By Cathy Maulidi
Former President Peter Mutharika’s security aide Norman Chisale’s Certificate case is expected to proceed in the Lilongwe Senior Residents Magistrate – SRM Court, as High Court Judge Annabel Mtalimanja has dismissed Chisale’s two applications that were seeking staying of the case.
Chisale who was seeking leave to appeal to the Supreme Court against the Order by the High Court to review proceedings currently ongoing in the SRM Court, also applied for an order to stay the proceedings in the SRM Court pending determination of his proposed appeal.
But in her ruling, Judge Mtalimanja has dismissed the applications which means Chisale cannot appeal to Supreme Court against the decision of court to continue with his certificate case hearing.
While observing that Chisale had not filed grounds for the said proposed Appeal, Judge Mtalimanja has deemed his application as incompetent.