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Vol 63 No 12

Published 9th June 2022


Bribery accusations engulf government

Revelations in an English court and public anger at the behaviour of top law officers are challenging President Chakwera's authority

The case of businessman Zuneth Sattar, who is being jointly investigated by Malawi's Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) for alleged bribery over 10 years, is ratcheting up pressure on President Lazarus Chakwera's beleaguered government in Lilongwe. Court documents allege Sattar's links to several top officials in Malawi. It is a rare case of constructive cooperation between British and African anti-corruption agencies.

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