ACB pursue Uladi over Immigration citizenship racket: PP leader’s arrest looming

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has commenced investigations against former Home Affairs and Internal Security minister, Uladi Mussa for illegally approving citizenships of hundreds of Rwandese, Burundi nationals.

Uladi Mussa:  These are cooked up stories

Uladi Mussa: These are cooked up stories

Several Burundians and Rwandese have reportedly claimed how Mussa pocketed money from them to approve their citizenship applications.

And the anti-graft body has acted quickly by opening up a docket on the issue with Mussa’s arrest looming.

ACB Senior Public Relations Officer Egrita Ndala confirmed to Nyasa Times that they are indeed investigating the Peoples Party (PP) acting-president.

“The Bureau is investigating the issue of permits at the Immigration Department We hope the foregoing is to your satisfaction,” Ndala said in response to Nyasa Times questionnaire on Mussa’s investigations.

One of several documents that are in Nyasa Times possession indicates that a Burundian, Hakizimana Egide, applied for his citizenship and that of other four family members in September 2013, and paid K2.5 million for Mussa to grant them citizenship.

Egide applications were approved just within a month.

When queried more on what really transpired behind official lines, the Burundians revealed that they met Uladi at his Area 10 residence where they gave him K2.5 million for the five applications.

Realizing that the system was porous, Egide, revealed, he returned within weeks with another application this time with names of nine Rwanda nationals who he claimed are his relations.

Some bribes were allegedly  made to Mussa through his personal aide, and the applications were approved in March 2014.

According to the Burundians, by the time PP lost the May 2014 elections they had already made another K5million payment to Uladi for the processing of citizenships for ten other people.

When contacted earlier on this month, Mussa feign ignorance of the issue, arguing he never met Egide or any of his relatives.

“I don’t know him. And I don’t know anything about this issue,” argued Mussa.

Asked about the money, the PP leader insisted that that he never pocketed any money and that as minister he had no powers to single-handedly approve any citizenship application and that he only
responded to a memo from Immigration Department.

“If government has nothing to do, they should not create these stories. I don’t know the person you are talking about,” insisted Mussa.

Mussa was earlier on exposed by a Rwandese, Eric Banyana, who instead of applying for citizenship for only his wife and children ended up adding six more people on the application list.

However, officials at Immigration Department have rubbished Mussa’s claims, and have launched a probe to get to the bottom of the matter.

The influx of Rwanda and Burundi nationals in the country’s major cities and trading centres has persistently worried locals who wonder why and how these foreigners acquire citizenship, land and business permits without following procedures.

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Chilungamo Chimawawa
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Chilungamo Chimawawa
4 months 12 days ago

why can’t ACB investigate money stolen by late Bingu, his brother Peter and DPP idiots first before demonising members of opposition parties??????????????????????

mphatso
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mphatso
4 months 13 days ago

Uladi and government are Fantastically CORRUPT

fata
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fata
4 months 13 days ago

mussa afufuzidwe ndipo ngati atapezeke olakwa amangidwe komanso ena mukuchulawo nawo afufuzidwe osati zomwe akunena mathanyulayono.15 comment

Petre Mathanyula
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4 months 13 days ago

First of all investigate the Mk577bn that vanished during Big Kahuna’s rule and then arrest whoever is involved. After that you can investigate Mussa and if possible arrest him. If ACB works for DPP then this country is sitting at a time bomb which will soon explode. Why should ACB work selectively???

koma abale inu eeh
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koma abale inu eeh
4 months 13 days ago

Mussa atengengedwe baasi. Akafotokoze bwino zimene anachita pa nkhani ya ma paipoti’yi.
Ndipo akamangidwa, PP ithe kale.
Sitiyifuna mu 2019!

vavlov
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vavlov
4 months 13 days ago

ACB is very useless, look at how they are mishandling Muluzi’s case. They are a bunch of losers employed to serve the ruling party. But if Mussa indeed got bribes, which may well be true, then this confirms that political leaders in Malawi are crooks of the highest order. Malawi is the most unfortunate country in the world, with very greedy people. Malawi will never develop. Very sad

MKWAPU
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MKWAPU
4 months 14 days ago

ACB IS A BATCH OF FOOLISH MAD DOGS
ARREST THE 2 DEPUTY SPEAKERS
AND BY THE WAY WHERE IS THAT REPORT U SAID WOULD B OUT SOON
YESANI MUMUMANGE ULADI!!!

true patriot
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true patriot
4 months 14 days ago
ACB should first of all arrest these self confessed foreign criminals for bribery, and staying in the country illegally. Thereafter, arrest Uladi and do not waste time to investigate him – our system is ridiculously slow to the extent that straight forward cases end up losing steam due to in effluences. It is funny how sensitive or important issues are handled in this country – I mean how can such an important corruption watchdog reveal to the public that they are investigating someone who has the means to flee the country without first ensuring that measures have been put in… Read more »
Walhelha Ochavo
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4 months 14 days ago

inu mukuyikira kumbuyo Mussa ,mukuganiza kuti angavomere kuti anachitadi?or ndili ne sindingavomere,ndiye osaymba kubwebwetuka pomwe eni akewo akudziwana chilungamo chake,kungomwera madzi basi osathamanga kupyalukira boma

Apao Kugola
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Apao Kugola
4 months 14 days ago

What is at stake for the Burundi or Rwanda nationals? The story seems to be too childish on the side of those who claim to have been assisted by Uladi Mussa. I don’t believe the named foreign nationals could be such a stupid lot. This is bogus and a politically motivated move.

Koma nangga nkhani ya K577 billion ikuchedwela pati?

Mbite.

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