Magalasi ‘abuse of office’ case stalls as magistrate gets promoted

A high-profile case involving former Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) chief executive officer Collins Magalasi who is accused of using public money to fund partisan Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) activities failed to proceed Tuesday morning in Lilongwe because the magistrate hearing the case has been promoted.

Magalasi (L) and his lawyer

The State was supposed to start parading prosecution witnesses in the fraud and abuse of office case against Magalasi.

Magalasi is accused of allegedly using money from MERA to pay for accommodation of Democratic Progressive Party officials.

The State was supposed to parade six witnesses but has failed to do so as  the senior resident magistrate Shyreen Chirwa who was handling the case has been moved to Industrial Relations Court.

The Chief Resident Magistrate will have to assign the case to another magistrate.

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izinso nde zochedwetsa mulandu izi

1 year ago

MMMMMM koma m’meratu moti DPP izikatsutsa chiyani munyumba ya malamulo…..poti azikakhala atadya katatu kkkkkkkkk

1 year ago
Reply to  Joni

Ukuwona ngati munda uliwonse fertilizer wake ndi wa MCP? Enafe tagula pa mtengo wa 25,000.00 pa thumba. Ngati iwe unalandira ndi zako zimenezo.

1 year ago

Its a given fact the active magistrate has on going cases and if you decide to promote her and she leaves without a replacement and hand overs that’s incompetence on the government side. This almost looks like the promotion was done just make sure she is off some cases she is handling “ill intention”. This gap shouldn’t happen at all as if it’s death of a magistrate. Free advice, next time you know you are about to promote or move the magistrate for whatever reason make sure same time also find a replacement so that all active cases shouldn’t be… Read more »

1 year ago

Tsano chimangacho chutani mundamo?
kapena mulandu wake ndi wa munda wa chimanga? paja mulandu wa munda amakambira kumunda komweko eti?

slash the maize in the cities please!!!!
This is 20th century and cities have look like that??????

Sindyeka Dekhani
Sindyeka Dekhani
1 year ago
Reply to  wakalekale

I know a good number of coutries who proudly grow their Staple in Cities as a Tourism drive.
In agreement with you, they’ve designated places in cities for such ventures ie Roads leading to their Airports/ Borders and not at Legal Courts which only encourages bolting by Petty thieves/ saving as Urinals at Market places/ Hiding places in Residential Areas (Akuba ndi Maukwati ama neighbours).

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