Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Yunus Mussa, is facing charges of assault after a taxi driver claims that he was ‘slapped’ by Mussa.
According to a report on Maravi Post, Mussa who is also vice president of ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) slapped Christopher Kamera when he honked his car horn after a vehicle had “carelessly” overtaken him as he dropped off passengers at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe on Saturday.
“Before long the Minister stopped [got out] and slapped me. I had cuts on my mouth. I reported the matter to Lumbadzi Police but they said the matter should go to police headquarters,” Kamera is quoted as saying in the report.
Kamera is said to have reported the matter to Lumbadzi Police station.
But police claim they have not recorded any complaint against the Minister.
The Minister, who is also Zomba central MP, was implicated in the regime thugs attack on political activist, Lawrence Bisika on September 21.
His official vehicle was used by the thugs who attacked Bisika at Ndindeya Motel in Zomba when he was among those organizing the demonstrations against the government’s poor governance in the country’s old Capital.
Police investigations into the matter has stalled but the Road Traffic Directorate Deputy Director Jacques Manong’a, confirmed the vehicle registration number ZA 9622 is a dual number with MG 881 A that was handed on request to Land Minister’s private driver Isaac on the said date by a government driver.
Mussa is DPP’s strongman as President Bingu wa Mutharika has more faith in him after he refused to vacate the injunction he obtained from the High Court restraining the Speaker of the National Assembly from evoking Section 65 (defection law) of the constitution which could have seen Mutharika administration collapse in the first term.