Rumphi East member of Parliament (MP) Kamlepo Kalua yesterday narrated his recent abduction ordeal in Parliament, implicating former minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development George Chaponda as the master-mind.
In his narration, Kalua, who is also People’s Party (PP) third vice-president, said it was only God who saved him from his abductors he suspected wanted to take away his life.
He said he believes he was the target of abduction because of his open criticism of the government in relation to issues of corruption, Cashgate and claims that he will reveal names of seven Cabinet ministers alleged to be involved in corruption.
Said Kalua: “I have been a victim of the fight against corruption, Cashgate and the Maizegate. The President keeps on pestering me on seven names [of Cabinet ministers] when he is failing to deal with one name that the whole country knows has cases to answer…”
Kalua alleged that Chaponda, who both the presidential and parliamentary inquiry cleared of suspected corruption but recommended a probe over his dealings with Transglobe, said the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration used “DPP cadets at Malawi Revenue Authority [MRA]” to frame his family in a tax evasion case.
Kalua told the House that when he was taken to hospital the police was all over the media claiming he staged his abduction which made him to claim he had lost memory to shield himself.
Chaponda was not in the chamber yesterday when Kalua alleged the former minister’s role in abduction.