Former president Bakili Muluzi on Monday joined Muslims in the country when they celebrated the Eid al-Adha, one of the two most important festivals of the Islamic calendar.
Muluzi took a break from his high level K1.7 billion corruption case which is falling de to lack of objective material evidence linking to corruption.
He returns in the dock on Wednesday.
However on Monday, Muluzi bought goats and other animals as he celebrated the eid in his home district of Machinga.
Marking the willingness of Ibrahim, or Abraham, to sacrifice his son on God’s command, Muslims mark the holiday by slaughtering animals such as sheep and goats. The meat is shared among family and friends and also donated to the poor.
The festival comes as the annual Haj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia draws to a close.
The Jewish story is also told in the Jewish Holy Book, Torah añd the Christian Holy Book, the Bible just as it is told in the Muslim Holy Book of Qoran.
In the High Court however on Wednesday Muluzi will not be a sacrifical lamb as prosecutrs will grill him how and where he found money to buy 108 personal vehicles worth K200 million, among others.
His lead lawyer Tamando Chokotho thinks the state has a weak case against him and the case must be dismissed.
Judge Maclean Kamwambi is yet to make judgement on the application but state lawyer Clement Mwala vehemently disputes Chokothos assertion.