The Lilongwe Magistrate’s Court is on May 30 expected to continue hearing a case in which People’s Party (PP) interim leader Uladi Mussa and former senior assistant chief immigration officer David Kwanjama, among others, are being accused of dubiously issuing passports to undeserving people.
Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) senior public relations officer Egrita Ndala confirmed this in an interview yesterday.
“The case is currently in court, but I may not be able to provide you with answers on court matters because I don’t go to court. It would also be prejudicial for us to be discussing the issue. We don’t want to be in confrontation with the court,” she said.
In March this year, ACB obtained a warrant of summons for Mussa from the Lilongwe Magistrate’s Court under case number 176/2017 for the former Cabinet minister to answer charges of neglect of official duties contrary to Section 121 of the Penal Code and abuse of office contrary to Section 25b (1) of the Corrupt Practices Act.
Mussa is alleged to have violated his ministerial powers as well as the Constitution when he allegedly granted Malawi citizenship to over 50 foreigners in 2013 when he was minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security.
However, Mussa denied the charges levelled against him, saying they are politically motivated. n