Uladi says not even courts have powers to question minister over passport issuance

Former Homeland Security minister Uladi Mussa has told the High Court in Lilongwe that no one, not even the courts have powers to question why and how a minister’s decision to approve or reject an application for citizenship.

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Mussa said this on Tuesday as the state continued to accuse him of dubiously granting Malawian passports and citizenships to over 50 foreigners between 2013 and 2014.

“Section 29 of the Citizenship Act protects the minister from saying why and how he arrived at the decision,” he said.

But Kamudoni Nyasulu, a special lawyer hired by the state to prosecute the case, told Mussa and the court that the former presidential aide disregarded all recommendations made to him by the principal secretary.

Nyasulu showed the court some communications between the principal secretary and the former minister which showed the PS had recommended one thing but the former minister acted differently.

This was brought to surface after Mussa said he was only acting on recommendations presented to him by the principal secretary whom he said is conversant with the processes of granting passports and citizenships.

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Kholowa
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Kholowa

That is why we needed this dumb chilima so that stupid people like this twart uladi should roast in jail
You were supposed to help them for free but you charged them that is why you must be in jail. Usamasimbwizike caz masiku amatha ndi kugona tomorrow is never far away. Tikatenga boma you will be the first to be arrested

Mr Truth Pains
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How much Mussa pocketed? Here is the sum

(a) 1 passport = $10,000 each charged.
(b) Then 50 passports = (50 x $10,000 ) US Dollar which is = $500,000 US Dollar
(c) $500,000 x Mk750 exchange rate as of today, then in Malawian Kwacha Mussa pocketed = Mk 375,000 000 . More than 3times what Peter pocketed from Zameer Carim of Mk145million.

This guy need to pay back the money to Malawians he abused through this passport gate. No need to waste time with him just open a prison gate.

Mzozodo
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Mzozodo

It is estimated that he gave out about 450 passports

King ywkaz
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King ywkaz

Big up uladi musa though I hate you but you did a very gud job for helpn our beloved brothers and sisters

Uladi
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Uladi

Fuck you!

Judge-Better mus-cum
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Judge-Better mus-cum

Why do we Africans hate ourselves? Why are we wasting resources prosecuting an Ex minister for issuing passports to fellow Africans who were escaping wars that had rocked their countries. We need to get rid of these colonial laws that separates us (Africans) and eliminate this slavish mentality. An African national should never be a foreigner in Africa.

Big-up to Uladi Mussa for disregarding the stupid recommendation by the so called P.S.

Africa is for Africans.

KotiMan
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KotiMan

Because it was a corrupt practice….musawonetse umbuli wanu pagulu akulu

Wellingto
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Wellingto

U are stupid. Can’t you see he was receiving bribes? Bwanji mumaombera mmanja nfiti?

Nicholous
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Paja ma cadet ndichonchi kuwombera manja vilivonse. Dziko lakulakani pano.

Ulemu Banda
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Ulemu Banda

So the minister has effectively admitted that he did what he is being accused of, save for the fact that Section 29 protects ministers. I hope he realises that he is no longer minister hence that Section 29 no longer applies to him.

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

and pitala too in the string

Chiga
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Chiga

Even if Uladi is found guilty, he knows a Dad will grant him presidential pardon and then reward him with another ministerial appointment. That’s how a ‘mafia’ government works. The more you break the law for the benefit of the ‘mafia’ government, the more promotion you get. Just look at the case of honourable Chaponda after ‘maizegate’!

Nematodes
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He is like all our gov’t ministers and presidential advisors. And MEC. And …..etc….etc

james
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The department has powers to cancel all those documents if they were taken illegally, and that is when you can start casing him . if not there is prove of all requirements to be given to those people then leave has no case to answer.

thanthat
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a uladi musawaputepotu ma lawyer athuwa apa

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