The growing insecurity across the country has revived allegations that the police lend out fire arms and uniforms to criminals.
This follows a spate of armed robberies that instill fear among the citizenry as many lives are being lost including valuable property.
While some believe there is a lapse in gun control measures, others accuse the armory department of the police of assisting the robbers.
Some robbers pose as the police, in full regalia, and mount illegal roadblocks at night and eventually attack unsuspecting motorists.
The Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation–CHRR is among groups accusing the police of conniving with criminals.
But the Malawi Police Service has dismissed claims that police officers lend out guns to criminals.
Concerned citizens in Zomba has called on President Lazarus Chakwera to remove Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director General Martha Chizuma over her audio clip.
The concerned citizens took their stand on the Chizuma case on Friday at Zomba Gymkhana Club during a press briefing which was led by Patrick Majawa who is chairperson of the concerned citizens.
Majawa said Chizuma should pack up and go for divulging what was supposed to be kept under wrap.
“Capital hill should have proceeded to relieve the ACB Boss for failing to promote the Malawian interest and also failing to uphold the decorum required of her office as evidenced in her careless conversing with a friend over serious matters under her prosecution.
“We appeal to the President to simply effect the rules that govern th...
A group of Civil Society Organizations has called on the US Government to discipline Ambassador David Young for interfering with Malawi's national affairs.
The grouping, trading under the banner "Citizens for Justice and Equity on the Interference with Domestic Affairs by the Malawi US Embassy" has condemned the US Embassy's threat of sanctions on matters that it says do not constitute violation of human rights of citizens.
Agape Khombe, Member of the grouping, alleged that ACB boss Martha Chizuma committed an offense, therefore she should face the law.
By Sylvester ChibwanaMartha Chizuma is the master manipulator.She knows that she has nothing to show for her pomp and so she always rushes to throw a victim card when exposed.So far so good as her trick has worked.She has managed to make Malawians overlook her incompetence thereby sympathising with her and blaming the government for witch hunting in the process.
She has always been in the news for wrong reasons yet she has registered zero success as the Director General of the Anti-Corruption Bureau.
Chizuma has only succeeded in finding Steve Kayuni’s reluctance to grant her consent to go ahead with some outstanding cases.Now that Kayuni is no longer the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) and the ACB does not need to seek consent from the DPP, one would have expected that Chi...
President Lazarus Chakwera has avoided commenting directly on the suspension of the Anti-Corruption Bureau-ACB director Martha Chizuma in two public events, in Lilongwe yesterday.
Chakwera presided over the 2022/23 National Development Conference at BICC and the swearing-in ceremony of newly appointed and promoted cabinet ministers at Kamuzu Palace.
While the citizenry eagerly waited to hear from Chakwera who is the appointing authority on the suspension of the ACB chief on Tuesday, he avoided tackling the subject.
This comes as a surprise as the president commented on the leaked phone conversation between Chizuma and her colleague over her work, in which he defied calls to fire her.
Chakwera also reacted with shock when the ACB chief was arrested late last year; he ordered he...
The Human Rights Consultative Committee (HRCC) says Malawians should practice patience and let the law take its course on issues concerning interdicted Director General of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Martha Chizuma.
HRCC Chairperson, Robert Mkwezalamba said in an interview that it is normal for people holding public offices to be suspended when it is felt that they have broken the law and the ACB Boss is not exceptional.
The government on Wednesday interdicted Chizuma following a court case over a leaked audio clip that went viral last year.
The HRCC commended President Chakwera for living up to his word that he would appoint a new cabinet.
Mkwezalamba said what President Chakwera has done instils confidence in Malawians that their leader is a man of his word.
As if not to die without crying, the ACB Director who has been allegedly interdicted yesterday has flashed out warrants of arrest for the former Director of Public Prosecutions, Dr. Steven Kayuni, and Senior State Prosecutor, Dzikondianthu Malunga on social media.
According to the purported warrants of arrest obtained on 31st January 2023 by the ACB and have been deposited into social media, the ACB is accusing Dr. Kayuni and Advocate Malunda of abusing the office to their advantage.
While others have argued that the depositing of these warrants into the social media before serving their purpose confirms the carelessness of the ACB Director in handling crucial information, others have argued that the move signifies her feeling of being powerless following the interdiction thereby “s...
IT'S LEGAL! LAWYER WEIGHS IN
A Mzuzu-based private practice lawyer Jivason Kadzipatike has backed a move by the government to interdict Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director General Martha Chizuma.
Speaking to MBC, Kadzipatike said the decision upholds the rule of law that calls for the suspension of public officers whenever they are charged with criminal charges.
"It is normal for a person working in the public service to be interdicted if they are answering criminal charges in court. You would not expect the ACB Director to be an exception," said Kadzipatike.
Reported by Geoffrey Chinawa,
President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has announced a new cabinet with a reduced number of cabinet ministers as other ministries have been removed or get combined.
Dr Chakwera and Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima are not holding any ministerial positions. Ministries of Local Government, Unity, and Culture are combined and the number of deputy ministers has been reduced.
Zikhale Ng'oma, Uchizi Mkandawire, and Moses Kumkuyu are the new faces in the cabinet.
Here is the new cabinet list:
President of the Republic of Malawi, Commander-in-Chief of MalawiDefence Force, Dr Lazarus Chakwera.
Vice President of the Republic of Malawi, Dr. Saulos Chilima.
Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Sosten Gwengwe, MP.
Minister of Foreign Affairs – Nancy Tembo, MP.
Minister of Agricult...
Never rains but pours, the list of malawians to influx Malawi courts for defarmations, ACB will be answering court cases from several malawians for defamation done by ACB under Martha Chizuma,More malawians were dismissed from various appointments and others were injured prejudice with a hear say fake corruption case which never existed, A Case without any evidence at hand but influenced by the British and supported by disgruntled social media influencers, in history of Malawi this is the first time to have failed ACB that has managed to implicates innocent malawians without proper evidence at hand using fake corruption case supported by the unpatriotic social media influencers with fully funded by the British,
The chief Resident Magistrate’s Court Lilongwe adjourned a trial in which M...