Former First Lady Madame Getrude Mutharika, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Publicity Secretary Nicholas Dausi, DPP organizing Secretary Chimwemwe Chipungu and DPP regional Governor for the South Charles Mchacha risk an arrest following the development in court where a whistle blower says these were the ones sending names of people to be recruited at Immigration offices.
This follows high level criminal case which Chief magistrate court in Blantyre is handling.
State witness in the abuse of office case involving former Minister of Homeland Security Cecelia Chazama and five others, has implicated these DPP senior officials for aiding the alleged irregular recruitment of immigration assistants.
The witness Daston Tasauka Manda, who is a former principal human resources officer at the Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services, told the Chief Resident Magistrate’s Court in Blantyre today that during the recruitment exercise of Immigration assistants in 2017, he received list of names from some DPP officials through former Immigration director general Masauko Medi for consideration.
Among some DPP officials that allegedly submitted the names include Chazama, former ministers Joseph Mwanamvekha, Japie Mhango, Francis Katsaila, Nicholas Dausi, Charles Mchacha and Paul Chibingu.
He further told the court that besides the DPP officials, through Medi, he also received list of names from State House, including from former First Lady Gertrude Mutharika and former presidential press Secretary Mgeme Kalirani.
DPP was well known on issues of corruption, nepotism and many other ills.