Former Malawi President Peter Mutharika has denied involvement in a $7 million cement scandal touching on him.
The scandal is alleged to have ordered by the former President who allegedly took advantage of his tax free status to supply the bags of cement.
In a statement issued by his secretary, Mutharika confirms to have learnt that Malawi Revenue Authority approved clearance of cement duty free under his account.
It is due to the allegation that the former President seeks to confirm that he has never bought nor instructed anyone to buy or import the cement in question.
He continues by saying that at no point did he undertake any construction that required such huge volumes of cement.
In his defense, Hon. Peter Mutharika seek to clarify that he does not operate any business selling cement either on retail of wholesale.
To clear the air and avoid any cause of doubt to the country, the former President confirmed that he has never entered into business with the said traders directly or through a third party.
The news come at a time when his bodyguard Norman Chisale was arrested last week over the alleged scandal.