“The more the corrupt system tries to say you are not guilty, the more we turn to believe that you are guilt,” The July in the court of public opinion.
This is a measurement tool was first used once Ben Phiri bought ACB team, Judges and Police to prove that he is innocent and can even be our future president.
So for the Muluzi case, It was getting frustrating. The fear was that if they will find him guilt, it could mean he is not guilt. This come as Prosecutors in the ongoing ‘K1.7 billion’ ($2.5 million) corruption case involving former president Bakili Muluzi have withdrawn from the high profile case, prompting the state to ask Judge Maclean Kamwambi to discharge Muluzi.
Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) deputy director Reyneck Matemba who is the lead prosecutor and his colleague State lawyer Chrispin Khunga who were prosecuting the case asked Judge Kamwambe to stand aside from the case just as the court session was to start.
Since trial resumed on April 11 2016 over K100 million has been deducted from the K1.7 billion Muluzi and his co-accused, Lyness Violet Whiskey, are accused to have fraudulently acquired.
Whiskey is a former personal assistant to Muluzi and was handling bank transactions like deposits of the former president when he was in power.