Blntyre magistrates court faied to hear the case of Eric Aniva on Wednesday because the magistrate Innocent Nebi was engaged in other official duties in Lilongwe.
The court was supposed to hear witnesses from journalists; Capital Radio’s Chinsinsi Moyo and former MBC journalist Eldson Chagara who is also photojournalist for Associated Press.
The two are key state witnesses because they were present when BBC interviewed Aniva who claimed he had slept with over 100 widows and young girls in an outdated sexual cleansing exercise.
Judiciary spokesperson Mlenga Mvula said the case returns to the court in Blantyre on Thursday.
President Peter Mutharika ordered the arrest of Aniva following claims Aniva made that he slept with young girls as young as 12.
He was arrested following a BBC report on the issue. Aniva is charged with practising harmful culture.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :