Mutharika loses his immunity from prosecution

Former president Peter Mutharika has been stripped of his immunity from prosecution and that he can now face charges, a law expert has said.

Mutharika. Stripped of his immunity -Photo: Thoko Chikondi, AP

University of Malawi’s Chancellor College dean of law Sunduzwayo Madise said following legal ritual of new leader Lazarus Chakwera being sworn in as President  of Malawi after winning an election rerun, the immunity has been inherited by Chakwera while Mutharika has lost it.

“And just like that by operation of the law the immunity that the former president had against prosecution and suits is gone,” Madise wrote on his Facebook wall.

Saulos Chilima, the vice-president, during Mutharika regime and remains in that position as Chakwera’s deputy,  accused Mutharika of high-level graft.

Mutharika’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) officials were involved in numerous graft scandals including former minister Ben Phiri and Chief Secretary to government Lloyd Muhara.

With law degrees from the University of London and Yale, Mutharika left Malawi in the 1960s to settle in the United States.

He returned to the country in 1993 to help draft its first democratic constitution after the fall of Hastings Banda’s dictatorship.

Mutharika went back to the US but returned home in 2004 when his brother came to power, serving as his informal advisor.

A widower for 30 years, Mutharika has three children. In 2014 he married his second wife Gertrude Maseko, a former member of parliament.

Mutharika has been defeated by Chakwera who secured the required majority, with 58.57% of the vote, the electoral commission said.

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Nyirenda Tobious
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Nyirenda Tobious

The law has to take its course, we as the citizens have been victimized and robbed of our public funds. I can’t imagine how I wish all this is followed up

Mwinithako
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Mwinithako

Tumbukas who have filled themselves in the universities think that they are the technorants for MCP/UTM governent.Other tribes are coming to fill those vacancies soon kkk.Namachende Chakwera timuonera kkk He is the most nepotist if you don’t know

bongo man
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bongo man

mwamva pain kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Sikelo Gonani
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Sikelo Gonani

Kkkk,, he is walking a walk of shame after being bruised so badly!

SAM
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SAM

African President sindrom. Why fighting your predecessor , Malawian people expect more than this.
Try to do something different than fighting the former regime.

Allow them to invest their monies in the country than pushing them invest else where.

We have seen this in a lot of African countries and it doesn’t paid.

Let’s learn from the likes of America

Nalikuti
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Nalikuti

You can not expect every sitting president to abuse office and go scot free. you are making reference to USA. Do you even know how the FED work let alone the governance system??? We have our own African syndrome of corruption and oppression.. let that be Malawi’s case.

Sukati Jere
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Sukati Jere

if did nothing wrong, which is expected of him, then no need for panicking. Otherwise it can’t be witch hunting.

Wachiyao
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What is the problem here? Is it the obvious message or the fact that Mutharika’s hands are dirty?

Local Lawyer
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Local Lawyer

Milandu Munawina
Masapota Mwatimenyela
Chisakho Mwawina
Ndiye Mukuti Peter Mumange Jomba izi zokha sizitheka try

Mazira
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Mazira

iwetu uwona Nyekhwe ndi Pitala wakoyo. if he broke the law, he will be arrested period!

Nasinuku
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Nasinuku

Zithekatu

laws
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laws

mukuiputayotu ndi masacre alohmwe akakwiya saleleseka

Munthu
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Munthu

Pajatu chilichonse mumati ndi chosatheka, until everything came to pass… apanso mumuona mbuyanuyo akulowa mu chitokosi.. munya muona

Wawa
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Wawa

Iwe Madise, can u tell us what happened to $40,000 that went missing at FAM? Why were u convicted? Plz kindly let the people know. We dont want speculations . We wanna hear this from the Horse’s mouth.

Police otopa
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Police otopa

Madise stole 40.000 dollars while at FAM and was convicted… De uziti fwefwe umazitenga ngati ndani kapolo iwe

Mazira
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Mazira

eyetu mesa mukuti convicted nde nkhani ili pati tsopano? nanunso agogo anuwo ngati anaba apite ku court akayankhe mulandu in front of Justice Kenyatta Nyirenda…..lol

Lego
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He was convicted not so?This is what we want also to your APM.

President Chisokonezo
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President Chisokonezo

Timumangeno tsapano. Mkulu wakubayu

clement
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clement

Hey Madise! It’s more than enough from you. Prof Mutharika loses immunity soooo?? Guys, don’t mess around with the DPP gurus, you will get what you have been looking for. We ‘ve accepted cooked defeat but DPP will bounce back strongly. I can see mcp serving one term. We ready for you and again, don’t mess around.

Kyala
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Kyala

In your dreams. By the time Laz’s first term ends, you dpp thieves will have no money, all of it either you have spent or confiscated by the new government.

And lastly, please don’t wake up the sleeping beast of mcp, you know what it can do.

Kholowa mkabudula
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Kholowa mkabudula

Ikamatha 5yrs mmesa mukhala muli ku ndende mbava nonse

Mazira
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Mazira

Ndipo ndaseka ndipo ndakhulupilira, Nyekhwe is real. in 5 years time DPP ikhala itatha ngati makatani

Pido
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Pido

Future impossible tense

Wachiyao
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Kkkkkkkkk 1 Walira cadet! Muona ndi gogo wanuyo, chaka chake n’chino.

Chidzukulu cha Kudatha
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Chidzukulu cha Kudatha

A clement, which cooked defeat are you referring to? Why cant you just swallow your pride and appreciate that the other side has defeated you fair and square! The blue camp must just go to their drawing board and reposition their selves to convince the king makers (Malawians) that they are wealthy their vote. Never take Malawians for granted again otherwise expect to be humbled again.

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