Muluzi off to South Africa for medical check-up: Trip will not affect case, says lawyer

Former President Bakili Muluzi has left the country for South Africa for his routine medical checkup.

Muluzi: On medical checkup

Muluzi: On medical checkup

One of Muluzi’s lawyers Jai Banda says the trip will not affect proceedings of the ongoing case in the High Court.

Muluzi, who ruled the southern African country between 1994 and 2004,  and his co-accused, his former personal assistant Lyness Violet Whisky, stand accused of diverting at least US$ 13 million of what the State had claimed was donor money meant for various government development projects to his personal accounts.

He denies the charges, and vehemently alleged they were pressed on him for political persecution by his successor Bingu wa Mutharika.

Court documents seen by Nyasa Times shows there is no evidence of donor aid money going into Muluzi account or siphoning of public funds.

Director for the state corruption-busting body,  Lucas Kondowe said despite lead prosecutor Matemba has opted out of the case on “personal grounds”, the bureau will pursue further the matter.

He said  they will put whatever material they have before court  to decide, if it is not suffici ent enough they will acquit him and it’s sufficient enough they will convict him.

‘‘The bureau will map the way forward after reviewing the case with the legal team,’’ Kondowe said, as quoted in the press.

However, Judge Mclean Kamwambe, will hear the State on how they want to proceed on May 12 before ruling on whether to discharge the case as applied by defence team led by Tamando Chokotho.

Chokhotho asked the court to discharge the Muluzi arguing the State had no prosecutor and  that in criminal proceedings, there is a requirement that matters must have specific dates and that they must be heard within those specific dates.

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kajima
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kajima
4 months 19 days ago
You vipres,, unschuluplus who cant prepare for them selves, that is y you cant even build your own good hospitals. today you come to south africa for your check ups,,, plz build your own. Stop corruption and stupit spending. I remember Peter the president went only for dinner to USA y ?? you people ?? cant you build good vacations in your own home. Y dont you learn from past errors or mistakes?? but when you want to die you run to garden city y?? I think you are such stupid and ignorant. Arent you?? Just say yes bcoz cashgate… Read more »
Mzakwacha Nixon,
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Mzakwacha Nixon,
4 months 20 days ago

Leave muluzi.It was his time.Nanu ACB,pala nkhani zambiri za straight forward zikukukanikani kufufuza.Mlekani muluzi,palije umboni woti anaba,ngati anaba,inu simuba?nmse uko,muli ndi kolapushoni.buledi simudya?Mzakwacha.Pretoria-+27724922299

Dwambazi
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Dwambazi
4 months 20 days ago

Same old same old trick, every time the case comes up his back start to give him problems and he needs to leave the country for. ” some medical check up”

Chingaipe
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Chingaipe
4 months 20 days ago

Kungoyamba mulandu, matenda nthawi yomweyo kubwereratu. Timva…nsana, nsana! Zaka zinayi pali Joyce ndi Mapwiyayu sunali bwino iwe?

amangwetu
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4 months 20 days ago

which court case? these are thieves they deserve death bakili and Gwanda

Mong'onyolani
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4 months 21 days ago

Alibe mlandu? hhhhhhhhmmmmmmmm

IWE JOSHUA
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IWE JOSHUA
4 months 21 days ago

AMANENA MALEWEZI KUTI
NDIWODWALA NDANI ??

MULUNGU NGWATONSE !!

UKAKHALA PA MSANA WA NJOBVU USAMATI KULIBE MAME.

Zilani
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Zilani
4 months 21 days ago

“Court documents seen by Nyasa Times shows there is no evidence of donor aid money going into Muluzi account or siphoning of public funds meant for various projects.”

Which projects are these? Follow them up and you will see the former president’s filthy fingers dipping in there.

ACB knows, Bakili himself knows the whole truth. First, it was £6, now K1.7bn. God will punish you.

The story is about a medical check up but court issues on his cashgate crip in almost instantly.

Denis Mtux
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4 months 21 days ago

leave Mluzi alone
…… mwaba ndalama zingati inu
!!!!!!

Mphembedzutsokonombwe
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Mphembedzutsokonombwe
4 months 21 days ago

I hope all verdict will soon be reached to stop wasting tax payers money.

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