Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) publicist Jessie Kabwila and party official Ulemu Msungama are in court seeking a judicial review so that they should throw out treason case hanging on their heads for lack of evidence.
Gustave Kaliwo, lawyer for the two MCP officials, said he would be going to court this week to trigger the court for the judicial review.
“This is a very serious case, treason case is a very serious case but it is now a year since they were arrested yet they are not being brought before the court,” said Kaliwo.
He said on January 31, the two will clock one year exactly whilst reporting to police fulfilling bail requirement.
Kaliwo said this shows the state has no case against his two clients.
“When we ask the police when they will be taking the two to court, they just say they are still investigating the issue. This is why we are going to the court for judicial review on the matter,” said Kaliwo.
Kabwila and Msungama were arrested over Whatsapp chatroom messages in which they were discussing of organising protests in view of economic and social problems the country was going through.
The MCP and others including the Malawi Law Society say the charges are politically motivated.
The Peter Mutharika administration has since ascending to power arrested four people for criticising the President and the Democratic Progressive Party in public.
Peaceful protests are not illegal in Malawi.