Former President Peter Mutharika

BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)—Lawyers for Peter Mutharika have said the former president is now feeling better and ready for interrogation by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).

Last Week, Mutharika asked the graft busting body to allow him a week-long rest before he can be interviewed about suspected abuse of his duty free status while in office.

In an interview with local media, Samuel Tembenu, one of the lawyers representing Mutharika said the former president is feeling better now.

Tembenu said the two parties will discuss when the interview should commence.

ACB was supposed to start interviewing him virtually over an investigation into abuse of his duty free status last week.


The matter relates to his aides’ unauthorized use of TPIN in the importation of 800 000 bags of cement worth K5billion from Zambia and Zimbabwe.


ACB also indicated that the interview will be broader than the cement importation saga, including importation of property valued in billions of kwacha during his tenure as President.


Initially, ACB was scheduled to virtually interview Mutharika last week Tuesday but it was postponed to yesterday.


The former President yesterday released a statement saying he considers the investigation a witch-hunt but later he accepted the interview only to be postponed on health grounds.

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