Cdedi queries ACB for inaction on second suspect in Malawi  judges bribery case

Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (Cdedi)  has written the  Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director general Reyneck Matemba to query for its inaction over the second suspect in the  alleged attempt to bribe High Court of Malawi judges which heard the  presidential election nullification petition case.

Namiwa and  Cdedi officials demand ACB to name second suspect in judges bribery

Cdedi interim executive director Silvester Namiwa, a former State House official who resigned last year ahead of May 21 polls, said  they have asked ACB  nto to continue shielding the particulars of  the second suspect.

The  graft-busting body arrested business mogul Thom Mpinganjira for his alleged role in the attempt.

In January this year,  Matemba a kept a lid on names of the alleged masterminds of the plot to bribe the judges and only said there were two suspects, one from the private sector and the other “working for one of the arms of government”.

“Following the arrest of Mpingangira (from private sector) now we need action on the second suspect,” Namiwa said.

ACB  continues to  conceal the identity of the other suspect  which Matemba  had hinted works in the public sector.

The first suspect was arrested on January 22 2020 following a formal complaint from Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda on November 28 2019 that two of the five judges hearing the case reported bribery attempts.

The five-judge panel comprising Healey Potani, Ivy Kamanga, Dingiswayo Madise, Redson Kapindu and Mike Tembo  rejected the bribes to rule in favour of first respondent President Peter Mutharika in the case which two of the presidential candidates in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections—UTM Party’s Saulos Chilima (the first petitioner) and Malawi Congress Party candidate Lazarus Chakwera (the second petitioner)— asked  the court to nullify presidential election results over alleged irregularities, especially in the results management system.

Mutharika of Democratic Progressive Party, who was declared winner of the elections, is the first respondent with Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) as the second respondent. They are both appealing in the Supreme Court of Malawi.

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Chikoti
Chikoti
1 year ago

..conspiracy at play here??

Bulanka
Bulanka
1 year ago

Can you also ask the courts to annul the results of parliamentary and assembly polls

National CEO
National CEO
1 year ago
Reply to  Bulanka

Is your name Bulanka or Blank?

Truth
1 year ago

Not disgruntled. Truth is Truth. We want the know the person. Don’t forget Matenda said there more arrests coming. We want to know. Osathamanga kulankhula zoduka mutu ngati buluzi wogwera mchimbuzi

Hate it or take it but it's a fact

Yes we need the name plz Matemba, come up with the arrest of this remaining criminal. Remember that there is Chichewa word” pompha NyanI sitiyang’ana nkhope”.

So wether the remaining criminal is high ranking official or not but bring culprit to book.
Noone is above the law even this Muntharika though he is undermining our Judiciary but still he will go behind bars with Jane Ansah after his term.
The Law shield him for now being temporary president but it will come after him one day.
I rest my case

Mwini muzi.
Mwini muzi.
1 year ago

Justice delayed is Justice denied. If he didn’t have enough evidence, why did he arrest the first suspect leaving him at bay like this?

phade
phade
1 year ago

former state house employee? he is disgrantled. fuck off

Angoni
Angoni
1 year ago
Reply to  phade

This has nothing to do with your assertion that he is disgruntled. In terms of the Republican Constitution everyone has right to raise issues that affect the public interest. The ACB informed the public abt two suspects and only one was arrested. So there is no harm in following up with bureau to update the nation since the matter is of public interest. koma zinazi kumaganiza musanapange comment abale especially if you have no legal knowledge the more reason to avoid commenting matters of legal nature.

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