LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Elufe Gideon has complained bitterly over delayed judgement in a case in which she dragged to court Willard Maloro whom she accuses of assaulting her.

The Lilongwe Second Grade Magistrate Court, which reportedly wound up hearing of the matter in September last year, has not delivered its judgement up to now.

Elufe and Malolo (from left)

The court has reportedly been postponing the judgement day since November last year.

Elufe accuses Maloro of assault, which, she claims, led to “extensive” damage to her right eye.

The two had an altercation early March 2021 in Area 22 in the Capital, Lilongwe, resulting in Maloro assaulting Elufe.

Apparently, Maloro had parked his car at the gate of the victim’s mother, blocking their way out.

Elufe’s mother and sister confronted Maloro, who threatened to beat the two.

Elufe expressed sadness on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at Lilongwe court when the matter was adjourned to unknown dates.

She is surprised as to why the judgement is being delayed despite complete hearing on the matter that has taken over a year

When Elufe tried to intervene, Maloro hit her hard, resulting in a court case whose judgement has delayed. Elufe prayed to the court that Maloro should pay her for the damage he caused to her eye.

“I want justice. Due to my damaged right eye, I cannot do business as I used to. My nine children, including my incapacitated husband, are suffering because I can no longer provide for them as I used to,” Elufe said.

At one point, during hearing of the case, the state’s last witness Jonathan Chiusi, a senior opthalmology clinical officer at Kamuzu Central Hospital, testified that Elufe had indeed visited the hospital on 7 March and complained of “a painful right eye and loss of vision occasioned by assault with an unspecified object”.

Chiusi added that he had examined the eye and saw that, among other things, it was red in colour and its eyelids were swollen. He said the damage was “huge and could lead to total blindness in the eye”.

Women right activists Dr. Jessie Kabwira earlier said had faith in the court that justice will prevail.

Kabwira, former Salima North-West lawmakers says the case was to set clear precedent of Gender Based Violence (GBV) that been uprooted in communities.

She therefore affirmed commitment in continual following up the case arguing that the accused is falling to provide tangible evidence to defend himself in the court.

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