Magistrate Mzondi Mvula suspended

Blantyre principal resident magistrate Mzondi Mvula who the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested in June on corruption allegations, has been interdicted by the Judiciary, it has been reported.

According to The Nation, Judicial Service Commission (JSC) secretary Dickson Chunga confirmed that the commission has received a copy of the interdiction letter from the Human Resource Department of the Judiciary.

Mzondi Mvula: Interdicted. Photo: NPL

Mvula  is being accused of abuse of office and accepting a K5 million (about $30 000) bribe. He was arrested on June 18 by the ACB and was granted court bail the same day after spending hours at the ACB offices in Blantyre where he was interrogated.

The case has been transferred from the Midima Magistrate’s Court in Limbe to the High Court .

Former Cabinet minister and businessperson Rashid Gaffar and football scout Kondi Msungama were  also arrested in connection with the same case.

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