ACB arrests Minister Kezzie Msukwa while receiving treatment at a hospital

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has finally arrested the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Kezzie Msukwa who defied and refused to hand himself over the Bureau.

On Thursday, the Bureau obtained a warrant of arrest for Msukwa who is suspected to have received bribes in land deals.

Minister Kezzie Msukwa

Msukwa’s arrest comes barely few days after the Malawi’s graft busting body issued an order restricting the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development from dealing with properties where Sattar, has beneficial interest.

The properties include 86 plots both in strategic uptown areas and in the outskirts of Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe.

ACB Director General Martha Chizuma confirmed the arrest of Msukwa who becomes the second serving Cabinet minister to be arrested in the Tonse Alliance administration.

Msukwa was arrested at Partners in Hope Hospital in Lilongwe where he had gone to hide is disguise to receiving treatment for undisclosed ailment.

The ACB has indicated that Msukwa will appear in court on Tuesday to be formally charged and bail application.

ACB has awarded that more “Politically Exposed Persons” are to be arrested in the early part of the new year with a number in the Tonse and Mutharika administration. A horde of civil servants are lined up for arrests as well for their involvement in fraud and theft of public and donor resources.

Chief Resident Magistrate Patrick Chirwa denied granting court bail to Ashok Nair, on grounds that he has no well-established residence in Malawi.

Nair is suspected to have been giving bribes to politicians in exchange of some business contracts to companies belonging to Sattar.

Despite his lawyer Wapona Kita assuring the court that the suspect would adhere to all bail conditions, Chirwa denied to grant bail.

ACB has awarded that more “Politically Exposed Persons” are to be arrested in the early part of the new year with a number in the Tonse and Mutharika administration. A horde of civil servants are lined up for arrests as well for their involvement in fraud and theft of public and donor resources.

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jenny
jenny
7 months ago

The ACB should take a good look at these 2 cases out of Mzuzu High Court Case#126 of 2011- Judgment was in 2016. The District Commissioner is condemned for assisting the Defendant with attempted theft of the Foreign Investors property Case #434 of 2020 *** This case is SHOCKING and if investigated will easily and clearly show a high level of fraud and corruption And this case out of Nkhata Bay Magistrate Court Case#17 of 2021 Small Claims Court Case#152 of 2021 (this is a summons for the above Magistrate Court Case but disguised as a new case out of… Read more »

Kapado
7 months ago

Mupeetekana nokha. Ken Kandondo must go. The next person from Utm ti be arrested is Michael Usi

nsabwendiimeneyitu basi.
nsabwendiimeneyitu basi.
7 months ago

Yes CLENING the RUBBLE , SWAMP.
Eetu nchito ndiye iyi.
Expose ,arrest these idhiot bastards .
They are useless phwii basi pamipando . People of no purpose. Waste of space.
Small brains kukabisala Ku cipatala .
Stupid

Victor Sam
7 months ago

Sweet music to my ears. Very sweet. Happy New Year to me.

Nabetha
Nabetha
7 months ago

Nyasa times, where is my comment 🤣🤣🤣?

Nabetha
Nabetha
7 months ago

KOMA KUMENEKO KKKKKKKKKKK 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 ZANCHITO KUTI WAWAWAWAWAWAWA!!!!!!!!!!!

Fwangalubiro
Fwangalubiro
7 months ago

Though I applaud the ACB there is pile of cases at court which are nor ending this also needs investigations.You never know until you know

Atokwene
Atokwene
7 months ago

Arrests not enough. What Malawian need madam Martha is prosecution of cases . How many cases are in court waiting prosecution? Plenty

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