Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera has stripped his Vice-President Saulos Chilima of all his designated powers after the last option was named in a $150m (£123m) debasement outrage including government contracts.
The VP has not yet answered the allegations.
A report by the country’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) named 53 current and previous authorities as having gotten cash from British-Malawian money manager Zuneth Sattar somewhere in the range of 2017 and 2021, the president said.
This is comparable to 16 agreements that the Malawi Police Service and the Malawi Defense Force granted to five organizations having a place with Mr Sattar.
The authorities named in the report incorporate the VP and the head of police – who has been sacked.
But Malawi’s regulation doesn’t permit the president to sack or suspend his VP as the last option is a chosen official.
“The best I can accomplish for the present, which is what I have chosen to do, is to keep from his office any appointed obligations while trusting that the department will validate its charges against him,” the president said in a public location on Tuesday.
Mr Chakwera combined efforts with Mr Chilima to overcome occupant Peter Mutharika in 2020 official elections. The pair had vowed to battle debasement in government.