ACB to have new Czar as Matemba contract expires

Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) is expected to have new director general as the current holder  Reyneck Matemba three-year contract at the graft busting body expired on December 1 2020 and wrote government that he would not be seeking a renewal.

ACB czar Reyneck Matemba: Contract expires

President Lazarus Chakwera, who is the appointing authority for the bureau’s director general, according to Section 7 (1) of the Corrupt Practices Act, is expected to appoint  Matemba’s replacement.

Minister of Information and government spokesperson Gospel Kazako confirmed that Matemba wrote the Office of President and Cabinet “stating that he won’t renew his contract.”

Matemba , a practising lawyer  who rose through the civil service ranks to be appointed deputy director general at ACB and then later on director,  said he is set to return to the civil service  after a “turbulent journey” as ACB that was nevertheless  worth travelling.

The ACB Czar said he was “truly humbled and honoured” to have served the people of Malawi as the bureau’s director during what he called  “one of the most challenging and turbulent periods of our times.”

The bureau has been criticised for the slow pace with which it handles various cases, but Parliamentary Public Appointments  Committee  chairperson Joyce Chitsulo said Matemba has generally done very well but faced hurdles like any director before him.

She said there is need to make the bureau fully independent from political interferences that continues to bedevil the body.

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Dave van
Dave van
7 months ago

Let him come to the new experience of no back up hope he didn’t make alot of enemies

Zio ine
Zio ine
7 months ago

Kondowe and Mate MBA were probably the most useless directors at ACB

Ida
Ida
7 months ago

Will always hold Mr Matemba in high esteem. I have known this man for a very long time. My humble boss and very efficient in court. He would have handled the ACB job efficiently if he had been given the independence he needed by our politicians. Bravo boss

Bauleni
Bauleni
7 months ago

Tonse iyambe kuba zenizeni after they appoint a tidyenawo and Yes boy

Moya
Moya
7 months ago

The next ACB director needs someone qualified but most importantly with strict ethics and morals. There are so many sensitive cases right now and we don’t want a money hungry sell out on that sit. We need justice Kachale type.

Khekhi
Khekhi
7 months ago

Bye Reyneck…. Hoping Gift Mwakhwawa gets this job.. he spoke a lot during the rerun voting .. But can he deliver?….give him a chance to prove his words.

Who’s with me?

Anyabanda
Anyabanda
7 months ago

All the best Mr. Matemba

Fake Petros
Fake Petros
7 months ago
Reply to  Anyabanda

He really did well especially after his hsnds were freed with the new Administration, factors in the equation like personnel and funds (resources)

Alfred Minjo
Alfred Minjo
7 months ago
Reply to  Anyabanda

Done well but his cases were selective. Wazunza APM zedi munthu ameneyi to impress the Tonse Alliance government. Shame on him. Ambuye amukhululukire.

Njiwa
Njiwa
7 months ago

Can safely say he’s among the top few government officials who have made a difference in this space under the difficult circumstances this position brings. Congratulations Reyneck and I know you will do very well where ever you go.

Dingase
Dingase
7 months ago

Kapolo uyu akafike. So biased. Was just there to please the crocodiles party. Useless matemba.

Maggie Makono
Maggie Makono
7 months ago
Reply to  Dingase

Dingase, don’t forget we r in a democratic country whereby he can’t just do whatever he wants, he was doing within the law of Malawi.

Bitcoin is good
Bitcoin is good
7 months ago

Matemba is the worst acb director whoever brought him to acb was a stupid person.

Maggie Makono
Maggie Makono
7 months ago

Whoever will replace him, plz make sure Bakili Muluzi, Joyce Banda, Peter Mutharika and there ministers should at least b sent to jail, even for two months only. These thugs must hve criminal records hanging on their white haired heads, scumbugs.

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