A month after the British National Crimes Agency (NCA) revealed Saulos Chilima’s name as one of the beneficiaries of Zuneth Sattar’s money, we have stablished that the Vice President is on a spending spree, buying and constructing property especially in Lilongwe, his home village Ntcheu and Salima.
It is established that the Vice President in 2020 pocketed over US$ 1 million from Sattar as kickbacks for facilitating payment. More revelations show that he received more money from the embattled businessman prior to the 2019 General Election.
Our investigation has found out that Chilima is openly on a self-enrichment mission as he labors to build financial and political capacity ahead of the 2025 Presidential poll where he wants to dislodge incumbent Lazarus Chakwera.
Since he realized that the Tonse Alliance will not field his as a consensus candidate in 2025, he has declared an all-out political war on his boss and all alliance, Chilima has been working tirelessly to amass wealth most of which has come through corrupt and dubious means.
Using the corrupt proceeds, the UTM leader has initiated multi-million projects across.
He is currently constructing an office complex where Dunduzu Street meets Chayamba Drive in Area 10. To disguise his covert operations, Chilima has deliberately pushed a false narrative into the public domain, attributing ownership of the project to one of his close friends (name withheld).
Another place where the Vice President is pouring in massive resources is at his home village at Nsipe in Ntcheu where he is turning his parents’ compound into a multipurpose complex. The barbed wire structure will cater for his offices, lodging and conference rooms.
The project, valued at around K354 million will transform the Nsipe home and extend evidence of his grandiose corrupt lifestyle to his poor folk around his home village.
The clearly widens the chasm between him and the rural people at Nsipe. Chilima is renowned at his home village as the town boy who lives big but chooses not share his success with his relatives in the village.
Malawi Gazette can also confirm that the Vice President is carrying out massive renovations for his private residence turning it to an imposing structure that will transform the skyline above the plush suburb of Area 10.
He also owns an up-market tourism facility in Salima which he registered using his friend.
The Anti Corruption Bureau is expected to release another investigation report which reveals more on how Chilima benefitted from Sattar.