BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-Malawi businessman Thomson Mpinganjira has appealed at the Supreme Court of Appeal against the High Court ruling that dismissed his application for bail pending appeal.
This comes barely weeks after High court Judge John Chirwa in December 2021 dismissed with costs Mpinganjira’s application to be released on bail pending appeal.
However, Mpinganjira’s lawyer, Alexious Nampota told the local radio MIJ that a single judge of the Supreme Court will hear the appeal on the 13th of this month.
Mpinganjira is serving a nine-year jail term after he was convicted of attempting to bribe judges – who heard the presidential election case to rule in favor of former president Peter Mutharika and the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC).
The date for an appeal hearing is yet to known.