Sunday, May 26, 2024

Gideon Munthali Granted Presidential Pardon

Munthali (R) set free

The Shire Times has learnt that Gideon Munthali, the former Information Director, is among the 49 prisoners who received a presidential pardon from President Lazarus Chakwera during Easter festivities a week ago.

Munthali’s attorney, Chrispine Mndala, verified this development, stating, “Yes, I can confirm that my client has been released, and that is all I can disclose at this time.”

Munthali was apprehended alongside former Information Minister Henry Mussa regarding the disappearance of 10 computers and a generator donated to the Ministry by the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra). He was convicted in October 2022 on charges of conspiracy to commit a felony, theft by a public servant, and receiving stolen property.

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