Legal Council in the case of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Regional Governor, Mzomera Ngwira, the Deputy Director of Operations, Joe Nyirongo and three others of an act to cause grievous harm to others has described the case as outdated.
Arguing during bail application, Christon Ghambi said considering the period which has passsed when the accused persons are alleged to have committed the crime, it clearly shows that justice was denied because the Prosecution has been impartial due to other external influences.
Ghambi also argued why the case has taken more than four years for the state to demonstrate an intent to prosecute his clients.
After the accused were granted bail Ghambi said he was comfortable with the ruling because the Court addressed all the legal issues.
“The presiding Magistrate advised prosecution to be impartial because and said that at some point there were some external influences hence the delay in the commencement of the court proceedings,” Ghambi said.
Ghambi further said, among others all the accused persons have been around for the past four years which is one of the assurances that they can not jump bail.
Meanwhile, 21st August 2020 has been set as the date when the court shall reconvene and the state is expected to continue parading it’s witnesses.
Among others Ngwira, Nyirongo alongside other three accused persons are answering charges of an act intended to cause grevious harm, which invites a maximum life prison sentence, malicious damage and proposing violence which are felony in nature and attract a maximum sentence of seven years imprisonment.
The five accused persons are said to have committed the crime in 2016 when the Malawi Congress Party president, Lazarus Chakwera was conducting a Political rally at Chibavi Township in the City of Mzuzu.