President Lazarus Chakwera has removed the director of public prosecutions (DPP) Mary Kachale as the Malawi leader continues to consolidate power in government and state machinery five months after the presidential election.
No reasons have been given for the firing of Kachale who has since been replaced by Dr. Steve Kayuni.
Kachale, wife to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson and High Court judge Dr Chifundo Kachale, has been sent to the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC).
It is yet to be known what job she will be doing at OPC.
Kachale’s transfer as the DPP coincides with president Chakwera’s displeasure with the state prosecuting agencies to prosecute those involved in the 2019 presidential election rigging and the mess which led to its annulment.
Chakwera also expressed concern over the slow progress in prosecuting those who stole or abused government and parastatal money.
Among some high-profile cases, Kachale was prosecuting some cashgate cases which are yet to come to conclusion.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :