High Court in Blantyre Wednesday adjourned a case in which former president, Bakili Muluzi, is being accused of misappropriating K1.7 billion of donor money.
The case resumed Wednesday morning with the state parading their second witness, Wilson Mlauzi, from National Bank of Malawi treasury department.
But the defence objected to his testimony when he introduced documents, Swift Transfer Orders, which were not duly certified as true copies of the originals which prompted Judge Maclean Kamwambe to adjourn the case till 3pm, on Wednesday, to map the way forward.
Defence lawyer, Tamando Chokhotho, told The Daily Times in an interview that the defence objected to the testimony because it was against the court’s procedures to use uncertified documents as evidence in court.
“When we reconvened in the afternoon, we agreed to give the state time to find the original documents to be used in certifying the copies,” he said.
Chokhotho said the defence is waiting for the state to find the documents and map the way forward.
“The state will tell us when we meet on 26th September whether they shall have the original documents and not and how they will want to proceed,” he said.
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