ACB questions Malawi Vice President Chilima

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The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) is questioning Vice President Saulos Chilima who is alleged to have received bribes from United Kingdom based businessperson Zuneth Sattar.

Chilima is being questioned at the ACB offices in Lilongwe where there is heavy military and police presence. All roads leading to the ACB offices from about a distance of 100 metres.

Reports indicate that Chilima arrived at the bureau at 8am this morning.

The questioning today comes months after President Lazarus Chakwera in June this year announced his decision to stop delegating duties to Chilima over allegations that he received money from Sattar.

Chilima was among 13 people whom the ACB said in its report that they have been extensively investigated such that the bureau has concluded that they conducted themselves corruptly in their dealings with Sattar.

The 41-year-old who is based in the UK was arrested in October last year and is being investigated by the UK’s National Crime Agency and Malawi’s Anti-Corruption Bureau on allegations that he defrauded Malawi Government of tens of millions of dollars from deals to supply meal packs, water cannon, and other equipment to the country’s security forces. Sattar, who is yet to be charged, denies the allegations.

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