Court orders trial in Chisale’s impersonation case: Request not to take plea dismissed

Lilongwe Senior Resident Magistrate’s Court has  ordered  former presidential security aide Norman Chisale to enter plea in certificate forgery case and the matter go for full trial.

Chisale is answering two counts of impersonating a person named in a certificate

Chisale is answering two counts of impersonating a person named in a certificate and giving false information to a person employed in public service.

The charges date back to 1996 when ex-security aide to former president Peter Mutharika is said to have presented a Junior Certificate of Education (JCE) to Malawi Defence Force (MDF) when he sought employment.

Defence attorneys for Chisale comprising Gilbert Khonyongwa, Festino Maere and Chancy Gondwe, objected to their client taking plea on among other arguments that   the State did not make full disclosures of the purported certificate that was altered and that it was not served to them as procedure demands.

But Senior resident magistrate Shyreen Chirwa rejected the preliminary objections and ordered that the matter should undergo full trial.

Chisale then entered a  ‘not guilty’ plea on all the charges.

One of the State lawyers  Steven Kayuni the State was ready with five witnesses to testify.

Other lawyers who represented the state included Pirirani Masanjala and Andre Salamba.

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3 years ago

Steve Kayuni on that case… Zakuvutanitu kale Chisale. Sakuchezani bwino Dr. Steven Kayuni. Mnyamata wa ma suspenders ndi ma cuffs ngati mnzungu…tiyeni nazoni Ife mu audiencemo kuti pheee kuwonerera ma Mafia being pinned down by a few Good Men. Musawasiye ma Mafia amenewa ai…anatizolowera kwambiri ma Mafia amenewa. Tiyeni nawoni Ma rubbish amenewa!

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