Office of the Malawian Minister of Agriculture Dr George Chaponda at the capital hill has been gutted by fire.

Dr Chaponda is at the centre is at the centre of a US$34.5 million maize scandal regarding the purchase of maize from Zambia.

Eye witnesses however has failed to explain the cause of the fire.

“Yes, it was gutted around eleven hours this morning while the Minister was in Parliament. We don’t know the cause,” said some eye witnesses.

Rumphi Member of Parliament Kamlepo Kaluwa asked Chaponda to explain to the house the cause of the fire of his office.

However, Minister of Information who is also government spokesperson Nicholas Dausi rubbished the rumors.

“No one knows the cause of the fire, it is therefore unacceptable to accuse the Agriculture Minister Dr George Chaponda. As government, we shall comment on that after knowing the cause, but as of now what we know is that the office is on fire,” said Dausi.

Some quarters suspect that the Minister is behind the development especially in order to shield some maize-gate related information.

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27 COMMENTS

    • Humans are evil, an innocent man treated like no other sure.
      Learn from this abena Dora.
      Lungu should just give the hungry Malawians free maize.

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    • This is typical Mutharika ‘s way of getting rid of credible evidence. Remember the election that he stole from Joice Banda, he burnt the ballot boxes to make sure there was no recount.

      Mutharika and Lungu are behind this deal. I think stinker by Mutharika was initiated because he did not get a good cut of the deal hence the threats.

      I warn all African dictators that their time to be in power is fast running out. Those who have this privilege to read my message should take this seriously.

      And PF now wants to tax every account holder to fund their embezzlement.How preposterous!

      Lungu be warned it will not end well my dear.

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    • @Nostradamus
      These people from Malawi are like you people from luapula, they told that minister to vacate the office he was not listening,,,,they have helped him to leave the office,,,,

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    • We told you, that meeting with Mutharika during the UA was not proper, that is the result.

      Mutharika was told to stop the investigation, this is the only way to serve his face …..ha…ha..Mutharika is becoming a coward
      Case closed. NEXT….

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    • @Jay Jay, you are 100% right. Malawi people used to be very honest people, I wonder what happened to other neighbors from the east.

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  1. Comment:It is good that chi ofeshi chapya coz this thing was already embarrassing the Malawian Government. Hon. Chaponda was going to spill everything coz the system was not protecting him. Whatever he is going to spill , will not hold due to lack of evidence. The Government Spokesman has already rubbished rumours that Hon. Chaponda has burned his office to destroy evidence.

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  2. It’s a jungle out there..!Covering up or rather burning up evidence. These folks are up to no good. Little wonder some are so jittery about the ICC.
    They steal in the morning, they steal in the afternoon, they steal in the night…. Where are we going???

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  3. All the shallow comments above just show how primitive in this Hi-Tech age you all are. This fire is as tragic a catastrophe as it would be if it were your house or business. Personally i sympathise with the govt of Malawi and hope they will succesfully investigate the cause. Neither would i wish for such institutional anguish to befall on Zambia. Be careful what you wish for or you may get it.

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  4. IF THE BLACK AFRICAN WAS AS PROACTIVE IN DEVELOPING HIS NATION, & UPLIFTING THE STANDARDS OF LIVING FOR HIS FELLOW COUNTRYMEN & WOMEN, AS EVIDENCED BY ENERGIES EXPENDED IN THIS BLATANT & CAREFULLY ORCHESTRATED ATTEMPT TO SAVE HIS OWN BACON BY COVERING UP + ALTERING THE COURSE OF JUSTICE, AFRICA WOULD BE THE LAND OF MILK & HONEY!!!

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    • Perfectly right!!!
      And instead of focussing on those gold nuggets, our African leaders are busy focussing their energy on how to pull off from ICC, can you imagine?
      I.D.I.O.T.S period.

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  5. The poor Malawian is hungry and angry……God will avenge on their behalf. Chaponda your activities shall not go unnoticed, may you burn in hell Boss if there is one.

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  6. There is no smoke without fire. After realizing the gravity and the level reached through investigations why not gut the evidence? There is no where to run. This matter will be followed to its logic conclusion. Corruption is a cancer that has caused untold misery to the masses while a few are enriching themselves. You will not escape together with your vision less friend who you conspired with to defraud the poor because of your greediness and lack of empathy for others. You are a shameless leader who deserves to be in jail.

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