High Court orders against ‘judicial tourism’ over HRDC members: Transfers case to Lilongwe

The High Court in Lilongwe has ordered that the case of Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) leaders should be tried in Lilongwe where they were arrested and not Blantyre

Trapence: Leaving the court in Blantyre

The order came as Blantyre Magistrate’s Court was set to start the hearing of a case involving two HRDC leaders Gift Trapence and McDonald Sembereka.

The Blantyre court could not hear the matter following  an order by the High Court to transfer the two to Lilongwe.

Trapence and Sembeleka have since been taken to Blantyre Police Station pending their transfer to Lilongwe.

Meanwhile, HRDC chairperson Timothy Mtambo is handing himself today at Police Headquarters in. Lilongwe.

One of HRDC member Madalitso Mwenda has confirmed.

Mtambo is on the list of HRDC top leaders to be arrested for planning to seal State Residences on March 25.

 

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Kanyela Mmboma
Kanyela Mmboma
8 months ago

DPP should just give up nothing good comes from them

Malawi belong to the citizens

DPP and UDF supporters tell Munthalika to fire MEC commissioners as directed by the parliament appointment committee.Munthalika should stop taking malawians for granted.

Mr Truth Pains
8 months ago

Kkkk school these poor professors Getrude and so called husband about judicial tourism they are embarking on.
Why getting someone to Blantyre as if Lilongwe has no high court??

This is extremely unheard of.

#Better MW
#Better MW
8 months ago

Unfortunate and yet true that people with influence, ask and get a judge who is more likely to side with them.

Chaziyanje
Chaziyanje
8 months ago

Peter ndi mbuli wamunthu kunali azako ankhaza uzifuse alikuti?amasule anthu anthu uzafa opanda maso iwe.

Mtete
Mtete
8 months ago

Whoever decided to transfer the two from LL to BT must be one with corruption in his veins and does not care a hoot about the way taxpayers money is being recklessly squandered in this country. We knew all along an arrangement had been made with some Bounty Hunter, no doubt paid millions of taxpayers money, to administer a “Chitsakamile type midnight judgement” similar to the Mpinganjira one in Zomba. Well, they must be very disappointed.

Lilongwe
Lilongwe
8 months ago

The government of Nalikukuti and wizards

M'Malawi
M'Malawi
8 months ago
Reply to  Lilongwe

Specifically, female wizards

Bibo
Bibo
8 months ago

The plan was already there: DPP leadership must have given money to a specific Magistrate to make sure Mtambo,Sembereka, and Trapence are convicted. All this transfer of Activisists to Blantyre was to completely punish them or even kill them in prison. The Magistrate was gonna convict them and send them to prison and it is the prison where these Activisists would face the demise from police Cadets. The threats by Dausi, Mchacha, Jeffery Wa Jeffery, and Peter Mutharika were based on a calculated plan that was already in place. The police was also part of that plan masterminded by these… Read more »

Muhariteniwo
Muhariteniwo
8 months ago

A pensulo Umbuli Wawakantha Zedi

Lilongwe
Lilongwe
8 months ago

Blantyre and Zomba is where you find midnight magistrates

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