7 more days in custody for Henry Mussa, journalist Gideon Munthali

Henry Mussa

The Lilongwe Magistrate Court’s Principal Resident Magistrate, Viva Nyimba, has reserved his bail ruling for DPP political magnet, the former Minister of Information, Henry Mussa and former Director of Information, Gideon Munthali to 21st September, 2020.

Mussa and Munthali are answering two charges of theft by public servant and abuse of office.

They are accused of stealing computers and generators donated by Macra to the Ministry of Information.

One of the 10 computers was recovered in the house of Munthali while a generator was at Mussa's residence.

According to state prosecutors, Munthali delivered one generator each to Mzuzu and Blantyre Regional Information offices, he never delivered the 10 computers and one generator.

Reacting to the development renown writer, Idriss Ali Nassah says at 70 years, former Minister, Henry Mussa is in police custody for the crime of stealing nine computers and generators for the Ministry of Information.

Nassah says upon conviction, Mussa should serve his term at Chichiri Prison so that those going to Shoprite will see him working the fields outside the prison in his prison –issued white garb.

’’That would be powerful civic education for all and a deterrent to others. Let us make good use of the DPPs criminals to show our people the famed equalizing efficacy of the law,’’ reads part of his writings on the wall.

Meanwhile, in a related development, media reports are indicating that Government has taken back documents for Ministry of Works', Mzuzu guesthouse which former Minister of Health, Jappie Mhango alleged acquired illegally.

Another cabinet Minister, Grace Chiumia is also alleged to have bought a house at  Lusangazi forest dam and turned it into a house for rearing domesticated animals.

The allegations are further indicating that chiefs for the area have been asking questions without answers on how one can acquire a government property or land.