State House hits back at Mutharika

State House says it will not be dragged into commenting on some issues uttered by former President Professor Peter Mutharika in Mangochi on Sunday, July 4, describing them as personal.

Speaking at the Kamuzu Palace during a Weekly State Brief, Director of Communications and Executive Assistant to the President, Sean Kampondeni, among other things cited the issue of Mutharika's legal battles as a trigger for his recent outbursts.

"The former president seems to complain about his personal legal battles and laying the blame on this administration for freezing his personal accounts. It is a matter of record that the judiciary is independent as well as law enforcement agency, and it is fully expected that where the president has issues to do with his personal legal battles, he will do precisely what every Malawian who has a case in court has to which is to appeal to courts and win his case before an independent court," said Kampondeni.

Mutharika has to do with his personal legal battles

On Mutharika's remarks on the Constitutional Court elections case judgement as coup d' tat and unconstitutional, Kampondeni said Malawians will be the best judge.

Meanwhile, Presidential Press Secretary Brian Banda has dismissed Mutharika's allegations that the current administration has not performed during its first year in office.

He has among other things highlighted the start of construction works of ten thousand housing units for the country's security agencies in five years, promotion of the rule of law through the Presidency availing itself in Parliament to take questions from Legislators and expansion of a tax-free band for workers from K35, 000 to K100, 000.

The State House Press Brief is currently being held once every two weeks from 11 am.