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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Wiseman nyirongo
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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… Read more »
Malawi wa Lero
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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………….?

Malawi wa Lero
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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.

VYOTO
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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

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

Samarakunjuta
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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.

Paddy
Guest

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.

mdk
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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

Benson Chirwa
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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.

Ngongoliwa
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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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