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By Rhodrick Banda
The Anti-Corruption Bureau says it will not let any stakeholder dictate how the graft busting body conducts its business.
Its Director General Martha Chizuma was responding to a fresh statement from the Democratic Progressive Party which calls on the ACB to stop persecuting former President Peter Mutharika.
DPP’s stance follows the ACB’s announcement that it will use other legal means to get Mutharika’s statement in a case in which he is accused of misusing his duty-free benefits.
Mutharika has refused to give his side of the story in the case.
In an interview with Timveni on Monday Chizuma said, "ACB is executing its duties in accordance with the law and will not be pushed by anyone."
The probe relates to arrest and continuing trial of Mutharika’s former aid, Norman Chisale who is alleged to have abused involvement in the importation of MWK 5 billion worth of cement using Mutharika's duty-free privilege.