Paseli’s case hearing to start this Friday


The Blantyre magistrate court on Friday November 25 is expected to start hearing the case of Blantyre based businessman Ali Paseli.

Paseli was arrested in August along side his friend Wonderful Kumbukani for being suspected to have allegedly being receiving stolen properties.

Paseli and Kumbukani are suspected to have received 20 metric tons of brown sugar  worth about K42 million and since their arrest in August, the two have been on remand at Chichiri prison in the commercial city.

Arrested.Confirming the development was the Blantyre police public relations officer, Elizabeth Divala who said the two are expected to appear before court this Friday.

“Its true Blantyre police on August 10 arrested a well known Blantyre businessman Mr Ali Paseli and Wonderful Kumbukani on suspicion that they received stolen properties. The two received 20 metric tons of brown sugar and they have been on remand since their arrest in August” said Divala.

On another issue to do with the Malawi courts, the Nsanje magistrate court is today expected to pass it’s sentence on Eric Aniva who is being accused of sleeping with women when he knows he is HIV positive.

Aniva was arrested some months ago after he spoke with the BBC that people in his area were hiring him to sleep with widows and other young girls. He also told the BBC that he was doing this just to bring lucky to those widows and young girls a development that anger the country’s president Peter Mutharika who ordered Aniva’s arrest.

Last week Aniva was found guilty on charges of using cultural practices which could harm other people.

He will today being expected to appear before the Nsanje magistrate court where a sentence will be made on the case.