Former President Peter Mutharika and former secretary to the government Lloyd Muhara have paid 69.5 Million Kwacha legal costs that they were ordered to pay by the Lilongwe High Court, Lawyer representing the two Charles Mhango has confirmed.

The development comes barely a day after the Judge presiding over the case Justice Kenyatta Nyirenda on Tuesday, May 4 ordered Sheriffs to seize property worth about K22 million belonging to the two, for failing to pay legal costs.

The two were found guilty of forcing Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda and Justice of Appeal Edward Twea to go on leave pending retirement.

Mutharika and Muhara were on March 12, 2021, ordered to pay K69.5 million in legal fees to lawyers representing Malawi Law Society, Human Rights Defenders Coalition, and Association of Magistrates in Malawi.

Meanwhile, Mhango revealed that he received instructions from his clients to pay the two.

Mhango further disclosed that paid a cheque of K22 Million and the other amount has been drawn from the bank accounts of Mutharika and Muhara.

Meanwhile, Khumbo Soko lawyer for HRDC and Magistrates Association has confirmed that he has received a cheque of 22 Million Kwacha.

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