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DPP queries ACB on missing K4bn Cashgate file

  Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mary Kachale has asked the High Court to summon the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to provide a missing document she said has names of beneficiaries of K4.4 billion ($5.8 million) Cashgate proceeds. The missing document is said to have been found in Cashgate convict and former deputy director for tourism…

PAC snubs APM resignation demands

  Members of Parliament (MPs) yesterday passed a motion which could lead towards removing powers of the President to appoint the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director and deputy. The independence of ACB has been a bone of contention since its establishment and calls have intensified each time the President has unceremoniously removed a director. Once again…

ACB probes Traffic Department

  Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) is investigating suspected corruption and fraud at the Directorate of Road Traffic and Safety Services (DRTSS) in connection with outsourcing of vehicle inspection services to private garages. About 25 companies were identified for the inspection services in the Northern, Southern and Central regions after a tendering process. But ACB says it…

ACB rescues 100 vehicles

  The Plant and Vehicle Hire and Engineering Services (PVHES) has returned 100 vehicles, earlier boarded off to be auctioned, to ministries and departments after the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) issued a stop order against the sale in November. ACB’s stop order followed suspicions that some senior officers at PVHES, which was coordinating the clearing of…

JB ordered cashgate—EX-PS

  Witness statements tendered in court show that former president Joyce Banda told Cabinet ministers to solicit campaign funds for the May 20 Tripartite Elections from their respective ministries. The document, seen by The Nation, was authored by jailed former Ministry of Tourism and Culture principal secretary (PS) Treza Senzani who is currently serving a…

Cop arrested in connection with Njauju murder

  Police have arrested one of their own in connection with the murder of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director of corporate affairs Issa Njauju in July this year. National Police spokesperson Nicholas Gondwa confirmed on Thursday the arrest of the officer whose identity he refused to disclose for fear of jeopardising investigations. “What I can reveal…

ACB drifts away from blueprint

  Seven years of letting the National Anti-Corruption strategy gather dust in the in-tray of implementation has rendered the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) toothless, derailing it to largely handle corruption prosecution and investigations. In 2008, Malawi established the National Anti-Corruption Strategy that, among others, was expected to introduce reforms that would promote a culture of intolerance…

Parliament pushes ACB to probe councils

  Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament has asked the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to probe Balaka District Council and other councils over allegations of fraud and suspected corruption during the 2008/09 and 2009/10 financial years. PAC chairperson Alekeni Menyani said in an interview on Wednesday the former district commissioner (DC) for Balaka had failed to…

Kalonga off the hook in k105m case

  The State has removed Cashgate convict Leonard Kalonga from the K105.9 million money laundering case he was co-charged with businessperson Angella Katengeza on grounds of his conviction on his own plea on Wednesday. However, Katengeza has maintained her not-guilty plea. Kalonga, a former assistant director of tourism at Ministry of Tourism, faced conspirancy to…

LL councillors report directors to ACB

A recent audit report commissioned by the 27 councilors of Lilongwe City Council(LCC) claims that senior officials at the local authority misappropriated at least K500 000 ($954) in allowances for field trips they never took. Documents compiled by ward councillors and made available to The Nation implicate several directors at LCC. The councillors have since…

Muslims hold prayers for Njauju

Muslims in Lilongwe were expected to hold special prayers for slain Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director of corporate services Issa Njauju who was found dead early this month in the city. Njauju was a member of the Area 13 Jamaat (mosque) where duas (prayers of supplication or invocation to God) were expected to be held yesterday.…

Speed up Njauju’s investigations—Donors tell govt

Malawi’s major donors have called for speedy investigations into the gruesome murder of Anti- Corruption Bureau (ACB) director of administration and corporate affairs Issa Njauju. The donors have further warned against attempts to cripple the bureau through intimidation and bribery. The call was made on Thursday when British, Irish, German, United States (US), Norwegian and…

The brazen robbery taking place in Malawi is worrying. Robbers are attacking at anytime, anywhere at will. Hardly a day passes without a robbery incident or other violent crime taking place. The recent senseless murder of ACB director of corporate affairs is most chilling. It is like the criminals have just gone on a rampage.…

Chief Justice defers Muluzi’s K1.7bn case

Newly sworn in Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda on Tuesday asked defence and prosecution lawyers to address some legal issues before he makes a decision in the K1.7 billion ($3.8 million) corruption case against former president Bakili Muluzi. The case came before Nyirenda after Muluzi’s lead lawyer, Tamando Chokotho, told High Court judge Maclean Kamwambe that…

Court allows Mphwiyo travel

The High Court in Lilongwe has allowed Cashgate suspect Paul Mphwiyo to travel to South Africa to undergo a follow-up surgery on his jaw following his shooting on September 13 2013. Mphwiyo’s follow-up surgery is scheduled for July 21 2015. The court order follows the varying of his bail conditions in May requiring Mphwiyo to…