Ex-minister Henry Mussa’s case goes for trial Jan 13

Lilongwe Principal Resident Magistrate Viva Nyimba has set January 13, 2021 as the date when the case where former cabinet minister and versatile politician Henry Mussa is accused of stealing government computers and a gen-set when he served as Information Minister last year goes for trial. His co-accused is former Director of Information, Gedion Munthali.

Mussa: The charge sheet did not inform him exactly what he is being accused of.

Both accused have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

On December 7, the last time the court sat for plea, the charge sheet contained allegations and particulars that were insufficient and were lacking, according to Mussa’s lawyers.

“The charge sheet did not inform the accused persons exactly what they were being accused of. For instance, the computers and genset were just described as computers and a genset without identifying them with any brand or any other specific description.

“Furthermore, the charges contained a charge of money laundering which did not even allege money laundering. The charge did not state that money was laundered or accuse any of the accused of having laundered any money,” one of the lawyers, Chrispin Mndala said.

He said consequently, the charges were objected to, and the state agreed to amend the charges. The second accused, Mussa, did not take a plea at the time as the charges were defective. The matter was consequently set down for plea on Monday, December 14, 2020.

According to the lawyer, on the day the state proffered a charge sheet that described the items in better details. The charge of money laundering was also dropped.

“The matter has been set down for trial on 13th of January, 2021. Trial is expected to commence on this day as the state has now served all its documents, including witness statements, on the defence” said Mndala.

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Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

You call Mussa a politician? Did dpp have politicians or thieves? A real politician works as a samaritan or philanthropist or benefactor. The agenda in dpp was theft. Most of our MPs are thieves and they aspire for that position to indirectly steal from us. How come they increased salaries for themselves? What tangible services do they provide apart from behaving like kindergarten children in parliament? They go to parliament to ask for boreholes. Do we need boreholes in 21st Century?

James Banda
James Banda
7 months ago

The good thing or bad thing about Nyasatimes is that any idiot can send a news item or article.

Bristone Mabichi
Bristone Mabichi
7 months ago

Completely trash. You people cannot see because of the ruble. This govt, if anything it will take time to begin to work because of the much NDOWE left behind by DPP. Wait.

Mwini muzi
Mwini muzi
7 months ago

Is that so with Henry Mussa that his charges were redrafted? Too early to conclude; waiting for court outcome.

Mzozodo
Mzozodo
7 months ago

The author fails to connect political prosecution and the alleged crime by Henry Mussa. It should have been a different article all together after the sun headline ‘Is politics at play’

Nepotism
7 months ago

A Namiwa even a name itself tells where you belongs

Chisale
Chisale
7 months ago

What a lot of rubbish coming from Nyasa Times? It is more like a paid PR publication. Why would a whole minister steal generators which were donated for use in his ministry? Whether the brand was not mentioned, the guy stole them and they were recovered. People are being arrested day and night for stealing petty things and they do not even get bail.
Stop bringing politics in every thing. This should be a lesson for all these in power, one day, they will arrested.

Jemusi
Jemusi
7 months ago

This article has been written by a cadet or DPP operative. The most foolish article I have ever read. He has shown a lot of ignorance and is trying to defend people who are not supposed to defended. A Genset was found at Henry Musa’s house, where did he get it from? Gideon Munthali is the one who actually said Musa took the Genset. So who are you to say he is innocent? Peter Mutharika was running a criminal entreprise. The whole govt was corrupt INCLUDING MUTHARIKA AND his WIFE. This is the time when all those who stole money… Read more »

Ajijo
Ajijo
7 months ago
Reply to  Jemusi

How about the cash gate culprits, are they exempted or is it because the part of tonse alliance?

Luckson
Luckson
7 months ago
Reply to  Ajijo

What about JB and the jet monies? The trend is showing that it is all political prosecution and Tonse Alliance thieves are safe

Mr Truth Pains
7 months ago

Hahahah well!! Well!! Well! This is paid up article by Henry Mussa himself which lacks merit but hand clapping and praising Henry Mussa as your Semi god . Mussa himself knows that he is not innocent and he committed many atrocities when he was in old MCP even when he was in UDF . So the author of this article should stop lying and praising Henry Mussa. The Namiwa guy u are talking about is another Cadet who can not say anything good of Tonse Alliance and Chakwera led administration bcoz the tap he used to drain millions of Kwacha… Read more »

Chekweche Ngozo
7 months ago
Reply to  Mr Truth Pains

Tonse alliance is full of idiots. There is purely rubbish going on in Tonse alliance. It is full of very stupid people. Siku transport has failed decimally. All what he knows is here today and there tomorrow. Akape amenewa ndi zitsiru kwambiri zolanda Boma and have completely nothing to offer.

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