As calls for Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima’s resignation gain ground, it has been revealed that Zuneth Sattar entered Malawi with his help.
Sattar arrived in Malawi on March 16th, according to sources, and was greeted warmly and with great respect by security officers, who were acting on orders from the Vice President’s office.
Sattar and Chilima are said to have held a private conversation in which they discussed government contracts and corruption case they are involved, among other things.
Chilima is the highest-ranking government official and politician included on the list as a possible accomplice in Sattar’s crimes.
Sattar appeared in London’s Uxbridge Magistrate Court on Wednesday to hear his appeal to have his bail conditions relaxed.
The application, which sought, among other things, permission to go to Malawi and Dubai, was denied.
Sattar’s lawyers maintained that their client is a good businessman and that the claims against him are based on hearsay and are unfounded.
Chilima’s political party, UTM, is also under investigation by the Malawi Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on suspected corruption, money laundering, and tax evasion in its purchase of 44 vehicles this year.