Court releases Kabwila on bail: Magistrate says bail is a fundamental right

Senior Resident Magistrate Shyreen Yona Chirwa has granted bail to rights activist and politician Jessie Kabwila who faces two charges  in accordance to criminal procedures and evidence code following her arrest on Saturday night in Lilongwe.

Kabwila sympathisers jubilation as she is released on bail
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The Magistrate observed that the State has failed to prove that if Kabwila is given bail she could commit further crimes.

Magistrate Yona observed that bail is a fundamental right which is given to avoid pre-trial punishment.

The court gave three bail conditions which included reporting to Area 30 or Area 3 Police station, seek permission everytime she wants to travel.

The court further ordered that she pays cash bond of K20,000 and two sureties of K200,000 non cash bond .

Kabwila has been charged with the first count of proposing violence at an assembly, contrary to Section 87 subSection 1 (A) of the Penal Code.

On this count, police are accusing the former parliamentarian for Salima North West of making a statement “calculated or likely to incite violence or induce persons to assemble to do physical harm to persons or damage property by urging the gathering to deal with persons supporting the chairperson of the Malawi Electoral Commission [MEC] Justice Jane Ansah”.

She has also been charged with an offence of uttering words to the prejudice of judicial proceedings contrary to Section 113 subSection 1 (D) of the Penal Code.

The charge sheet indicates that Kabwila, on January 9 this year, made a speech to the prejudice of the impending judicial judgement to be delivered by a five-judge panel in the constitutional case concerning the May 21 2019 presidential results.

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Kuswa Kuswa
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Kuswa Kuswa

Good she toned down in her statements yessterday. One thing she has obviously learned is kuyankhula mwa ulemu and ignoring opsyepsyezera – poona kuti anagonako yekha…..kkkkkkk

Mwananyanian
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Mwananyanian

It is, of course, right to not deny Ms Kabwila bail, in our justice system. Nevertheless, she has a serious case to answer: threatening officials who deliver justice in this country. The Courts have to come down hard on Ms Kabwila, otherwise judges and prosecutors will be looking over their shoulders to see who has the knives out before every judgment. And we can’t have that. No sane judge or magistrate should be lenient on Ms Kabwila in this case: otherwise the same “snake” will come back to bite her/him. And this “snake” has shown the tendency to be reckless… Read more »

Angulu
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Angulu

Her crime (if any) can’t be more serious than bribing ConCourt Justices. JK ndi power!

Gas Machine Head
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Gas Machine Head

JK ndi machine omanga ndi mawaya!

wakikiki
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wakikiki

palibepo nkhani apa ingokhalani pheee muwone zimene zikubwelazi ngati enanu simuzakomoka kapena kupitilila ndi mwayi. Ndikutengeleni mu BIBLE , Herod analimbana ndi mwana wa YAHWEH chimene chinachitika ndi ichi YAHWEH anamuuza kuti ufa ndipo tsiku lomwelo mphusi zizakudya tsiku lomwelo ndipo zinachitika monga mwa mawu a YAHWEH. Nde muwone zimene zizachitike inu phee ndati eeeee

Criminal dog
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Criminal dog

Kabwila you are one uglyyyyyyyy (Kunyasa) human! Very ugly indeed!

Igwe
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Igwe

Bodza kabwila ali nthako labwino ukunama iwe

Kuswa Kuswa
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Kuswa Kuswa

This is really sexist. Iwe ulibe? Anthu a UTM opanda khalidwe.

chataika
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chataika

KKKKK kabwila iwe what do you mean by unfair judgement? Why behaving as uneducated? Don’t you know that a case between two parties there is always one winner? In which case court’s judgement will always be fair to the other and unfair to the other. I shall always remember what late Shadrick Wame said. “Mbuli zophunzira zawononga dziko”. This is exactly what he meant!

Opportunist
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Opportunist

Thumbs up jessey.democracy has won

Guideon
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Guideon

That’s my JK machine baba we need such kind of women in Malawi fear not

Kuswa Kuswa
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Kuswa Kuswa

Machine oyendera magazi ndi kugona kundende…kkkkkkk

Polomondo
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Polomondo

MULANDU WATHERA POMPA

Nyaphapi One
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Two days ago I was thinking just like her. I think I am still safe for thinking. If true, i will continue just thinking.

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