ACB set to prosecute Zameer Karim, awaits court  date 

Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has said the case involving  businessman Zameer Karim and two senior police officer  will commence when the court set the date for hearing.

Zameer Karim (2nd r) with symapthisers at the court

ACB which is prosecurting the infamous K2.7 billion police food rations case says it is set for the matter and only waiting for the court date.

Egrita Ndala, ACB senior public relations officer, said: “The ACB is waiting for the court to set a date for the hearing of the case.”

Defence attorney for Karim, Frank Mbeta, said among other procedures, his client is expected ti enter plea when the court sets the date.

He said the case which was previously heing handled by a magistrate , will now be In the High Court.

Zameer Karim is answering charges of theft of public money in a K2.7 billion police food rations deal.

He was arrested along with two Malawi police officers; commissioner Innocent Botomani and senior superintendent Grant Kachingwe in relation to the US$3.9 million contract to supply food rations to the police.

The case came to light last June through a leaked ACB investigation report which indicated that government paid K2.7 billion directly to Pioneer Investment against an undertaking by an officer at Malawi Police to pay the contract price to CDH investment Bank Limited.

The investigation report also mentioned the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) as a beneficiary of the proceeds as Karim deposited K145 million into its bank account at Standard Bank whose sole signatory was President Peter Mutharika.

Following a public outcry over the vast donation, the party was forced to return it – but an ACB probe subsequently cleared Mutharika of personal wrongdoing.

After facing criticism for the decision, ACB boss Matemba later said it was his right to discontinue investigations in the absence of incriminating evidence.

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Faruk mussa
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Faruk mussa

Him and his father big crooks…bastards ego up there are now selling mandasi on chirimba railway line with people money buying baking powder fools

Milomo ya magawawa
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Milomo ya magawawa

You Indians are bloody thieves, you are a shameless nation with no pride, we Malawians need to post you all back to Pakistan where you belong. A penny in a pound nation.

anon
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anon

indians from pakistan? funny guy

Bob
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Bob

This is another useless entity. Nothing tangible comes out of this office. Kumangodziwa investigation without prosecution.

Central
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Central

Osaman Faiti and Mrs Ndala mukanadangouuuzana pa uwiri wanu basi…………. enafe zimenezi zikutilowa m’maso ngati “Tear Gas wa MPS”!!

chimanga
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Who are you fooling? ACB is another Malawi Electoral Commission. Malawi dziko lotembeleledwa

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

A plesdent asankha kale team yozengamilanduyi????

madando
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madando

ACB,mlandu umeneu muukwanisa? Osanamiza a Malawi.