Minister Kazako says arrests ‘not politically motivated’

Minister of Information Gospel Kazako has said the spate of arrest on suspected people to have looted public resources or were involved in criminal activities during in the immediate past Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regime are not politically motivated.

Kazako :We will go to defend ourselves

The DPP spokesperson Nicholous Dausi has claimed that  the Tonse Alliance administration were concentrating their efforts on “targeting the opposition”, rather than curbing criminality.

Kazako, who is government spokesperson, said there is nothing political witchhunt, saying people who looted public funds , perverted the cause of justice will be prosecuted according to the dictates of the law.

He said government will not make arbitrary arrests to anyone.

“The law will apply to every person including those in Tonse Alliance government,” said Kazako.

“There are so many people that had worked in the DPP government but not all of them are being earmarked for arrest. There is no reason why this government should be arresting people [without any reasonable suspicion of breaking the law],” he added.

“There is nothing political here,” said Kazako.

The government spokesman said arrests will be carried by law enforcing agencies and due process of the law will take place on every suspect.

Meanwhile, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director general Reyneck Matemba  also said his office is not involved in any witch-hunting, adding they will prosecute those who looted in DPP regime and those who do so in the Tonse Alliance administration.

Matemba said people who think that prosecuting those who were corrupt is witch-hunting and that the ACB has been sent by the current government are wrong as the bureau has professional officers who follow the law.

The Fiscal and Fraud Section of the Malawi Police Service on Friday arrested former Malawi Revenue Authority deputy commissioner general Roza Mbilizi in connection with cement worth K3.2 billion former president Peter Mutharika imported duty-free.

Police have also arrested National Food Reserve Agency deputy chief executive officer Gerald Viola for unlawful use of a government motor vehicle and former Malawi Investment and Trade Centre board chairperson James Chuma, who was going to Zambia for unspecified business.

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Kholowa mkabudula
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Kholowa mkabudula

Tagwilani file ya dausi azikalankhulila ku chichiri

DANIELphiri
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DANIELphiri

Many people will clap hands when you re make Nyenkhwe to Dausi and Botomani

Covid--muthalika
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Covid--muthalika

Good go go Tonse Alliance! We are behind you don’t get intimidated by stupid Dausi’s barking. He is not ashamed of telling lies. He should also be investigated the fool

Nabetha
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Nabetha

KEEP IT UP TONSE CREW THATS WHY WE VOTED FOR YOU TO RESCUE US FROM THE MAN MADE NAPOLO ITS LONG OVERDUE….😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘

chilmbirajembe
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Presidential jet gate has to be included in the investigations
A cow a family has to be investigated too
Chasowa issue has to be investigated
Imedi stonning has to be investigated.
Beating in Dowa of a DPP official has to be investigated.

Mlomba crew
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If u arrest even people who destroyed the businesess during demos then iwill agree with u

Che Wanimiliyoni
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Che Wanimiliyoni

Police so eager to arrest the killers of Buleya but not so passionate on finding out why Buleya was in the cooler for. Police in a hurry to arrest alleged Msundwe rapists but letting files of Imedi murder files gather dust. Police arresting proDPP workers for alleged fraudulent activities in public institutions but but paying a blind eye to investigate proMCP/UTM supporters who ransacked businesses, wounded and killed police and military officers during their violent anti-Jane Ansah HRDC initiated demos. Police so quick to arrest Jomo but reluctant to arrest MCP supporters who were chasing DPP monitors from from polling… Read more »

Mlomba crew
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Almost all malawi leaders are criminals inluding Chakwera himself den avoid judging some who are not on your side

Chipato mike
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Chipato mike

Cadet iwe munadyela zachipani

zonded
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zonded

healing is a process dont you worry. watch out!

Hon Mirriam Gwalidi
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Hon Mirriam Gwalidi

1. Are you insinuating that the police should bring back to life the late Buleya to tell his story? 2. The suspects in the murder of Imedi are already in the cooler waiting for their day in cout and so far no police officer has been arrested for Nsundwe rape. 3. Those were mass demonstrations which means the looting cannot be pinned on one individual after the fact. Those who were caught in the act were arrested and they are now serving jail terms. Mulli got 3 billion plus 11 billion for similar cases just in case you are too… Read more »

basam
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basam

Apo mpweeee! No comment!

Tati
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hahaha koma

God is with Us = Emmanuel
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We gave you 60% of the vote to arrest the corrupt. Go after them please you have the blessing of 62% when we include the votes that Kuwani got. How could they construct roads and within a year the road is gone. This is what happened to the Linthipe -Lobi Road. The ration deal with Zameer was swept under the carpet. That old man is an idiot.

YRUsostupid!
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Politics is a dirty game. Ask Mr Arthur Peter Mutharika! (Or Mr Arthur Peter Mutharika is just dull!)

Opportunist
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Opportunist

Payback time.You killed or you stole government money and you expect to be left without facing long arm of the law.That is day dreaming.

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