Police in Lilongwe on Thursday arrested five members of Mbadwa Zokhuzika for attempting to seal off Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) offices to force director general Martha Chizuma to resign.
In an inyerview on Thursday, National Police deputy spokesperson Harry Namwaza said the five suspects were arrested in the afternoon at City Centre Roundabout on their way to the ACB offices.
He said: “We have arrested five members of the group, including the ring leaders, for the offence of conduct likely to cause a breach of peace.”
On Wednesday, the group held a press briefing in Lilongwe where they disclosed their plan to seal the ACB offices.
According to one of the group leaders Agape Khombe, they planned to close the offices because Chizuma was still at the helm.
Prior to the press briefing, the group had been holding a seven-day vigil to force President Lazarus Chakwera to fire Chizuma.
During the press conference, Khombe said: “We are not getting any response from the President to fire Martha Chizuma following the leaked audio that is putting many people, including those working at ACB, at risk in the on ongoing corruption investigations. We are, tomorrow, sealing the offices of ACB.”
The group has been holding a vigil in the precincts of Kamuzu Mausoleum near Parliament Building purportedly to have Chizuma fired because of a leaked audio in which she disclosed to a third party details of ongoing investigations, including United Kingdom-based businessperson Zuneth Sattar.