Chilima mum on withdrawal of delegated duties

Vice President Saulos Chilima is mum on the decision by President Dr Lazarus Maccathy Chakwera to withdraw delegated duties from him.
President Chakwera withdrew delegated duties from Chilima after an Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) report said he was among over 80 public officers and private sector officials who allegedly received money and some gifts from businessman Zuneth Sattar.
But Chilima’s spokesperson, Pilirani Phiri said the Vice President will speak at an appropriate time on the matter.

Crippled Vice President Saulosi Chilima
Some calls are suggesting that he resigns to pave way for independent investigations on the matter.
Chilima’s party, UTM, says it is shocked and saddened  by the turn of recent events where its leader has been implicated in the on-going mass corruption scandal that has forced President Chakwera to relieve him of all delegated duties.
A statement signed by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Frank Mwenifumbo says the party is however, waiting for justice to prevail on the matter.
Mwenifumbo told a media outlet that it is sad that  the President has based his decision on an issue that is just hearsay since, Dr Chilima  has not been found guilty by any competent court of law.
He said as a party that believes in the rule of law, it is handling  the issue without emotions considering that it is a legal matter and that justice will still prevail at the end.
On its relationship with the rest of the parties in the Tonse Alliance, Mwenifumbo said the party’s National Executive Committee will meet soon to map the way forward.
Experts are sharing divided opinions on what Chilima should do with President Chakwera’s decision to withhold delegating duties to him.
Legal expert, Professor Garton Kamchedzera said the best for Chilima would  be resigning from his position in respect of Section 12 of the constitution for public trust while another renowned legal mind, Professor Edge Kanyongolo argues the president’s decision has no legal significance to the office of the vice president.
But political analyst, Ernest Thindwa said it is a question of moral standing of the vice president as currently he will have no duties to discharge.

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Paul Eric chawinga
Paul Eric chawinga
7 days ago

First he must decline on his position so that people should not judge him by his position

They is no sweet here in Malawi

Lupakisho Msamali
Lupakisho Msamali
7 days ago

If Chilima believes he is not guilty then he should pave way for proper investigations on the case and that only will help him and his party to gain back the popularity that is when the case finally finds his innocence on the matter.

Precious
Precious
7 days ago

Ubwino wake munawinira kumabwalo amirandu mukalimbana nokhanokha komweko

Kenny yapoma
Kenny yapoma
8 days ago

The issue of withdrawing VP delegated duties is politically motivated.

Last edited 8 days ago by Kenny yapoma
Ntchiwemi
Ntchiwemi
8 days ago

Let justice prevail, if he is innocent all be fine but if not

Mwai
8 days ago

Komano tiziti Amalawi oyamba kuchita zakatangele ndiomwewa?. Zikuoneka kuti its a good development in Malawi in as far as ACB is concern. Komano khawa yanga ndiyoti izi zimathela malele, akungotitaisapo thawi nazo izi. Sithawi yomangomangana ino Malawi akulowa pansi, bwanji osapanga zikhoza Zithu kaye?

Davie Mass
Davie Mass
7 days ago
Reply to  Mwai

How can things be put in order while people are stealing misonkho yathu…..? Let our prayers prevail we thank God for this

Lizard the great!!!
Lizard the great!!!
8 days ago

Stealing and accepting bribes are an indication of repugnant appetite on part of a person who was advocating for arrest of all corrupt public officials in the country during the campaign for presidency.

Blessings
Blessings
8 days ago

Am reminded of the catapult ( legeni) which he used to show during campaigns that ndiyolasila apumbwa amene anaba ndalama za a Malawi. When I have he going to use the legeni,,Kkkkkkk

Apostle
8 days ago

Bwanja osangolemba kuti silent mpakana mum zomwezi osangoti silent bwanji???

Steve
Steve
8 days ago

If this report is real, YAHWEH be Honoured and let the Maula Prison receive okuba
koma ngati pali Bodza somewhere
Moto uja unatsika nkunyeketsa Msembe ya Eliya Pa 1 Mafumu 5v19 kumatsika,, uyake ku Malawi
Monga pa Vesi 40 agwidwe onse asapulumuke ndi mmodzi Yemwe mu Mdzina la YESU KRISTU

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