Politics

Commotion over Malawi pardon for corrupt leaders

Malawians have held protests against corruption in the past

Malawians have held protests against corruption in the past

Malawi’s attorney general has been blamed for shielding the country’s politicians following declaring an amnesty for people who swindled the government.

Thabo Chakaka-Nyirenda said for another two months anyone who acknowledged fraud or corruption would not face trial provided they returned the money.

This comes as Malawi’s Anti Corruption Bureau is trying to arrest the land minister, Kezzie Msukwa, for a multi-million dollar fraud involving a prominent British businessman resident in Malawi, Zuneth Sattar. Both men have denied any wrongdoing.

Sylvester Namiwa, the head of Malawi’s Centre for Democracy and Economic Development, said the declaration of the pardon revealed the attorney general was politically made a deal and called for him to resign.

After the condemnation the attorney general held a press conference to say the pardon would not apply to all cases.

 

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