Court yet to rule on Sattar’s bank accounts

By Chisomo Phiri

The Lilongwe’s Chief Resident Magistrate, Madalitso Chimwaza, is scheduled to deliver a verdict regarding the Anti-Corruption Bureau’s request to reinstate restrictions on Zuneth Sattar’s bank accounts on October 12,2023.

Initially, the Anti-Corruption Bureau had frozen Sattar’s over twenty five accounts for nearly two years during an investigation into alleged corruption.

However, on Monday, Benjamin Mandala, representing the Anti-Corruption Bureau, informed the court of their intention to revive these restrictions.


In response, Kalekeni Kaphale, the lawyer representing fourteen individuals whose accounts were linked to the Zuneth Sattar’s case, presented opposing arguments.

Kaphale expressed his concern that the Anti-Corruption Bureau may not have been exercising their authority diligently.

On their part, ACB officials declined to comment on the assertions by the defence lawyer after the case was adjourned.

Sattar was arrested in the UK in 2021 on allegations that he was behind corrupt activities involving over 50 Malawi government officials.