The Chief Resident Magistrate court in Blantyre has refused to cancel warrant of arrest for former minister of agriculture, irrigation and water development George Chaponda who is suspected to have had a role in dubious transactions during the purchase of maize from Zambia last year.
Chaponda through his lawyers Jai Banda and Madalitso M’meta on Thursday asked the court to revoke the warrant of arrest which was granted to the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).
The lawyers argued that the state through the ACB disobeyed terms contained in the warrant.
“ACB refused, neglected, ignored or otherwise deliberately failed to comply with the warrant requiring the ACB to produce the said applicants before the court upon arresting them,” the defence team said.
They also argued that the ACB undermined both the rule of law and the authority of the court.
But making his ruling on Thursday afternoon, Chief Resident Magistrate Simeon M’dedza argued that ACB is worked within its legal mandate to have Chaponda arrested.
Speaking in an interview with Malawi24 after the ruling, Judiciary spokesperson Mlenga Mvula said Chaponda will appear in court again tomorrow morning.
“Like I said in the morning that lawyers for the accused did apply to suspend the warrant of arrest, So this afternoon the chief resident magistrate has ruled that the court cannot suspend the warrant of arrest but has ordered the Anti-Corruption Bureau to bring the suspects tomorrow,” said Mvula.
Chaponda will be freed if the ACB fails to take him to court on Friday at 9:00Am.
The former minister was arrested on Wednesday following investigations into the maize purchasing scandal and he faces charges of corruptly performing public functions, misuse of public office and possession of foreign currency contrary to sections 25 (A) and 25 (B) of the Corrupt Practices Act and regulation 25 A (1) of the exchange control regulations as read with section 3 of the Exchange Control Act respectively.
Ameneyu ndi mbuzi yomwa madzi ometela adaiwona mzakeyo amene adakhoma mtengo wolapitsa wachimanga uja
Law at it’s time kkkkk
No Non Politician Wl Be Without Arrest That Z Genesis Of Political Don’t Be Cheated Kuti Wl Be Arrest 4ever I Fil U Mr Chaponda Mumatiimilira
Tationesenu picture yake atavala unyolo kuti tikhulupililedi coz penapake iwe Dmin iwe utha kumangoti kuntha nalo boza iwe
These fools HV done alot let them pay their evil.
This Man He Must Pray Hard Himself, Bcaz Had It Been That Am A President I Could Kill Him With Makako. And He Is Not Him Alone, ACB Must Be Powerfull Than President To Arest Other Bigger Ones.
He was given bail today 24.com u r lying
No mercy 4 that dude he steal our cash motherfucker
Ta siyeni amoyawo. tangowerengesani kuti anaba zingati +chindapusa ndi chapabwalo basi mwasiye ndi kuauza kuti “asazabenso”
Me: Do you drink beer Her : i stoped Me: what was the problem Her: My legs Me: They swell? Her: No they open
mbalame imeneyo ikhale komweko
Asatuluke kumene munthu opanda chitsoni wantundu chan nkhope yake imachita kulongosola zamutima mwake
gd news and god be with you chief magistrate abakhala kaye konko mpaka chimanga chathu tikolole m’madimbamu ena nayamba kukolola chathete bzc of that monkey
Mpaneni mutuwo mumpane kwambiri awulure yemwe anamutuma.
A DPP amati palibe choyipa chilichonse pakagulidwe kachimanga , LERO bwanji?
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He Will Never Regreat For Hs Cowardic Mind Lets Hm Pay For Hs Evill
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Your best friend is your worst enemy. Kkkkkkkkk wakusiya wekha lero. A DPP manyazi bwaaaaaa kkkkkkkkkkk mwawonekera ng,amba
kuli anzake ku ndende uko akhara zaka za mbiri ti milandu ting’ono ting’ono iyeyo chimulandu chogwira mtima ngat chimenecho azifunanso kutuluka? anya awona
For Every Action Thre Is An Equal And Opposit Force Of Reaction
Gud news, thats the place where chaponda deserve to be well done keep the fire burning
Is this real ?
Is this real ?
NO SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE:If u may recal, Nicolas Dausi challenged our media,refuted the involment of George chaponda in Malawi Zambia maize saga,air ur voice mr Dausi today#
True Man, Amangotsutsa Zinaziilzonse Dausi Ndizomwezi Ankalalata Zija.Kulira Kwa Mwana Wamunthu apa Kugwira Ntchito.
Amango lalata kuti anthu amutame koma asakuona nkhani ndi tsogolo lake
Wat About Hz Seat In Parliament?
I Don’t No Player That Can Dead Yesterday Please Tell Me
bola asampatse guza anye nayo mphepo!!!
Not So Bad ,akhalemo Waz Kt Awone Ndalama Za Anthu Ovutika Kt Ndizofunikila Kubwezedwa
Release Him Tommorrow our party vice president,,dpp 4ever.
Nda Mbuyako Kapena Uncle Ako Tell Us Misala Basi
chithumwa china chimenechi chozaononga malawi
Aliyense ndimbava no sacred cows.
iwe ndyekuti ndiwe chimbalangondo..
Vice president wa dpp wokubayo chatha cìpani chakocho galu cadet opanda manyazi iwe ndani angazavotere mbava 2019
Mcp Boma 2019
hope a female police officer is playing With his balls right now like they usually do.
respect of rule of law
He will face the music.
Pasabuke NKhondo2 Apa Sitikuziona Bwino Zinthuzi
tiyeni nazoni, tomorrow he will be grated bail. from there nkhaniyi izizila, lets wait and see
Koma prison united yapeza prayer wabwino ndithu
The evils that men do leaves after them
good development there….no one is about the law.
bull zoser wapezeka bola zikhale zenizeni
Mtayeni basi ife tinakolola chimanga dhiwazi
200 million in the house what it for?
2oo million kwacha m’nyumba nanga ku bank eeeeee amukanilirebe basi asungidwebe mpana tsiku lamulandu
a Chaponda ma deal opanga ndi uyu lero wakusiira wekha
Onse mmene akhalira apo ndi mbava zokhazokha
afe ndithu ameneyu amazitenga dolo
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