Chisale trial set to start on charges of using fake MSCE certificate to join Malawi army

Former president Peter Mutharika’s private bodyguard, Norman Chisale is this Friday expected to appear before the court in a case two weeks after being unconditionally released from jail as he will answer new charges of using a fake Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) e to join the Malawi Defence Force.

Chisale: To get in the dock

National Police Spokesperson, James Kadadzera confirmed the development, saying Chisale will appear in court in Lilongwe.

Cases of using fake MSCE for prominent Malawian citizens are not new. Top musician-turned-politician Lucius Banda was sentenced to 21 months in jail with hard labour for faking his academic qualifications.

Banda, a chart-busting singer, popularly known as the “soldier of the poor”, was jailed in 2006 when the court found him guilty for  using a fake MSCE certificate to skip an English proficiency test before contesting the 2004 general elections as a member of aprlaiment. He served his jail term.

Meanwhile, Chisale is also facing other criminal charges.

Mutharika’s top bodyguard was first arrested on July 14 2020 in connection with a cement deal and was slapped with two charges of fraud and money laundering.

He was granted bail on July 17 before he was rearrested on a charge of attempted murder involving a woman he shot in Blantyre.

Chisale earlier was denied unconditional release bordering on murder charges of Anti-Corruption Bureau director of corporate affairs Issa Njauju.

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Mwini muzi
12 days ago

There is also a Mr George Malemia Kondwani Nankhumwa (what a mouthful name) in waiting for arrest. We are also told of a Brian Banda whose owner of the name is deceased. Another is Godfrey Itaye also under probe. Tonse has a mammoth task to clear even the skeletons from their wardrobes whilst clearing the rubble.

Mapopa
Mapopa
11 days ago
Reply to  Mwini muzi

Don’t forget Brian Banda also have a fake certificate

Wondering Blues
Wondering Blues
12 days ago

It’s just a shame. It’s a shame that MR Chisale is being pressed and squeezed with different cases starting from the time he joined the army. I mean the man is guilty in most cases but the way his cases are being handled will eventually get & gain public sympathy. The citizens will realize why this is all being done . This case might just tarnish & back fire on the current regime as a so called “witch hunt” to pressure the formers name to be spilled out in most of the fraud and corruption charges. People are watching eagerly… Read more »

The Sniper
The Sniper
12 days ago

Witch hunt where wawa? have you just forgetting that DPP is full of Witches and Wizards? maka yaikazi yaikazi yaikazi! man kamweni madzi mupumule eish! we are tired of this type of thinking.

Shameyou
Shameyou
12 days ago

Many and many soldiers are using certificates that do not belong to them. I know somebody who actually used a dead brothers degree to train as a cadet.The issue of using fake papers in ARMY is rampant and has a blessing of senior officers who donthis to employ their relatives.
I am preparing a list for ACB action.

Mulopwana
12 days ago
Reply to  Shameyou

Thanks Sameyou for this information. We are eagerly waiting for that list at ACB so that we clean this dirty society

The Sniper
The Sniper
12 days ago
Reply to  Shameyou

Bring them!

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