Former Malawi Justice Minister, president’s finance chief arrested over massive government looting

Raphael KasambaraLilongwe 2014-01-27_ Former Malawi Justice Minister Raphael Kasambara and Principal Secretary in the Office of the President and Cabinet Joster Njanji have been arrested following on-going investigations into how millions of dollars were allegedly looted in government in dubious deals.

“We have today, the 27th of October 2014, arrested Mr. Raphael Kasambara on money laundering offences,” said police spokesperson Rhoda Manjolo.

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Why Malawi Pres. Banda dropped Lipenga, Kasambara from cabinet

Malawi Joyce Banda Fires Ken Lipenga and Ralph KasambaraMalawi President Joyce Banda announced a new cabinet on Wednesday dropping finance minister Ken Lipenga and senior lawyer Ralph Kasambara as Justice Minister. She didn’t give any reasons but new information has emerged that she blames Lipenga for failing to deal with the malfeasance at treasury and Kasambara is being linked to the shooting of last month of the Budget Director, Paul Mphwiyo. Mphwiyo survived and is recovering in South Africa where he is under tight security at some undisclosed house.

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Malawi’s President Joyce Banda hires new cabinet, sacks two key ministers

President Joyce BandaBlantyre, Malawi, Oct. 15 (AGV) _ Malawi president Joyce Banda, who last Thursday sacked her entire cabinet, has hired a new one comprising mostly her former team with a few surprising additions.

Banda, southern Africa’s first female president and Africa’s second, has fired Finance Minister Ken Lipenga and Justice Minister Ralph Kasambara. The two are at the centre of investigations into the looting of money in government through fraud and corruption that led to the unprecedented sacking of the cabinet.

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