Court revokes  Linda Kunje bail, sets to spend nights in jail before sentence

Aug 19, 2022

Court in Zomba has revoked bail which the court gave to former Malawi Electoral Commissioner Linda Kunje.

Kunje was Friday convicted by the court and has since been committed to Zomba prison pending hearing of mitigating factors and sentencing.

Court has also revoked court bail of his driver Jones Tewesa on a similar conviction.

Police on Wednesday last week arrested former driver to Commissioner Kunje after he absconded from a court proceeding.

The Chief Resident Magistrate Court in Zomba issued a warrant of arrest for Tewesa for failing to appear before the court on the day the court was expected to make a ruling on the case.

Tewesa who was in company of his lawyer, Timothy Chirwa, was spotted at Zomba Chief Resident Magistrate Court premises where police effected the arrest.

The driver along his boss have been found guilty of blocking the presidential convoy on the Zomba-Blantyre road on December 10, 2020.

Kunje was a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) appointed MEC commissioner and is famous for her arrogance when she appeared before Parliament’s Public Appointments Committee in 2020 over the 2019 rigged elections.

Kunje and other Commissioners including chairperson Jane Ansah were accused of helping to rig the elections in favour of the DPP.

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