The Lilongwe Magistrate Court has ruled that bodyguard of former President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, Norman Chisale is fit to stand trial after considering comprehensive reports made by two medical professionals on his mental status.

Senior Resident Magistrate Shyreen Yona Chirwa made the ruling today when Chisale appeared in court in a case where he is accused of impersonating a person named in a certificate.

The court has further dismissed objections by the defence that the JCE certificate believed to have been altered was not submitted by the state but has asked for amendment of the charge sheet to show that particulars of the offense are sufficient.

Norman Chisale has since pleaded not guilty to three counts of impersonation, presentation of false documents and intimidation.

During his last appearance, Chisale refused to take plea and his lawyer told the court that his client is not mentally well to stand trial.

The state is scheduled to parade 8 witnesses in the case as it continues.

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