Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Featured Video

Latest Stories

Top 10 Music

Upcoming Events

Zeze Winter Party

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 18:00:00 UTC @ Alnod Guest House, Dwangwa - Zeze and Jetu Will be performing Live for "Zeze Winter Party" in three shows with other supporting artists. • 21st June: Alnod Guest House, Dwangwa • 22nd June: Hillside Lodge, ... More Info
Mid-Year Party

Fri, 28 Jun 2024 20:00:00 UTC @ Chavez Lodge & Lounge (Motel Domwe) - Chavez Lodge & Lounge Presents 'Mid-Year Party' on 28 June 2024 at Chavez Lodge & Lounge in Dedza. The event will have live music performances from Jetu, Skeffa Chimoto, Kell Kay, Kineo... More Info

Zomba Court Acquits Police Officer

The Zomba Principal Resident Magistrate Court has acquitted police officer Sub Inspector Gift Mbwenye who was suspected of desertion.

The police officer was arrested in January this year on the allegations that since 2016 he had been absent from his police post in Zomba without authority from his superiors and with no intention of returning to the police service.

When Mbwenye was taken to Court on 16 January 2024, he immediately sought help from the Legal Aid Bureau to represent him in Court. When granted legal aid, he was represented by Senior Legal Aid Advocate Martin Dalas with assistance from Assistant Legal Aid Officer Felister Kamtonga.

The prosecution paraded two witnesses, a former Human Resource Officer for Zomba police, and a police detective to prove their case. Both witnesses testified that Mbwenye went away from his post in 2016 without authority and never went back to work.

In his defence, Mbwenye stated that he was during this time pursuing further studies, and his superiors were made aware of the situation.

Delivering judgement, the Court ruled that even though the prosecution had proved that Mbwenye left his post without authority, it had failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that he had no intention of returning to his post in the police service. The Court proceeded to acquit Mbwenye of the charges.

-Legal Aid Bureau-

Subscribe to our Youtube Channel:

Related Posts


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Popular Articles