Malawi police fail to charge Roza Mbilizi

Malawi Police have conceded that they are yet to press charges on Roza Mbilizi, the former deputy commissioner of Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA), a week after she was arrested in the infamous Tonse Alliance ‘clear the rubble’ operation.

Mbilizi: No charges yet

National police spokesperson James Kadadzera has confirmed that Mbilizi, believed to be a personal friend to former First Lady Gertrude Maseko Mutharika, was arrested but released the same day last week without charge.

“We cannot reveal the charges because that would compromise our investigations which are underway,” said Kadadzera.

Mbilizi could not be reached for comment.

She was one of the first public officers to be arrested as the new Lazarus Chakwera administration pounces on officials suspected to have been involved in corruption and plunder of public resources.

Chakwera, a former Pentecostal church leader, has said  he does not want to be seen to target political rivals in his anti-corruption drive. Instead, he said: “We want to create an environment in which every institution functions freely, independently, and we are doing that.”

He added: “I want institutions to be able to do their job freely, investigate, and if they do have evidence of whatever has been stolen, then they should follow whatever the law says.”

Promising to “clear the rubble” of corruption within the government, Chakwera has launched investigations into some of the deals agreed by the previous government, suspending contracts.

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NTCHANA
NTCHANA
6 months ago

so why did they arrested her in the first place? mesa umamanga munthu ukawona kuti there is evidence kuti that person has committed a crime? mxiiiiiiiiii

Chalo
6 months ago

Rosa may be used as state witness you never know.

myfriend
myfriend
7 months ago

she was arrested to create vacancy for Ngutwa who has already started clearing goods duty free. The team of Ngutwa, Katsonga and Biziwick have been planted at MRA to help MCP steal. For goodness sake people like Bizwick and Katsonga should be left to rest. We have had enough of these people at MRA. It is high time these positions were competeted for by officers within the system not always bringing us people from outside. Bizwick and Katsonga are an unemployable and the only place they can be damped is MRA.

Notmypresident
Notmypresident
7 months ago

1 million jobs???

Chautaamalanga
7 months ago

# MBILIZI MUST TASTE PRISON FOREVER!

Malawi belong to the citizens

So our police officers what did you trained at you police training colleges? You have to investigate first before you arrest some one,woba nkhuku savuta kuwapanga Koma woba mamillions amavota bwanji.Improve your training systems,in fact get what USA police officers are trained especially on investigating of cases.

CESSPOOL
CESSPOOL
7 months ago

Witch hunting in the name of the Tonse Alliance overzealous police dancing to the tune of the new masters in town. Yes let everyone get it that the boys have shoes with protectors their sauntering can be picked from any corner of Malawi please spare us drama

Barristers United
Barristers United
7 months ago

Detained and questioned investigation Never arrested. When arrested you are charged with a crime.
Maybe they will go back to her as if there is smoke there is fire

Crass
Crass
7 months ago

Basi this country is cursed. Everytime we have hope that the system will be cleaned but nothing changes. All our politicians know to do is deceive Malawians and take them for a ride. Meanwhile they’re just cut from the same fabric

Chikafu
Chikafu
6 months ago
Reply to  Crass

Crass! Crass! Ndikutitu Crass! You are a bonafide Malawian! Just hitting the nail on the head!

Piper
Piper
7 months ago

No charges up to now? What a joke !

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