Mzuzu Lower Court Adjourns Indefinitely Hearing of "Fredokiss's" Electoral Related Case

Penjani "Fredokiss" Kalua Penjani "Fredokiss" Kalua file pictures

The Chief Resident Magistrate court in Mzuzu has adjourned to a later date hearing of an electoral related case in which Penjani Fredokiss Kalua and others are suspected to have committed electoral related offences during the June 23, 2020 Fresh Presidential Election.

The decision was arrived at following working shifts as per new measures of operating amid the COVID 19 pandemic, where the magistrates are only working on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Zodiak understands that the magistrate handling the case, Gladys Gondwe will be working on Mondays only in line with her shift.

Penjani Fredokiss Kalua 34, Steven Mkandawire 31 and David Kausiwa 22 were to appear before the Chief Resident Magistrate Tuesday 28 July, 2020 for hearing of their case.

The three Penjani Fredokiss Kalua aged 34, Steven Mkandawire aged 31 and David Kausiwa aged 22 were arrested on 23 June during the fresh presidential election over an alleged electoral related offence.

They have been charged with the offence of fraudulently inducing another person to vote for or against a candidate of a particular party which is contrary to Section 115 of the Presidential and Parliamentary elections. 

When they first appeared before Chief Resident Magistrate Gladys Gondwe, Kalua and others denied the charges being leveled against them. 

The state is expected to parade eight witnesses to prove their case against Kalua (son to former veteran politician Kamlepo Kalua) and the two others

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