A suspicious fire has gutted a Ministerial office of Agriculture in the Capital Of Malawi, following a tip for an upcoming audit which has engulfed most of the top level government politburos of Muthalika administration.
The fire incident comes in the heels of a recent court ruling which saw Minister of Agriculture, George Chaponda, survive a court maneuver to have him ousted from his position to pave way for free and fair investigation.
Unfortunately Chapondas wizardly luck has seen him reinstated as the minister after CSOs relenting takedown efforts fell flat in the Supreme Court of Appeal in Blantyre.
Today’s fires confirm CSOs fears for requiring Chapondas removal through the Mzuzu High Court which could have paved way for a credible investigation.
Suspension for Chaponda is warranted over his alleged role in the infamous Maizegate saga. The CSOs argued that for investigations to be fair, Chaponda should be relieved of his duties.
However the irony to the whole incident is that President Peter Mutharika continues to refuse firing his beloved minister whom it is rumored as being groomed to be the next leader inline after Mutharika
In a landmark ruling, High Court Judge John Chirwa granted the CSOs an injunction restraining Chaponda from acting as a minister. An appeal to have the injunction relieved by the Attorney General at the same Court was unsuccessful.