Chisale  stole my JC certificate and wanted to get rid of me  – Witness

Pythias Hiwa, whose junior certificate of education (JCE) is suspected to have been used by former president Peter Mutharika’s bodyguard Norman Chisale, to get recruited at the Malawi Defence Force (MDF), said Chisale attempted to kill him.

Chisale: Case continues

Hiwa, testifying as prosecution witness before Lilongwe resident magistrate Shyreen Chirwa, in a case Chisale is accused  for using a fake certificate, told the court that in 1996 he went for MDF recruiting exercise in Ntcheu but was not successful as the army wanted 16 people and he was number 17 on the line.

He then went to leave the certificate with his younger brother at his home village after being left out. However, he was surprised to get a call from his uncle that he had been picked to join MDF.

Hiwa said then  he inquired about his recruitment but discovered a different person by the name Pythias Hiwa had been employed. He later went to his home village to check his certificate, only to be told that Norman Chisale had picked it.

He then tried to take legal action but his efforts were fruitless.

Hiwa told the court  that in 2012 some soldiers got to know him (Hiwa) after he secured another job in Lilongwe. They were surprised that he had the same name as that which was being used by Chisale.

He said Chisale later visited him in Lilongwe and asked him if he was aware that his brother was in South Africa to which he answered that yes. Hiwa told the court he was later advised by some people not to sleep at his house and later informed by his wife that Chisale had been to his house and came with papers. He said his visit was not in good faith saying he was told that Chisale wanted to get rid of him.

Hiwa further told the court that he went to complain at MDF but was later being hunted by Chisale.

He said he fled to another country to save his life and he is yet to recover his certificate.

Hiwa laments that he missed many job opportunities because of lack of a certificate and that affected his life.

Before Hiwa could testify, lawyers tussled on preliminary issues.

Chisale lawyers Gilbert Khonyonga, Fostino Maere and Chancy Gondwe argued that the incident happened over 20 years ago and that Chisale left Malawi Defence Force where he is alleged to have joined using a fake certificate.

However, the State has asked to have the matter continued saying the review process might take long.

Senior Resident Magistrate Shyreen Chirwa  ruled that the matter  should still continue .

Trial continues on December 4 2020 for more witnesses for the State.

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Ernest Nyirenda
Ernest Nyirenda
7 months ago

Akuluwa ndiye akukumana nazotu eeee

Ndandala
Ndandala
7 months ago

Useless witness and disorganised statement there. Warning to prosecution, you are bound to waste tax payers money again by losing this case should all your witnesses be a kind of this idiot you brought today. Take it or leave it.

Malawi gold
Malawi gold
7 months ago

Brian banda is next, followed by kondwani nankhumwa. Izi zokuba ma certificate zithe. Zanu Lucius anaseva kundende 2 years for forging maneb certificate. After prison he went and sat for Msce, passed and look now he is presidential advisor. Chisale you can also do it, Brian banda you can also do it, nankhumwa yes you can

Last edited 7 months ago by Malawi gold
DESMOND
DESMOND
7 months ago
Reply to  Malawi gold

kkkkk koma iwe. wandisangalasa

Kwitanda
Kwitanda
7 months ago

“The review process might take long”! ,sentiments by a judge. Does this judge know that some cases have taken over 10 years just to make sure that the accused id accorded a fair trial. And why did Hiwa left his brother Scot free when infact it is him (his brother) who stole the certificate from their house. Chisale did not break any house to steal a securely kept certificate.

Mapopa
Mapopa
7 months ago

Penapakhe sindikumvetsa bwino, kodi chifukwa chani Chisale sakumveka ndi zina la Pythias Hiwa???

Villagechampion
Villagechampion
7 months ago
Reply to  Mapopa

Certificate ndi ya Pythias Hiwa, anaiisiya ku mudzi. Anampatsa certificate Chisale ndi mphwake wa Pythias Hiwa ku mudzi konko onse anali ma Village champion akwa champiti

Neno
Neno
7 months ago

So this man doesn’t have even his own Jc….Shame

Mzakwacha Nixon
Mzakwacha Nixon
7 months ago

Straight forward nkhani Akiba Nadi certificate iyo.chisale must lot in jail,all the milandus he is answering can’t leave him leave him to lot in jail. Isaa Njauju Cement… issues are again wasting.Chisale,you thought being in DPP you are a god,wawona Sono,ukukhaula,matuzi mbii.Njauju akanangachi iwee,his death is what makes you to be there now.ma lawyers namwe,mukutangwanika waka, straight nkhani izi,yai,nthena,it’s your job,you try to make ends meet through him but you know the realities. Uyo na DPP akatumwa chomene.kikikiki-charo ni mazgola ichi achisale.You reap what you sow. I wish you long life on hardest labour in jail…then after,meet Issa Njauju(you suspected… Read more »

Mnzungu
7 months ago

Che Chisale, panthawi yamakobidi akuba, anthu oterewa bwenzi mutawamangira nyumba, nkumuyambitsira bizinesi sibwenzi nkhani izi zitatulukira poyera. Malangizo a nonse mukudya zokuba panopo, samalani anthu amene akuthandizani. Pa mawa zikathina amadzakusunga kunsi kwa bedi. Makobili okuba sukudya wekha munthu.

Mulopwana
7 months ago

Kodi mukuti chani? What was the name of the witness. When did he change his name? Oho oho. School records wud help here and class mates too

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
7 months ago

I’m NOT a fan of Chisale but this Hiqa guy I don’t believe that he is saying the truth & the whole truth. His side of the story is not adding up. He needs to be investigated thoroughly. He had an agreement with Chisale.

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