Ali Saidi Chinemba, a businessperson and 2014 losing contestant in Blantyre City South Constituency, charged with the murder of 20-year-old Dave Kadzuwa , has had his bail revoked and must rearrested.
High Court judge Dorothy Nyakaunda-Kamanga in Blantyre withdrew the bail granted to Chinemba, popularly known as Ali Kaka, and ordered his immediate arrest following his absence at the commencement of full trial and his lawyer’s inability to explain his whereabouts.
Kaka allegedly shot to death Kadzuwa with a pump gun after picking a quarrel over a wrongly parked lorry that was off-loading sand next to his house in Manja Township.
The deceased originally came from Chamtulo Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Nankumba in Mangochi.
He pleaded not guilty to the murder charge when he appeared before High Court on June 23 this year.
Chinemba’s lawyer Zwelithinin Chipembere could not state the whereabouts of his client.
Kaka once faced the arm of law in February 2012 when he was arrested together with lawyer Ralph Kasambara and three others for detaining and assaulting three people who reportedly attempted to assassinate Kasambara and petrol-bomb his offices and residence in Blantyre.
He was also once arrested at Chileka Airport for allegedly using his father’s passport to travel outside the country.