Mpinganjira walks out of police cell

Mpinganjira walks out of police cell

Mpinganjira walks out of police cell

By: Vincent Gunde

Bribes suspect, Dr. .Thomson Mpinganjira was on Wednesday morning walked out of police cell after being formerly charged on three counts by the Blantyre Magistrate court.

Dr. Mpinganjira was re – arrested on Tuesday evening following High court judge Dorothy Nyakaunda Kamanga’s order for the Anti Corruption Bureau ( ACB) to reinstate his warrant of arrest which was cancelled in a midnight drama by the Zomba magistrate’s Benedicto Chitsakamile.

It is alleged that between 1st _ 30th October, 2019, Dr. Mpinganjira is said to have offered 100 million Kwacha to Justice Mike Tembo for him and other judges presiding over the Presidential Elections Case to decide the case to favour President professor Arthur Peter Mutharika and Malawi Electoral Commission( Mec).

Appearing before court, Lawyers for Dr. Mpinganjira argued that their client be given bail because he runs FDH Bank, is a Board member of ESCOM and other bodies.

Dr. Mpinganjira has been ordered to surrender his travel documents, reports to ACB every fortnight and should not interfere with the witnesses.

The court has also ordered two of Dr. Mpinganjira’s own surety to pay a cash bond of 3 million Kwacha while Mpinganjira himself 2 million Kwacha.

Dr. Thomson Mpinganjira hails from Dzungu village in the area of traditional authority Bvumbwe in Thyolo district.

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