High court rules Bakili Muluzi’s corruption case must proceed

The high court in Blantyre has ruled that the 1.7 billion kwacha corruption case involving former president of Malawi Dr Bakili Muluzi should continue.

The ruling means that Dr Muluzi will continue answering the 15 corruption cases leveled against him by the anti-corruption bureau.

Presenting the ruling on behalf of a panel of 3 judges, Judge Dingiswayo Madise, said section 32 subsection 2c of the corruption cases act is valid and is line with the constitution of Malawi.

Speaking to reporters Dr Steven Kayuni representative of the office of the Attorney general, said they are satisfied with the rulling.

Dr Kayuni said “the ruling will ensure a speedy prosecution of the case.”

However, defense lawyer Tamanda Chokhotho said they will appeal the ruling.

The ruling has been made 12 years since the start of the case.

Bakili Muluzi and his co-accused were not present in the court.

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