Self-styled supreme leader of People’s Land Organization (PLO) Vincent Wandale has trashed the mental examination report presented to Lilongwe Magistrate Court on Monday.

Court two weeks ago ruled that Wandale should undergo a mental examination to determine if he is fit to stand trial in a case in which he is charged with publication of false statements likely to cause fear and alarm to the public.

Appearing before the court on Monday, Wandale trashed the mental examination report which was presented in camera, saying the examination was done without his consent.

Although the outcome of examination is not known at the moment, Wandale was heard while heading to a room where the report was to be presented saying it is wrong to call him a mad person.

During actual hearing of the case, Wandale asked the court to be permitted to be presenting some points alongside his lawyer but Senior Resident Magistrate Paul Chiotcha ruled him out , saying it was irregular.

“I will largely represent myself in the case,” said Wandale.

The court asked Wandale to discuss with his lawyer and after a brief adjournment, Taulo asked to be discharged himself from the case, citing conflicts with his client.

“From now onwards, the accused will be representing himself,” said Taulo.

The case is set to resume today in the capital Lilongwe.

ZIMENE MUMAKONDA

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