Former President Peter Mutharika has acknowledging he did not know what was going with his T-Pin for the past six years while he served as Malawi President, ruling from his sleep.
There were reports of massive looting at the statehouse where Mutharika slept. A notable act of excessive loot includes that of importation of MK5 billion cement using his Tax-Pin at the Malawi Revenue Authority.
Speaking on behalf of Mutharika, Linda Salanjira, his personal secretary said “Peter Mutharika has learnt that the Malawi Revenue Authority approved the clearance of cement duty- free on his account,” adding that “the former President has resolved to inform the general public of his position on the alleged duty -free clearance of the cement.”
“The Former President neither bought nor instructed anyone to buy or import the cement in question. Accordingly, the former President did not, as he could not, request the Malawi Revenue Authority to invoke any of his privileges to clear the alleged consignment of cement duty- free.” she said.
“Further, the former President was never at any point undertaking any construction project (s) requiring such substantial volumes of cement. In any event, the former President does not operate any business to sell cement on retail or wholesale. For the avoidance of doubt, the former President did not have any dealings with the alleged cement traders either personally or through a third party,” explained the former president’s secretary in a press statement.
Former President bodyguard Norman Chisale, former MRA Deputy Director General Roza Mbilizi and Asian businessman Shaffe Chunara were arrested by Malawi Police in connection to the issue that Mutharika has refuted and explained that he did not have any knowledge to the dealing.