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DPP discontinues ACB Director Martha Chizuma’s court case

Chamkakala: DPP

After a hide-and-seek game between the state on one hand and the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director Martha Chizuma, Malawi Law Society and the Diplomatic Community on the other hand whereas the state leveled charges against Chizuma with her backers taking it to court to avoid the interdiction she suffered in the hands of the Secretary to President and Cabinet Collen Zamba, the charges, as per the Director of Public Prosecutions, Masauko Chamkakala, have been dropped and the case discontinued.

“After reviewing the case and after consulting the Attorney General, I decided to discontinue the criminal case against Ms. Chizuma in line with the prescriptions of the Constitution and other relevant laws,” said Chamkakala adding that his decision has been arrived at in order to prevent the fight against corruption from losing momentum.

Chamkakala said has formally communicated his decision to Collen Zamba, the Secretary to the President and Cabinet.

The donor community, especially the USA and the UK expressed dissatisfaction with the way the corruption fight was being frustrated with the ‘two months of harassment’ the ACB Director suffered recently. They cited the horrendous arrest she was subjected to and the charges laid against her of late.

 

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