President Lazarus Chakwera has granted a pardon to Henry Mussa, a veteran politician, and former cabinet minister, citing medical reasons. Mussa had previously been sentenced to 9 years in prison for his involvement in a conspiracy and receiving stolen property.
Minister of Homeland Security, Kenneth Zikhale Ng’oma, has confirmed the President’s decision to pardon Mussa. Additionally, Ng’oma revealed that Mussa was among 10 other prisoners who received pardons due to their chronic illnesses.
Henry Mussa, who formerly served as the Minister of Information during the Democratic Progressive Party-led administration, was arrested in 2020 on charges of stealing computers and generators intended for District Information Offices throughout the country.
Uladi Mussa from DPP as well was the first to be pardoned for his corrupt dealings.