Old habits die hard! Controversial businessman Zameer Karim is at it again after donating maize flour worth K120 million to President Peter Mutharika at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre on Tuesday afternoon for campaign purposes.
Zameer Karim, infamous for ‘donating’ K145 million to Mutharika’s DPP account whose sole signatory is the President himself, also gave five vehicles Nissan Pickups NP 300 and registered them in Mutharika’s name worth K85 million.
The latest donation of the maize flour on Tuesday is yet another ‘donation’ to President Mutharika who is fighting for re-election to avoid arrest for massive plunder of State coffers with his political cronies.
Zameer Karim is currently answering a corruption case involving a K2.9 billion food rations case at Malawi Police where the K145 million to Mutharika came from.
On Tuesday Karim and his business associate visited Mutharika at Sanjika Palace where they made the donation in a last ditch attempt to ensure the President stays put at Sanjika and avoid being sent to jail.
“He came in around 2.45pm and left at around 6pm through the back gate not the normal one that official visitors use,” said the source at Sanjika Palace who tipped us about the visit.
Another insider also collaborated the story and disclosed that Mutharika had a long chat with Karim and his associate in the presence of his security aide Norman Paulos Chisale.
” The President assured Karim of more business contracts once the DPP is elected again in May. He also told him not to worry about the current corruption case he is answering saying it is just a smokescreen because of public pressure to have the matter in court,” said the source.
Karim is said to have told the President not to worry about resources for the DPP campaign and agreed that Chisale should be collecting money from him directly not anyone else.
The source managed to take a picture of the sample 10kg bags of the maize flour which Karim brought to Sanjika.