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High Court refers Joshua Chisa Mbele’s case to Chief Justice for certification

High Court Judge Anabel Mtalimanja has referred to Chief Justice Rizine Mzikamanda, a case involving social media activist Joshua Chisa Mbele.

Mbele who is accused of Criminal defamation and publication of offensive communication applied to have his first charge of ‘criminal defamation’ reviewed by the Constitutional Court.

Mbele is challenging the constitutionality of the Charge.

Speaking to MIJ Online, Mbele’s lawyer Gilbert Khonyongwa said the matter has been refered to the Chief Justice for certification.

On his part, Pirirani Masanjala Senior State Advocate said at the moment proceedings in the Magistrate Court have been stayed pending determine of the constitutional court issue. #malawinews#malawi

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