Catholic church fighting case adjourned to May 12

The Lilongwe Magistrate’s court has adjourned to May 12, 2016, hearing of a case in which 19 Catholics are accused of disturbing religious service contrary to section 128 of the penal code.

Police arrested suspects at Likuni Catholic church

Police arrested suspects at Likuni Catholic church

Lilongwe Senior Resident Magistrate Shyreen Yona who is presiding over the case, adjourned the case to pave way for the state to parade the remaining four witnesses in the case.

Police prosecutor Assistant Superintendent Dave Kusamale, asked the court to adjourn the case to a later date after parading two witnesses on April 20, 2016, saying the remaining four witnesses could not make it to court on that day due to other commitments.

The hearing of the case was attended by a large number of Catholic faithful from Likuni Parish and surrounding areas, filling the court to capacity, while others followed the proceedings from the veranda of the courtroom.

Some of the sympathizers who attended the court hearing were clad in Church cloth attires, a development which the presiding magistrate condemned and has since advised those attending the case proceedings to desist from putting on the Church’s cloth or any attire to do with the Church.

Police arrested 15 people on April 3, 2016 and another 4 a day later on suspicion that they took part in the fight which erupted during a Sunday mass service at Likuni Parish following disagreements between some church members and church leadership.

The suspects which include two women and 17 men are currently on bail and have since been stopped from attending any church activities until the matter is resolved.

The accused are being represented by a Legal Aid Lawyer Clemence Chamwenda.

Disturbing religious services is a criminal case which carries a maximum sentence of three years imprisonment according to Kusamale.

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3 thoughts on “Catholic church fighting case adjourned to May 12”

  1. Zuwulani Mulara says:

    hey!

  2. DOBO says:

    One of Satanists assignments is to block the projects of Church by iniltrating witches among the readers of Church. Be careful when choosing leaders of Church. It has to be done according to the will of God. If one can make an investigation, it will be found that three quarters of 19 people are leaders either ex-leaders or current leaders of Likuni Parish. If not the case, the issue is political as some top politicians are believed to be members of SKULLS AND BONES but I don’t tjink its political. The problem is choosing leaders based on economical status rather than spirituals

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