Mpinganjira withdraws plea bargain

Business mogul Thomson Mpinganjira has withdrawn his plea bargain  in a case he is accused of trying to bribe judges during the presidential elections case.

Mpingajira: Charges not speaking to the evidence presented in court

Mpinganjira’s lawyer, Patrice Nkhono confirmed that he has received instructions to withdraw the plea bargain application.

Nkhono said the case which the graft busting body, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) presented to the court is different from what it is prosecuting.

He said the charges against Mpinganjira are not speaking to the evidence presented in court hence no need for a plea bargain.

But ACB director general Reyneck Matemba said it is not surprising that Mpinganjira has applied to withdraw the plea bargain.

He said ACB has always been against the plea bargain.

Nkhono applied to the court to enter into a plea bargain to ‘save time and resources’ and presiding  High Court judge Dorothy Degabrielle accepted the request for plea bargain.

Plea bargain is an arrangement between prosecutor and defendant whereby the defendant pleads guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for a more lenient sentence or an arrangement to drop other charges in which a defendant agrees to plead guilty to a lesser charge instead of not guilty to a greater charge.

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Tman
7 months ago

Ma judge afika ponenezana kwa kholo lao kuti tom amafuna atinyengerere ndi Mk 100.Ati adhering to tonse govt.Zina sitimaulula we just advise.Zochepaa izo ma boss.Tonse ndi amalawi lekani ndale zosangalasa tonse alliance,if any.Nkhani yopusayi muziweruzanso nokha.Cheap!

Ernest Nyirenda
Ernest Nyirenda
7 months ago

I do not agree/not satisfied with the reason of withdrawing the plea bargain

There must be something under the carpet which landed them into the decision

Leader of opposition
Leader of opposition
7 months ago

Basitu bail ija will be revoked. He is being misled by his lawyer angofuna amudyere

Mdala
Mdala
7 months ago

No case to answer…?!-
Alone the fact that Mpinganjira have opted for plea bargain, should be seen as a confession from his side to be involved in this shady deal!

Gumede
Gumede
7 months ago

Komanso nawo awa nanga ma judge five mungawapange corrupt ndi 100 mita. Kupusa Basi. Reputation destroyed!!! You associate with the devil, he destroys you.

Patriot
Patriot
7 months ago

Just counting days for acquittal.

Some are too free, some have to much liberty…

Noxy
7 months ago

Honestly it would have been an insult to convict such a reputable Malawian with such flimsy charges.I even got so depressed to see concourt judges going overboard to implicate an innocent person just to justify their results nullification of election.Listening to their evidence it was all hearsays! Polani moto ma Judge you can do better than this!

Mike Bamusi
Mike Bamusi
7 months ago
Reply to  Noxy

That’s not a simple case

Kennedy
Kennedy
7 months ago

Why did he apply for plea? He is guilty, i can smell something fishy here. Or else things will turn the other way round.

Ernest Nyirenda
Ernest Nyirenda
7 months ago
Reply to  Kennedy

I smell the same aswell

Sindyeka Dekhani
Sindyeka Dekhani
7 months ago

All of us know who will be the reachest Guy in Malawi his contract expires!
Very weak arguements in ‘Quotes’
Very compromised!
Very much into Opp affais with Hairglo woman who is pdp to the core!

And then the Pres is busy with TB (Blairsmash)

Lawyer wa bho
Lawyer wa bho
7 months ago

This guy will be acquitted.
Unsubstantial evidence.
Where was the parcel?
What was the parcel?

Nkhani iyiyi palibepo

Neba
Neba
7 months ago
Reply to  Lawyer wa bho

So why did he applied for plea bargain?

Ntopwa 1
Ntopwa 1
7 months ago
Reply to  Lawyer wa bho

Takumvani a judge

Mwaziona
Mwaziona
7 months ago
Reply to  Lawyer wa bho

Bakwatanani ndi singanoyo! 😂😂😂😂😂

wakalekale
7 months ago
Reply to  Lawyer wa bho

are you a judge?
nkhani ndi yakuti amafuna kupereka chiphuphu and the judges refused. So the parcel was not delivered ili ndi iyeyo.
Yes we can sympathise with him, koma God will judge him

Ernest Nyirenda
Ernest Nyirenda
7 months ago
Reply to  wakalekale

II agree with you Wakalekale

Sikusinja
Sikusinja
7 months ago
Reply to  Lawyer wa bho

Nkhani is not giving parcel. Nkhani is attempting to bribe judges. That’s the case. Noone said he bribed a judge. If the judges had received the parcel the world cud have been saying a different story that’s why they didn’t go as far as accepting first.

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