Judge Potani under investigation over alleged  assault on police officer

Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal judge  Healy Potani  is being investigated for allegedly assaulting a Police Mobile Service officer assigned to provide security at his residence in Chinyonga, Blantyre, national police spokesperson James Kadadzera has confirmed.

Potani: Probed over alleged assault

Kadadzera said Sargent Emmanuel Sinda,  stationed at Police Mobile Service B Division at Kanjedza in Blantyre and was on duty at Justice Potani’s house, complained that he was assaulted by the judge.

“The matter has come to the attention of police management and follow up is being made,” said Kadadzera.

“Proper measures will be taken,” he added.

Nyasa Times has listened to an audio clip in which Sinda claims that Justice Potani assaulted him while on duty at his house.

He claims that the judge used foul language against him after he spotted the police officer sitting outside the guardroom.

“I tried to explain  that the guardroom was being cleaned at the time, but he could not take that and started assaulting me mercilessly. I could not hit back out of respect, I just escaped,” said the cop.

Justice Potani was not available for comment.

Potani was among five of Malawi’s constitutional court judges who were the recipients of the prestigious Chatham House Prize for 2020 which is given to people or organisations deemed to have significantly improved international relations.

He was the judge president of the constitutional court that delivered the historic judgement nullifying the May 21 2019 presidential elections and ordered fresh polls within 150 days of the ruling which President Lazarus Chakwera eventually won and recently  promoted Potani from High Court to Justice of Appeal.

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ERUTU
ERUTU
6 months ago

Musiyeni kumunena mnzanu kodi amadya kwanuu

Donald McLean
6 months ago

I don’t like the man judge Healey Potani for many reasons but the way I see the article, just seems to me there is no news at all worth writing about. There’s even nothing worth investigating, wasting our hard earned taxes.

Mofolo
Mofolo
6 months ago

The fact that Healy Potani is now a Supreme Court Judge speaks a lot about the Judicial Service Commission and the upholding of professional standards and integrity of the Judiciary. This man should have been dismissed a long time ago.

John chidongo
6 months ago

Kumawakutumula they’re very un professional. Under trained ndi anthu omwe ku Thyolo anatha nao mantha. The police of these days have completely lost direct, dirty and un professional. Get educated from those who were there during Dr Kamuzu Banda.

Dauseee
Dauseee
6 months ago

Carlsberg beer is a premium brand osamafananiza ndi zopusa!

Potani amasuta chamba!

007
007
6 months ago

Being a judge doesnt suit him

Shame he was one of the five judges that nullified the 2019elections.

Breaking laws by raising hand on a police officer and then ……..
Court adjourned.

Gee
Gee
6 months ago

Nkhani ya Ambokire ilipati pano?

Gee
Gee
6 months ago

Vuto la ma lawyers, ma judges, apolisi ndi army mumaona ngati muli above the law

Atokwene
Atokwene
6 months ago

Kodi Healy Potani bwanji umamwa mwa uchtsiru ngati sindiwe product ya pa Chanco? Umandimvetsa manyazi ndikamakuona ukukanika kulankhula pa club. Worse still instead of taking wine the guy likes carsberg beer mowa wa anyamata opanda ndalama. Why don’t you go Ryals hote and take wine at least where there are no locals? Ukutipangjtsa manyazi Ife maclassmates ako.

Mzozodo
Mzozodo
6 months ago
Reply to  Atokwene

Carlsberg mowa wa anthu opanda ndalama? Hitesh Anadkat is a fan of Carlsberg Green,Henry Mussa too. So yankhulani ngati aku Chanco kotsogolako, don’t generalize shit

Yiurhiniur
Yiurhiniur
6 months ago
Reply to  Atokwene

Koma iwe umamudziwa green

Gera
Gera
6 months ago
Reply to  Atokwene

Idiot…You mean if you drink green ulibe ndalama? Bamboo zinvereni chisoni ndiyhu. We drink Green because it’s our preference! Muli ndi chani matama amenewa

Prophet
Prophet
6 months ago
Reply to  Atokwene

Malawi is flooded with FAKE drinks. All those drinks you think are expensive are fake. Have you wondered why any brand of whisky is cheaper here in Malawi?

Nyapagiro
Nyapagiro
6 months ago
Reply to  Atokwene

Kulankhula kwa bwanji uku?? My friend u can’t be drinking wine for the sake of kulephera like Carlsberg. Mwina mutasiyanitsako Carlsberg is beer and wine is not beer. If Healy likes Carlsberg, that’s his choice and who told u Carlsberg ndi mowa wa anthu opanda ndalama?? It’s a choice my friend!!!

Sokoman
Sokoman
6 months ago
Reply to  Atokwene

So fo people drink wine to get drunk, wine might be cheaper than green at cost. You take 3/4 glasses of wine my brother u r finish. Yet you take alot of green that cost so much to get drunk. Intellectual people drinks special selected champagne and whiskies. Those are recommended expensive alcohol. Thanks. Lets talk of his wrong doing and find out the truth about the whole issue from eye witnesses.

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
6 months ago

Apparently the police officer was sent by someone to provoke the judge with aim of discrediting him as a witness in the Mpinganjira bribery case…….more info to follow.

Mzozodo
Mzozodo
6 months ago
Reply to  Mbonga Matoga

Inunsotu, uyu Potani vuto lake ndi mowa osakaniza ndi chamba, we all know him…..

Mr H Mvula
6 months ago
Reply to  Mbonga Matoga

Anzathu a Dpp..awa ndiwo adantuma wa Police apanda Nzeluyu

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