Assemblies Of God Wants Chakwera To Refund K100million He Stole From The Church

Chakwera: Panicking
Sources inside the divided Malawi Congress Party have disclosed that Reverend Chakwera is panicking with revelations that he stole hundreds of millions worthy money from Assemblies of God Press when he was the very President of the Church.

Court documents show that a Kasungu based man called Mr Zuwangeti who was General Manager of the AG Press was fired on allegations of embezzling millions of hundreds of money.

However, in the case, Mr Zuwangeti successfully proved with a chain of emails that it was Chakwera the then President of the Church who was demanding and using the money.

The court told the Church to pay K100 million to Mr Zuwangeti for unfair dismissal, a move which angered the Church because they have to pay for the sins of Chakwera.

When these revelations went round on social media at the beginning of March, Reverend Chakwera approached Mr Zuwangeti and asked him to issue a statement of refutation but Mr Zuwangeti refused.

Chakwera is also battling against another corruption scandal in which he tried to change ownership of the Area 9 Church house into his name. He however hurriedly moved to his controversial K600 million mansion hoping to return the stolen house back to the Church before campaign begins.

Meanwhile, there is an active campaign within MCP to remove Chakwera from the presidency of the party after realising that the party is being led by a thief who is also a dictator.

Chakwera is also being accused of embezzling and diverting millions of party donations to his personal account, a matter that led to the divorce of Gustav Kaliwo the Secretary General who was demanding accountability.

The intensive underground campaign is gathering momentum to remove Chakwera and elect Richard Msowoya deputised by Alhaj Sidik Mia at the April Convention. It is not clear how the Chewa dominated MCP is to be led by a Northerner and an Asian Coloured Sadik Mia from the far South.

Critical social media commentators have argued that Malawi Congress Party does not have any moral ground to speak about corruption at the time they are being led by a corrupt president with a record of theft and torturing pastors when he was a church leader.

Many people who love Malawi Congress Party are worried that the removal of Chakwera will mean the party not having enough time to market a new candidate between now and elections. There are also fears that move will leave the already divided party even more divided as Chakwera’s supporters are also prepared to fight.

The London-based Economist Intelligence Unit lately predicted that Malawi Congress Party will lose elections for the fifth time because the party is divided and because it lacks leadership.

104 Responses to "Assemblies Of God Wants Chakwera To Refund K100million He Stole From The Church"

  1. Anonymous   March 14, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Dpp mbava party,ndiye akhothi alamula mubweze ndalama zaku blue night ,Daus,jefry achita manyazi amayakha mwaumbuli agalu amenewa Mcp boma 2019

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  2. Anonymous   March 15, 2018 at 7:52 am

    I’m within the Movement of Malawi Assemblies of God Church. This is a total lie ( Political Propaganda ). Olembawe wangosowa chomunamizila Chakwera. Anthuni ngati mulibe chowauza amalawi ndibwino kungokhala chete. Mu Assemblies of God mulibe mulandu umenewo. Izi mukunena apa zingopeka. Wagwa nayo sizipindula.

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  3. Anonymous   March 16, 2018 at 10:07 am

    PRESS RELEASE BY THE MALAWI ASSEMBLIES OF GOD REGARDING ALLEGATIONS AGAINST REVEREND DR. LAZARUS CHAKWERA In an article published by Malawi Voice on Sunday, March 11, 2018, titled “Assemblies of God Wants Chakwera to Refund K100 million He Stole from the Church”, the following false allegations were made which we, as a church, would like to refute in their entirety: Malawi Voice alleges that Dr. Chakwera “stole hundreds of millions worthy of money from Assemblies of God Press when he was the very President of the Church.” This is totally false. The Malawi Assemblies of God Press is governed by a Board, not the church President. Had Dr. Chakwera tried to steal any money from AG Press, the Board would have stopped it, and had any money been found to be unaccounted at the end of Dr. Chakwera’s tenure as President, the Board would have summoned him to account for it. Additionally, this allegation is inconsistent, for while the headline claims the amount stolen is one hundred million kwacha, the article contradicts this by claiming that the amount stolen is not one hundred million, but “hundreds of millions”. This allegation is totally false. Malawi Voice alleges that “the court told the Church to pay K100 million to Mr. Zungeni for unfair dismissal” from his position as General Manager of AG Press. This is totally false. No court in Malawi has ordered the Malawi Assemblies of God Church to make the purported payment. Malawi Voice claims that the alleged court case is “represented by Ambukile Salim” and that in the case, “Mr. Zungeni successfully proved with a chain of emails that it was Chakwera the then President of the Church who was demanding and using the money.” Both these allegations are totally false. No individual named Ambukile Salim represented the case and no evidence was presented or proven to exist substantiating any claims of impropriety on the part of Dr. Chakwera. Malawi Voice alleges that Dr. Chakwera “tried to change the ownership of the Area 9 Church house into his name” and that he hopes “to return the stolen house back to the Church before campaign begins”. Both these allegations are totally false. The Area 9 house in which the Church lodged Dr. Chakwera when he was our President is not now nor has it ever been owned by the Malawi Assemblies of God Church. The house is the property of Press Corporation, and the Church was merely renting it, and at no point during his stay in the house while he was our President did Dr. Chakwera try to change the house into his name, nor would such a thing be possible under the laws that govern change of property ownership. As such, there is no stolen church house that needs to be returned to the Church, since the house is presently neither owned by the Church nor is it still rented by the Church. Malawi Voice alleges that by the end of his tenure as church President, Dr. Chakwera had “a record of torturing pastors when he was a church leader.” This is totally false. As far as the Malawi Assemblies of God is concerned, Dr. Chakwera served with honor, integrity, humility, and distinction as a Church Minister in the Malawi Assemblies of God for 30 years before joining front-line politics. He also served as President of the Malawi Assemblies of God for 24 years, during which the Church thrived and grew, and continues to do so, thanks to the contributions he made. Today, though holding no office within the Church, Dr. Chakwera is still a licensed, credentialed, and ordained Minister of the Malawi Assemblies of God, with all the responsibilities thereto appertaining, and is a man in excellent standing with the Church. Lastly, we have deliberately not addressed the allegations Malawi Voice has made in the article about Dr. Chakwera’s leadership as a politician. This is because Malawi Assemblies of God has no input or involvement in his leadership as a politician, for we are a Church that does not align itself politically with any party or individual, not only out of obligation to focus on our mission as a church, but also out of respect for the freedom of our church members to exercise their constitutional right to engage in politics according to the dictates of their conscience. Therefore, we wish to inform the general public that any news publication that claims or insinuates that the Malawi Assemblies of God as an institution has a political agenda should be regarded as fake news. Further, we wish to inform Malawi Voice that should the publication of false stories about the Malawi Assemblies of God continue, the Church reserves its right to seek redress in a court of law and disabuse itself of these unsolicited, unwarranted, and unsubstantiated acts of defamation. Any rumours concerning issues to do with Malawi Assemblies of God should be verified with the National Board of Administration (NBA) housed within the Sheaffer Complex.

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  4. Anonymous   March 16, 2018 at 11:50 am

    PRESS RELEASE BY THE MALAWI ASSEMBLIES OF GOD REGARDING ALLEGATIONS AGAINST REVEREND DR. LAZARUS CHAKWERA

    In an article published by Malawi Voice on Sunday, March 11, 2018, titled “Assemblies of God Wants Chakwera to Refund K100 million He Stole from the Church”, the following false allegations were made which we, as a church, would like to refute in their entirety:

    Malawi Voice alleges that Dr. Chakwera “stole hundreds of millions worthy of money from Assemblies of God Press when he was the very President of the Church.” This is totally false. The Malawi Assemblies of God Press is governed by a Board, not the church President. Had Dr. Chakwera tried to steal any money from AG Press, the Board would have stopped it, and had any money been found to be unaccounted at the end of Dr. Chakwera’s tenure as President, the Board would have summoned him to account for it. Additionally, this allegation is inconsistent, for while the headline claims the amount stolen is one hundred million kwacha, the article contradicts this by claiming that the amount stolen is not one hundred million, but “hundreds of millions”. This allegation is totally false.

    Malawi Voice alleges that “the court told the Church to pay K100 million to Mr. Zungeni for unfair dismissal” from his position as General Manager of AG Press. This is totally false. No court in Malawi has ordered the Malawi Assemblies of God Church to make the purported payment.

    Malawi Voice claims that the alleged court case is “represented by Ambukile Salim” and that in the case, “Mr. Zungeni successfully proved with a chain of emails that it was Chakwera the then President of the Church who was demanding and using the money.” Both these allegations are totally false. No individual named Ambukile Salim represented the case and no evidence was presented or proven to exist substantiating any claims of impropriety on the part of Dr. Chakwera.

    Malawi Voice alleges that Dr. Chakwera “tried to change the ownership of the Area 9 Church house into his name” and that he hopes “to return the stolen house back to the Church before campaign begins”. Both these allegations are totally false. The Area 9 house in which the Church lodged Dr. Chakwera when he was our President is not now nor has it ever been owned by the Malawi Assemblies of God Church. The house is the property of Press Corporation, and the Church was merely renting it, and at no point during his stay in the house while he was our President did Dr. Chakwera try to change the house into his name, nor would such a thing be possible under the laws that govern change of property ownership. As such, there is no stolen church house that needs to be returned to the Church, since the house is presently neither owned by the Church nor is it still rented by the Church.

    Malawi Voice alleges that by the end of his tenure as church President, Dr. Chakwera had “a record of torturing pastors when he was a church leader.” This is totally false. As far as the Malawi Assemblies of God is concerned, Dr. Chakwera served with honor, integrity, humility, and distinction as a Church Minister in the Malawi Assemblies of God for 30 years before joining front-line politics. He also served as President of the Malawi Assemblies of God for 24 years, during which the Church thrived and grew, and continues to do so, thanks to the contributions he made. Today, though holding no office within the Church, Dr. Chakwera is still a licensed, credentialed, and ordained Minister of the Malawi Assemblies of God, with all the responsibilities thereto appertaining, and is a man in excellent standing with the Church.

    Lastly, we have deliberately not addressed the allegations Malawi Voice has made in the article about Dr. Chakwera’s leadership as a politician. This is because Malawi Assemblies of God has no input or involvement in his leadership as a politician, for we are a Church that does not align itself politically with any party or individual, not only out of obligation to focus on our mission as a church, but also out of respect for the freedom of our church members to exercise their constitutional right to engage in politics according to the dictates of their conscience. Therefore, we wish to inform the general public that any news publication that claims or insinuates that the Malawi Assemblies of God as an institution has a political agenda should be regarded as fake news. Further, we wish to inform Malawi Voice that should the publication of false stories about the Malawi Assemblies of God continue, the Church reserves its right to seek redress in a court of law and disabuse itself of these unsolicited, unwarranted, and unsubstantiated acts of defamation. Any rumours concerning issues to do with Malawi Assemblies of God should be verified with the National Board of Administration (NBA) housed within the Sheaffer Complex.

    Reverend Matilda Matabwa,
    SECRETARY GENERAL.

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  5. Wilson Nkwanda   March 16, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Okay, kani?

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