State Examining Witness On Abdul Karim Batatawala Corruption Case

The state through Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) director general Martha Chizuma is re-examining its third witness Gerald Mavete on the ongoing alleged corruption case involving businessman Abdul Karim Batatawala.

Chizuma has asked Mavete to justify claims made by Batatawala’s lawyer Alex Nampota on why he is faulting the contract 12 years down the line since it was approved.

In his response, Mavete says he is helping the state in justifying the case. He further maintains that the contract had irregularities as the amount was increased by over 300 percent from K720 Million which is not normal.

Businessman Abdul Karim Batatawala, who owns Africa Commercial Agency, together with three others suspects, are being accused of conniving to defraud the Malawi government through the Department of Immigration money amounting to K2.7 billion.

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