Henry Mussa Goes Back To Court Tuesday July 27
Former Minister of Information Henry Mussa will on Tuesday 27th July re-appear before Chief Resident Magistrate Patrick Chirwa in Lilongwe, to continue answering theft charges, alongside former director of information, Gideon Munthali.
The two are accused of stealing three computers and a Genset in 2019 when he was heading the ministry of information during the DPP administration.
One of the defense lawyers Chrispine Mndala sought an adjournment, having pleaded for more time to plan ahead on how to use new information that they stumbled across recently.
“We asked the court to grant us more time so that we can be able to plan on how we can use memos and some documents that we have stumbled across, very important for this case. And since it affects both the accused, we decided to ask for time to prepare. In fact, we asked for even two hours”, said Mndala.
Director of Public Prosecution Steve Kayuni has however stressed the need for speed, for the public good.
Kayuni said while the accused have the right to a fair trial, it is also imperative to consider Malawians that want the case to conclude quickly.
“This case has a public interest, so whatever we do, we need to be mindful that Malawians are expecting this case to conclude quickly, of course we also know that the accused need to be tried in a reasonable time.
Police say the stolen computers and generators were donated by Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority-Macra and meant for state-owned Malawi News Agency.