Civil Society Organization members comprising of Rev Macdonald Sembereka, Phillip Kamangira,Fyson Chodzi and Robert Mkwezalamba recruited by former Minister of Agriculture George Chaponda, to blackmail Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima, Minister of Labour Henry Mussa and Minister of Local Government Kondwani Nankhumwa as being connected to some corrupt practices have turned down an offer of MK 1.6 million from him, saying the money is too little for them.
In a meeting which took place at Mchinji Road’s once famous Tytans Entertainment center later today, led by Nyasatimes reporter Alfred Chauwa and sponsored by Chaponda, the CSO leaders have told the fired minister of Agriculture that his offer is too small for the four of them to organize a press statement to blackmail the tree senior government officials as being corrupt and calling for Anti-Corruption Bureau to investigate on them, in a bid to revenge his downfall and expecting them to be the men behind it.
The grouping told Chaponda that he is not being reasonable, considering that over MK 160 million was found in his house and he cannot dish out that amount and expect them to do a great job to deal with VP Chilima, Nankhumwa and Henry Mussa who are the people Chaponda believes to be behind his downfall for harbouring Presidential ambitions and supremacy of the Southern region using the maize gate.
Chaponda and the likes of Rev Macdonald Sembereka, Phillip Kamangira,Fyson Chodzi and Robert Mkwezalamba have failed to reach the final deal as Chaponda was not able to cough the MK 10 million which they have asked from him to carry the task he is asking them to do.
It was earlier reported that Agriculture Minister George Chaponda had hired Nyasa Times Senior Reporter Alfred Chauwa to write defamatory articles against Vice President Saulosi Chilima Local Government Minister Kondwani Nankhumwa, and Labour Minister Henry Mussa whom he suspects are behind his downfall and ruining his presidential ambitions.
Alfred Chauwa who is behind all the negative stories on Nyasa Times concerning Nankhumwa and Henry Mussa has been meeting Chaponda at his Area 10 residence and the two have struck a deal which will see Chauwa having a hard task to link Malawi Vice President and two of Mutharikas cabinet ministers to anything related to corruption.
Yesterday, Chaponda palm-oiled Chauwa with K2.2million to mobilize CSO for a press briefing to force Anti-Corruption Bureau to probe Nankhumwa and Mtengowaminga so as to be on the same footing with this King of maize gate.