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Malawi Court convicts DPP’s Uladi Mussa; presidential ambition shattered

Uladi Mussa at the court today; convicted

BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)—The High Court in the capital Lilongwe on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 convicted Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Vice President for the Centre, Uladi Mussa, and two others over abuse of office in the granting of passports and work permits.

Justice Chifundo Kachale has convicted Mussa alongside co-accused persons, David Kwanjana and Peter Katasha for illegally aiding Rwandan nationals acquire Malawian citizenship.

Mussa, a former Cabinet minister, was being accused of aiding foreign nationals to acquire the country’s citizenship fraudulently.

He was arrested on March 6, 2017, alongside David Kwanjana, former senior assistant chief immigrations officer, now Regional Immigration Officer for the Centre.

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) also arrested a number of suspects including Malawian national Peter Katasha, Burundian Pascal Rwasa and Rwandese Esili Kubwimana.

All the suspects, including Mussa, haD been found with cases to answer.

ACB on September 25 2015, received a complaint alleging that on May 14 2014, the Chief Immigration Officer granted Malawi Citizenship to Rwandan Nationals using a file belonging to another foreign national.

Last year, the United States of America barred Mussa and his wife from entering the country saying he had corruption charges on his head.

Mussa has been convicted at a critical time for his political career as he was nursing ambitions to take over leadership of the opposition DPP and consequently propels it back into government in 2025.

As it stands, Mussa will have to spend seven years outside politics after serving his sentence which is expected to be given next week.  

Maneno Chimulala
Maneno Chimulala
I am a journalist, educator, and activist with passion for telling stories about social justice, sports and political issues. I graduated from Mzuzu University. I started my career at the Maravi Post online publication in 2012 as an intern while in college. Upon graduating from Mzuzu University I was offered a job as Sports Reporter because of my background as a goalkeeper and rose to the position of sub editor. I also had a short stint with Nyasatimes, Malawi Punch and Malawi Digest. Over the past seven years, I have worked intimately with rural organizations and communities in Malawi on human rights, girl child education and grassroots development projects. With an academic background in education, I also volunteer as male champion for girls’ education under Girls Empowerment Networks (GENET) in Malawi’s South West Education Division (SWED).
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