The law took its course at the College of Medicine (COM) in Blantyre on Thursday when leader of the students union, Ekari Mathuka, was relieved of his duties.
Mathuka who enjoyed the helm for less than a month, could not escape the law’s ugly face as the majority of students opted for his dethronement.
During a general assembly that was held at the institution on the evening of Thursday 12th May, 77 percent of the students could no longer stand his corrupt leadership, thus they contributed unanimously to a vote that has reduced Mathuka to a mere commoner.
According to a memo which is circulating across social media platforms, the shamed hero exposed cashgate traits within his first month of reign having mismanaged funds.
However, the memo does not indicate the amount of money squandered.
On a positive development, Mathuka is said to have conceded wrongdoing, making the grounds on which he has been fired very much strong. It is not yet clear as to which further action is going to be taken against him since corruption is a crime.
According to the constitution that governs College of Medicine Students Union (COMSU), it is stipulated on subsection 31(7), (6), (8) that financial mismanagement calls for a stiff punishment. In line with this, Mathuka, admitted mismanaging finances leaving the intelligentsia without any option.
“The constitution is not just a guide book as others may think. It is a book that is above all others, that extends its arms and deals with those that disregard it. Mr Ekari Mathuka is no longer College of Medicine student union president,” reads part of the memo.
This action serves as a warning to leaders of other institutions within the University of Malawi who have ill intentions.
Therefore, students from other colleges will borrow a leaf from their COM counterparts in curbing the abuse of funds within the students unions.