The Anti-Corruption Bureau is today expected to Interview the country’s vice President, Dr Saulos Chilima over allegations of his involvement in the Zuneth Sattar’s corruption case, United Transformation Movement publicist Frank Mwenefumbo has confirmed.
Three days ago, President Lazarus Chakwera relieved Chilima of all delegated powers following a probe by ACB that listed him and other influential individuals as connected to the corruption case of the British-Malawian businessman Sattar.
However, Chilima has since denied the claims in a statement issued on Thursday afternoon and challenged that he will welcome the opportunity, at an appropriate time, of challenging the said allegations.
“The Vice President denies the allegations that have been levelled against him and welcomes the opportunity, at an opportune time, of challenging the allegations. Chilima remains confident that any due process initiated to test the scurrilous allegations against him would vindicate the hope that Malawians placed in him and looks forward to that occasion,” read the statement signed by his director of communications Pilirani Phiri.
Meanwhile, UTM die hard supporters have gathered outside the Vice President’s residence in Lilongwe Are 43 following the news that ACB will interview the vice President today.
Legal minds George Mtchuka Mwale and former Attorney General Chikosa Silungwe have also arrived at Chilima’s residence.