Chakwera, Muluzi never discussed K1.7bn case during BCA meeting

President Lazarus Chakwera and former president Bakili Muluzi never discussed anything about the ongoing ‘corruption case’ involving the latter, when the two met at BCA Hill days ago, State House has said.

Chakwera made a courtesy call on Muluzi

Presidential Press Secretary, Brian Banda responding to a question from journalist on whether the two leaders discussed about Muluzi’s perceived politically motivated case during their private meeting, he said:”Dr. Chakwera and Dr. Muluzi never discussed anything about any corruption case.

“The incumbent president paid a courtesy visit to the former head of state at his residency to check on his ‘care status’ and to ensure that he is well and not lacking anything.”

Muluzi, 78  is being tried along with his former secretary Lyness Whiskey  as government claimed 1.7 billion Malawian kwacha ($12 million)  in the former president’s account during his 1994-2004 presidency came from donors.

But court documents shows most of the funds were from his business empire and donation for his political party campaign from Taiwan, Morocco and Libya.

The former president has always said the charges were politically motivated.

Banda said president Chakwera believes in unity among all the leaders in the country and he promotes peace and friendliness without looking at political party colours.

“It is in the interest of President Chakwera to ensure that all the past heads of state are well looked after and that all are living well and getting all the support from the government,” said Banda.

Banda stated that it is for the same reason that President Chakwera visited immediate former president Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika that he visited the country’s second Republic president, Bakili Muluzi.

“Therefore to suggest that President Lazarus Chakwera and former president Bakili Muluzi met to discuss an ongoing corruption case is not right.

“President Chakwera respects the rule of law and the independence of the courts and he cannot, in any way, be discussing anything concerning the rule of law and the courts,” said Banda.

Banda further said Chakwera believes in a one Malawi and that for that to happen there is need for leaders to come together to the drawing table and forge ahead in order for the country to move forward and towards progress.

“There is no need for political animosity between the old leaders and the incumbent. Professor Peter Mutharika, Dr. Joyce Banda and Dr. Bakili Muluzi all served this country and they must be looked after very well in terms of their care and living status and this exactly what President Chakwera is doing.”

However, in a separate interview, Banda emphasised that other than that President Chakwera promotes unity among all leaders in the country regardless of their political affiliation he never will get involved in matters outside the scope of unity.

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2 years ago

Leave the old man alone. It’s a baseless case.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
2 years ago
Reply to  Makawa

ndiye kuti kwathu kuno tili ndi lamulo loti osazenga mlandu wa munthu okalamba? olo kulekerera kwakula? at least seize some property. he got no mandate to be sitting on stolen wealth from poor citizen’s taxes.
muja ankaelekedwera dumbo lemani muja and accumulated wealth like nobody’s business! anthu anatakatatu.
nde tinene kuti
simuzafusa joisi ndi pitala poti akalamba? mlandu umaola kodi?
ambili ma lawyer acicepere sakuzidziwa bwino bwino za muluzi amangova and the older ones are sitting on the files kumanamiza a malawi kuti palibe umboni okwanila.
kunyada zimaendela limidzitu

2 years ago
Reply to  nafundo zalo

umangoziwiratu kuti awa sakuzisata, pompa anena kuti court documents shows shows the money was from his business empire and donations for his party from Libiya and other islamic countries, inu munaperekako msonkho ku Libiya inu?

nsundwe Boys
nsundwe Boys
2 years ago
  1. Dismiss the Muluzi case it has no merit. it wont go anywhere
2 years ago
Reply to  nsundwe Boys

Then let’s dismiss all cases in that nature

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
2 years ago

Mlandu suuola. akukhalila citosi agogowa. timawangon’gana zaka kumangodutsa

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