Malawi anti-graft official killed in ‘savage and brutal attack’

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB ) director of corporate services Issa Njauju whose body was discovered half-buried on Saturday in the capital Lilongwew as the victim of a “savage and brutal attack”, Malawi police have said.

Njaunju car in ashes

Njaunju car in ashes

Njauju’s Toyota D4D vehicle was found burnt to ashes at Kauma in Lilongwe .

His body indicated some two gunshot wounds and stabbing.

Police said a murder iinvestigation is under way.

Nyasa Times understands Njauju has possession of sensitive files of corrupt practises with some linked to the so called K92 billion cashgate scandal.

But ACB director general Lucas Kondowe said they will wait for an investigation and results of a postmortem .

Njauju went missing on Thursday after knocking off from work and the office reported to police his disappearance on Friday.

Police said they launched maunhunt for Njauju, who was a devout Muslim, when his fellow worshippers wondered his unusual absence at the Mosque for prayers.

His body was found half-buried with his vehicle burnt to ashes.

ACB deputy director general Reyneck Matemba on Saturday said, in an interview,  post-mortem results showed that he was shot twice in the neck and chest before he was buried near Lilongwe River.

Late Njauju, 49, who came from Mangochi District and was laid to rest at Lilongwe Cemetary on Saturday.

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comment 101 iwedi u deserve palikundu penu….ngati ku mtundu kwako sikuzakhala pulezident…leave achair out of this.He is our hero.Once again palikundu penu pangasetapo..mnyo yausiru…..mmwejo mnyero wenu walhayi ngulumbira!


guys you need to be great thinkers why are you thinking childish. God created man from His own image if he is killed we Muslims believe that each and every human being shall die, to Him we came from and to Him we shall go back. Please my fellow Malawians we should not play on death. Any seconds, any minute, any hour, any day, any year death is coming to us remaining. Inna Lilahi wa inna illaih raji^una. To day is him tomorrow is you and me. VKM


Asilamu tulo tanu munalora Atupele Muluzi to be dining with the devil (Petulo Mathanyula), the murderer himself. Munachoka dala mnyumba mwanu kukaziphatika limodzi mu nyumba ya zigawenga, ndi izo zikumalizani nonse. Mwana akayamba uchifwamba ndi kutamba amayambanso kupha a mnyumba mwake, be warned.

walter ky

I fel sory 4 them


RIP, wake up call for ACB and government to ensure that such people are put on trail security protection 24 hours and all documents. Very sad development indeed. May Allah and god console family, friends and all peace loving Malawians, you have run twice but you wont hide twice


We will not fight you politically but we will fight you and watch out


so sad


Time mark

Imraan Sadick

Iwe “Spy Chief 101”, you don’t know how much pain this killing of our fellow Muslim is causing us . So don’t add salt to our injuries by uttering your shit . Pa likundu penu .


Oh!! God bless our land of Malawi. Get rid of these bad elements.

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