Court Order Sheriffs to pounce on former President Muntharika & Muhara

The High Court has today issued a seizure and sale order against former president Peter Mutharika and former secretary to the President and Cabinet Lloyd Muhara following their failure to square off part of legal costs after they were faulted for trying to force Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda and Justice Edward Twea to go on leave pending retirement.

According to the order (reprinted here), out of the sum of K69, 507, 461, the two were supposed to pay they have only managed to pay K47, 437, 125.11 and they remain indebted to the applicants in the sum K22, 070, 335.89.

Mutharika risk losing his property

The court has ordered the sheriff of Malawi to seize all moveable property of Mutharika and Muhara, ‘except that exempted from seizure under the Sheriffs Act’, so as to realize the judgement debt.

The order also advises the Sherriff to recover from the two the costs of their execution of the enforcement order dated today.

On the order, the registrar has appointed Imran Matola, Sheriff at Judiciary of Malawi to execute the order.

Mutharika opulent mansion in Mangochi on Sheriffs radar

The court has made the order following the State’s submission , on the application of Human Rights Defenders Coalition, Association of Magistrates in Malawi and Malawi Law Society who are the first, second and third enforcement creditors respectively, while Mutharika is first judgement debtor, and Muhara the second judgement debtor.

Following the earlier ruling that ordered the two to pay the cost, the High Court in Lilongwe dismissed an application by the two to stay execution of order for costs, pending review of assessments of costs.

In the initial cases lawyers for Malawi Law Society, Human Rights Defenders Coalition and Association of Magistrates in Malawi asked the court to order the two to personally meet costs of the case.

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laws
laws
7 days ago

One day these actions will fuel restless and regionalism,the treatment you doing to selective tribes ndithu will bear fruits

Zathu Ize
Zathu Ize
8 days ago

Seize Mutharika’s so called Palace. It’s truly obscene that in the midst of the immense poverty in our country Mutharika should corruptly acquire such wealth. Let the contractor who build this monstrosity explain how they were paid for the Palace was built and paid for by corruptly acquired bribes.

laws
laws
7 days ago
Reply to  Zathu Ize

UKAKHALA UMPHAWI NDI WAKO HE WORKED FOR HIS WEALTH

Nthawi
Nthawi
8 days ago

Nyekwee…ma Cadet muthawa…Dziko wathu ,Court Wathu ..zonse tonse…Malawi alumina heavy

Nasibeko ine
8 days ago

Woow koma nduyetu mukumuzunza APM. With all the respect which APM accorded Joice Banda, is this what you are doing to our retired and peace loving APM? Komatu kumwambaku kuli Mulungu. Inu ma judge achitumbuka dziwani kuti nkhanza zanu tikuziwona bwino lomwe.

Munyapa
Munyapa
8 days ago
Reply to  Nasibeko ine

Was JB accorded any respect? You probably don’t live in Malawi. You issued a warrant of arrest for JB that when she comes she will straight away be arrested. Ask James Kadadzera.

Pedegu ku state House
Reply to  Munyapa

Did you see the warrant of arrest? When she came back from spending the cashgate Money was she percecuted and arrested? Iwe munyapa ndiwe wamamina mmutu!

Ngombwax
Ngombwax
8 days ago

Judge Kenyatta— with a lean and very hungry look — cracks the whip.

Shona
8 days ago

Soon or later.This cruelty will back fire .The world has eyes.

Noxy
9 days ago

This is persecution and not prosecution.Time is fast running towards the end of this nonsense.

Citizen
8 days ago
Reply to  Noxy

This is a very straight forward issue. Don’t politicise it. If the courts rule in your favor, you say ” our courts are independent!”. If it’s not in your favor, it’s now persecution. Nosense.

Munyapa
Munyapa
8 days ago
Reply to  Citizen

Correct

Swaz
Swaz
9 days ago

Chakwera now showing true colours

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
9 days ago

Koma ikakuona litsilo bamboo, ndi NYEKHWE basi.
Koma agogo akomoka ndi BP chaka chino.

Esther Phiri
Esther Phiri
9 days ago

If they have already paid more than half, then this new order may be looked at as persecution.

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