The opposition Democratic Progressive Party DPP has refuted claims by President Lazarus Chakwera that the previous regime might have plundered about 1.3 trillion Kwacha of public funds.
The party’s Second Vice President for the South who is also Leader of Opposition in Parliament Kondwani Nankhumwa spoke during a press briefing in Lilongwe in reaction to what President Chakwera said on Saturday.
Nankhumwa argues that the President’s statement is cheap propaganda and a deliberate ploy to arrest DPP members and a way of making Malawians forget the Tonse Alliance campaign promises.
Nankhumwa says if DPP stole that amount of money then Chakwera government would have no penny left.
The Tonse government has intensified the recovery of public funds stolen during the DPP administration. A number of well known DPP officials have been arrested in connection to public loot and corruption, a move DPP through Spokesperson Nicholas Dausi described as “Political Witch-Hunt”.