MCP’s Kondi Msungama back in jail

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Malawi Congress Party (MCP) parliamentary aspirant Kondi Msungama has been re-arrested for failing to meet bail conditions.

Police arrested Msungama on Tuesday because the MCP candidate for Blantyre City Centre was not reporting to police every two week.

Kondi Msungama

Msungama: arrested

Msungama and UTM’s George Saonda who is still on bail are answering charges of theft by false pretence and impersonating a public officer after they stole K6, 350,000 from a Blantyre-based Burundian businessperson identified as Emmanuel Gatera Alphonse.

Their case is expected to be back in court on April 26 and police say Msungama will be coming from Chichiri Prison to attend court.

“He was being kept at Chileka Police, but he was being moved to Chichiri Prison Thursday on remand to wait for trial which is commencing on April 26. He will be attending to his case from Chichiri Prison,” Southern Region Police regional prosecutions officer Dickens Mwambazi told the local media.

Msungama, Saonda and another suspect Daniel Masina Chikhaula were first arrested in October last year after receiving money from Alphonse in order to help him secure Malawian citizenship.

The three were granted bail days after the arrest at a bond of K250 000 each and they were told to be reporting at Chileka Police fortnightly.

Meanwhile, the MCP says it will let the rule of law prevail in the matter.

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