As per Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) Public Relations Officer, Egrita Ndala, some 44 vehicles out of 149 Muluzi is believed to own,
Muluzi’s lawyers are tirelessly fighting to stop this purge against their customer to no avail. In his attempt to get away with it, in April this year, he chose his wife as his party presidential candidate after his attempt to stand again was foiled by the court. Another attempt by ACB to seize more of Muluzi’s properties hit a snag when it came to light that some properties had either changed hands or had been registered under other people's names. The fleet of posh vehicles at Muluzi’s BCA residence that include, Range Rover, Land Rover Discovery, Lexus Cruiser, Bentley, several Mercedes Benz cars and Nissan Patrol among others for example, are registered in former First Lady Dr. Patricia Shanil Muluzi’s name. Surprisingly, Muluzi’s wife seems to own many more vehicles than her husband-but again, will Mr. and Mrs. Muluzi substantiate how she acquired them ?
One can see how Africa’s carbuncular and thieving rulers use their wives, relatives and foreign criminals to hide their wealth. Muluzi used Mohamed Munif Al-Nadhi just like Daniel Moi used Kamlesh Pattni; Mkapa used Sailesh Vithlani; Jacob Zuma used Schabir Shaik; Yoweri Museveni used Mahendra Mehta or Jakaya Kikwete used Rostam Aziz to rob public coffers.
Will ACB also seize Lonrho buildings standing on plots LE 212, LE 459, LE 371 and LE 211A, in Limbe formerly owned by Muluzi as they did with Keza office park? In a twist of events, Mohamed Munif Al-Nadhi claims to be the owner of
ACB must seize more of Muluzi’s hidden properties. A little bird confided in me that there are some properties hidden in
To easily hoodwink Malawians and donors, Muluzi established Malawi Social Action Fund (MASAF) that was later aped by Mkapa so as to become Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF). This outfit was closely manned by Muluzi’s consigliore and confidants- something that enabled him to easily swindle public money as it happened with Mkapa in Tanzania. Mkapa is currently facing calls for prosecution alongside his wife for robbing public funds and properties- chief one being Kiwira Coal Mine in south
Muluzi and Mkapa ought to accept a legal process as happened in
As for corrupt African former thieves-in-chief, it is time for them to face the consequences. Today, you may indifferently sit on your predecessors’ cases. But tomorrow, somebody will make sure that no stone will be left unturned.