Cashgate sponsored Banthu Times disparages Kasambara in defence of Joyce Banda

LILONGWE (Malawi Democrat)-Under pressure President Joyce Banda has taken her defence to cashgate sponsored  Banthu Times run by Mzondi Lungu to attack former Minister of Justice Ralph Kasambara, accusing him of running a smear campaign.

Manondo handed himself over to police at Songwe revealing shoddy deals Malawi President is involved in the cashgate.

Kasambara declined to comment more on the matter saying he will do so when his time come “and we will see”.

He has hinted that he will spill the beans and expose the theft and looting under theleadership of Joyce Banda.

Over K90 billion that is believed to have been siphoned off from treasury  over the past two months.

The scandal, described as looting, theft and plunder by Malawi’s press, has damaged the reputation of the President Banda, who initially handled the crisis appallingly.

When she realised the need to be seen to do something, Banda fired her entire cabinet. The move was almost universally welcomed, though one columnist predicted that all bar one or two would be reappointed, and those not reappointed would be given diplomatic posts.

Kasambara  was a major casualty of the cabinet.

Banda replaced the authoritarian Bingu wa Mutharika less than a year ago. She was a vice-president under Mutharika but has managed to appear as a new broom. She quickly repealed unpopular laws, including those that controlled the press – a press that now appears feisty and self-conscious of its role.

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Comments (5)

  • nyau sithobwa

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    i dont understand The democrat,the maravi post and malawi voices.it simply tells that you are really pro opposition.you are really leaving no stone unturned untill Joice Banda goes.to the extent of fighting your fellow news paper.I think there is something wrong with you jounalists.this is like TNM directly attacking Airtell.why should you three papers gang up to bring down banthu times just for the sake of bringing down joice banda.so desparete indeed,un called for

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  • GumbiGumbi

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    They are not attacking banthu times (or whatever pple call it) but rather calling a black pot black.

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  • Cash Gate

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    BANTHU TIMES IS THE MOST PATHETIC AND DESPERATE WEBSITE, EVER! CAHSGATE MONEY IS PAYING SOMEONE TO SIT AND SPEW THAT NONSENSE. HAHAHA! TOO LITTLE TOO LATE! IF ANYONE KNOWS THA BANTHU WRITERS PLEASE ASK THEMN TO STOP WASTING THEIR TIME.

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  • Zex

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    The story is incomplete, can u p/s complete it

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  • Donas

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    Banthu Times is a beneficiary of ill gotten cash gate moneys and gets information through wire tapping. It needs to be exposed as was B sky B in uk Rupert the media guru

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