Former Malawi minister of Finance Goodall Gondwe has said his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is not involved in the looting of billions of kwacha at Capital Hill.
Gondwe was speaking at a news conference which DPP president Peter Mutharika addressed in Lilongwe on Sunday.
He asked Malawians to first define the term cashgate before they start implicating DPP in the looting which has seen some government officials being arrested.
Gondwe said: “Cashgate means a crooked deal which government officials involve the third person who gets payment on services and goods which he or she did not supply. The aim is for the government official to get a part of the money. So if you can see, DPP government did nothing close to that.
“What was happening during DPP was just mere corruption not cashgate. Corruption happens all over the world.”
Gondwe asked those who claim that DPP is involved in cashgate to bring evidence forward.
“During DPP regime nobody was caught with bags of cash in the boot of his or her car. Please spare DPP on cashgate. Some people are just afraid of the popularity of DPP,” said Gondwe amid applause from DPP followers who were present at the news briefing.