Tumpale Mwakibinga,a suspect who was arrested following an upload of a picture likening first Lady Gertrude Mutharika to cartoon character Rango has been granted bail.
The Blantyre First Grade Magistrate Court granted him bail this morning.
He is accused of 3 counts against the first lady Gertrude Mutharika.
First Grade Magistrate Soka Banda in his ruling said bail is a right and should always be a right.
“The state is not clear on how the release of the particular applicant will result in interference.” Banda said in his ruling.
Banda has ruled Mwakibinga be released by mid day today, Thursday, April 11, 2019 with a bond of K100,000 non cash and surety of K100,000 non cash. He is also not to publish any material of Gertrude Mutharika.
The case will enter in court on 31st of May 2019.
Mwakibinga NBS employee was arrested on tuesday in Ndirande Township, Blantyre.
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