Malawian court ends corruption trial against ex-President.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on May 29, 2023
Malawi authorities have ended a corruption trial against former President Bakili Muluzi.
Muluzi served two five-year terms as president between 1994 and 2004 but was charged five years after leaving office.
He and his former personal secretary, Lyness Whiskey, were charged with abuse of public funds amounting to $1.7m.
The Malawi High Court said it had freed Muluzi from all charges following a decision by the country’s head of public prosecutions to discontinue the case.
Muluzi has always protested his innocence, saying the case was political persecution by the government of his successor, Bingu Mutharika, with whom they fell out.