No evidence of corruption in Malawi ex-president Muluzi K1.1bn: ‘Prosecution should not amount to persecution’

Malawi  former president Bakili Muluzi did not obtain money mounting to more than K1.1 billion ($1.5 million) corruptly, former assistant director of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Victor Banda, who is the state princial witness, told the High Court in Blantyre.

Muluzi: No evidence of corruption

Muluzi: No evidence of corruption

Muluzi, who governed Malawi from 994 to 2004,  and his former secretary, Lyness Whiskey, are accused of misappropriating money amounting to K1.7 billion ($2.4 million) .

But Banda, who also headed investigations of Muluzi case, testified that he had no credible evidence that Muluzi corruptly obtained during his reign.

Muluzi  deposited into his personal local bank accounts, mainly at National Bank Zomba Branch the money came from companies in Libya, Kingdom of Morocco, Belgium, United States of America (USA), South Africa, Rwanda and Taiwan—principal benefactor with about K689 million.

Malawi government suspected  Muluzi obtained the money corruptly and that he diverted donor funds.

But , the principal State witness also failed to substantiate corruption claims in the dealings of Muluzi’s personal bank accounts, saying the Taiwanese ambassador ruled out corruption on the money that was donated to Muluzi when he was interviewed by ACB.

Muluzi lawyers, Jai Banda and Tamanda Chokhotho,  have since asked Justice Maclean Kamwambe to order the prosecution team to review their charge sheet saying most of the counts against the former president have no evidence.

“The prosecution should  not  to amount persecution,” said Chokhotho.

 

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HOPE
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HOPE
19 days 22 hours ago
BRAVO WINSTON,YOU ARE A REAL PATRIOT!!!! You have instilled in my brains the history I have been looking for: WHAT PROVOKED THE FAMOUS CABINET CRISIS OF 9TH SEPTEMBER,1964? Indeed,that was a turning point in the history of our country which has been suppressed by the successive libidinous and untutored leadership all these years.92 Percent of MAlawians are in darkness as what happened on that date 2 months after independence in the history of Africa.It disturbs me personally for good reason that overwhelming majorority including our children,their children and the future generations would miss this piece of vivid history through deliberate… Read more »
Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
21 days 3 hours ago
52 years ago,on 9th September,1964,2months after independence,the famous Cabinet crisis in the history of our country,broke out.Hastings Banda expelled 7 extremely intelligent Cabinet Ministers: Kanyama Chiume,Masauko Chipembere,Orton Chirwa Yatuta Chisiza,Augustine Bwanausi,Willy Chokani,Rose Chiwambo plus two patriotic MPs Thengo Maloya and George Kanyanya.The crisis plunged our nation into political and economic instability hitherto.Indeed,the crisis shocked not only Malawians but also newly progressive governments in Af rica such as Ghana,Tanzania,Uganda,Zambia to name a few.Internationally,progressive States like Canada,criticized Banda’s unwarranted and destructive decision and in Britain,the news was received with mixed perceptions in that Britain was directly involved because it sided with its… Read more »
Mbava
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21 days 16 hours ago

as long as the son is part of cabinet nothing will come out munthu anaba uyo.no donor money for this country if this is the trend

Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
21 days 18 hours ago
I strongly feel that I must lay down some of the causes of the conflicts: Banda had hopelessly turned into an imperialistic agent,despotic tendencies were prevalent,he controlled and shaffled his ministers as if they were his house boys,he introduced hospital fees when the people were engulfed in dire poverty,the Ministers criticized him for appointing a Portuguese by the name of J.jardim as a Malawi Ambassador in Lourenco Marques (Maputo),he refused to support African liberation movements,he was also accused of using South Africa’s intelligence apparatus BOSS,Mozambique’s PIDE and Rhodesia’s notorious intelligence,he introduced the notorious detention without trial act,he gave the barbaric… Read more »
VYOTO
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VYOTO
22 days 2 hours ago

ACB HAS BECOME A BIG JOKER UNDER THE PROFESSOR PRESIDENT.THERE IS NO WAY A POLITICAL BED FELLOW CAN BE SUCCESSFULLY PROSECUTED.

Charombanthu
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Charombanthu
22 days 2 hours ago

We saw it coming…. Amounts dropping from K1.7 billion to K1.6 billion, then K1.1 billion and then Atupele on board the DPP cabinet, UDF switching the sitting arrangement in parliament blah, blah, blah. In God we trust. And He delivers justice as always. Ana a Mulungu sangakhale kulira nthawi yonse ya moyo wawo…

john aluma
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22 days 6 hours ago

i salute mr cheya …how i wish che bingu was in court too, to hear it for himself

BlackImage
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22 days 7 hours ago

All these years lero nkutiuza kuti mlandu ulibe umboni? Zikomo kwambiri

Angel of Doom
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Angel of Doom
22 days 7 hours ago

A corruption case in Malawi is only winnable with a confession.

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