207 Malawi prisoners released: Presidential pardon

As a gesture of goodwill, President Arthur Peter Mutharika has pardoned 207 prisoners from Malawi prisons as part of this year’s Easter Celebrations.

Life in Malawi's Prisons, one meal a day

Life in Malawi’s Prisons, one meal a day

This year’s Easter celebrations fell in March with holidays on 25th March – Good Friday and 28th March – Easter Monday.

According to a statement from Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security which was made available to Nyasa Times on Wednesday, the Pardon of the 207 prisoners is a symbol of forgiveness during this Year’s Easter Celebrations.

Reads part of the statement, “The prisoners who have been pardoned are those who have served at least half of their prison sentences, with good behaviour and were not convicted of serious offences.”

The pardoning of prisoners is common in Malawi during independence celebrations, as well as at Easter and at Christmas.


The country’s 23 prisons are notorious for the poor conditions in which inmates are kept.

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Ivan Mark Radhakrishnan
Ivan Mark Radhakrishnan

@ our expense!

Alex masano

You have to change your behaviour,muyenelaso kudziwa kuti kuli mob justice,akakupeza utaba tikumaphelatu,


Those pardoned should in the first place “thank the President” and of course should now learn the good bahaviour that they should stop the evils they did which sent them to jail. JESUS said “behold now you are saved – “Go free and do not comit sins again” So when they go free out there they should show that they now fit to join the free socity.

Rodrick nasho



please don’t release armed robbers and cash gaters

thumbo vivya kamanga

abwere azizatiberaso amenewo

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