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Peter Mutharika indirectly attacks Kamlepo Kalua

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President Peter Mutharika on Sunday trivialised the alleged abduction of Rumphi East Member of Parliament Kamlepo Kalua.

Mutharika made the remarks during the elevation ceremony of Senior Chief Ngolongoliwa of Thyolo to Paramount Chief at Chonde in Mulanje.

He said everyone should help in the fight against corruption, arguing it is not a one-person show as corruption happens everywhere.

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Mutharika said there was someone who claimed that there are seven Cabinet ministers who are involved in a K236 billion scam.

“I have waited to know the names of those seven Cabinet ministers. The person who said this should abduct them, tie them with an orange or green rope and leave them at Capital Hill Roundabout. Those seven Cabinet ministers do not exist,” he said.

Early this month, Kalua was in the wee hours of Sunday morning found with legs and hands bound with blue ropes at Kwacha Roundabout in Blantyre, a week after his family reported that he was missing.

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Last year, Kalua alleged that seven working Cabinet ministers are involved in a K577 billion scandal, before the figure was revised to K236 billion.

A number of times, government has come under fire from the opposition and civil society over the issue, which they claim Mutharika has not treated with the seriousness it deserves.

Ngolongoliwa was elevated in March this year alongside Senior Chief Kawinga of Machinga and he takes over from the late Paramount Chief Mkhumba of Phalombe, who died in July 2014.

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