Chakwera pardons 52 prisoners

Prisoners doing community service

As part of the Easter festivities, President Lazarus Chakwera has pardoned fifty two prisoners from the country’s reformatory centres.

A statement dated 2nd April 2020 from the Secretary for Homeland Security Patricia Liabuba confirmed the development.

“The Ministry of Homeland Security wishes to inform the general public that it has pleased His Excellency Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi to pardon a total of fifty two (52) prisoners as part of Easter Celebrations,” read the statement.

The ones pardoned are those who were charged with minor offences and have demonstrated good behavior

It further said the President’s pardon is an act of mercy during the festive season.