Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (Cdedi) executive director Sylvester Namiwa has given National Intelligence Service (NIS) director general Dokani Ngwira seven days to explain how Zuneth Sattar visited Malawi without their knowledge.
Cdedi has labelled Ngwira incompetent adding that if he fails to meet their demand, they will use legally available means to pile pressure on him.
In a letter dated May 30 2022 addressed to the NIS chief, Namiwa said Malawians need to know why Sattar, a United Kingdom-based businessperson, travelled to Malawi from March 16-25 2022.
He said: “Malawians have the right to know who he met, how did he find his way into our territory and what mode of transport did he use, including the point of entry and departure.”
Namiwa said he believes that Ngwira, as chief government spy, either intentionally withheld vital information or was not aware about Sattar’s visit.
“If it turns out to be the former, then it means you are compromised because you are serving Sattar. If it turns out to be the latter, then it simply means that you slept on the job,” reads the letter.
When contacted, Ngwira refused to comment on the matter.
Sattar, whose businesses have procurement contracts with various Malawi Government ministries, departments and agencies, is under investigation in the UK by the National Crimes Agency (NCA) for allegedly giving bribes to politically exposed persons in Malawi to benefit from contracts.