By Malawi Exclusive
In a sad and shocking revelation ACB boss Martha Chizuma is caught red handed castigating her bosses and revealing top secrecy on how she intend to deal with business mogul case Zunneth Sattar.
Legal experts have predicted that Chizuma may be arrested for the offence against oath and secrecy act where by any Government official is not allowed to reveal Government secret.
“Any officer or consultant in the service of the Bureau who (a)except as a witness in any count or in pursuance of his duties directly or indirectly reveals to any unauthorized person or otherwise the contents of any document, communication or information whatsoever which has come to his knowledge in the course of his duties as such officer or consultant; (b)makes use for his own purposes, any knowledge acquired from such document, communication or information, shall be guilty of an offence and liable, upon conviction, to a fine not exceeding K50,000.00 and to a term of imprisonment of five years,” reads Section 4 of the regulations.
Chizuma,in the audio is heard trashing key state agencies such as police, defence, parliament and judiciary as corrupt, arguing that she, alone, is the only credible person to handle corruption in the country.
Our sources say Chizuma, is likely to get arrested for contravening her own oath of secrecy as per Corrupt Practices (Oath of Secrecy) Regulations. This follows a leaked phone call in which she is heard sharing secrets and insights with commoners who have no bearing to investigations being undertaken by the bureau.
In a pure gossip episode with a male friend on the other end of the line, Chizuma is heard openly sharing delicate insights of ongoing investigations and how she plans to tackle them.
According to the Corrupt Practice (Oath of Secrecy) Regulations, any officer who reveals any information shall face the long arm of the law.
Besides revealing information to her friend, Chizuma is also heard confessing that she also shares details of investigations with some well known people who are believed to be social media influencers.
The phone call – believed to have been recorded by the other interlocutor – also exposes Chizuma’s lack of respect for Malawian judges labelling them corrupt and reliant on bribes.
Her attack on the learned judges comes as a direct reference to a recent episode where the Court released Ashok Nair who is an agent of embattled businessman Zuneith Sattar.
Ashok was released weeks ago when the High Court faulted the arrest of Lands Minister, Kezzie Msukwa, who is alleged to have had links with the former in fraudulent land deals.
Chizuma is heard repeatedly claiming that Sattar has invested $10 million to bribe anyone who wants to stand in the way.
From the phone recording , it is clear that Chizuma has chosen to fight corruption by sidelining key stakeholders who matter in issuing consent and prosecution. She openly despises the Attorney General and the Director of Public Prosecution as offices that are frustrating her drive.