May 8, 2021

High Court Adjourns Mpinganjira’s Case Due to Illness

Dr. Thomson Mpinganjira was expected to appear before the High Court on Tuesday for a ruling on whether or not he has a case to answer for attempting to bribe High Court judges.

Dr. Mpinganjira did not turn up at the court and is reported to be critically ill. This left the court with no option but to adjourn the case to another day.

The case has since been adjourned to 22nd March 2021 when the court will hear if he is fit to stand trial.

Dr. Mpinganjira is charged with an attempting to bribe the five Constitutional Court judges presiding over the Election Case in Lilongwe so that the ruling would favour former President Professor Peter Mutharika and DPP.

It is alleged that the funds did not reach the judges and neither nor Mutharika got assurance that judges, President  Mutharika believing in the intact of his government systems put in place, was poised to win the case.

Meanwhile, Former French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, was recently handed with a 3 year jail sentence for attempting to bribe the court judges; Malawi is yet to see such sentences be passed on its citizens. 

By Vincent Gunde

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