Njauju murder was mistaken identity: ACB gurus ‘living dangerously’

Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director of corporate affairs Issa Njauju may have been killed in a case of mistaken identity.

Matemba: ACB deputy director

Matemba: ACB deputy director

Njaunju was found dead on July 4 2015 with his body half-buried near Lilongwe River and his Toyota Hilux double-cabin vehicle burnt to ashes behind the presidential villas in Lilongwe.

Sources at the bureau say ACB deputy director general Reyneck Matemba has been receiving anonymous death threats and that the hired assassin may have mistaken. Njauju with Matemba who has a striking resemblance with the murder victim.

ACB is investigating a number of high-profile cases that include Cashgate where billions of kwacha were stolen from government.

Matemba is involved in the prosecution of the cashgate cases which has seen some people implicated in the theft have been convicted while others including prominent people are still answering cases in court.

There are also investigation involving high profile people in the ruling DPP on the missing billions from 2005.

Matemba said Njauju, 49, was in charge of finance, human resource, administration and internal audit, saying he could not be a target for some people that are being investigated as he was not involved in any investigations or prosecution.

He, however, said truth would come out after police complete their investigations.

Sources say Njauju was not the intended target.

His family were “completely devastated”.

Lilongwe Police Station spokesperson Ramsey Mshani said the assassins have not been identified.

Sources indicate one of the assasins is a former Malawi Army soldier and has been working at a farm. Informants also say the Njanju murder was planned in similar way like the killing of university student Robert Chasowa ( more information Nyasa Times has gathered will be shared with local and international bodies.)

ACB investogors were also reported to be ntimidated and threatened by businessperson, Karamat Ullah Chaudhry and Azhar Chaudrey, to drop any other investigations against them related to tax, money laundering and corruption.

Karamat Chaudhry was recently interrogated by Fiscal Police in connection with the K2 million deposited into ACB boss Lucas Kondowe’s bank account at First Merchant Bank (FMB) in Blantyre.

ACB said they have dockets for the entrepreneur in relation to forex externalisation.

The Chaudhry claim to be key fanciers to ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and “well-wishers” of President Peter Mutharika.

Catholic Commission for Peace and Justice (CCJP) has warned that Njauju’s brutual and salvage murder could have negative implications in the fight against graft in the country.

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chimzy freeman phiri
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koma kulintchito yopotokolana makosi. Ambuye bwerani muzatiwombole

Wachikond
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Bingus first 5yrs ws appreciated, came another term he became a nuisance we complained & God took hm deliberately but we thot a name can rule this nation, we don’t listen to the creator & we r going to perish like ants. They r killing, pple r complaining bt wat they can say is they will b leaders up to 2024, Stop these killings plz.

Wachikond
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Bingus first 5yrs was very appreciative then came another term he became a nuisance we complained & God took him deliberately but we a name can rule this country, we don’t listen to the creator & we r going to perish like ants. They r killing, pple r complaining but wat they can say is that they will b leaders up to 2024, Stop killing.

mnyamata oyikonda nyasatimes
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May the ghost of Njauju torture to death anyone who was directly or indirectly involved.

Presidential villas? surely that place has tight security sooner or later truth will out! Magazi a munthu osalakwa cant just be shed in vain.

Vices Against Nature
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What this article leaves out is who was the intended target. What about Kondowe himself? How safe is he?

gacheni mulonyeni.
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There are three things that cant be hidden on earth, The Moon, Sun and Truth

Chimani. Game
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The issue here is about security.all this happened right in town,where were the police patrol vehicles.all guarding the idiot leaving the 14000000 people at risk.malawi is at its lowest point and don’t believe these lies that it will get better anytime soon

ADE
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MPHWIYO SURVIVED THREE BULLETS, PP GOVERNMENT MADE SURE THAT HE SURVIVES BY SENDING HIM TO SA. NJAUNJA DID NOT SURVIVE, DPP MADE SURE THAT THERE SHOULD BE NO CHANCE OF HIM TELLING HIS STORY.

I CAN SEE SOMEONE CONNECTED TO K 95 BILLION BEHIND THIS KILLING.

Mukapsya Muwona
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Chonena ife tilibe aaae chonena ife tilibe

Wanga ndi yemweyo
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Thanks for the information Mr Deputy Director. However, the issue that concerns us here is not the identity of the officer killed, but rather that somebody should die for the simple reason that he is among the people who are trying to make Malawi habitable and hospitable. It appears to me that somebody or some people have decided that we should not have graft busting bodies like the ACB. And I daresay that such people are not ordinary people, they are high ranking fat cats. Ooh wait? You say the deceased’s body was found where? Listen, many people are in… Read more »
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