Justice Tembo testifies in judges bribery case: Implicates Mutharika’s lawyer Mbeta, DPP spokesman Brown Mpinganjira

Of one of the witnesses in the alleged bribery case against business mogul Thomson Mpinganjira., High Court Judge Mike Tembo has detailed the involvement of former president Peter Mutharika’s lead lawyer Frank Mbeta and  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) spokesperson Brown Mpinganjira in the bribery case.

Brown Mpinganjira: Implicated
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Tembo, who was among  five judges who presided over the presidential election case at the High Court which sat as the Constitutional Court,  told the High Court on Friday in Blantyre that he communicated with Mpinganjira when he wanted to find out from him if the money given to the judges, through lawyer Frank Mbeta, was delivered.

The judge said he told Mpinganjira that they never received the said money from Mbeta and the other person and advised him that he was just being duped.

He added that Mpinganjira told him that he had been sending money to the judges which, at the point of their communication, was in excess of K100 million.

“Mpinganjira asked me for advice on how he can continue so that the money reaches the judges but I said I will think about it,” he said.

He further told the court that the money was coming from the DPP.

In his testimony, Tembo says he believes that apart from lawyer Mbeta, the other person who was getting money from the defendant to give to the judges was politician Brown Mpinganjira.- a relation to the business mogul

He says he believes so because the second conversation he had with the defendant shows that Brown Mpinganjira was the one who was supposed to take the money to one of the judges for the judges to share.

Currently, the court presided over by Justice Dorothy DeGabrielle has been furnished with WhatsApp text messages between Judge Tembo and Thom Mpinganjira which the State has brought to support its evidence.

Tembo has since said that he had not received any money from Mpinganjira to influence his decisions in the case.

Mpinganjira is accused of allegedly offering a bribe to judges who presided over the historic election case.

Among others, Mpinganjira is charged with offering advantage to a public officer contrary to Section 94 (2) of the Corrupt Practices Act and attempting to induce Justices Tembo and Potani to exercise their function corruptly.

Mpinganjira made an application for plea bargain—an arrangement where prosecution and defence discuss a mutually satisfactory way to dispose a case.

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Moqtadar al Sadir
7 months ago

Brown Mpinganjira akuwoneka anga mfiti in the top picture. He should be arrested too.

mtete
mtete
7 months ago

At this rate it must be extremely difficult for APM to still think he would legitimately have won the June 23rd fresh presidential election when all pointers are that there were elements bent on ensuring massive rigging through corruption.

Limbani Umali
Limbani Umali
7 months ago

Mbeta is very corrupt moslem and he thrives on fraudulent handling of cases,bribing court clerks and magistrates to win.i wonder why the Malawi law commission is not bringing him to book and withdrawing his licence.wonders will never cease in Malawi. Kukonda sleeping ndi young school going girls ndikudya kwawo.

Nyekhwe
Nyekhwe
7 months ago

What happened to the plea bargain????

Timveziti
Timveziti
7 months ago

Just thinking aloud. How does APM feel now knowing his own Partys spokesperson is involved in this manner. Is he going to continue in that post !!!

Fake Petros
Fake Petros
7 months ago
Reply to  Timveziti

Amadziwa ndikale.
He is a Thief, the architect, and the main man behind of all this. He was not the Prince of Thieves for nothing

Lachi40
Lachi40
7 months ago

DPP anthu okuba inu. wosalakwa amapanga bribe? Its the one who is at fault that seek favours. Agalu a DPP simudzalowaso mu boma. mwina muzasinthe dzina.Rvil thieves.

Jonas
Jonas
7 months ago

I now get the gist of the whole bribery saga. The money did not reach the intended beneficiaries but was assualted mid-way by ma dobadoba awiri. Ndipake ma judge kukana chifukwa sanadye ayi. Follow the money trail and you will find out who chewed the flesh and wanted to give ma judges ma bones. Anakana kupakidwa msuzi wa nyama atadya nkhwani…kakakaka pa Malawi pamenepo. BJ anangoti ndadzukanso….

Moqtadar al Sadir
7 months ago

And APM says that the courts didn’t want him to be president? Why can’t he say that the courts didn’t want his money? What motivated Thom Mpinganjira? The cadets or dpp deserve a place in hell.

Tonse alliance ikugwa
Tonse alliance ikugwa
7 months ago

Judge tembo I hoped you would state that the attempted bribe from dpp influenced you to declare a rerun. So clearly the bribe influenced the courts decision. Prior to the bribe, there was so little evidence to suggest dpp had rigged and indeed there is no sufficient evidence up ton now that dpp rigged. Rigging is what has happened in Tanzania where the ruling party has just won almost 100% of the contested seats.

Last edited 7 months ago by Tonse alliance ikugwa
wakalekale
7 months ago

nanga mulandu woti palibe tangible evidence, why bribe judges with those millions?
DPP muzingolira bwinobwino osati mupake amzanu umve wanu wa ziphuphu

Leader of opposition
Leader of opposition
7 months ago

Cadet ndiye phwala basi. Moti zoti kunalibe rigging sumaziziwabe mpaka lero? Rerun was done because the irregularities were material to influence the results

Mwinithako
Mwinithako
7 months ago

Kunyerera DPP kumeneko .We know already that it was a move to make Malawians believe that Tonse Alliance is the best.I for sure will like to see the downfall of this Tonse

Leader of opposition
Leader of opposition
7 months ago
Reply to  Mwinithako

Bola uzakhale uli moyo 2129

Joni
Joni
7 months ago
Reply to  Mwinithako

Uzingodikira madzi a mphusi…..TONSE ALLIANCE all the way kunjoyatu!!!

Mpakateni
7 months ago
Reply to  Mwinithako

Zizgwa. MCP has a history of staying in power for years.This means all the alliance members will automatically benefit.

mmc
mmc
7 months ago
Reply to  Mpakateni

under the stupid dictator Kamuzu Banda, MCP has no history of staying in power under a democracy.. DPP is stronger than MCP.

FORGIVE THEM
FORGIVE THEM
7 months ago
Reply to  mmc

If Kamuzu was stupid then you’re va fool, taking into consideration that you can speak English and you know the history of Kamuzu, that means you had a chance to be educated by the same Kamuzu you say is stupid, I tend to wonder who is stupid,
Kamuzu was a dictator, we can’t deny it, but that was the trend at the time,, a few countries had democracy in Africa, so malawi wasn’t exeptional, so please, remove your bitterness and generate that energy in helping the new government to rebuild the country your dpp family destroyed

Ku lumbadzi
Ku lumbadzi
7 months ago
Reply to  Mwinithako

Are you still bitter?

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