‘Plot to arrest’ Chilima after Malawi VP threatens to reveal more rot in DPP administration

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) are pushing for the arrest  of their new bitter political competition, Vice-President Saulosi Chilima who has  launched his United Transformation Movement  (UTM)  ahead of next year’s watershed elections, Nyasa Times understands.

Chilima: Marked for arrest

Reliable sources privy to the plot say the DPP strategists working with deputy police chief  Duncan Mwapasa, are convinced that the arrest  on trumped up charges would severely weaken Chilima.

Head of Criminal Investigations Department  (CID), Stain Chaima, who is deputy commissioner of police  has prepared a dummy docket  and is consulting with the DPP  strategist on  the matter.

Chaima has been meeting Vilera Liwonde an investigator at Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) to compare notes on the docket  so that charges can be slapped  on on allegations of corruption.

But the crime buster refused to comment when contacted.

UTM spokesman Chidanti Malunga, MP said they have been tipped of the plot to arrest Chilima on “ trumped up charges” politically motivated.

He said the idea is to get the Vice-President in Police cell and  the regime could then  administer  a poison with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm to Chilima.

Chilima, who has been accusing the DPP–led government of perpetuating corruption and saying his movement is ready to usher in the change Malawi needs, is on record  to have denied t been involved in corruption, but hinted at an attempt to smear his name by his political rivals.

The Vice-President also hit back at critics who have accused him of sitting and watching corruption since 2014.

On the contrary, he said  he took several steps to prevent certain corrupt dealings including discussions with his boss, President Peter Mutharika.

Chilima  has not only been speaking on corruption after launching UTM, he has been openly talking about it even before he resigned from DPP.

While he was still in DPP,  Chilima gave a public lecture to students at Chancellor College’s Department of Philosophy titled ‘Addressing Moral Decadence: Towards an Effective Compliance and Ethic Programme’ in which he said  Malawi will continue to pay huge economic costs of moral decadence unless citizens work together towards transformation.

Chilima observed that moral decay, including corruption, accelerates conflict between ethics and the law in all sectors of the economy.

“Adherence to ethical standards or moral conduct is the norm not the exception. But despite this full realisation, we still find ourselves caught in this trap such that these malpractices take the shape of normalcy and become a way of life.

“Individuals that are appointed to hold senior positions of influence eventually lose control over the organisations they represent because they are obsessed with external attachments.” he said.

Threats of arrest comes at a time when  Chilima has warned that he will soon spill the beans about shady deals the current administration is allegedly involved in, including in the procurement of Escom generators.

He said UTM was formed to clear the mess created by the current administration which continues to plunder public resources when the majority of the citizenry were living in abject poverty.

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Kenn
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Kenn

Try it & face mob justice u dpp animals
Sitikuopa wina aliyese this tym
And panopa tiri tcheru pa Obama wathu
Kungo chitika chinachake mokayikisa or not mutimva amalawi this z new Malawi tisamaleni

Samuel
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Samuel

Mwambi walero gayizi, Ukachoka usasiye mulomo. Ukasiya mulomo, mulomo udzakuphetsa. Odya zake alive mulandu. Tsikulabwino gayizi. God bless Malawi.

ndele
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ndele

yeserani muone. musamuopseze cilima ndipo muaopseze ntundu wa a malawi. mtundu wa a malawi ngosacita nkhondo koma mutowaputa. musaiwale imalumila ku ncila okkkkkkkk

Kambewa Chisale
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DPP. Try or Kill only Hope VP Chilima Malawi adzayaka Moto as nafe tizabweza . Ndipo tiza. Yamba mbuyanu uja kutii Nanu mumve nyatwa.
My advise for those responsible for his security . DPP will try to poison Chilima through food. Water even bottled and sealed water can be contaminated with poison. Selected food and water at meetings or hotel could pose a risk of VP being poisoned.

Bison
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Bison

DPP Team A ndiimene yaononga President ndi Chipani. Opportunists oti ndi ndale zomwe saziwa. They cheated the President to push away veteran DPP politicians who always stood with the party and the mutharikas in times of problems so that they can be close themselves. This is the problem we now see. Jeffrey, nankhumwa, mchacha, msaka, goodal, mhango and their like are the culprits.

Chilungamo Chimawawa
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Chilungamo Chimawawa

We will set the country ablaze indeed. don’t dare to arrest Chilima because you are afraid that he will reveal your corrupt activities. We will be hitting DPP one by one until we finish you up. pliz we don’t want fighting. But you dpp idiots don’t provoke peaceful Malawians

Joloza
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Joloza

Arrest him and experience a true revolution agalu inu. We are prepared to die for this guy and not you assholes.

Spinoza
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I have read comments on this rumour, but has anyone carefully reflected on it? Don’t u think its also a strategy by those in support of chilima to gain more sympathy that there reader will soon suffer or even killed. APM for 4 yrs now with his adminstration has no record of arresting anyone on political grounds,ask chakwera or Joyce banda. Nde u think ayambila pa chilima pa. I think this is a cooked up story by UTM supporters themselves.

GIRIMOTI
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GIRIMOTI

TIKUDIKILIRA MUNGOYESERA YOMANGANAYO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!TISOSOLANA YAMANJA TSOPANO!!!!!!!!!! ANGONI TILI TCHERU KUNOLA MIPALIRO!!!!!!!!!!

Godwa
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Godwa

No need to arrest him. That will make him a hero. By remaining VP in a gov he says is corrupt and serving it for four years without saying anything until he was denied candidacy in DPP, he is guilty by association. If e runs on the accusations that DPP is corrupt, he only hangs himself.

Witness Mdoka
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Witness Mdoka

Arresting Chilima licenses him into the 2019 presidency.

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