DPP in bid to have Mvula, Gombwa murder case discharged: Andy Machinjili case will proceed

The Director of Public Prosecution Mary Kachali has filed an application in the  High Court for a discharge of  Dumisani Mvula a son of politician Humphrey Mvula and Chipiliro Gombwa in murder case.

Judiciary spokesman Mlenga Mvula: The DPP wants the two discharged

Mvula (23) from Bango Village, T/A Kaluluma in Kasungu and  Gombwa (38) from Kayera Village, T/A Nthache in Mwanza were arrested on January 2 2016 alongside other three men on allegations of  possession of arms used to murder people during several robberies.

The other three are Dickson Magombe (36) from Chipwaila Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Chikumbu in Mulanje; Andrew Machinjili (29) from Kampepuza Village, sub-T/A Phambala in Ntcheu and Charles Burnett Kawelama (47) from Nyamero Village, T/A Kuntumanji in Zomba.

They were slapped with two counts of murder contrary to Section 209 of the Penal Code.

The five pleaded not guilty.

When Mvula, Gombwa and Kawelama were arrested during the night of January 2 last year, police said a pistol and a pump gun were recovered.

The country’s top prosecutor is of the opinion that there is no evidence that Mvula and Gombwa committed the offence referred to in the charge and has asked the court to discharge the two.

Spokesman for the Judiciary, Mlenga Mvula confirmed  that the DPP has requested the High Court “to discontinue the matter and discharge the two.”

Mvula said the prosecution has told told the court that”they do not have enough evidence which could have been used in the case of murder.”

But the case of Machinjili, Kawelama and Magombe will proceed, according to the Judiciary spokesman.

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How about the guns and bullets that were found in their possession? Are you not prosecuting them?


Ana anthu osaukanu omwe mlandu wakusalilani chonde implicate these two men pomwe zikuakhuzapo. Schiye manyazi satana. Olo mutazibakila mbavazi zizaonekela poyela ngati mwana wa fletcher kaiya


Makape achina andy…be wise osamapepera ndi ana a ‘akuba’ wise up awa zawo zinayera…both in the judiciary…political ..and security arenas…zautsiru


Why why?Chipi and mvula just because ndi Ana anthu ochita bwino basi asayimbidwe mlandu?Dpp mwadyapo ah Malawi sazathekayi chinyengo basi


The perpetual challenge with Malawi’s legal system. Arrest first and investigate later!

In other countries they investigate you first and arrest you later. We hear of people being under intelligence or police investigation for years before being arrested. They do produce dossiers on somebody as proof before arresting. Koma kuno, changuchangu mwammanga munthu then nkumati we are investigating him/her.

When freed, go and sue boy! Komatu muzandigaileko dollar yo akazakupatsani


When Man speaks, the poor perish and the rich get away with it. Time will come before the Judge of all Judges, King of Kings who shall rule and judge in truth.


I always find Mr. Mvula (Snr) in his car parked at the High Court, where he deals with court clerks to bring him case files connected to him.
These files always disappear and cases are discontinued. How can a person found with guns and bullets (items used for burglary and hijacking) simply disappear from court?

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