MHRC suspends investigations on Chizuma’s arrest

By Chisomo Phiri

The Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has on Saturday announced the suspension of investigations on what led to the arrest of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director General Martha Chizuma last year.

MHRC Director of Civil and Political Rights Peter Chisi confirmed to local media of the development saying they have pended the investigation following the expiry of contracts for it’s commissioners in March this year.

According to Chisi, Chizuma’s case being a high profile case, they will wait for a fully instituted commission to proceed with the investigations


Meanwhile, commenting on the matter, governance commentator George Phiri,described the suspension as unfortunate in the handling of high profile cases in the country.

Chizuma was arrested on December 6 2022.

Her arrest led to donors and the public’s criticism, led to her release before mid-day the same day.

The arrest followed a complaint lodged by Director of Public Prosecutions Steven Kayuni, who alleged that he was injured by allegations Chizuma made in a leaked audio in January.


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