quality capital resources...

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