The High Court in Blantyre has ruled that Salima north west MP Jessie Kabwila and two other officials of opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) should stop reporting to Area 30 police headquarters as fulfillment of their bail condition.
Gustave Kaliwo, lawyer for Kabwila, Peter Chakhwantha MP and Ulemu Msungama said the court has discontinued the fulfillment of the bail conditions until the hearing of a judicial review on the matter.
“The judge has granted stay leave,” said Kaliwo, challenging the arrest of Kabwila, Chakhwantha and Msungama on treason charges a year ago based on a Whatsapp chatroom messages.
“The court has said they should stop appearing before the police, the court has suspended their bail conditions,” he said.
Kaliwo said the High Court will on March 28/29 hear the judicial review on the case which will determine whether the State should continue prosecuting the three or not.
Some sections of society see the case as politically motivated to silence the vocal Malawi Congress Party parliamentarians.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :