APM Should Prove Alleged Bingu Assassination-MLS

The first Malawi president to die in office; Late Prof. Bingu wa Mutharika The first Malawi president to die in office; Late Prof. Bingu wa Mutharika

The Malawi Law Society (MLS) has dared former President Peter Mutharika, to submit to police, information on the alleged murder of former President Bingu wa Mutharika and allow the law enforcers to take necessary action.

During a press conference at his PAGE house in Mangochi yesterday the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leader claimed that his brother and former President the late Bingu wa Mutharika was assassinated.

Mutharika was making remarks on his 82 birthday (today) adding his brother, the former President Bingu would be alive today had it not that he was killed.

“We were nine of us in our family, all of them died and just the two of us survived to adulthood. If Bingu was not assassinated he would be alive today. He was very strong, he had no heart problems, no diabetes and also, he had no blood pressure,” said Mutharika.

MLS honorary secretary Chrispine Ngunde told us Mutharika has the obligation to prove his allegations adding it is not too late for that.

However, Ngunde wonders why Mutharika is bringing up the issue now.

“It all depends on when he got the information. If he received the information recently, then he has an obligation to inform the relevant authorities to enable the police to do their work but if he came across this information way back it will be if he failed that to relevant authorities at the right time,” said Ngunde.

Here is how Gospel Kazako, Minister of Information and Government spokesperson reacted to Mutharika’s allegation.

“We cannot comment on that issue because at the time it was not our president Lazarus Chkawera who was at State House. If these things happened at State House where the president was staying, we would like to believe that it’s a family affair.”

Former President late Bingu wa Mutharika died while in office on 5 April 2012. However, there is still debate on the exact day as different dates including 6 April and 7 April were mentioned.

An autopsy report showed that he died of cardiac arrest.

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Last modified on Monday, 18/07/2022

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