Blantyre, 23 January, 2022 / 3:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) have called on the government of the Southern African nation to beef up the security of the Director General (DG) and all employees of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).
The call comes after a politician in Malawi accused ACB officials of allowing foreign agencies to dictate its operations in the prosecution of a British businessman.
On January 18, Politician Bon Kalindo gave ACB DG Martha Chizuma and Attorney General Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda a week to provide Malawians with details of their joint investigation with Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) of Zuneth Sattar who has been accused of corrupt dealings in acquiring land.
The Malawian politician further said that by investigating Sattar alongside the NCA, the ACB provided Malawi’s security information to foreign nationals.
“We appeal to the Head of State, Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, the Vice President, Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima and all relevant State institutions and their Heads to ensure the security of the ACB staff; especially the Director General,” Catholic Bishops in Malawi say in a Wednesday, January 19 statement.