A case in which former minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security Uladi Mussa is answering charges of aiding at least 55 foreigners to illegally obtain citizenship while he was a Cabinet minister appears set to be dropped after he has changed his political goals as he n now has a soft voice on the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government and supported the government to reject electoral reforms.
The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested Mussa in March this year on charges of negligence and abuse of office but Mussa said at the time that his arrest was politically-motivated.
He handed himself to the ACB after reports surfaced that the bureau wanted to arrest him in relation to the granting of citizenship and passports.
Mussa claimed the case is politically-motivated.
Now prosecution sources say there is “political interest” to have the matter “warehoused.”
Prosecutor Kamudoni Nyasulu said there were only errors in terms of compilation of the disclosures by the State as some documents the defence team was given and those shared with the court did not have some copies.
But Nyasulu could not comment on the reports that the case will fall.
Mussa, who is former People’s Party (PP) leader has claimed that DPP was in a working relationship with PP.
He has been mobilising PP legislators to support DPP during the vote on the Electoral Reforms Bills
PP surprised many when some of its members voted ‘no’ to the Electoral Reforms Bills, abstained or were absent during the voting, leading to speculations that the party connived with the DPP to frustrate the reforms.
Apart from voting ‘no’, and at some point abstaining to vote on the electoral reforms in Parliament, PP chief whip Ralph Jooma resigned from his position for personal reasons.
Recently, Mussa attracted headlines for showering praise on President Peter Mutharika for successfully implementing the national ID programme—a complete change of heart from his earlier comments that branded the exercise as a ploy to rig elections.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :