Chisale shooting case ‘losing credibility’ hence State wants bail revoked —  Lawyer

Lawyer for former president Peter Mutharika’s private bodyguard Norman Paulos Chisale, has said the State has realised that their case on attempted murder is “losing credibility” hence have resorted to claims  Chisale is interfering with witnesses and asking to revoke the bail.

Chisale: Faces attempted murder charge

Chancy Gondwe, representing Chisale, said in reaction to  Senior State advocate Pilirani Masanjala’s application in the High Court in Blantyre on Tuesday.

State witness Henry Malange, a police officer who was the lead investigator in the attempted murder case, told the court that Chisale had been contacting some State witnesses and  that one of the prosecution witness Moses Banda has reported to police that Chisale has been calling him not to sign the summons.

“Moses Banda reported that the accused person told him that if he will not sign the summon, he [Chisale] will do everything for him [witness] and if he signs, he will be in danger. But I assured him that there is no danger and if he calls again,  don’t answer the phone,” Malange old the court.

He further told the court that the witness also reported that four people “in a black tinted vehicle, also followed him at Soche East Spar Superette and threatened him that if he went to court, something would happen to him.”

Defence lawyer Gondwe said the claims were coming because the prosecutors have realised their case “is losing credibility.”

However, Gondwe said he needed time to respond to the application .

Chisale was arrested in July last year and was charged with attempted murder of Sigele Amini after she was shot on the leg.

Before the hearing on Tuesday, the court visited the site of the shooting at Chimwankhunda Township in Blantyre.

Malange justified why Chisale was charged with attempted murder, saying there was no basis for the accused person to shoot a gun and claim that some of the State witnesses wanted to rob him while he was driving.

The matter resumes in court Wednesday after when  presiding Judge Silvester Kalembera is expected to make a ruling on application for bail revocation.

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Mzakwacha Nixon's
Mzakwacha Nixon's
4 months ago

Chisale must face the law.Anatumbwa Kwambiri mu DPP.
He thought the world is for muthalika,Charo ichi nimazgola…
✓Imfa ya Isaa Njauju
Certificate
✓Cement….etc
Zonsezi apulumuke,tekex2,anjile get mujele without doubts>
Chance Gondwe,nkhukuthokoza,ukumuvikilira,iwe,ni ganyu,panga waka mchere nganya,uyo(Muchewa Norman Chisale)anjilenge mujeres wee,wapulika mubale wane,Chance Gondwe..?
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Kudya katatu patsiku
Kudya katatu patsiku
4 months ago

Palibe nkhani apa.Koma poti ku Nyasaland ndale zimachitika ndi kuchimbudzi komwe………..

Mzika
4 months ago

Please lets save our hard earned resources by doing the things at the right time,
Spending money on allowances on lawyers defending nkhani yoti palibe.
Mayi aja owomberedwa anapanga withdraw nkhani, koma tikudabwa kuti nkhani akuti
ipitilire Eeeeeee abale.

Tiyeni tizenge Chisale nkhani ya cement kuti abweze ndalama za boma zimene
anba pozemba tax.

Osati nkhani ya attempted murder ya stray bullet that was shot some where for self defence.

Mr 1term president
Mr 1term president
4 months ago

Let the man go. No case here. Try something else.

hate overzealous prosecution
hate overzealous prosecution
4 months ago

Mlandu palibe, masuleni chisale. He was aiming at robbers and stray bullet hit the woman 200m away. You can’t charge him with attempted murder, and certainly you can’t charge him with careless discharge of firearm. He shot in self defence

Noxy
4 months ago

Chisale’s Lawyer is right,dismiss the case it doesn’t make any sense at all.

bentby
4 months ago

i can see bail being revoked here. those reasons are valid and strong enough…

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