Lawyers representing slain Polytechnic student Robert Chasowa and the state were at the High Court on Wednesday to see how the murder case can be started, five years after he was killed by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and state operatives for being critical of late president Bingu wa Mutharika.
Lawyer for the Chasowa’s, Ambokire Salim said state lawyers and him will soon be going to the Supreme Court to get certificate to start the case following a commission of inquiry instituted by former president Joyce Banda three years ago.
Salim said the chief justice is the only one allowed by law to give such certification but the problem is the current chief justice Andrew Nyirenda chaired the Robert Chasowa Commission of Inquiry when he was judge.
He said a judge who was supposed to give the certification on behalf of the chief justice retired before he gave the certification.
The lawyer was upbeat the certification would be given soon to kick start the case.
The Commission of Inquiry established that Chasowa was butchered by the DPP and police operatives because he was very critical of Bingu.
The inquiry established he was abducted from Polytechnic, killed near Lunzu and brought back to the college campus to fool people as if he had fallen off from pavement roof top in suicide.
The then police spokesman Willie Mwaluka repeatedly told people that Chasowa killed himself and produced a hand written suicide letter from the student but the inquiry established it was the work of handwriting expert at the police.
Some DPP officials including former regional governor for the south Noel Masangwi and some police officers were arrested on the matter.