KFC guard gets K1 million compensation for Indian ‘expatriate’ assault

The Lilongwe Senior Magistrate’s Court has ruled that Indian national, Adril Patel, who works as a store’s keeper at fast-food company KFC in the capital Lilongwe, should compensate Bernadetta Tchale with K1 million for physically assaulting her.

chale (Left) poses with politician and rights activist Jessie Kabwila after court yesterday.

Patel was charged with common assault about two weeks ago after he beat Tchale over a K500. He was arrested and spent a weekend in police custody before he was released on bail.

The development struck public outrage with many describing Patel’s behaviour as “quite uncalled for.”

Patel who beat Malawian female guard over K500

During bail hearing – which was granted – Patel had, through his lawyer, Oscar Taulo, asked the court to permit his client to reconcile with Tchale through an amicable settlement but the Court had said the State needed to consult with Tchale first before it could give a response.

And on Wednesday, Senior Resident Magistrate Wanangwa Nyirenda agreed with Patel’s lawyer and that the two parties had resolved that Patel should pay K1 million.

Last week, the court granted Patel bail on condition that he pays K10, 000 cash bail bond and presents a surety bond of K300, 000.

Women rights activist and politician, Jessie Kabwila, who accompanied Tchale to the court said she was happy that justice was done.

“It is high time women started getting the respect they deserve and not be perceived as second-class citizens. I am happy that my sister, Tchale, has seen justice,” Kabwila told the media after court.

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1 year ago

She has been paid off and silenced…..that not justice. So kabwila to you human rights is cash payouts?

President Mkango Chisokonezo Manthakanjenjemereza
President Mkango Chisokonezo Manthakanjenjemereza
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1 year ago

How’s that respect? Shameful!! Financial privilege prevails again. The “expatriate” should be found guilty and his visa revoked.

1 year ago
Reply to  Zwisto

Expatriate ???? Don’t give them fancy titles, No they are Economic Migrants seeking better lives in our country

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