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Chizuma faces sacking for lying to Malawians, Chakwera

BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-The embattled Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director general, Martha Chizuma, is likely to face the chop anytime soon for disowning a report she presented to President Lazarus Chakwera on the state of corruption in the country.

In June this year ACB presented to the President in which they mentioned names of people who are suspected to have benefitted from a UK-based businessman corruptly.

Chakwera meeting Chizuma

The effects of that report led to a huge shake up in the government structure.

The President suspended his Chief of Staff, Prince Kapondamgaga, fired the former Inspector General of Police George Kainja and withdrew all delegated powers to Vice President Saulos Chilima.

However, five months down the lane the bureau has failed to act on the findings of its report only to emerge with all sorts of excuses.

Over the weekend Chizuma told Malawi News that she is under siege to deliver and strongly hinted on the bureau’s failure to proceed with what looked like impending big profile cases. 

On Sunday the ACB spokesperson Egrita Ndala, acting on behalf of her boss, told Zodiak Broadcasting Station that the report they presented to the President is incomplete and cannot be used to initiate arrests as Malawians expect.

“We presented the report to the President because he asked for it. We could not go and arrest people because investigations are continuing,” Ndala told ZBS.

Her response on behalf of the bureau vindicates the doubts Malawians have had on Chizuma’s competence. All along she has given a picture as if ACB is ready to pounce on the some or all the 84 people mentioned in the report they presented to the Head of State.   

President Chakwera already questioned the integrity of the report when it arrived on his desk back in June.

On that day he addressed the nation he rebuked ACB for presenting to him what looked like a half-baked report.

“But I must say that while I remain confident that the Bureau is critical to this fight (against corruption), because of the glaring information gaps in its report, including the absence of any information about what the Bureau’s plan of action is, I consider the report to be an example of substandard work. And on a matter as serious and sensitive as this, Malawians deserve better,” said the President.

Now that the bureau has showed its failure to take action, Malawians have now come to see the kind of shoddy work Chizuma and colleagues executed.

They misled the President and the nation on top of victimizing people who are innocent until proven guilty.

There can only be one way for Chizuma and that is ‘out’.

Maravi Post Reporter
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