My wife and I appeared, again, before the Malawi Courts yesterday, as we continue our journey to seek justice.
The Magistrate in the Shepherd Bushiri extradition case will continue hearing the case after rejecting an application to recuse himself.
There are concerns over the way the case was transferred from Magistrate Viva Nyimba to Chirwa as Bushiri’s lawyers claimed that there were irregularities.
However, Director of Public Prosecutions Dr Steven Kayuni in response said Bushiri’s lawyers only presented their perception.
In his ruling, Chirwa rebuffed Bushiri lawyers’ application saying the lawyers failed to prove that he would be biased.
He said he issued the warrant of arrest against the Bushiris last month because he was the only magistrate available. Chirwa also defended the transfer of the case, saying Nyimba fell ill and the law was followed in transferring the case.
Meanwhile, Bushiri’s lawyer Wapona Kita has filed another application in which he wants the court to state whether the extradition case will be handled as a civil or criminal case.
They were arrested in South Africa last year and were later released on bail but they fled the country in November. Bushiri claims that he does not know he came to Malawi.
Bushiri posted this on his Facebook page
Courts yesterday, as we continue our journey to seek justice.
A big thank you and special mention must go to those who came to stand with us, especially the clergy from Malawi. It was overwhelming to see great Bishops and Apostles with their own churches and some serving in big churches, coming in large numbers to support us. Indeed, in Gods kingdom, an attack to one, is an attack to all!
Today at 14.00 hrs (CAT) I will be at the court again for the High Court hearing.
We thank God for your love and prayers!
God bless you.
Source Malawi 24