ACB says more arrest looming, Mpinganjira faces rap in judges bribery attempt

Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has  not ruled out more arrests in the alleged bribery attempts on five-judges of the High Court who are yet to make a determination as  Constitutional Court in landmark presidential election case.

Matemba: Investigations have not stopped

ACB director genetral Reyneck Matemba  said  the bureau was still investigating a  complaint from Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda alleging bribes had been offered to the five judges presiding over the case.

“We cannot rule out more arrests. Our investigations  have not stopped,” said Matemba.

Matemba is on record inadvertently hinting that a member of the Judiciary was under investigations in the saga.

He said one of the people involved “is a senior member of one of the arms of government” and “another one is from the private sector.”

ACB chief revealed that “a supreme court judge” was “involved,” a speculation that has already been rife in the public domain.

From the private sector, ACB arrested  business mogul Thom Mpinganjira last week.

Mpinganjira, owner of FDH Bank, is expected to be formally charged under the Corrupt Parctices Act, according to Matemba.

“We are ready to formally charge Mpinganjira,” Matemba said.

Mpinganjira, an accountant, is the former founding chief executive of the Malawi Stock Exchange (MSE). He left to open private First Discount House (FDH) which later evolved into a bank and has a nationwide branch network.

He is also a board chairman of state-run power utility Escom.

Many people in Malawi have said he is connected to the governing party, but he has always denied any links.

The Constitutional Court has a deadline of February 3 to issue a ruling on the case, which sparked violent protests since last year.

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Blessings
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Stop playing with our minds. Mention the names and hold them by horns

Political Observer
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Political Observer

It is very loud and clear that there is a group of people and Thom Mpinganjira is one of them who don’t want any Presidential Election RE RUN but the big question is why are they so afraid?????????????????????Your guess is as good as mine fellow Malawians.

Malawi belong to the citizens.
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More arrests indeed Mr Matemba and more releasing of these corrupt personnel, especially at our best time, shameful act.

mpanda
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mpanda

Anyway the two judges must be playing games will malawians so that people may think that they are innocent and there was no bribes. How did the two judges noticed the attempts kkkk what’s the evidence by then am doubting if the attempts was serious . Amafuna kundipasa chibanzi aaaah koma ma judge pali nzeru apa nanunso amatemba mli momo kuti ngati mukuitha ntchito zabodza basi. Tulusani owinawo ndalama imatsuka uchimo zidutsepo bolanso mukanafufuza amene anapanga supply tippex pa elections .And with those foams 66 tippexed you could find the rootcause of all this koma chi chain chama wheal shaaaah… Read more »

KHADET
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KHADET

I hear Chikapa(?) has been arrested

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

Who really cares.

Nalingula
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Nalingula

Basi zitayeni ….Wa Jeffrey watiuza khale kuti Ali ndi ma Spies every Corner ….I suspect there is a Deep State whose objective is to Ensure that Looters are protected and Looters remain in Power forever ….at Whatever Cost …Don’t Fool Us ….

Apite
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John Tembo should also be rearested for for taking uper hand in killing the Four Cabinet ministers. That case is not closed therefore we need justice. Mpinganjra didn’t do it but John did. Kamuzu Banda should also be tried in absentia. He should be transfered to hell from where he is pending. final judgement.

In Darkness Democracy Dies
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In Darkness Democracy Dies

It shows lack of competence that your DPP in Government for 16 years plus failed to charge JZU tempo and late Kamuzu. Instead your hero Bingu pretended to the the ‘false Ngwazi’. JZU Tembo and Kamuzu were both tried by UDF Government and found to be not guilty.
APM will retire in USA and you my brother will live under MCP Government for many years get used to it. Kwacha!!!

wa Nyau
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wa Nyau

mcp will never rule malawi again

Sahara
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Sahara

@wa Nyau. Hope you will leave this country as soon as MCP gets in power. Tippex will never be used again in elections ndiye a DPP munya muona. Chaka chake ndi chino.

Mitengo
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Mitengo

Tambala wakuda anakalamba, alibe mphamvu ndipo kulira kwake kumangomvekera kulekedzera pa Dedza kumusi, Kasungu kumtunda basic wathera pompompo.

Rhaaaaa!
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Rhaaaaa!

Nanunso! Kwacha lero? Kuzolowera kugona nkuwona anzanu akumangokuberani chaka ndi chaka kumangoyimba atibera mavoti opanda ndi manyazi omwe? Kumachangamuka pa town! Tulo ta 1964 mpaka lero? Eish!!

Mitengo
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Mitengo

Kkkkk.

Mbwiyeche
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Mbwiyeche

You are stupid apite

Ken
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Ken

We say posthumously iwe umbuli

Hola
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Hola

So we still have uncivilized idiots in the 21st Century like you. What is the connection here?

Digging Deeper
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Digging Deeper

Matemba, ACB and Judiciary are working together to ensure that Mpingagira or anyone else connected with Mutharika or DPP is not punished. These people are shamelessly working to deny justice to the people of Malawi whom they have been reducing to suffer poverty, disease and hunger. Only MCP can save Malawi and rid the corruption.

ZDB Chiyenda Yekha
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Don’t bank on it …MCP failed to develop this country in 30 years in power under absolute dictatorship…look at Kagame…he has managed to do wonders under less time…MCP guys will first fill their pockets which have holes for being out of government for over 20 years…mark my words

Sahara
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Sahara

@ZDB. And what has DPP done in 16 years? Does Malawi look like Singapore or Europe? Not even a thousandth! Malawi is going backwards under dpp regime.

Pachalo
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Pachalo

Just shows either ignorance or foolishness! Almost 75% of colleges, roads and hospitals in Malawi were constructed by MCP . Even the palaces that your old man is staying in were built decades ago by MCP.

Mitengo
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Mitengo

Yes, but what was money per capita then? We were suffering financially whilst working. We were denied individual economic development.Kungogula ka galimoto uona uyu akubwera moyeramu amvekere inu mwazitenga Kuti ndalama shaa! Agalu anatizunza awo. It’s better today than then after they went to opposition.

Joloza
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🙄🙄🙄bodza

chimulilenji
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chimulilenji

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