Malawi govt says no propaganda in murder of anti-graft boss: ACB says Njauju was not connected to any investigations

Malawi government has said the public should refrain from making “wild speculations” into the brutal murder of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director of corporate services Issa Njauju whose body was discovered half-buried on Saturday in the capital Lilongwe.

Issa Njauju: Murdered

Issa Njauju: Murdered

Minister of Information, Kondwani Nankhumwa, said government condemns the “brutal and cowardly murder” of Njauju who at the time of his untimely death was Director of the Corporate Affairs responsible for general administration, finance
and human resource at ACB.

Nankhumwa, who is also government spokesman, said Malawi Police Service has opened investigations into this tragic death.

“Government, and all law abiding citizens, will therefore wait for the findings of these professional investigations to take an informed stand on the matter,” said Nankhumwa.

He appealed to the general public to refrain from making “wild speculations which are deeply hurting the bereaved family and
colleagues at the ACB who have lost a dear friend, husband and father.”

Nankhumwa said: “Such a painful and tragic death must not be a treated as a source of propaganda
by anyone.”

He added: “The Malawi Police Service is working around the clock to find the real truth of the matter. Therefore, the public is hereby being assured that perpetrators of this heinous act will be found and be brought to book. The criminals can run, but not hide.”

Meanwhile, Government is appealing to the general public to assist the Police with relevant information that may lead to the apprehension of the criminals.

And ACB boss Lucas Kondowe said in a statement made available to Nyasa Times that Njauju was in no way directly connected to any investigations or prosecutions.

The statement by Kondowe and Nankhumwa were to counter fevered speculations that Njauju may have been killed by regime gang because of his work on DPP cashgate scandals.

ACB deputy director general Reyneck Matemba on Saturday said, in an interview,  post-mortem results showed that he was shot twice in the neck and chest before he was buried near Lilongwe River.

Late Njauju, 49, who came from Mangochi District and was laid to rest at Lilongwe Cemetary on Saturday.

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42 thoughts on “Malawi govt says no propaganda in murder of anti-graft boss: ACB says Njauju was not connected to any investigations”

  1. Wiseman nyirongo says:

    Its very unfortunate some cruel people are politcisinng this death to suit their political interest. Lets all feel sorry to believed family for the untimely death of their father ,brothers and sisters. Let the police do their job so that the culprit brought to book. If you start connecting to a particular party this will not do harm to the party as their will be no evidence to support the claim but will only discourage some people to come forward with necessary information for the arrest of the suspect . The party is not a person yet the one killing our brother is an individual . Don’t jeopardize the investigation for the love of promoting your party. This will do more harm to your party as God no he evil doer . God will punish an individual for wrong doing not a party , a church or any grouping

  2. Malawi wa Lero says:

    One man connected to Chasowa murder is a top cop in DPP gav. Luk at similarities, a journalist was called for some quizzing by cops and this is soon after an important figure died in funny circumstances. In the 1st DPP gav something similar happened. A Chanco lecturer was called for some griiling by a top cop and there was a death linked to the gav. Dont you think the big bwana was called in in a similar manner and because of the so called mistaken identity they decided to get rid of him to stop him from………….?

  3. Malawi wa Lero says:

    One man connected to Chasowa murder is a top cop in DPP gav. Now listen, a journalist is called by the cops for a quizzing and a man dies similar to Chinsingas quizzing by the top cop in DPP gav when Chasowa died. The bwana may have been called there in a similar pattern. Knowing that if he is left free (mistaken identity issue) then the dirty plan by DPP gav will be known.

  4. VYOTO says:

    AS LONG AS IT IS THE DIRTY DPP IN POWER, HISTORY OF SUCH TYPES OF MURDERS WILL ALWAYS REPEAT ITSELF.MEMORIES ARE STILL FRESH HOW THE DPP THUGS BUTCHERED LATE ROBERT CHASOWA RIGHT AT THE POLYTECHNIC.KODI INU ANTHU AKU SOUTH A DPP AWA MUMAWAVOTELANJI?AMENEWATU MBIRI YAWO NDIYOTI AKANGOKHALA MU BOMA AKAMAPANGA ZOYIPA ALIBE MALIRE

  5. tione says:

    Imfa ya njaunje,matafali and chasowa achita nayo bwanji Tateeee.ingoti mpheee uone… dziko lakanika aaa tione nkhoswe abwera

  6. Samarakunjuta says:

    Now people of malawi can be able to see what I have been preaching all along about this mapwevupwevu government.Ladies and gentlemen we are being governed by thugs I mean dangerous criminals as a matter of fact we have sold our souls to the devil.I hope this will be a good example to the whole country who like recycling of politicians.People of Malawi wake up and smell the corruption in our beloved country.This an organised crime to burry there theft on cashgate.Let us all vote for federal government. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

  7. Paddy says:

    my worry is that there are too many issues which require investigations by the police. Some of such important issues will easily be cancelled deliberately since peter muthalika and goodal are the key culprits in all these issues.

  8. mdk says:

    Malawi and it’s politics.everything is politics in Malawi. Do you people think you can gain political mileage cos of somebodies death?it’s a shame this guy was a father,husband,uncle and so on.please respect that.kumangokhalila mabodza basi? What a shame

  9. Benson Chirwa says:

    I smell cashgaters in the form of soldiers or the ruling party here. In fact anybody including mighty zikwanje party have the capabilities. We know what they’re trying to achieve. Lord have mercy.

  10. Ngongoliwa says:

    NDAKAIKA NGATI KAFUKUFUKU AMENEYU AKHALE WATANTHAUZO, NANGA ZA CHASOWA ZIRIPATI?????????? TISANAMIZANEPO APA A BOMA MUKUDZIWAPO KANTHU. BWANJI KUYANKHULAPO MWACHANGU CHONCHI? MUNDIKUMBUTSA MOMWE MUNACHITIRANSO PA IMFA YA CHASOWA, MZIMU WAKE UWUTSE MUMTENDERE, KOMA INUYO MTENDERE MULIBE NGAKHALE PANG’ONO, MUSOVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Kadakwiza says:

    Until today innocent people are murdered even if we are a multi party democratic nation. Shame

  12. Voltaire says:

    Thought so! Blame propaganda (implicitly the Peoples’ Party)

    He was a director who had nothing to do with investigations. Okay..

    So how long will the investigation into his murder take? 1 month? Two? Six?

    We’re waiting for your updates Right Honourable Minister of Information.

  13. Zagwa Zatha says:

    Masiku omaliza anthu adzaphana ngati nkhuku. Mulungu awaike poyera amene anamupha Njauju.

  14. Nabiyeni says:

    God you are watching. You have never slept. Why but why?????????????????? Very painful. Mulungu ndinu Mulungu ndipo mulipo.

  15. Kondwani says:

    These investigations have never brought any tangible results.Don’t fool us,Mr Nankhumwa.This was plotted assasination aimed at hiding yet another investigation over billions of kwachas.

  16. Omex70 says:

    It is the work of DPP thugs in an effort to frustrate any investigations on K92billion or K577billion. Nankhumwa you better shut up your useless mouth.

  17. Frustrated Mtumbuka says:

    All Malawians have killed him! By admiring thieves and keeping silence we have killed this good son wa pa Flames!

    May his soul rest in peace!

  18. SADRIDO says:

    DPP, have murdered the innocent Njauju becoz of K500+Billion Cashgate. One day you will face it in heaven.

  19. Mwama Du says:

    Dpp ndi ntchito za manja ake okupha.

  20. malili says:

    Chasowa mpaka pano munakafufuza boma lake ndilomweli la DPP pano ndiye Njauju mupeza omwe amupha?????? Demetti! What I know for sure is< God will fight for us kumbukirani mwazi wa Chasowa unapititsa Bungu Mulungu amabweza at his on time in his own style ife tikupemphera there is no way kukugulitsa bank thursday munthuyu kuphedwa thursday???

  21. Mrs apm says:

    Kodi simunabitsa 92b patsana panu? lero ndiyi yaululika ndiye bwanji magazi amunthu wolengedwa ndi Mulungu tiona. GOD ALONE. God hear our cry.

  22. Nyau Isthobwa says:

    Zawo zomwe akudzidzimuka nazo bwanji

  23. concerned muslim says:

    Why are people making those speculations?…………there is no smoke without fire, one day Allah will judge us all and from now onwards I will always pray that those that are all behind this evil act of killing my best ever computer studies teacher at As-sallam Boys Sec sch be brought to justice, if not them, their sons are going to pay for this one day….Nkhuyu zodya akulu dzidzapota ana one day….

  24. Shock says:

    Bodza iri. Inu a Nankhumwa ndi a Kondowe mukudziwa. Why did it take all this long to come up with the statement? ACB is a government organ, and as such, we expected the government to come in swiftly and make a statement or even address the bereaved family and members of staff of the ACB. Koma kwa inu inali time to gather with your fellow mbosyombosyo for mapwevupwevu.

  25. Matchado says:

    Reyneck Matemba, watch your back . I’m reliably informed that this was a case of mistaken identity .

  26. Kas says:

    Lucas kondowe, wadziikira ku mbuyo zigawenga za Dpp. U are next

  27. Nankhumwa thinks he is talking to kids the death of Njauju comes after 577 billion most of them are ministers involved do not forget the embassies have the report. Mr Locus Kondowe can not tell the truth I yeso mutu uli pa mpeni akuopa.

  28. Professor Seyani says:

    Foolish Nankhumwa. Close your stinking mouth. ADausi mulipo? After setting ablaze the MAlawi Electral Commission warehouse pano nde ayamba kupha chonchi!

  29. Nyoni-nyoni says:

    Dpp yapha munthu?? Amalawi tiyeni tiyembekeze chilungamo chidza osati kupaka anthu ena pa ifa ya ena.

  30. In the know says:

    Minister I wish you could have the same feelings for the Chasowa family. As long as previous murder cases remains unresolved people will always speculate

  31. ADAUSI NDI COUSIN WA SATANA,,,,

  32. Zakeyo says:

    Sometimes I feel ashamed of being a Malawian. Seriously we are a very pathetic lot!!

  33. MKWAPU says:

    K92 BILLION !!!!

  34. grinzo50 says:

    You can not stop people speculating regarding the situation now.

  35. captain says:

    Why government didn’t hire expert from Israel they normally find the finger prints from that type of scenario and this is important for the assassin to know that they will not go any far with these killings

  36. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    Just follow what people are telling you , why refuting ?

  37. Malawi a moto ali pamoto. Mwapheranji munthuyu?

  38. Let GOD be GOD. The truth shall prevail and it is soon. You cannot hide from GOD.

  39. Ngochera says:

    Musatinamize, Allah will act on our behalf, you have murdered him as he was fasting

  40. CIA / FBI says:

    INCOMING INFORMATION IS THAT THE GUY WAS MISTAKENLY KILLED BY THE HIRED ASSASSINS.
    EITHER THEY WERE LOOKING FOR MATEMBA OR LUCAS KONDOWE , SO GUYS WATCHOUT
    KONDOWE !!! DO YOU REMEMBER THE GUY WHO DEPOSITED THE 2 MILLION KWACHA IN YOUR ACCOUNT ? THE WAR IS NOT OVER YET !!!!!!!!!!!!
    IF THIS IS NOT THE CASE THEN IT IS THE CASHGATE ISSUES !!!!!!
    BRA BRA BRA BRA .. DONT SAY YOU WERE NOT WARNED
    BUT ABOVE ALL THE ALMIGHTY GOD IS GREATER THAN THE ASSASSINS

  41. MSANA WA PETURO says:

    You are very stupid Nankhumwa. Have you ever talked sense? Idiot!!

  42. nganituwe says:

    DPP HAS KILLED HIM AND THEY WILL ANSWER IF NOT HERE ON EARTH THEN ON THE LAST DAY WHERE ONE WILL NOT HIDE ANY SIN NO MATTER HOW SMALL THAT MAY BE

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