John Paul Kayuni
In a twist of events, teachers from the country’s public Secondary Schools have founded their own Trade Union called Secondary School Teachers Union (SSTU), breaking away from the teachers’ mother body Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM).
The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has dismissed two magistrates including beleaguered Zomba Senior Resident Magistrate Benedicto Chisakamile, who surprised many when he freed business magnet Dr Thomson Mpinganjira last year, for the unethical discharge of judicial functions.
The Catholic Church in Malawi has endorsed the Covid-19 mass vaccination exercise and encouraged its faithful and Malawians at large to receive the vaccine describing it as a safe and sure way to fight the pandemic.
The High Court in Lilongwe yesterday discontinued the criminal review proceedings against Prophet Shepard Bushiri and his wife Mary, following the state request to have the matter withdrawn to allow them concentrate on the extradition procedure.
The Lilongwe Principal Resident Magistrate Court has freed Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary, who are wanted for offenses committed in South Africa, saying the couple’s arrest did not follow procedure.
After spending a night in a Police cell at Lumbadzi Police Station, self-acclaimed Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary are expected to appear before the Lilongwe Magistrate Court this afternoon, where they will be formally told why they were arrested.
Government of South Africa has embarked on a process to extradite self-acclaimed Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary who fled the country last week while on bail on alleged fraud and money laundering charges.
A law expert Professor Garton Kamchedzera has challenged government to send self-acclaimed Prophet Shepherd Bushiri back to South Africa where he is answering fraud and money laundering charges, if it is serious about promoting the rule of law.
President Lazarus Chakwera has implored the newly sworn-in Justices of Appeal and Judges of the High Court to uphold the constitution when executing their duties.
Malawians will have to wait a little longer before they know who will bear legal costs for the judicial independence case, as the High Court in Lilongwe has reserved its ruling to a later date.