Concerned citizens fundraise for Mutharika’s legal costs

As the days are drawing closer to the expiry date of High Court’s order that former President Peter Mutharika and former Secretary to the Government Lloyd Muhara to pay K69 million legal costs, some concerned citizens have come out to raise funds towards the court order.

The two were slapped with the penalty over the role they played in sending Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda and Justice of Appeal Edward Twea on force leave pending retirement.

They are expected to pay the funds within 14 days starting from March 12, 2021.

According to the group`s chairperson Mndango Nyirenda as Mutharika’s bank accounts were frozen by the court, they thought it wise to raise the funds.

“We would like to make a passionate appeal to Malawians of goodwill both within and outside the country and other nationals to join our initiative to raise funds to settle the MK69.5 million our former head of state is expected to settle as determined by the court,” Nyirenda said.

Nyirenda said they have so far received some funds but did not disclose the amount.

“As of now we have started receiving money towards the initiative and we hope we will raise enough money,” he said.

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