Malawi Human Rights Watch Executive Director, Billy Banda, has reiterated the need for President Bingu wa Mutharika's government to pardon former president Bakili Muluzi and dismiss all cases he is answering to.
But Information Minister Leckford Thotho has called the sentiments reckless, saying there was no way government could go about "pardoning people who have done nothing wrong".
"Do these civil society leaders mean to say that Dr. Muluzi is guilty? The issue, as far as we know, is in court. These civil society organisatioins are filled with people who are ignorant about the laws of this country and court procedures," said Thotho, tearing into Banda.
Banda has been advocating for the Zero-casing of Muluzi in Malawian courts.