Press Release

ACB ARRESTS JUDICIARY SPOKESPERSON, MR. MLENGA MVULA

ACB ARRESTS JUDICIARY SPOKESPERSON, MR. MLENGA MVULA

On 17th July 2017, the Anti-Corruption Bureau received a complaint alleging that in 2016 and 2017, the Judiciary spokesperson Mr. Mlenga Mvula, corruptly solicited sums of money and other favors from the United Methodist Church to which he is a member, in the names of High Court Judges and the Attorney General’s office.

The Anti- Corruption Bureau conducted investigations into the matter which established that Mr. Mlenga Mvula had on several occasions demanded various sums of money amounting to K10, 700,000.00 from the United Methodist Church through Reverend Daniel Mhone, the Executive Church Member and Conference Superintendent. This money was purportedly meant for the Attorney General’s office, judges, the Judiciary and Mr. Mlenga Mvula for influencing the outcome of a Court case involving Reverend Jawati and the United Methodist Church.

On 1st September, 2017, the Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested Mr. Mlenga Mvula. He is likely to be charged with Obtaining money by false pretences contrary to Section 319 of the Penal Code and misuse of public office contrary to Section 25B (1) of the Corrupt Practices Act.

He will be taken to Court after the Bureau has recorded a caution statement from him.

EGRITA M. NDALA
SENIOR PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: DIRECTOR GENERAL