Arrests welcome, but no smiles until logical conclusion of Njaunju, Muluzi, Chasowa cases

As Nyasa Times, we welcome the arrests Malawi Police Services has made, so far, on figures such as Osman Jomo, Norman Chisale, Rosa Mbilidzi, Ahmed Chunara and several others for their involvement in alleged crimes committed during the previous regimes.

We view such as arrests as positive steps toward ensuring that the rule of law is paramount and no one, in this country, should be seen to be above the law.

However, though we welcome these arrests, we are not coy to point out several misgivings Malawians have with our crime fighting agencies.

We weep for Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB),  Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), Malawi Police, the office of the Director of Public Prosecution and many others for their failure to stop impunity in the country because of their penchant appetite of working as stooges of incumbents.

In the grand scheme of our Constitution, these agencies were put in place to work 24 hours, independently, in rooting out corruption and impunity in this country without fear or favor.

On the contrary, these agencies have been a let down to the core, always sitting at ease and idle as incumbents ransack every coin in the public purse.

The only time their existence is felt is, mostly, in the first three or four months of a new government in power. They will make quick arrests and rush to the courts with funny charges but, in the end, nothing substantial.

That is why, today, we still talk about Bakili Muluzi’s K1.7 billion corruption case. That is why, today, we still don’t have a clear direction in ensuring justice is done over the murder of personalities such as Issa Njaunju, Buleya Lule and Robert Chasowa to name but just a few.

There was a moment when these cases were a priority but, in a flash, they all vanished.

What we must underline is that these cases symbolize the highest level of impunity ever committed in this country. When they continue to stall the message we are getting is that the State is playing lip service to fighting impunity in this country.

The onus, now, is on President Lazarus Chakwera’s government. Malawians have been let down by his predecessors. He has a chance to join the failures of his predecessors or chart a new direction in fighting impunity in this country.

That is why, though we applaud the arrests made so far, we will not smile until these outstanding high profile cases are dealt with and we reach a logical conclusion.

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Julius
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Julius

Koma mukangoyamba ya Njaunju yo A Chisalewa nde satulukasotu….

Malawi belong to the citizens
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Tonse alliance government please keep arresting people ndalama zaboma zabedwa zambiri,anthu omwe mwawamangawa ndiwochepa,atayamagalimoto aja zilipati,Tonse alliance government you are too slow,this is not good.

Irrigation Department Corruption
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Irrigation Department Corruption

Please also hit hard on corruption and fraud discoveries at Irrigation where public officers use private sector companies like FISD to siphone government resources through dubious award of contracts.

Nasinuku
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Nasinuku

Fufuzani ku Ministry of Agriculture kumnene amagawana ndalama za FISP. Anthu analemera kumeneko.

Tcgh
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Tcgh

Good article. You are right.

Truthwise
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Truthwise

Just as there was a movement to campaign for multi party democracy led by Chakufwa Chihana in 1992-1994, we must have a movement to Stop Corruption in Malawi. For there can be no democracy in Malawi as long as these corrupt Indians are left to continue bribing and looting. Lets be resolute lets banish corruption into the rubbish heap of history and with it all the corrupt foreigners. We must banish the Wahid Kassems, the Ganis, the Imtiaz Masters, the Sacranies, the Rafique Hajats, the Kalarias, the Yannakis – ALL OUT OUT OUT.

ROY
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ROY

HE Joyce Banda should also be on the list due to cashgate

Nzeru Radio
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Nzeru Radio

Do not spare Joyce, APM and Bakili. All of them sold Malawi to the corrupt Indians.

Nicholas
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Nicholas

JB is the one who found that there is corruption in government

Nicholous
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Bakili not JB

Tim
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Tim

Thanks so much Our Beloved Vice President. You are on the right track. Osadeweza maiko akunja ayamba kale kukukhumbilani. You are in the category of Magufuli, Kagame and others. You are a very good combination, with President Dr Lazarua Chakwera. We love you and we are proud of you. You are not fighting this war alone. Please sweep as much as possible. My humble request: PLEASE IF THIS MESSAGE CAN REACH YOU, YOUR EXCELLENCES, PLEASE MAKE PROPER WARING OF MASKS COMPULSORY. IF YOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY OF OBSERVING PUBLIC TRANSPORT, MOSTLY MINIBUSES AND IF YOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY OF VISITING… Read more »

CESSPOOL
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CESSPOOL

Chisembwere the so-called agencies dealing with investigations. On Chasowa murder one within the UTM tent has the miasma the handcuffs are repellent on him.
The Vwaza saga was never concluded we want ripples into a gale beyond mere waves

Justice for all
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Justice for all

True well articulated article we won’t applaud until long time case are been concluded and see justice

Malawi walero
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Malawi walero

Bakili mluzi =k1,7billion u need truth

JB CASHGATE= K567 billion u are queit

What does this all mean to Malawians??

I need answers from nyasa times please please

Costly Mhongono
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Costly Mhongono

About Joyce Banda ask DPP regime inu a cadet

CULTURE
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CULTURE

You know that Joyce Banda was in hiding for 4 years until elections time.This is the wright time to arrest the Cash-gate queen.

Nicholas
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Nicholas

JB is clean but Muluzi it’s a criminal

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