ACB ‘favours the corrupt rich’ : T/A Sitola speech earns plaudits

Traditional Authority (T/A) Sitola ofMachinga is getting  plaudits for speaking candidly on behalf of masses  when  told the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) that the graft-busting body favours the rich and that there is selective prosecution in graft cases.

Chief Sitola says ACB is a institutionalising corruption

The influential Machinga chief said the rich are given bail just hours of their arrest than the poor who struggle to get bail. And that their cases stall.

Chief Sitola of Machinga said this on Tuesday in the district where he was guest of honour at a meeting organized by the ACB to sensitize people on the evils of corruption which people say is reaching unprecedented levels in the country.

“You, ACB, you are bringing your messages to us the rural populations for what?  Is it us the poor who are corrupt? It’s the rich who are corrupt, because you never succeed in outing the rich behind bars for their corruption.

“ Prisons are full of poor people. When we hear that ACB has arrested a rich man today, the same day he is released,” said the chief.

This was an indirect reference to the arrest of an Indianbusiness tycoon Zameer Karim who was arrested along with police commissioner Innocent Botomani for allegedly stealing K3 billion in a police food rationsdeal.

Karim donated K145 million to the ruling DemocraticProgressive Party (DPP)  bank account as well as five vehicles worth K85 million.

Chief Sitola did not mince words at the function, but told the ACB officials that they were corrupt.

“When we hear that ACB has arrested a rich man today, the same day he is released. You are ones who are corrupt,” he said in his no holds barred speech.

Meanwhile, in Lilongwe, only three members of parliament turned up for a meeting with ACB officials who wanted to sensitize them on the new Corrupt Practices Act.

Most of the legislators did not turn up after learning that the ACB would not offer allowances for the meeting.

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Shack

This chief is the real deal. No sugar coating. You’ve got to love him! He called them out for going to the rural to bring awareness about corruption yet they left corrupt people at the State House, Capital Hill, city councils and district councils. This meeting would be appropriate to hold it at the state house and invite people like Ben Phiri, Ralph Kasambara, Mphwiyo, Amayi, Chaponda, Escom bosses, MERA bosses and not forgetting the president. I am moving to Machinga to support this Chief.

Central
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Central

Genuine leaders such as TA Sitola feel too bad when their subjects are suffering……………………………osakhala mfiti zinazi zoikilidwa kumbuyo ndi Matembazi uuuummmmuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!! May God bless you the more Chief Sitola!!

DPP and ACB mukanakhala kuti you are normal groupings mukanachita manyazi ndithudi!!

concerned citizen
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concerned citizen

Our members of parliament what good are you going to do for our country, if all the time you are supposed to carry out your responsibilities as representatives of the people ; you always want to be paid money when you are already paid salaries and other perks for being in parliament. Are you in parliament for allowances on every thing you are supposed to do ? Where is your commitment to render service for the country?

Kibaki
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Kibaki

Mzache wa Chikulamayembe uyu. Bravo Sitola.

Bishop walephera kugulitsa mpingo ku UTM fwetseki
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Za Sitola tamva. Tiyeni tikambenso za Baby chilima akungotukwana paliponseyu.

Kulongolora ngati mkazi bwanji iwe chilima? Mxiieww!

Maunits
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Maunits

This chief is real peoples chief speaking on behalf of his subjects did not hint the word to ACB which belongs Muthalika and not Malawians very shameful to ACB and Muthalika govt. We need chiefs like Chief Sitola not Ngolongoliwa, Lukwa, Lundu and Kyungu who useless chiefs siding with corrupt president.

Omex70
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Omex70

Malawi ikusoweka kukhala ndi mafumu monga Chief Sitola. Ndakunyadirani mfumu yakwathu ku Machinga. I hope these other boot-lickers masquerading as paramount Chiefs, Senior Chiefs will borrow a leaf from Chief Sitola.

DR MANGA
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A MATEMBA APA NDIYE ZERO PA TEN .EVEN A MERE T/A KNOWS THAT YOU ARE DOING NOTHING TO CURB CORRUPTION.

chimanga Chaponda
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ACB, do you still need a perception survey on who you are, what you are doing and how your work is viewed by the common man?

Sylvester Kalumbi
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Sylvester Kalumbi

Mafumu koma awa and the Yao chief is saying what he sees and actually the state of affairs!

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