Muluzi to explain source of wealth

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Former President Bakili Muluzi will be forced to explain the source of his wealth following a Constitutional Court ruling delivered today.

The Constitutional Court in Blantyre has ruled that Section 32 of the Corrupt Practises Act (CPA) is valid hence the former president cannot choose to remain silent during his trial.

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Muluzi required to explain the source of his wealth.

A panel comprising Justice Dingiswayo Madise, Justice Dorothy Nyakaunda Kamanga and Judge Jack Nriva delivered the ruling this morning.

Muluzi, 74, is suspected to have stolen K1.7 billion when he ruled Malawi between 1994 and 2004.

The former president is accused of diverting the public funds to his personal account. He is now facing fifteen corruption related charges.

In 2011, Muluzi’s lawyers applied to the Constitutional Court to determine the constitutionality of Section 32 of the CPA, which puts the burden on the accused to prove their innocence against the general principle where the burden lies in the hands of the state.

His lawyers described the state’s demands that Muluzi should explain origins of his wealth as an infringement on his constitutional right to remain silent.

Today, however, the panel of three judges ruled that the section is constitutional hence Muluzi can be asked to prove his innocence.

Reacting to the ruling, defence counsel Tamando Chokotho said they will contest the judgment and obtain a stay order on the judgement.

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23 Comments

  1. Muluzi must not be left alone but should stay with law, If he will be left then anyone will do the same thinking the treatment will be the same

  2. Zopanda ntchito musandkumbutse mmene business imayendera nthawi imene ija ife amphawife kumapita ku Zimbabwe kumakatenga katundu ogilitsa koma lero amaangwetu yakogoya jamani aaaaaa sizingatheke ukapeza ndalama ingouluka zinthu zinadula.

  3. Akuluwa anali ndi mwyi omanga makawi wamakono chifukwa anathandizidwa ndi maiko onse achisilam ndi achikhristu omwe

  4. Rubbish watani Muluzi? Leave him alone and concentrate on developing our fackin country, boma lauchitsilu ngati ili sinalione

  5. Vuto la a malawi ife ndilokuti………. Kodi iyeyu che bakiliyu ndindani kuti asazengedwe mulandu ngati umenewu? Kodi zimakusangalatsani amphawife tikamazengedwa milandu ndi kumangidwa thani iwo mukuti achumawa ndi otchukawa? chotitu mudziwe ndichakuti mlandu sumaola kapenanso kuti kuzengedwa mlandu sikudabwelele amphawi okha ayi, chincho siyani kulowetsapo ndale kapena zipembedzo ndinso mitundu pa milandu yomwe boma likuzenga anthu omwe adasakaza chuma cha boma kufikila mpaka atapezeka olakwa kapena osalakwa ndi bwalo la milandu.

  6. kumeneko ndiyeno kuzitaitsa nthawi komano ziwat kut 2019 sitazakukhululukira mukunena kut munataya mdawi yanu kulimbana ndi dr muluzi,kod nanuso after abale anuaja sitinakugwiren ndi matan a makwacha mukufuna kuthawisira kunja?

  7. if u don’t know ur teaching the becoming readers of tomorrow the bad behaviour like what ur doing now to the former president…funso mukufuna akhale mphawi munthu oti adali president wazikolino. Anthu opusa mwapanga bwanji kodi

  8. Leave Muluzi alone, in his time we were enjoying money like nobody’s business , Timanjoya eish, his source of worth doesn’t matter what matters is he was sharing the money with the world , The only weakness I noticed about him is on agriculture of which every president has his own weaknesses

  9. Osamusiya bwanji osamufunsa uja anamanga ku thyolo uja kuti ndalama anazitenga kuti fodya eti? musiyeni kaya anaba zake zimenezo inunso mukubanso kunamizila ngongole ya admarc kapena zopangila campain?

  10. Damit when he’s talking you come up with something to hook him now hes quit you started again to follow him agalu inu

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