ACB clears Chilima from corruption allegation, says Malawi veep not under probe

State Vice President Chilima has not been involved in corruption, Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has  to parry away an attempt to smear his name by his political rivals.

Chilima: Cleared

A smear campaign on social media ensued  based on facts that Chilima sold a house to somebody through an estate agency, but eventually turned out [the buyer] was a suspect of Cashgate.

But  some ruling Democrtaic Progressive Party (DPP) operatives  have  been circulating  a witness statement in connection with Chilima which was recorded on February 28 2012 at ACB offices in Lilongwe when the Vice-President was the CEO of Airtel Malawi.

ACB director Reyneck Matmeba  said the graft-busting body  is not investigating the country’s second in command for any criminal offence.

Matemba was responding to a letter  from Chilima’s lawyer Chikosa Silungwe  dated August 8 2018, when they sought clarification if they had any issues with the Veep.

The ACB boss is response said  Chilima “is neither under investigations by the ACB nor facing prosecution.”

According to Matemba, the Vice-President was invited to ACB as a witness to a criminal offence and not as a suspect or as accused person.

However, Police are expected to act on the seven-day ultimatum it gave Chilima to provide information on rigging claims he made.

During the launch of the United Transformation Movement (UTM) at Masintha ground in Lilongwe on July 21, Chilima claimed government bought a spying machine for recording phone calls and rigging next year’s tripartite elections.

Following the claims, Police wrote the Veep on July 27 asking him to provide them with information on the assertions so that a formal investigation is launched.

Inspector General (IG) Rodney Jose said they would the public, through the media, would soon be notified in due course.

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chataika
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chataika

Meneyo ndiye malawi when the same body clears Mutharika u say ACB has been corruepted and work unproffessionally but if the same graft body clears Saulos u say ACB is independent and proffessional!! What nonsense is this Trapence remember there is God u will reap one day

LEGO
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ACB is another branch for DPP hence the only way to silence Chilima is to shield him out of corrupt cases so that he must not spill out the beans.If fact Chilima did mention that he will publicise those who are involved in corruption activities in DPP.So even if the ACB can found Chilima wanting they will never ever say that he is involved in any corruption activities.THAT IS THE GAME OF TWO HALVES.

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

This is what we call a red herring to distract the public from the real corrupt scoundrels. There are billions of Kwacha disappearing into a few individuals pockets and we have ACB wasting its resources investigating Chilima’s house sale transactions.

mark
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mark

LET CHILIMA GIVE US ANSWERS ON VOTE RIGGING CLAIMS…

GWELU PITALA
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GWELU PITALA

Mukunya a DPP

Noxy
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He he he ziliko chaka chino kupakana matope kuti wina awine chisankho

moses.elizaberth.msamala@gmail.com
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Start the discussion…Police nayo ikugwila ntchito ngati chpani cha ndale koma muona kuti mupanga bwanji poti palibe chimene muphulepo

Nsampha
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Nsampha

ACB tsopano, clearing the president and his vice same time. No-one should complain! These guys know each other very well. Don’t take Chilima seriously!

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

the only clean business mogul turned politician. Dpp is failing to tarnish ur image! Stay clean

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