Namisa Blogger of the year 2013,Stimulating the much needed debate

The case involving Democratic Progressive Party-DPP interim President Professor Peter Mutharika and other ten former cabinet ministers and top government officials has been adjourned to April 29.

This follows a submission by the prosecution team led by private practicing lawyer Ralph Mhone. The submission was an apparent response to an earlier submission made by the defense team led by lawyer Samuel Tembenu last week on April 10. In the April 10 submission Tembunu accused the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) of acts that tantamount to executive misconduct.

He also said the DPP conduct could lead to abuse of their right to fair trial. But in response Mhone defended the DPP arguing the office acted within the law.However the case took a new twist as the defense lawyer Kalekeni Kamphale told the court that his two clients Prof Muntharika and Vuwa Kaunda objected the hiring of private lawyers Ishmael Wadi, Fahadi Assani and Ralph Mhone without following procedures.

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