Court allows Chiunda lawyers access security system at Maneb

A court in Zomba has allowed the defense team of suspended Malawi National Examinations Board  (Maneb) executive director Gerald Chiunda access security system at Maneb.

George Chiunda suspended from  Malawi National Examinations Board is in the dock over leakage

The Senior Resident Magistrate Court has allowed the defence in a case involving Chiunda and three others to access  Maneb’s security system during cross examination of state witnesses.

Chiunda, who is suspended Maneb executive director and three others are answering allegations that they failed to safeguard last year’s Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examinations that were leaked.

The other three are the board’s Head of Security, Owen Khuntho, Chief Examinations Development Officer and Chief Examinations Security Officer, Ishmael Faki and Joseph Chilombe, respectively.

When the matter came in court on Wednesday, Ian Twea, who is representing Khuntho and Chilombe, asked the court to allow them appreciate the security system at Maneb during cross examination.

In her ruling, Senior Resident Magistrate Lisa Chingoli said she finds no reason why the defence should not access Maneb’s security system.

She then ruled that the defence be allowed to access Maneb’s security system.

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3 years ago

Chiunda walemera basi….Kumangoyamba milandu opanda umboni weniweni zikuvutani. Why would you create a crime where it does not exist. ‘Failing to safeguard exam papers’… on earth will the whole court of Law sit trying to assess this nonsense crime? Chiunda has two eyes, two legs, two hands. He can not even see the personal on the gate when he is in the wash room….what do you mean failure to safeguard exam papers?. Why is he suspended when the real culprit is well known and on the record by the state. Komatu bwino

3 years ago
Reply to  Ndede

Very true what you’re saying. Zinayamba liti kumanga mkulu wa Maneb coz exam yapanga leak? Then all the previous executive directors who had the exam leaked during their tenure should also be prosecuted. Government will end up paying Chiunda big time!

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