Anti-Corruption Bureau finalises cross-examining Uladi Mussa
Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has finished cross-examining former Home Affairs and Internal Security minister, Uladi Mussa, who is answering charges to do with his alleged involvement in granting Malawian citizenships to ineligible Rwandans.
During the cross-examination in Lilongwe on Tuesday, Mussa maintained that the directive to issue the citizenships came from Principal Secretaries (PSs) Beston Chisamile and Zangazanga Chikhosi
He also maintained that all procedures to issue the citizenships to some Rwandese were followed.
He said he got everything from the PS and that no shortcut was taken.
Lead lawyer representing ACB, Kamudoni Nyasulu cross-examined Mussa.
Nyasulu said Mussa allegedly made some approvals that were not recommended by the PS.
“At the very beginning, he had said he was granting citizenships based on memos from the PSs Mr Beston Chisamile and Mr Zangazanga Chikhosi, so we were going through the memos to see whether what the PSs where recommending is what the minister did,” he said.
According to Nyasulu, the PS was following the law but Mussa disregarded the law arguing he did not know the law.
“There were differences; the PS would recommend something and his decision would be different, so we wanted him to explain why the PS having recommended one thing, he was doing a different thing. In one memo, the PS was saying a certain person only has three years residence but Mussa recommended that the person be granted citizenship,” he said.