ACB to probe Indian businessman More over attempts to bribe Malawi minister, HRDC’s Mayaya

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) says  it has delayed to investigate bribery attempts on Human Rights Defenders Coalition ( HRDC ) executive member Billy Mayaya and  Minister of Homeland Security Richard Chimwendo Banda by Indian businessperson Chandra Shekhar More due to Covid-19 but assured that the complaint is being processed.

Mayaya:Reported to ACB
More: Tax cheater deported in Malawi to India wants to be returned and offered bribes

ACB principal public relations officer Egrita Ndala attributed the delays in starting the investigations to the virus pandemic  which has affected  the work routine at the graft-busting body.

She said the bureau is observing Covid-19 preventing guidelines, which among other things, included working in shifts and minimised contact.

“This is affecting the normal way of operating,” she said.

But Ndala assured that the complaints against Shekhar More, which was reported by Mayaya himself on December 23 2020, will be handled.

Ndala’s comments follows calls by HRDC to the bureau to speed up prosecution of some corruption related cases, including the More bribery attempts.

HRDC chairperson Gift Trapence and national coordinator Luke Tembo in a letter they signed sent to ACB, said they want the bureau to fast-track outstanding cases in terms of investigations and prosecutions.

“Equally important is the progress of the case of Sheikhar More for his alleged attempt to corrupt an HRDC official,” reads the letter.

In his complaint letter to ACB, Mayaya alleges that More called him on the phone to facilitate a reversal of his (More’s) immigration status following his deportation from the country.

In the letter, Mayaya alleges that More sent him a WhatsApp text message on December 22 seeking to be connected to Chimwendo Banda to reverse deportation status.

He said: “On the next conversation, he called me where I then pretended to be with the minister although I was alone. He was brazen enough to offer a payment of K60 000 000 for a reversal of his prohibitive immigration status.

“This amount would be given in equal instalments of K30 000 000 with the first given to me and the other half given to the minister.”

Mayaya said he decided to report the matter to the graft-busting body on the basis that payment of such an offer is an offence under the Corrupt Practices Act.

Minister Chimwendo Banda commended Mayaya  for reporting the matter to the ACB.

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mtete
mtete
5 months ago

Ever wondered why an Indian is willing to part with millions to come and do business in Malawi? It’s because the person has nowhere else to go and must have heard from friends that the country is very suitable for shady deals; where you can sell to government a K10 disposable syringe for K100, a K1000 food pack for K10,000.
I have no problem with honest traders of any nationality who wants to invest in the country

Kondwa
Kondwa
5 months ago
Reply to  mtete

This is very true about Malawi the most corrupt country. In the world Foreigners have found Malawi as a LAUNCH
PAD TO MONEY LAUNDERING AND CORRUPTLY OBTAINED WEALTH
STATISTICS ARE SHOWING WHO THESE. GREEDY PEOPLE ARE
THIS GREEDY RACE OF PEOPLE

Kudu hunter
Kudu hunter
5 months ago

Willing to pay that much bribe so can come and drain the economy hundred fold and pay the workers peanuts on top of that , this corrupt indian should not be allowed in we already have some walking freely without any charges need to deal with that first and send a clear message Malawi will not tolerate shit

Chifundo Ganizani
Chifundo Ganizani
5 months ago

Anzathu amene akuma khala ndi nsanje kwa ma indian ndye umbuli.
You need to be educated to understand that you are RACISTS.
If these indians were to pack up and go, our economy would collapse. Th Kwacha mu thumba would not be of more value than the tissue we use to clean mathako.
AGAINST CORRUPTION, BLACK OR WHITE
AGAINST RACISM, BLACK OR WHITE!

LOVE ALL
LIVE ALL

Hate it or take it but it's a fact

U r an Indian and so corrupt that’s why Malawi is not moving ahead. In a country where Whites are in larger number it always develop but where the Indians are in control it never change or develop but it dwindles and collapses.

Malawi government made a big mistake to chase White people and keep indians in Malawi.

Chifundo Ganizani
Chifundo Ganizani
5 months ago

Speciality about whites is they make you lock their asses and we can smell perfume from there.
They are buying Tobacco at ridiculous price and you cannot say nothing
Do you know how much aid we are recievibg from India?

mtete
mtete
5 months ago

Then pack up and go, someone else will fill the void. You don’t have to blackmail us. The fact that someone is willing to pay millions to come to Malawi is a clear indication that most Indians have nowhere to go. I personally have no problem with honest traders; definitely not one who wants to sell Malawians a K10 syringe for K100.

Chifundo Ganizani
Chifundo Ganizani
5 months ago
Reply to  mtete

If you dont have a problem with honest traders then why do you think every indian is dishonest.
The MRA, IMMIGRATION and the government need to stop corruption simple.
Who took the large chunk of cash gate?
Have we forgotton?
It was our brothers

mtete
mtete
5 months ago

Should we really waste time on an Indian who is not a Malawi citizen?. Let him come and be arrested the minute he sets foot in the country.

Dabwi
Dabwi
5 months ago

Do cases involving Malawians of asian origin really progress to conclusions? Aren’t Malawi prisons only for black Malawians only? Just wondering.

Mulopwana
5 months ago
Reply to  Dabwi

You r wondering indeed right. We have convicts wondering around yet chicken thieves have a 10 months sentence. MALAWIII!!!

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
5 months ago
Reply to  Mulopwana

10 months ati kuti ena atengerepo phuzilo.
lazy courts if not dyera.
kulephera kucita tackle mirandu yaikuuikulu

Chifundo Ganizani
Chifundo Ganizani
5 months ago
Reply to  Mulopwana

A thief is a thief.
You cannot differnciate between a chicken thief and a cow thief.
They are both thieves and need to stay in prison
We only have around 400,000 asians in this country. Do you want the prisons to be 50% asian?
Educate yourselves my friends.
Travel the world to understand the world.
Not just cross to Jubeg

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
5 months ago
Reply to  Dabwi

Volume!! ciourts waste our monies as they 2 are corruptive. tinamva liti mmwenye ali ku prison.
ya k145 mita ija munangowatenthetsa nayo a malawi. pano a court and pitala ndi mmwenye ali phee kudya ndala zosakhetsera thukutazo

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