………Case adjourned to August 22 for verdict
LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-In the extradition case involving Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and Prophetess Mary Bushiri on Friday, August 5, 2022, Magistrate Madalitso Chimwaza heard submissions both from the State and the defense on how witnesses should testify in this case.
The State—through the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Steve Kayuni—maintained its refusal to have South Africa witnesses come to Malawi physically and testify before the Magistrate.
The defense—led by Counsel Wapona Kita—told the court that State has, again, failed to give compelling reasons as to why the witnesses should not come to Malawi as demanded by law.
Kita therefore asked the Court to maintain its earlier ruling to have witnesses come physically to Malawi so that this case is expedited.
Magistrate Chimwaza has since adjourned the court to Monday, August 22, 2022 to make directive on the matter.