Mutharika pardons 197 prisoners from Malawi jails

President  Peter Mutharika has pardoned 197 prisoners as part of Easter commemorations, according to Ministry of Homeland Security officials.

Prisoners with minor offences get presidential pardon

Sam Madula, principal secretary in the ministry said the prisoners who have been pardoned committed minor offences and displayed good character whilst in the cooler.

This is the first time this year that Mutharika has pardoned prisoners and set them free after the July 6 Independence day celebrations when he also pardoned some prisoners.

The pardoning of the prisoners come at a time when junior prison warders have threatened a strike because the government has sidelined them in free for all promotions for teachers and the police.

Some commentators say the promotions were given to the police and teachers because they handle election issues unlike civil servants prisons and  other ministries and government departments.

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Mafumu
Mafumu
3 years ago

Kkk police promoted now prisoners pardoned or promoted as well

Zambulo
Zambulo
3 years ago

Eyadi mwachita bwino bwana kuti mbava zenizeni zidzalowe kumeneko after 21 May

George Malemu
George Malemu
3 years ago

Instead promoting the junior staff he is pardoning the prisoners and the warders are just cool after their superiors duped them that they were being considered for the promotion.

KODI ACHULE ABWANTASA A DPP NU BWANJI?
KODI ACHULE ABWANTASA A DPP NU BWANJI?
3 years ago

Good move, 197 spaces for DPP thieves created.

nyalugwe
nyalugwe
3 years ago

He’s hoping they will vote for him!!!!!

bae
bae
3 years ago
Reply to  nyalugwe

kkkkkk

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3 years ago

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