The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has cleared Minister of Rural Development Kondwani Nankhumwa of suspected corruption and fraud
Some organisations and individuals reported Nankhumwa, who is also Member of Parliament (MP) for Mulanje Central Constiuency, to the graft-busting body in Janauary last year.
The lawmaker, a former broadcaster, raised eyebrows when he donated an ambulance, 300 bicycles and motorcycles to his constituents valued at over K20million.
Confirming the development, spokesperson for the ACB Egritta Ndala said yesterday the bureau will come out with details later.
“I can only confirm but for the details, I need to find out,” she said.
Reacting to the news, Nankhumwa said he is yet to receive officisl communication from the bureau on the matter.
But he said if true, the findings vindicate him and that there was neither fraud nor foul play in the manner which he mobilised resources for procurement of the donated items.
“I am also getting it from the media and I will wait for communication from the bureau. But if it is true, then it is all smiles for me because it proves my innocence,” said Nankhumwa.
Asked on how the going has been for him during the one year of investigations, Nankhumwa described it as a mix-bag.
“When such things happen, your enemies want to take advantage of the situation, celebrate all their imaginations that perhaps you will end up in jail, at the same time, your symphasizers become restless because they really don’t know what will come next.”
After being reported to the ACB, Nankhumwa told the media that apart from being an MP and Cabinet minister, he also runs businesses and that he had for some time embarked on a saving initiative inorder to purchase the items for his constituency.
As the DPP in fighting Continues, Kondwani Nakhumwa faces dirty campaign even after ACB clears him of wrong doing in he K23million probe of the donations he made to his constituency.
GCK Cameras can confirm that the ACB has indeed fairly cleared Nakhumwa of wrong doing citing that the money used in the donations was legally and rightly acquired.
However as the campaign for the Vice Presidency of the South heats up, fellow people within DPP have accused Nakhumwa of forcing ACB to clear him a thing which is impossible.
GCK Cameras can confirm that the ACB cleared Nakhumwa without due influence but lack of substantive evidence on the matter. However as the infighting continues, there is continued mudslinging within the camp, the clearance has angered some as they expected this to lead to the fall of Nankhumwa.