Amid reports of corruption cases in Malawi, leader of opposition in the country Lazarus Chakwera has cast doubts on whether the country is to be free from the chains of corruption.
The sentiments come at a time when the country has many corruption cases which remain unresolved due to political interference.
Speaking on a local radio station on Thursday afternoon, Chakwera said the current status of corruption in the country will be normal if authorities remain quiet.
He added that President Peter Mutharika has failed to provide good leadership that can deal with corruption arguing that his government is shielding the perpetrators of corruption because they are part of the blue team.
“He claims that he will only take action when there is clear evidence against them yet he himself refuses to support legislation that will give Anti-Corruption Bureau full independence from his office so that such evidence can be gathered, do we even have hope that the K236 billion cash gate will be investigated?” queried Chakwera.
He further described Mutharika as a “failure” on corruption arguing that officials at ACB live in fear to investigate cases of corruption as the death of Issa Njaunju remains unexplained.
The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leader also took his time to express his position on the current social economic challenges that have marred the country arguing that they are signs of “failure of leadership”.
A few months ago Mutharika was embroiled in a verbal war with Rumphi East legislator Kamlepo Kalua who disclosed that the president had names of people involved in plunder of government funds who happen to be members in his cabinet.
The Malawi leader claimed that he could not act unless evidence is brought in his office and that he had no names of people involved in looting of taxpayers money.