It will be known today whether the corruption case involving former President Bakili Muluzi will still go on or not in a case he together with ex assistant Lyness Whiskey are accused of corruptly obtaining K1.7 billion when he was in office.
The High Court set today after Anti-Corruption Bureau deputy director Reyneck Matemba who was lead state prosecutor and another prosecutor Chrispin Khunga asked Judge McLean Kamwambe to stand aside from the case.
Kamwambe granted the two the application, a move which prompted the defence team to ask the same court to discharge the case. The judge said he would make a ruling today.
Kamwambe will meet the defence and State in his chambers before making a decision on the way forward.
For over six years, Muluzi has been answering charges of corruption in which he is accused of squandering public funds amounting to 1.7 billion Kwacha.