Court to set Mpinganjira’s bribery case ruling date on Friday

The High Court in Blantyre will on Friday set the date for ruling on whether business mogul Thomson Mpinganjira has a case to answer in his alleged attempted judge bribery case. 

On March 9, the court failed to convene to deliver its ruling on the matter because the suspect was not able to appear for the hearing due to undisclosed personal reasons.

Speaking to YFM, Registrar of the High Court and Supreme Court of Appeal, Gladys Gondwe, said the Court convened with the concerned lawyers on Monday, March 22, via zoom, to discuss the suspect’s ability to appeal before the court and the dates for the ruling will be indicated this coming Friday.

Gondwe said: “The court and the concerned lawyers convened on Monday and the idea was for the court to be briefed as per the suspect’s ability to appeal before court for a ruling and the court was told that the suspect was still not able to appear before the court.”

But when YFM asked Gondwe on why the suspect is failing to appear before the court, she declined to comment saying lawyers for the suspect can be in a better position to disclose.

Mpinganjira, who was arrested in January last year, is accused of attempting to bribe five constitutional Court Judges who presided over the historic presidential election case to rule in favour of former president, Peter Mutharika.

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