UTM supporters converge at Chilima residence to block ACB

Scores of UTM supporters in party attire are converging at the residence of Malawi vice president Saulos Chilima amid reports that graft busting body, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officers were heading to the residence to arrest and interrogate him over allegations of corruption, money laundering and racketeering huge sums of money allegedly given United Kingdom based businessman Zuneth Sattar.

Chilima was already being investigated by the ACB for sources of money amounting to K3  billion which he used to buy party vehicles through a proxy Kwesi Msusa.

UTM supporters blocking entry and egress from Chilima residence

The supporters, mostly women and youth have been ferried in vehicles to the residence apparently to prevent the course of justice to take course. Chilima himself has on a number of occasion expressed belief in the rule of law.

Chilima is facing uncertainty and upheaval in his political career following reports that he might have benefitted from illicit money and his involvement as a debt collector for the businessman.

The vice president denies the allegations and says they are politically motivated and has since refused to step aside to pave way for smooth investigations.

President Dr Lazarus Chakwera “clipped” his powers on Tuesday but on Thursday he attended a cabinet meeting without invitation at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe where he cut a lone figure.

On Thursday, the ACB arrested former Inspector General of Malawi Police George Kainja similarly linked to Sattar but was later given bail by a court in Lilongwe.

This is the second time Chilima will be interviewed by the ACB for his name being linked to high level corruption. The first was during the Joyce Banda administration’s cashgate scandal.

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B Nkhani
B Nkhani
1 month ago

And without invitation he managed to get into a room with the president?! Really?!

Pitala Munthalika
Pitala Munthalika
1 month ago

Apitabe uchitsiru wa a Malawi ndi umenewo iwo akuona ngati kutseka malamulo akumkôda munthu
Mmalo moti acb imulemekeze munthu kukampeza kunyumba kwake ivo batseka nde amitanila kuofesi asilikali oteteza acb akakhala thoooo!

awuso
awuso
1 month ago

Cheap propagandas simumutha Chllima muyambitsa moto ovuta kuzinitsa

Inosi Chindamba
Inosi Chindamba
1 month ago

It seems UTM supporters are happy with corruption syndrome in Malawi. But Chilima is not bigger than Malawi.

Cynthia
Cynthia
1 month ago

God please help Malawi !!!

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