By indipendent journalist
A high powered government delegation on Tuesday has resolved to forgive Ichocho Power Security whose founder; Yassin Suwedi was recently captured in a video clip deemed national security threat.
Homeland Security Minister, Ken Zikhale Ng’oma has confirmed the development but says Suwedi will continue with an individual court case the state opened against him on the same. He is expected to go for plea on May 8 2023.
However, this means his company has narrowly escaped revocation of its license following the minister’s earlier order. But Suwedi apologized; saying the contents of the clip were but mere jokes.
In the video, which went viral, Suwedi said he had kidnapped Tonderai, son to prominent lawyer, Jai Banda for his father’s refusal to represent him for his company to become a paramilitary wing.
Ng’oma, Justice Minister Titus Mvalo, Police Chief, Merlyn Yolamu and other senior Malawi Defence Force officers were part of the disciplinary hearing that summoned Suwedi on Tuesday in Lilongwe.
The minister says their change of heart considered that Suwedi was a first offender, among others.
Meanwhile, Ichocho Power Security Board Chairperson, who is also Malawi Broadcasting Corporation Director General, George Kasakula has promised that Suwedi will not commit a similar offence in future.