MRP advises government not use taxpayer’s money to compensate Chilima

By Vincent Gunde

President and Commander in Chief of Muvi wa Chilungamo Revolutionary Party (MRP) Bantu Saunders Jumah, has advised the government not to use any penny from taxpayer’s money as compensation to Dr. Saulosi Klaus Chilima following the government withdraw of Chilima’s corruption case in court.

Jumah said he has learnt with shock and dismay reading media reports that the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is contemplating to cough out K980 billion to pay Dr. Chilima as damages he has suffered for 2 years with his corruption case in court.


He said it is sad that the government is contemplating paying a whooping K980 billion as compensation to a man who has not been arrested by police, he has not spent any day in police cells and any prison in Malawi to demand payment of such nature.

Speaking through his Facebook page which is widely read by millions of people in Malawi and Africa, Jumah has claimed that politicians know each other well and paying Dr. Chilima with K980 billion compensation for damages is speaking for itself that politicians pay each other for their own mistakes.

Jumah said the reasons given for the withdrawal of Chilima’s corruption case citing national security is not convincing arguing that for national security, Dr. Chakwera and Dr. Chilima must be involved and this should not be applied to other corruption suspects.

He has asked President Chakwera that since when did he realize that Dr. Chilima’s case is of national security observing that he was the one who informed Malawians that his Vice President Dr. Chilima is involved in corruption cases being a beneficiary of Zuneth Sattar corruption basket fund.

The MRP President has warn government not to play around with taxpayer’s money and if it is suing, Dr. Chilima must sue President Chakwera and his family to pay him compensations for damages not Malawians.

“Malawians should not make a mistake voting into government MRP, we will not tolerate this nonsense, we will follow the people’s money to Kasiya back to Capital Hill,” said Jumah.

He has registered his deep concern that President Chakwera has been going to countries around the world as a global trotter preaching that his government will end corruption fooling the world and Malawians and today, the same man is withdrawing high-profile corruption cases.

Jumah said Dr. Chilima’s name is on the list of 84 corruption suspects the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) submitted to President Chakwera for action but only one, Dr. Chilima has been appearing in court while 83 others, are being hidden.

He said the withdraw of high-profile corruption cases has not been applied to Dr. Chilima alone saying all the other 83 suspects besides being shielded of their identities, will be the beneficiaries to have their cases be dropped as well.