Mpinganjira’s Bail Hearing Shifted To November 23


The High Court in Blantyre has shifted to November 23 a bail hearing on an application by businessperson Thom Mpinganjira.

Mpinganjira wants the court to grant him bail before appealing a 9 year custodial sentence in case where he was being accused of attempting to bribe five judges of the High Court of Malawi.

His application was initially set for November 18, 2021 before High Court Judge John Chirwa.

High Court and Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal registrar Gladys Gondwe confirmed of the changes in an interview with the press but could not disclose reasons.

Hearing of the application was passed on to Chirwa after High Court Judge Dorothy DeGabrielle, who initially heard the case and convicted Mpinganjira, is scheduled to travel abroad for further studies.

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Robert Ngwira
Attended Our Future Private Secondary School in Rumphi from 2006-2009 Holder of Diploma in Journalism from Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) Hobbies, reading newspapers, going out with friends, listening to radio and watching football. Email:

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