MP Mwenifumbo wants Scotland Yard to help probe Bakuwa’s death: Yatuta Chisiza, Mwahimba families need closure

Karonga Central MP Frank Mwenifumbo has said specialists officers from United Kingdom’s Scotland Yard   apart from investigating the mysterious death of former Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) top official Issa Njauju, it should also help with probing the sudden detah of  late Admarc company secretary George Bakuwa, late Yatuta Chisiza with his compatriot, late Lutengano Mwahimba.

Malawi Judges carrying the remains of Justice Bakuwa to the hearse.- Pic-By Kondwani Magombo-Mana
Mwenefumbo: Add names of Bakuwa,, Yatua Chisiza and Mwahima to the investigations of Scotland Yard

Bakuwa died suddenlty in Zambia during the  time he was working on the controversial maize import now turned ‘Maizegate’ scandal.

The Karonga central MP said  Bakula, who had been appointed High Court judge, should be included to the list of those whose deaths should be investigated.

He also said the investigations should  include late Yatuta Chisiza with his compatriot, late Lutengano Mwahimba.

Mwenifumbo said Chisiza and Mwahimab,  both of who came from Karonga, took up arms to fight for democracy after the cabinet crisis during one party dictatorship.

“They died and when they died, they were taken to Zomba Central Hospital.  Parents were asked to go and view and verify the bodies.  Yes, they say that those were their sons that were killed, but they did not witness their burial,” said Mwenifumbo.

“After the advent of multiparty democracy, these families took it upon themselves and asked government about the graves of their relatives.  The government gave them all the facilities that were available to identify the remains of these two martyrs.  Unfortunately, of all the graves that were hunted for, no body was found and up to now, the bodies have not been found.  I am particularly making reference to these people but I know that there are many of them including the Mphwanthe’s and many of them,” he said.

Mwenifumbo continued: “Mr Speaker, Sir, I have an uncle, the only brother to my mother, as there were only two members in their family; late Lutengano and my mother.  Actually, in 1967, my sister had to spend nights in prison because they were not allowed to mourn for their relatives, both the Yatuta’s and the Mwahimba’s, at gun point.”

He also said they should also consider finding out where the bodies  of Chisiza and Mwahimba were buried.

“Were they fed to the crocodiles?” asked Mwenifumbo in apparent reference to one party MCP dictatorship where critics were fed as ‘meat for crocodiles’.

“This is what we suspect might have happened.  As I have said about late Njauju, there has been no closure because people have never mourned their beloved ones and they don’t even know where their graves are.  They just want to know, where they were laid so that they can mourn and bring closure.  Otherwise, this is a lifetime torture to these families.

“I am very happy that even the Malawi Congress Party (MCP)  Members of Parliament are agreeing  that there were some atrocities that happened during the one party state,” he said.

Nkhotakota South East parliamentarian Evason Makuwa Mwale moved a private member’s motion in the House calling for the investigation into the gruesome murder of Njauju, mysterious fires at Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) and Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) warehouse in Lilongwe.

Parliament passed the motion.


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