The letter, purpotedly signed by State House Press Secretary and Presidential Spokesperson Mgene Kalilani, is asking companies, organisations and business person to contribute a minimum of K4 million and maximum of K10million each for the indaba.
But Kalilani has swiftly distanced himself from the letter, appealing to Malawians to apprehend the would-be bearers, describing them as thieves.
“It has come to my attention that some conmen are using my name to steal from people in the guise of collecting contributions for the forthcoming coming DPP National convention. They are thieves. Apprehend them or report them to Police. My office and I are not in anyway involved in the organisation of the DPP convention. The letter is bogus,” said Kalilani in a post on his personal Facebook page.