Suspect re-arrested for plotting to bewitch magistrate, prosecutor

Lilongwe First Grade Magistrate Court has revoked the bail of a 30-year old man for plotting to bewitch the court personnel handling his case on forgery and theft by servant.

Lilongwe Police Station Deputy Public Relations Officer, Sergeant Foster Benjamin said the suspect, Given Chapita, stands accused of the case alongside two other accomplices, Joseph Chavula, 32, and a lady, Favour Lemani, 24.

“The court, through State Prosecutor Superintendent Patrick Chambuluka, learnt that the three, between August last year (2019) and February this year, forged an official document at their workplace – Total Filling Station and stole cash amounting to over K8.1 million,’’ Benjamin said.

The deputy police PRO said the suspects denied the charge and applied for bail on March 4, 2020 which First Grade Magistrate Diana Mangwana granted.

The accused were then released on bail.

However, the second accused, Chapita allegedly led his fellow accomplices to a witchdoctor in Salima to seek charms to deal with both the magistrate and the prosecutor.

Benjamin further explained that the prosecutor got informed of the alleged evil doing by some well-wisher and then alerted the magistrate.

After Magistrate Mangwana quizzed the accused, they admitted to have consulted the witchdoctor to bewitch the court personnel to end their case prematurely.

The magistrate immediately revoked their bail bond and ordered them to be remanded to Maula Prison.

Meanwhile, the three have been found with cases to answer. However, the case has been adjourned to next week Friday.

Chapita comes from Mawiriga Village in Traditional Authority Mpondasi in Mangochi; Chavula is from Zanyata Village, T.A. Mzikubola in Mzimba while Lemani hails from M’mangila Village under T.A. Tambala in Dedza.

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chaiwone wawo
3 months ago

malamulo athu amanena zoti kulibe ufiti yes but munthu amatha kumangidwa pa nkhani za ufiti ngati payekha atanena kuti iyeyo ndi mfiti. in this case i believe awamanga because avomera kuti anapita kwa sing’anga kukapanga za ufiti. And I believe mulandu wawo sungakhale wa ufiti koma obwereretsa chisokonezo pomakamba za ufiti yet ufiti kulibe.
This said, me as a person believes kuti ngakhale malamulo akunena kuti ufiti kulibe ufitiwo uliko. Enanu muzavomera mukazakumana nawo

Phwisa
Phwisa
3 months ago

So now the magistrate believes there is witchcraft in Malawi? why revoking bail. Mantha,Kkkkkkk

lima
3 months ago

Koma mesa mumakana Kuti ku Malawi kulibe ufiti . and mukulemba nkhaniyi mu chizungu ndi ambiri omwe amawelenga nyasatimes news .

Ngombwax
Ngombwax
3 months ago

This is total BS! Even the learned magistrate believes witchcraft is real. And we wonder why we as a people are dangling at the bottom of the food chain.

Mkanda Gudu
Mkanda Gudu
3 months ago

Its indeed a Magistrate who might not be aware that witchcraft has to be proven otherwise, both the accused and those accusing the suspect need to be arrested

#NotMyPresident
#NotMyPresident
3 months ago

I don’t trust magistrate judges, they seem to be the poorly educated and experienced. Witchcraft is a perception, not a fact. Plotting to kill someone is a crime. Plotting to bewitch someone is not a crime because witchcraft is a perception, not a reality. It is an imagination. There is no grain of truth in it. That is why our laws do not recognize the existence of witchcraft.. So yes, which law has been broken? No law at all. It is emotions of judges who have not read the whole book of Malawi Laws.

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
3 months ago

Our laws do not recognise witchcraft so which law have they broken?

Noggerlewis
Noggerlewis
3 months ago

Mmmmmmmh kkkķkkkk any evidence on the allegations?

National CEO
National CEO
3 months ago
Reply to  Noggerlewis

They have admitted

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