By Chisomo Phiri

BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-After two months without commenting on issues affecting the country, comedian-cum-Politician Bon Kalindo has now resurrected from his silence.

This time, Kalindo is advancing on Anti-Corruption Bureau ( ACB) Director General Martha Chizuma’s leaked audio who he wants to be fired from the position.

Kalindo wants Martha Chizuma out of ACB

He has therefore, given Chakwera seven-day -ultimatum to remove Chizuma over the issue.

Kalindo says if Chakwera fails to fire Chizuma within the period, he will organize nationwide demonstrations.

He said this on Sunday April 17, 2022 to the press as he was called to confirm an audio clip in circulation on social media, in which he is accusing Chakwera and Vice-President Saulos Chilima of failing to uphold rule of law, especially on the issue of the ACB Director whose leaked audio has been sanctioned to be under investigation by court.

“Some people think when we do this, we are against the ACB Director’s quest to fight corruption but no, this issue in not about corruption, this is about integrity and violation of the oath of secrecy, ” said Kalindo.

Adding “Chizuma is not untouchable, she is there to protect the law and if the court has given a go ahead for investigations into the audio to commence then if she is a person of integrity she must step down.”

Kalindo in a follow up interview some months ago, emphasized that people must not twist the issue to say Chizuma is being targeted but that there is need to look at the integrity of the holder of her office.

The Mzuzu Senior Resident Magistrate’s Court on April 7, 2022 ordered the Malawi Police Service and Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to investigate a leaked audio involving Chizuma.

This came after an application by Mzuzu resident Frighton Phombo in which he asked the court to open a case against Chizuma on allegations that she violated the Corrupt Practices Act (CPA) by revealing to a third party information on a case the bureau was investigating.

But in his comment, political analyst Wonderful Mkhutche says Kalindo has followed a wrong way of pushing the matter.

He says there is a need for proof that Chizuma is indeed compromised beyond the audio clip that circulated .

“That issue was already addressed and if there is any case against her, it has to be something else. Chizuma still enjoys and this attempt to threatens her may not be successful,” he says

Mkutche agrees corruption in Malawi has so many faces and that there are many underlying forces in fighting against it.

He urges that those who are concerned must be on guard.

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