Court rejects Norman Chisale’s yet another application on JCE certificate case

The Chief Resident Magistrate Court in Lilongwe has rejected an application by former Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldier Norman Chisale who asked the court to restart his certificate case.

Former President Arthur Peter Mutharika’s bodyguard face charges over his alleged use of another person’s Junior Certificate of Education (JCE) to join MDF.

Chisale had earlier applied for a stay order to stop the case at the Senior Residents Magistrate pending a determination on his application for a leave to appeal.

He appealed against the changes at the High Court, saying the proceedings should be reviewed. But but his appeal was dismissed in August 2921 before he sought a stay of the High Court order pending determination of an application for permission to appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal.

Chisale, a man who spent a good part of his last six years in a presidential palace, usually inches from the most powerful person in Malawi.

But the High Court Judge Annabel Mtalimanja dismissed the application for stay, observing that the application was incompetent and he had no grounds for the application.

This paved the way for the case to proceed at the Lilongwe Senior Resident Magistrate’s Court.

Chisale made yet another application, asking the court to restart the case in which the State already paraded the alleged owner of the JCE certificate, which the accused used to get a job.

The court also heard the testimony of Major General Alick Bentry Mhone of the Malawi Defence Force (MDF).

Chisale further asked for the re-summoning of all the witnesses in the case. On Monday, the accused took a fresh plea of not guilty in all the three counts relating to the case.

However, Chief Resident Magistrate Patrick Chirwa rejected his application to have his case started all over again.

Apart from the amendment of the charge sheet, the certificate case was transferred from Senior Resident Magistrate Shyreen Chirwa, who was moved to Industrial Relations Court.

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nsabwendiimeneyitu basi.
nsabwendiimeneyitu basi.
2 years ago

Mu Boma la DPP ndekuti ambili anali ma fomu fomu a masatifiketo oodetsa Kuseli Kwa ma ofesi
Phili Beni 10
Nanga omwe anangoti mwai wangawo
Sanagwidwr!!! .
Paja ankadzichula machine so now ndayamba kumvetsa ngakhale mocedwelepo

Pablo Banda
Pablo Banda
2 years ago

This is clearly a case of political persecution. Just because this guy was Mutharika’s bodyguard.

My Opinion
My Opinion
2 years ago

Zafika potopetsa, kodi sizimatheka munthu kumugamula akapezeka olakwa apite ku Ndende?

Adha osi
Adha osi
2 years ago


2 years ago

Alot of time, expense, waste on this matter. What is expected from a conviction submitting false JSC? Reality He was hired accepted on with the Military trained proved his capabilities. Ultimately raising to be personal body guard of the President. In addition amassing k7 Billion+ corruptly or not still amazing feat. To much envious on completion of education levels in a country having poor education facilities, standards. Better having Apptitude Testing. 3 of the World’s Richest did not complete education beyond Secondary School. Chisale has shown that those few who see opportunites can reach heights while majority sit, wait and… Read more »

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