Ali Kaka seeks bail: To have lengthy remand period

Businessman Ali Kaka Chinemba charged with an offence of murder is expected to remain on remand for at least not less than three months after the High Court in Blantyre deferred his bail application on Wednesday.

Kaka currently on remand at Chichiri Prison for allegedly killing 20 year-old Davie Kadzuwa Banda with a pump gun, made bail application through his lawyer, Zwelithini Chipembere.

Chipembere refused to give out more details about the bail application, saying “Am afraid, am not at liberty to disclose details of
our application as the matter is still in court.”

Ali Kaka: On remand
Ali Kaka: On remand

The court has deferred its ruling on the application to a later date but according to information Nyasa Times has gathered from police and State Advocate, Chinemba is supposed to remain on remand for about three months before trial starts.

Blantyre Magistrates Court last week charged Chinemba with murder before remanding him to Chichiri Prison while the case committed to the High Court.

Kaka handed himself to Soche Police on Monday night last week for killing Kadzuwa Banda after picking a quarrel with him and his friends who were on a lorry that was off-loading sand next to Chinemba’s house.

The murder suspect  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.

Kaka has twice tried his lucky in the political field but miserably failed to make it to the National Assembly after losing the Blantyre City South Parliamentary elections consecutively- 2009 and 2014.

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