Case or no case for Mpinganjira ruling April 15

The High Court in Blantyre will on April 15 make a ruling on whether or not business tycoon Thomson Mpinganjira has a case to answer in the judges bribery case.

The infamous judges bribery case was before judge Dorothy de Gabriele.

Mpinganjira was dragged to court by the Anti-Corruption Bureau on suspicion that he tried to bribe five constitutional court judges to sway justice in favour of former president Peter Mutharika in the presidential election case.

The five judges have appeared before judge de Gabriele as witnesses to enforce the position of the ACB on the allegations.

But during trial the judges only referred to a purported parcel  and  no evidence that Mpinganjira had offered money for judges bribe.

Judge de Gabriele says she will deliver her ruling on case-to-answer in the morning April 15 in the High Court in Blantyre.

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MCP Diehard
MCP Diehard
1 month ago

Please enlighten me here:
What does having a “case-to-answer” mean?
I thought they already held a trial where the judges came forward as witnesses.

Will there be another trial if he has a “case-to-answer” or prison time?

1 month ago
Reply to  MCP Diehard

Did you not hear that some judges claimed ignorance of the content of the package.

Pete rSamu
Pete rSamu
1 month ago
Reply to  MCP Diehard

If the prosecution has not proved the case, then it will be dismissed and he will be free. If they have proved that he has a case to answer, then the defence will come in with its witnesses to defend their case. I think this save time of a full trial and acquital when the case is very weak.

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