DPP says Chasowa case files not ready, evidence not enough

The family of Malawi Polytechnic student Robert Chasowa must likely be bitter with government’s claims that there is not enough evidence to bring the case of the death of fourth year student to court for trial.

The Chasowa family, led by his father in demanding for justice, hopes to see the case gets to its logical conclusion.

But the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Bruno Kalemba said the file of Chasowa’s trial needs more evidence before the case is taken to court.

Kalemba:  Not enough evidence
Kalemba: Not enough evidence

“At the moment there is not enough evidence in the file that can empower my office to bring the case to the court for trial,” said Kalemba.

He said despite his office meeting with various investigators whore involved in the case, information remains insufficient.

“As soon as enough information is gathered the matter will be ready and likely taken for trial,” he added.

Chasowa, who studied engineering, was found dead at the college campus in Blantyre on September 24, 2011.

Findings from the Commission of Inquiry on his death named Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Director of Special Events Noel Masangwi and Director of Youths Lewis Ngalande as some of prime suspects in the death of the student.

The report, which was given to former president Joyce Banda, also implicated several senior police officers.

Police said he had jumped to his death from a five-story building and produced bogus suicide not as evidence.

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