Chisale still on remand as Malawi Supreme Court reserves bail ruling

Former president Peter Mutharika’s head of security Norman Chisale remains remanded in custody as the  Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal (MSCA) has reserved it’s ruling on his bail bid.

Chisale facing murder charge

Chisale  is on remand at Maula Prison for his alleged role in the murder of Anti-Corruption Bureau senior official Issa Njaunju in 2015 and three other charges.

His   lawyer Chancy Gondwe applied to court to release  Chisale  from what argues  is unlawful custody.

The application was heard Thursday morning October 1 2020 in Justice Lovemore Chikopa’s chamber.

The  State, through Chief State Advocate Steve Kayuni, argued that Chisale is in a lawful custody based on decisions by the Chief Resident Magistrate, High Court and Supreme Court on his subsequent arrests.

Justice Chikopa indicated will deliver his ruling at a later date.

The former president’s security chief is facing attempted murder charges, among many cases he will answer in court. He is also suspected of playing a role in the importation of K5 billion worth of tax duty-free allegedly using the former president’s privileges.

Chisale has been in custody since mid July.

Earlier this month, Chisale, who served as State House head of security during Mutharika’s administration, was admitted to a private clinic in Lilongwe for over two weeks.

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Phwisa
Phwisa
8 months ago

Those are Tonse judges. For the first time they even have been denying DPP sympathisers even injunctions. Malawians know the purpose of an injunction

Barristers United
Barristers United
8 months ago

Chisale knowing discharged a weapon in Blantyre and a civilian was shot even though he has compensated her he was careless that deserves time in jail. The murder case has old evidence which was investigated collected years ago. Police will ultimately be forced to disclose that evidence to Chisale. There is clear evidence about the cement after Mutharika through Chisale under the bus when he said he had no knowledge. He must spend time in jail for defrauding Government of K1.5 billion in lost taxes which could have done many wonderful things. Why should people respect laws if he is… Read more »

John D
John D
8 months ago

Kodi what about those other people including mwenyes that were named in this. You politicians always take Malawians for a ride. Kutereko saamangidwa. You will just arrest 1 as an example basi. If indeed you fail to arrest them it only proves that indeed the MCP was also benefiting illegally from MRA

Ten Caesars
8 months ago

Who is this guy, Chisale? Bail application in the Supreme Court! He must be a VIP mapeto!

Ndede
Ndede
8 months ago

I smell lack of evidence and witnesses in Chisale’s cases. It will be sad for Malawi to pay millions to this guy. But why do police arrest someone before making their case? Look, we just awarded Fredo the govt cheque….what is the leadership of police, justice and country doing? We are in a deep mess….God help us.

Barristers United
Barristers United
8 months ago
Reply to  Ndede

No Cheque was awarded

Malawi walero
Malawi walero
8 months ago

Fredokiss mwakanika kupeza mlandu wake next ndi chisale🤷🏽

Elube
Elube
8 months ago
Reply to  Malawi walero

Dream on son!! You should compare Chisale with Lutepo not Fredokiss

KotiMan
KotiMan
8 months ago
Reply to  Malawi walero

Fredo has corrupted the witnesses…..He is a useless guy.

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