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Court slaps Chisale on the face, dismisses preliminary objections

Principal Resident Magistrate Roderick Michongwe has dismissed seven preliminary objections that Norman Chisale made on charges he is facing in a case in which he is being accused of intimidating public officers and obstructing justice.

Michongwe says the counts placed against the accused disclose offences and there are sufficient particulars of the offence.

He further says the accused would not in any way be prejudiced or embarrassed when answering the charges.

The court also ruled that no count is bad for duplicity arguing each offence is in one count. Michongwe said the counts were well crafted.

The court also objected to the application by the defence that it should recommend for a constitutional hearing on grounds that it has no power to do so.

The principal resident magistrate has since ordered that hearing of the matter should proceed tomorrow.


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Robert Ngwira
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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