The Chief Resident Magistrate’s Court in Lilongwe has set August 22 2022 to make a ruling on how witnesses in the extradition case involving Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary are going to present their testimonies.
This morning, Prophet Bushiri and his wife returned to the court where Magistrate Chimwaza received skeleton arguments from both the state and the defence on how the witnesses should testify.
The State through the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Steve Kayuni maintained its refusal to have South Africa witnesses come to Malawi physically and testify before the Magistrate.
The defense led by Counsel Wapona Kita told the court that State has, again, failed to give compelling reasons as to why the witnesses should not come to Malawi as demanded by law.
He, then, asked the Court to maintain its earlier ruling to have witnesses come physically to Malawi so that this case is expedited.
Magistrate Chimwaza has since adjourned the court to Monday, August 22nd to make a ruling on the matter.