State withdraws Fredo case for lack of evidence 

State has withdrawn the case against Penjani Kalua, also known as Fredokiss in the music circles, together with his two other co-accused.

Fredokiss coming from court with his followers

The U-turn by authorities, announced  in court on Wednesday, was because of a lack of evidence,  Fredokiss  lawyer Leonard Mbulo told Nyasa Times in an interview.

According to Mbulo, the Chief Resident Magistrate Court presided over by Gladys Gondwe set Wednesday as the date for the case to start as it was adjourned several times due to Covid-19 pandemic measures.

“However, today when the Court convened, the Prosecutor told the court that they are unable to find witnesses to testify.

“And they later applied to the court that they are withdrawing the case. The Court had no any other option but to close the case against Fredokiss and his friends,” Mbulo told Nyasa Times. 

The state was expected to parade 8 witnesses.

Fredokiss and the others were arrested on June 23 at Mulowe in Rumphi District by the Malawi Defence Force soldiers who later handed them over to Rumphi Police.

The rapper  pleaded not guilty to the charge of influencing voters to choose a particular candidate in the fresh presidential election.

The other two are Steve Mkabada, 39, from Zingwangwa Township Traditional Authority Kapeni in Blantyre and David Kausiwa, 22, from Maloza Village, Traditional Authority Malemia in Zomba.

Fredokiss has suffered incalculable damage from the publicity surrounding the allegation.

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Gulukunye
Gulukunye
2 months ago

Sorry to the witnesses you will now be prosecuted by ACB.

Mwinithako
Mwinithako
2 months ago

Ndalama za Campaign Fredo kkkisss.They weretrying to kill DPP in Rumphi but still it is revamping auze bamboo kkk.Chisale alibe mulandu kunali kufuna kupha DPP kkk.Umhuu Tonseee kkk.

Banda 2
Banda 2
2 months ago

Likely money has changed hands to have 8 witnesses suddenly disappear before court

Phwisa
Phwisa
2 months ago

Yatsala ndi ya Chisale kuti nkhani yake ilibe umboni. Pa Fredokiss issue I say shame to the army who arrested these guys.

Nkhanga zawona
Nkhanga zawona
2 months ago

osadanda 50+1 ikupepesa aise mamita opukutila manyazi


Ndede
Ndede
2 months ago

Time has come for the boys to smile all the way to the bank with tax payer money inform of a cheque. MCP insinuations and Phuma…continue updating us on the lack of evidence to crimes and compensations.

Msopoleeeeee
Msopoleeeeee
2 months ago

Akatelo fredokiss atole chikwama from government treasury cashier. Order of costs ija ndi imeneyi. Koma Mbuzi za tonse….

Nkhanga zawona
Nkhanga zawona
2 months ago
Reply to  Msopoleeeeee

kumulemeletsa poyerayera ndithu

Thyolo2
Thyolo2
2 months ago
Reply to  Msopoleeeeee

Fredokiss anapalamula mulandu during DPP govt, not Tonse govt ( DPP was the ruling party during the election, remember? Fredokiss allegedly flouted MEC laws. Once again govt will be made to pay for MECs mistakes (if govt has to pay at all.

The Karanga of Soshangumve

Angomenya dadada

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
2 months ago

Sue the state for damages

Ndede
Ndede
2 months ago
Reply to  Chiswa B

His reputation has been in jeopardy. You are very right..he should sue the govt.

Hate it or take it but it's a fact
Reply to  Ndede

Government will pay nothing to Fredokiss my friend , it has just forgiven him systematically so Fredokiss can’t sue it.

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