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Malawian President Chakwera Strips Vice President, Fires Police Head

Malawian President Chakwera Strips Vice President, Fires Police Head

Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera fired his head of police and said he won’t delegate duties to Vice President Saulos Chilima after they were named in a corruption probe. 

Local media say Chakwera acted after receiving a report from Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director-General Martha Chizuma following investigations on reports that some top officials in his government are involved in Zuneth Sattar’s corruption scandal.

The duo was among more than 50 public officials to be linked to Zuneth Sattar, a Malawian now based in the UK who is alleged to have paid bribes to win state contracts worth more than $150 million, Chakwera said in an address to the nation Tuesday. He said:

According to Malawi’s constitution, Chakwera cannot suspend or remove his deputy Chilima because he is an elected official. He said:

The best I can do for now… is to withhold from his office any delegated duties while waiting for the bureau to substantiate its allegations against him.

In a national address, Chakwera also fired the country’s top police officer George Kainja, who was caught on tape discussing deals and kickbacks with Sattar.

The Malawian leader also suspended his chief of staff and the chairman of the country’s procurement directorate, who are also mentioned in the ACB report.

He also said another 31 individuals “from the private sector, the media, civil society, and the legal fraternity” also received money from Sattar.

Chakwera added that the graft-busting body found that Malawi’s police and army awarded 16 contracts worth more than $150 million to five companies belonging to Sattar between 2017 and 2021.

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22 Comments

Henrietta Rushwaya 1 week ago

anything is possible in zim isu takaba wani 6kgs dze gold and on top of that im the current chair of the MMAZ. viva zanu pf chiranga mapenzi ✊


htc 1 week ago

Mm


Blue💙 1 week ago

better henyu anaChimwene, kuno Hopewell akaburitsa gure raDelish akaiswa mutirongo naiyeyu asingadiwe nevanhu


FC VENEVAYO 1 week ago

Good act by President ngavauye kuno kune Venevayo varikubira vene vayo mari


THE COMMANDER OF THIEVES IN CAN'T DO THAT 1 week ago

🥨 ED WOULDN'T FIGHT AGAINT HIS CULTURE. HE WOULD SEND THE CIO AND MID TO HUNT ANYONE WHO BLOWS THE WHISTLE AGAINST CORRUPTION.


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ABSA 1 week ago

Malawi President fired them coz he is not corrupt,In Zim ED cannot fire anyone becoz he is corrupt too.


Machiavelli 1 week ago

1. Malawi fires Head of Police for just $125 million dollars vs. Zimbabwe where $15 billion disappears without trace and its business as usual.
2. Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) fingers Head of Police AND Vice President in corruption scandal vs. ZACC which spends millions of dollars to nab lowly council official for $100.
3. President of Malawi publicly rebukes his deputy for corrupt links while another President of a Southern African country remains mum about Minister Pomona Moyo promoting scandalous garbage deals and over inflated fire tenders fronted by the First Citizen's sons.
4. If the actions of The Malawian President were to happen in a certain Banana Republic we know, there would be a coup d'etat, toppling the President, installing The corrupt Vice President and elevating the Coup Leader as VP.

Curious analogy....
Tiri kuenda kwatakabva vamwe vachibudirira


ED 1 week ago

EdlD rotofara nazvo rikaona anoba. Nemubiro wena china iwowo kuti fai taiva na president zvaiitika here. Dumbuni danda zvari dzenga


July Moyo 1 week ago

we are thives how are surrounding the president .


Joe Brownn 1 week ago

well done President Chakwera, clueless ED must take a leaf from the Malawian President. ED must disband his handpicked ZACC and allow the system to appoint the commissioners to be appointed on merit.


Yellow Mellow 💛 1 week ago

I love you Mr President


Chawabvunza 1 week ago

This is what a full President does. He does not beat about bushes. He puts brakes only where the law does not allow him to act. President Chakwera must not act in contravening of any laws.

NYIKA YE MALAWI INOURAIWA NE MBAVHA DZAYO.

NGAAPINDE HAKE CHAMISA [NHC].

[VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE].


agule 1 week ago

moha...... wakayenda kumuzi taulai nxiniso yeah bantu,Karoro mudha nevamwe Moda muntu akadii+hamusi vekuno kuno mobva Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique bvunzai vana Mai venyu imi ma first born


kkkk 1 week ago

Ngavauye kuno ndoovatinotoda ivavo vanoita madeal ema millions. yedu ACC inosunga mateacher aita private lessons opiwa 5Us nemupurisa apiwa 2$ Boo wani


Ginious 1 week ago

well done Mr President.I hope ours will follow sut.NHC

kkkk 1 week ago

Ngavauye kuno ndoovatinotoda ivavo vanoita madeal ema millions. yedu ACC inosunga mateacher aita private lessons opiwa 5Us nemupurisa apiwa 2$ Boo wani


Da Truth 1 week ago

True leadership batai vanhu kuno tinoro chengeta mbavha idzodzo

Billboard Of Public Opinions 1 week ago

That's a good move by Malawi's pres. In Zimbabwe they protect each other. Instead of locking up Chihuri, the state has decided to give him back his proceeds of crime.


Cable Guy 1 week ago

So so sad eishhh 😔😔😔😔😔

Agule 1 week ago

Agule


Tozvitaura 1 week ago

Dai taiva na President akadai mu Zimbabwe tingadai tisiri **** nenhamo


Achimwene 1 week ago

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