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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19 thoughts on “ACB pursue Uladi over Immigration citizenship racket: PP leader’s arrest looming”

  1. Chilungamo Chimawawa says:

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

  2. mphatso says:

    Uladi and government are Fantastically CORRUPT

  3. fata says:

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

  4. 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???

  5. koma abale inu eeh says:

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

  6. vavlov says:

    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

  7. MKWAPU says:

    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!!!

  8. true patriot says:

    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 place to restrict him? I guess that is how JB sneaked out! We are too daft!

  9. 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

  10. Apao Kugola says:

    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.

    The Fearless Samurai
    (Jwampiriu)

  11. dingi says:

    So this ACB thing can only wake up when it is someone not affiliated to Government. How about the K577billion? You will not probe it? Hope this government will be there for ever otherwise milandu yawo njosayamba.

  12. Without prejudicing the investigations, I would not be suprised with this revelations about Uladi Mussa. He is someone, who despite occupying a respected office, can stoop so low to this level. It is true that some of the officials at Immigration office are part of this shameful but deep rooted syndicate. One of these mebers is the once loyal Dumbo Leman special assistant. During Uladi`s time, the guy was always being found in Biwi or around Biwi Triangle filling stations doing business with Brundians. What business was this, no one knows. Furthermore, I would lie to strongly believe that more well wishing Brundians would come forward to testify on this!

  13. Trendex says:

    CAN A FOREIGNER STAND IN THE COURT OF LAW TO GIVE EVIDENCE IN THIS LAND? WHY SPEEDING UP THIS CASE BEFORE THE K577BN AND K13BN IS NOT OVER? WHY IS THE GOVERNMENT INTERESTED IN THE K7.5M AT THE EXPENSE OF LOTS OF BILLIONS? THIS IS EQUAL TO WHAT THE CCAP SYNOD OF LIVINGSTONIA SAID RECENTLY THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS USING HER MACHINERY IN A BIASED FORM. I APPEAL TO YOU JUDGES TO BE INDEPENDENT AS YOUR FRIENDS IN SOUTH AFRICA PROSECUTING EVEN THE SITTING PRESIDENT. CAN WE DO THIS HERE? SHAME ON THE CASHGATE LAND.

  14. kk says:

    Nanga K577 b?

    1. JJ says:

      2009 – 2014 with over 80% cashgated between 2012 and 2014. Actually that K24 b is also included in k577 b.

  15. Observer says:

    Kodi a nyasa, you dont have chihunzi chabwino cha Uladi? Munthu kukamwa chonchi? And mumakonda kuchiyika chithunzi chimenechi why?

  16. Chingaipe says:

    That is Malawi for you. It started with Bakili with Kalaria….then Uladi graduated. The rot is deep seated.

  17. Bullshit says:

    All the these foreigners have cases to answers for bribery and Mussa for accepting bribes.

  18. Timotimo says:

    That’s what PP represents, UMBAVA ndi UMBANDA, nothing strange.

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