Written by MARAPOST CORRESPONDENT
BLANTYRE (MaraPost)—The Executive Director of Justice Link, Justin Dzonzi has described claims that Mangochi district is an Islamic State as both illegal and regrettable, arguing that there is no land in Malawi that is ruled by religious laws.
Written by OSISA
JUDGMENT DAY: SOUTH AFRICAN SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL TO RULE ON ZIMBABWE TORTURE CASE
Johannesburg, 26 November – The South African Supreme Court of Appeal will deliver its judgment tomorrow (Wednesday 27th) in the appeal to the landmark case brought by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and the Zimbabwean Exiles Forum (ZEF) on whether South Africa is required to investigate and prosecute high level Zimbabwean officials accused of crimes against humanity.
Written by MANENO CHIMULALA
MZUZU(MaraPost)--In what can be billed as major breakthrough so far in the fight against organized crime, Police in the Northern Region have arrested one of the most feared and notorious criminals in an operation carried out earlier this week.
Confirming the development police in Mzuzu told local media that the criminals have been arrested in connection to a series of robberies happening in Mzuzu City and other surrounding territories.
The police therefore described the arrest of the criminals as the most significant breakthrough in efforts to combat organized crime across the region.
“Yes, it is true we have in our custody one of the most wanted criminals in Mzuzu, we arrested them as we were carrying our operations on Monday.”
Currently, the police are quizzing the suspects to bring forward weapons they were using in their criminal operations.
Malawi has for the past few months seen an increase in armed robberies, a situation many commentators have blamed on the recent transition of power that saw President Mrs. Joyce Banda assuming the reins of power following the death of Bingu wa Mutharika in April.
Mutharika regime applied heavy handedness on crime as it enforced the controversial shoot-to-kill policy but when President Banda took over she abandoned it saying it’s illegal.
Written by MARAVIPOST LEGAL
ATLANTA - The United Nations has seen off an attempt to suspend the trial of Kenya’s President on charges of crimes against humanity, a move that threatened the future of the controversial court.
The Security Council yesterday refused to back an African Union motion to defer the case which, had it passed, might have marked the 11-year-old court’s death sentence.
The proposal won seven votes in support – including China and Russia – with eight abstentions; it needed two more to pass. “This should put an end to efforts to undermine the ICC’s cases,” said Liz Evenson, of Human Rights Watch. “There were no grounds to justify deferral
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BLANTYRE (MaraPost)—The hearing of a treason case involving Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) President Peter Mutharika and former cabinet ministers resumes this Thursday, November 14 2013.
Mutharika and former cabinet ministers Patricia Kaliati, Symon Vuwa Kaunda, Kondwani Nankhumwa, Nicolas Dausi and Jean Kalirani; former chief secretary to government Bright Msaka and his deputy Necton Mhura are being accused of attempting to block President Joyce Banda (then vice-president) from taking charge of the country following the untimely death of President Bingu wa Mutharika in April 2012.