The Senior Resident Magistrate’s (SRM) court in Zomba has today adjourned to a later date a case involving Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) commissioner Linda Kunje and her driver after her lawyer Chimwemwe Kalua dumped the case on Thursday.
The development forced Kunje to opt for another lawyer, Christopher Masanje.
Masanje, who arrived late at the court, stated that he got the communication from Kunje the same day (Friday morning) to represent her and asked the court to adjourn the case.
The State through Levison Mangani objected to the application saying it may delay the proceedings of the case and asked the court to give Masanje one hour to prepare.
In her determination, senior resident magistrate (SRM) Helen Chitsanzo Kachala adjourned the case and said it will be referred to the chief resident magistrate (CRM) court for the continuation of the hearing.
“The adjournment will give me ample time to ably prepare,” said Masanje.
Kunje and her driver are answering charges of obstructing President Lazarus Chakwera’s convoy contrary to Section 246 on December 10 2020 when he was going to preside over graduation at Chancellor College in Zomba.