Mutharika to visit his jail cell at Maula, Lumbadzi

President Peter Mutharika will on Wednesday visit Maula Prison and Lumbadzi Police holding cell where he was detained on treason charges.

As it were: When Mutharika was a treason suspect Peter Mutharika at the court

As it were: When Mutharika was a treason suspect at the court

State House press officer Chikondi Juma said President Mutharika will lead those that were arrested together with him and the entire Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) membership in retracing his roots.

According to the statement, the President will participate in painting of holding cells and offices at Lumbadzi   Police Station where he and 11 others were incarcerated as well as visit Maula Prison in the city of Lilongwe.

“The President’s involvement in these activities is to underline his philosophy and the commitment of his administration that no one in Malawi will be arrested on political grounds and that prisons should not be detention centres for punishment rather places for rehabilitation and reformation,” Juma said.

The cell where Mutharika was has been painted blue and the corner he slept has been dubbed “Freedom Corner”.

Mutharika lamented at his inauguration last year that he faced persecution under the previous regime when he alongside former Cabinet ministers in the Bingu wa Mutharika administration were charged with treason.

After winning elections, government dropped the case of Mutharika and DPP heavyweights charged alongside Mutharika includING Jean Kalirani, Kondwani Nankhumwa and Patricia Kaliati, Goodall Gondwe, Nicholas Dausi, Simon Vuwa Kaunda and Bright Msaka.

The State said the sitting President was immune to prosecution as stated in Section 91(2) of the Constitution which says: “No person holding the office of President shall be charged with any criminal offence in any court during his term of office.”

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This is very stupid. Akufuna ma compesation awa. But its not a right approach to get compesation. I thought this leader ndi wa nzeru. Am a Lomwe but am very ashamed for what APM has done. I apologise to all Malawians for what APM has done. Am very sorry.



sh ebraim isa

The whole president going about painting cells?did he not been advised by those of his DPP that we are waste people’s money for nothing?

Comfort Nissiel
I think what happened to you Mr. President and your comrades was good. Otherwise you would have thrown prison keys into the lake like your late brother who never bothered to think about those in prison. The 48 hours experience has made you somehow human and act biblical. How ever; may you be reminded that your treatment by the police boys was better than reality considering that you were a high profile remandee. Ask those inside for real traumatic experience of jail. So stop browing your little taste out of proportion for political sympathy. The painting of cells and food… Read more »

Koma Ku Malawi akukulowetsa uchitsiru anthuwa yeti.Zothi anthu akuvutika mapresdident akulowabzimenezo sakusamala ayi kodi ndi ufiti chain.Mmalo moth I mupange bungee lothandiza nkhalamba zikuvutika kumalawiko ayi koma kumangodya ndarama zaboma basi kuli kupanda ulemu.

Chingwe Chambuzi

My goodness,this man sorry I cant even call him president because he does not look like one, speak like one and act like one.Malawians are you really that desperate? This man is hopless.This man and those surrounding him have no interest in serving Malawians The whole president going to visit a cell where he only spent 48 hrs| Poor poor Malawians|

Why Malawi's Poor

hahaha! bwinotu mwati sichamba (ganja) working in this oldman? advisors where are u?this is why we will remain the poorest

chaoloka molele
initially I thought malawians voted Peter and DPP on the grounds of good papers he has and leadership skills that comes with higher education. to my surprise am starting to learn that the party is a crap and lacks wise leadership as demonstrated by myriad mistakes done within a space of less than 24months. the guy seems to be sleeping and dreaming alot. you cant surely be a hero for staying 48hours in a prison cell, making the whole 13million plus pipo freeze at your presence on the road and else where. I wish his advisors were live and visionary… Read more »

He will go back to the same cell soon, wait and see. He is a coward!

Fuck it….I blame Malawians..people could see this head is full of nothing. He is a total idiot for accepting such stupid things to be associated with him. Freedom Corner? What freedom? Its an insult to those who were jailed for our freedom. You guys had to be arrested you behaved stupidly and wasted Govt money for personal ambition. For disrespecting a deceased President, you had to be jailed. For trying to bar the vice president form assuming office had to be jailed so everything that happened then had a reason..n JB did not jump the gun it was the… Read more »

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