Malawi still engaging UK on Sattar evidence – Capital Radio Malawi
18 June, 2024

Malawi still engaging UK on Sattar evidence

Chakaka Nyirenda-will not be pressured

Malawi is still engaging Britain on processes of evidence sharing in relation to alleged corrupt crimes involving businessman, Zuneth Sattar.

The revelation follows Leader of Opposition Kondwani Nankhumwa’s accusation on the Attorney General Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda that he is deliberately frustrating progress on the case.

According to Nankhumwa, the AG is dragging his feet on the ACB’s request to obtain evidence and intelligence from Britain’s National Crimes Agency for proper prosecution of the local Sattar cases.

While hinting that the AG is working on the issue as per legal requirements rather than to satisfy political demands, President Lazarus Chakwera insists that justice will prevail based on the progress made so far.

Sattar-answering fraud charges

“The dealings of Sattar are under investigations by both Malawian and British authorities in their respective jurisdictions. The Attorney General has a duty under the law to determine the kind of evidence he should request from the British government based on unique cases and investigations in Malawi, but also based on kind of progress the unique case in Britain is making.” Said the Malawi leader.

Earlier, Justice Link Executive Director Justin Dzonzi stressed that any delays on the Sattar case would compromise the offices of those entrusted with the fight against corruption.

He said; “At least as citizens we will know that if this case goes no further than it ought to, it will be because everyone who is supposed to do the right thing has been compromised. As citizens we will know who to blame and know what to do with them.”

On the other hand Chakwera maintained that the AG  will not be pressured into doing anything, as he remains guided by the law.

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