Kalindo urges ACB to prove independence in Chilima corruption case

By Vincent Gunde

Political activist Bon Kalindo has called on the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to demonstrate its independence by issuing a statement disowning the government’s decision to discontinue the corruption case against Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima.

Kalindo has further advised the ACB that failure to do so would lead to a loss of credibility, and the better option would be for its officers to resign and disband the bureau, as its existence would be seen as merely nominal.


Kalindo has also challenged the Legal Affairs Committee of Parliament to issue a statement on the matter, ensuring that Malawians trust their commitment to fighting corruption.

He has alleged that the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has a plan to endorse Chilima as their 2025 elections torchbearer and then challenge his eligibility in court, citing his previous two terms as Vice President.

In an audio clip circulating on social media, Kalindo has advised United Transformation Movement (UTM) members not to celebrate Chilima’s victory in the corruption case, but to oppose the government’s decision to drop the case.

He has warned that more revelations are forthcoming and that UTM members should seek justice by continuing the case in court, rather than celebrating in the streets.

Kalindo has claimed that UTM members are being fooled and reminded them that on May 10, 2024, Chilima was supposed to be in court to answer his corruption case, but the government decided to drop the case without consulting the ACB or Legal Affairs Committee of Parliament.

He has described this move as dangerous and not in line with justice.

Despite facing arrests, rearrests, and court cases, Kalindo has assured Malawians that he will continue to speak out against the government, which he believes is perpetuating corruption and shame on the country and its citizens.