The Blantyre High Court on Monday was forced to adjourn the corruption case involving former president Bakili Muluzi afrer his co-accused Violet Whiskey fell ill and collapsed while in court.
Muluzi and his former personal assistant Whiskey are being accused of having corruptly acquired K1.7 billion.
The case which was adjourned on Friday resumed on Monday morning but could not continues following Whiskey’s sudden illness.
She was taken ill while in court and is currently receiving treatment at Blantyre Adventist Hospital.
Whiskey was rushed to the hospital using Muluzi’s car, BM 9701 after she started groaning while in court and was helped out by Muluzi’s security officers.
On Friday, about K100 million was deducted from the K1.7 billion Muluzi and Whiskey are accused of having acquired corruptly.
The K100 million deductions, among others, include K11 million whose method of payment was a loan deposited into Muluzi’s account at Loita Investment Bank and a K80 million loan from Stanbic Bank (now Standard Bank) which Muluzi got for the construction of Keza Office Park.
Muluzi’s lead counsel Tamando Chokotho was expected to continue cross-examining first prosecution witness Victor Banda on Monday (18th April, 2016)morning.
The case has been adjourned to Tuesday (19th April,2016) morning.
The case dates back to 2006 and has now taken about 10 years due to numerous adjournments mainly attributed to the Muluzi’s ill health.