BLANTYRE--The ACB arrested and towed Muluzi to court in 2009 on charges of diverting government funds (K1.7 billion) into his personal account, purchasing of vehicles worth K200 million and possession of unexplained property.
Hearing of the case was stopped due to a clear contradiction between the State and ACB over the prosecution of the case.
Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Bruno Kalemba and ACB Assistant Director David Nyamilandu contradicted in front of the High Court Judge Maclean Kamwembe on readiness to continue with the hearing when the leader of the prosecution team Alexius Nampota was out of it as he was arrested by the Fiscal Police on abuse of office allegations.
Ndala brushed aside speculations that ACB will drop the case against the former president.
“The Muluzi matter is in court and the court had set 8th October, 2012 for continuation of hearing.
“ACB is an independent body and no one can influence its operations. We are equally worried that the case has staggered but still ACB is looking forward to recommencement of the hearing,” says ACB Senior Public Relation Officer, Egrita Ndala.