ACB claims breakthrough in maizegate probe: Investigators obtain ‘crucial information’ from  Zambia

Graft busting body, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has come out of its cacoon to say it is making a breakthrough in its investigations of maizegate.

dala: The bureau is making a breathrough

The ACB public relations officer Egritta Ndala says investigators who went to Zambia as part of the probe have come with crucial information.

“We have been working with the Anti Corruption Commission of Zambia and we have made a breakthrough in our investigations,” she said.

She however could not say the breakthroughs the ACB has made, saying investigations are still going on.

Ndala could not also say when Malawians should expect the results of the investigations, saying the ACB might take time to finish their  probe.

ACB is investigating how Admarc procured maize from Zambia after reports that Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development George Chaponda and Admarc CEO Foster Mulumbe were engaged in suspicious dealings.

Chaponda and Mulumbe deny any wrong doing.

This is the first time that ACB has come out to comment on the matter.

Governance and human rights activist Charles Kajoloweka said the civil society organisations’ “ undivided desire and hope”  is that investigators should get to the bottom of the scam and ensure that relevant authorities act accordingly on the findings.

“No one should be allowed to joke with people’s lives. The 6.8 million starving Malawians in whose name K26 billion loan was sought from PTA Bank to procure maize want answers.

“ We want answers why government has denied its people access to maize by pegging the prices too high that not many starving Malawians can afford,” Kajoloweka said.

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13 thoughts on “ACB claims breakthrough in maizegate probe: Investigators obtain ‘crucial information’ from  Zambia”

  1. Mgoloso says:

    Joyce Banda is the BIG FISh in all this that is happening. She is the one who brought about all the “gates” in our Motherland.

  2. Mtumbuka weniweni says:

    Auditor General wanena kuti a Board ya MERA analamula anthu awo kuti agulire chimanga ADMARC ndipo chinagulidwa. Mukuasiya choncho chifukwa si a ndale. Akanakhala a DPP bwezi pano kuli woh woh woh Mera Board Maize gate!!!!!!!!
    Tiye nayoni SELECTIVE JUSTICE ma CSO.

  3. The Partriot says:

    And the breakthrough is……there was no crime?? Verily verily I say unto all Malawians….ACB cannot be trusted! Their independence is questionable ! Imagine the ACB failed to arrest a ruling party official who is on wanted list for graft????

  4. ACB Well wisher says:

    ACB just keep quite. People will judge your report if at all you will release any report. Your organisation image is bad you must work ten times harder to change otherwise people do not trust you.

  5. Mkwapu says:

    Chaponda dangerous criminal

  6. Chatayika Phiri says:

    you the parliamentary committee u have heard on zodiak that 28 million for bridges in dedza has gone down the drain becoz bridges have been washed away b4 use. Can u go and investaigate the DC’s office why they engaged non-professional contractors for the work. There is another bridge gate there and if you do yes u r non partisan.

  7. Ambuje Kukaya says:

    I doubt if this breakthrough will expose the suspected culprits. Otherwise looking how ACB has been operating of recent, the investigations will only protect the culprits.

    Let’s wait and see.

  8. I am sure Chaponda shall come out very clean in this.

    Now, after Chaponda, please call back and investigate joice banda the architect of cashgate, jetgate etc. Why is your justice selective atumbuka inu? Kodi mukuwona ngati izi mukuchitazi sitikuziwona bwinobwino? Za backstabbing-zi Zikutinyansatu ife? Why do you back joice banda despite all the evidence tendered by living witnesses?

    One day you shall regret your actions ambwenumbwenu inu!

  9. Che nnungu says:

    Even ACB is toothless these days. Kaya mwina koma ndakayika

  10. Chimanga says:

    How can getting Chaponda off the hook be called a breakthrough? So that is what you wanted? Shame on you toothless bull dog. Kuzolowela kupondeleza ovutika. Muzayankha tsiku lina kwa Olenga tonse

  11. Good job ACB, we are waiting for this, because Peters Commission is already compromised by the useless Solicitor General in it

  12. Achimidzimidzi says:

    ACB is useless and its staff are stupid and puppets. They are all toilet brushes.

    They interpret “breakthrough” as getting a huge amount of money to silence them and not getting relevant information.

    Do not take them seriously.

  13. kaziulika Chimugonda says:

    ACB Director, Kondowe said he worked with FBI in USA before. Let us see if what he said is true. ACB has lost trust of Malawians because no investigation has yielded result.

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