Former Minister of Homeland Security and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) senior official, Uladi Mussa, was certainly the happiest Muslim on Saturday having met face-to-face with his pardoner – President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera at the Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Lilongwe.
Mussa – who was serving a six-year-jail sentence over abuse of office and corruption when he was a minister in the Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika (APM) government – was one of the 200 prisoners President Chakwera pardoned as part of the Easter celebrations this year.
It was the first public appearance the former minister made after being released from Maula Prison; hence, he could not his jo to have met with the President who gave him freedom.
Chakwera, a devout Pentecostal Christian and pastor, graced the Moslem prayer function at an invitation of the Muslim body responsible for organizing the event.
“On this joyous day, let me begin by thanking the Qadria Muslim Association for inviting me to this year’s prayers marking the end of Ramadan and the beginning of Shawwal”, said Chakwera.
The Muslim community has dedicated this year’s event to the consideration of victims of Cyclone Freddy, which has left astronomical damage to life and property in Malawi with further impact requiring a strategic and unified approach to manage.