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The High Court in Lilongwe has adjourned to February 5, 2021 a case involving former President Peter Mutharika and former Chief Secretary to government Lloyd Muhara.

The court last year ordered the two to personally pay the costs in case in which they were found guilty for ordering Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda and Justice of Appeal Edward Twea to proceed on leave pending retirement.

The court then set today as the day when the case will resume for the submissions from both sides on the costs to be paid by Mutharika and Muhara.

But the case failed to commence as lawyers for Muhara and Mutharika asked for more time on the case.

This forced Judge Charles Mkandawire to adjourn the matter to February 5.

Just before the court-sanctioned June 23 presidential election, Muhara wrote Nyirenda and Twea advising them to proceed on leave pending retirement on the premise that they had accumulated more leave days than those remaining on their contracts.

But the Judiciary protested what it called the Executive’s interference in affairs it had nothing to do with and challenged that the two judges were not going anywhere.

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