Malawi ex-leader Muluzi given back seized vehicles

Malawi’s former president Bakili Muluzi has been given back over 60 vehicles which the country’s anti-corruption bureau (ACB) seized from him in 2009 which it suspected were bought using corruption earnings.

According to ACB deputy director Reyneck Matemba, the vehicles were really “deteriorating” hence an out-of-court agreement between anti-graft body and Muluzi lawyers led to the release of the vehicles earlier this year.

Ex-president Bakili Muluzi  given back his vehicles

Ex-president Bakili Muluzi given back his vehicles

The agreement was subsequently validated by court consent, Matemba disclosed.

Matemba said the corruption watchdog still has maintained the custody of the vehicles’ bluebooks “so that no one could change their ownership prior to the conclusion of the court case.”

According to Matemba, the decision to release the vehicle was made long before the bureau and the country changed leadership.

But Muluzi’s bank accounts remain frozen since 2009 and he has no access to the money since then.

The case protracted since 2011 due to among other reasons, the former president’s health concerns is still ongoing at the High Court.

The former president was charged with corruption and abuse of office for allegedly diverting donor funds into his personal accounts.

Muluzi, Malawi’s first democratic president was initially charged with 86 counts of corruption and abuse of office. They were trimmed to three.

He denies any wrong doing.

Muluzi, who ruled the southern African nation for 10 years, stepped down in 2004 after unsuccessfully trying to change the constitution to allow him to stand again.

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Lipupa
Guest

I personally know that Muluzi is [email protected] shall never ever have a President like Muluzi.

Zachisoni
Guest

Yisakhale njira yoti nanu mudzakhululukidwe mukadzapezeka ndi milandu yotere.

agenda for change
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Ithink some of us are shameless fools.U mean Muluzi got rich when he ascended to power???.The Eastern region role model was very very rich way before 1994. Kaya he is ayao or what ever u may call him, He helped ur angangas from being syphoned thru misonkho and makhadi introduced by stupid kongeresi.Let those critising Achair be those born after 1994 coz they dont know what is to be out of one party rule.Some u fools’s uncles and ur angangas run away when Achair said no kamuzu must be stoped.If u dont know Bingu turnished the image of Muluzi so… Read more »
ATCHEYA
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NDINAKUUZANI KUTI NDIRI NDI SITOLO INE ??? NDIMAZIWA MASAIZI ANSAPATO ZANU INE ?? NDINAKUUZANI KUTI NDIZAKUPATSANI FOTOLEZA WAULERE KAPENA WAULEYA ??? KODI WANTHU INU MUMAMVA BWANJI ????

NDE MUNTHU AMENEYO !!!!

mtembo kalombo
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Osamatinamiza apa why cnt u open his accounts,magalimoto ndi awa mwawasiya

chatty man
Guest

koma tiziona chaka chake nchino.

Eddings
Guest

If all cars are belong to Mr.Muluzi please leave him alone

Proud Malawian
Guest

Chair ndi gamba amadziwa poponda, ACB will ever arrest this guys as long as he live. Kenako ACB will unfreeze his accounts.

PP
Guest

OK zimangodikira Peter?
Ndiye ma donor aziti chani?
Cashgate ili mkati ndipamene inu mukuti corruption ndi yabwino.
Shame on you professor peter.

Mwinama
Guest

Unfrozen his accounts also,Muluzi had a fleet of vehicles even before he became president and had Transport companies like Atupele Haulage which had several trucks,Jakumusi Bus Service ,Chikala Transport,Ntaja Trading we used to see a fleet of beautiful fleet of vehicles to his rallies in 1992/3, you mean then after being a head of state for 10 years is it a surprise for him to have the mentioned vehicles? Give back the money also.

chekambewa
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even if the North teams up with the Central mwachepa Tcheya sanakutibulen mutaphatikana MCP and AfORD? Anganya inu mwachitika uri mukaymbirenso

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