By Susan Gama 26/8/15
State House sources have revealed Malawi President Peter Mutharika had an evening meeting with cash gate convict Kalonga and asked him to do him a favour by mentioning the name of Dr Joyce Banda when pleading guilty.
According to the source who works at state house Peter Mutharika and Nicholas Dausi met with Mr Kalonga and told him, ” if you want to be out of prison soon you need to implicate her so we can do you a favour and pardon you after less than a year in prison.”
However Kalonga couldn’t manage to lie consistently in court to make his story believable as he said Dr Joyce Banda and Phwiyo to have spoken to him at the same time contradicting himself by saying he didn’t meet the former president.
To make his plea statement more contradicting he went on to say he overheard another cash gate convict Lutepo talking to the former president.
“Kalonga was coached and told to mention Dr Joyce Banda by Peter Mutharika. We don’t know what’s wrong with Peter Mutharika but we think he is very obsessed with the name of Dr Joyce Banda. I can confirm to you Mr Kalonga was used to implicate her so there is a story to talk about the former president instead of people condemning Mutharika about the rising inflation, theft of cash gate documents and the failure of his leadership.”
The source who works at state house pretending to be a DPP die hard revealed Mutharika also had a meeting with owner of Zodiak Radio Gospel Kazako to make sure there is a strategy to destroy the image of Dr Joyce Banda by smearing her with false stories.
“One of the stories is where Zodiak reported a survey by political analysts to smear the name of Dr Joyce Banda. According to the report by Zodiak the survey was recently carried out but this is not true as well. The survey was never done but all this is the desperate attempt by Mutharika to distract people from pointing fingers at his failed leadership.”