Malawi ex-minister Uladi sentenced to 6 years in jail over passport scandal

Published: 22/Oct/2020
Source: Nyasa Times (Lilongwe)

The High Court in Lilongwe has sentenced former cabinet minister Uladi Mussa to six years in jail after he was found guilty in a corruption trial linked to the passport case.

Mussa, who served as Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security during the two-year tenure of president Joyce Banda between April 2012 and May 2014, was convicted alongside former senior immigration officer David Kwanjana for aiding foreign nationals to enter into the country illegally.

Justice Chifundo Kachale, who is also Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson, presided over the case and found Mussa and others guilty and convicted them. He passed the sentence on Thursday afternoon.

Mussa, 55, was found guilty of abuse of public office, neglect of duty and altering false documents alongside former regional immigration officer David Kwanjana.

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Themes: ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Malawi
Year: 2020