President Joyce Banda has rewarded People’s Party (PP) deputy administrative secretary, Joseph Chikwemba with a position at the country’s Embassy in Japan weeks after he failed in party’s Zomba Central constituency primary elections.
This was disclosed during the hearing of Chikwemba’s extortion case against Malawi Voice online journalist Justice Mponda on Tuesday.
One of the lawyers representing Chikwemba, Chimwemwe Kalua told the court his client would leaving for Japan in the next three weeks, precisely second week of February as such he should be allowed to testify not later than February 5.
“Your Worship, it’s our prayer that our client give his testimony by February 5th before he leaves for Japan where is taking up a position at the country’s embassy, and he will be there for a long time,” said Kalua.
The case is being presided over by Principal Magistrate Viva Nyimba, who later adjourned the case to February 5 after agreeing with Counsels of both parties.
Chikwemba a law student at Blantyre International University (BIU) could not confirm or deny when asked by Nyasa Times only smiled when told that Kalua had divulged in court about his new employment.
“So he is leaving for Japan what about his law studies?” asked Nyimba in surprise.
Chikwemba lost primary elections to Patricia Kainga Nangozo