One more State witness remaining in Mzuzu Mayor defilement case – Capital Radio Malawi
4 March, 2024

One more State witness remaining in Mzuzu Mayor defilement case

Answering defilement charges: Nyirenda

Mzuzu City Mayor Gift Desire Nyirenda’s defilement case will proceed next month when the state is set to parade its last witness.

Nyirenda, who is currently on bail following his arrest last year, is accused of defiling his then 14-year-old niece, a charge that he denies.

The State has eight witnesses in the case and seven of them including Nyirenda’s wife, Esnat, have already testified.

Her testimony on Thursday centered on endorsing contents of a statement police recorded from her after the alleged defilement.

The wife to Luwinga Ward Councillor further responded to a question from defence lawyer Davie Lameck, who wanted to know if she heard noise from the victim’s room on the day his husband allegedly committed the offence.

In response, she denied to have heard any noise during the said day.

“I did not hear any noise on that day and I want to stress that my husband does not usually go out of our room once he has started sleeping.” She said.

Following Nyirenda’s testimony, State prosecutor Moja Phiri asked for an adjournment for them to parade their final witness.

Principal Magistrate Clemence Chamwenda granted the application and has since adjourned the case August 16 this year.

Meanwhile, Nyirenda is still on court bail.

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