Court reserves ruling in Shepherd Bushiri injunction case


The High Court sitting in Lilongwe Tuesday reserved its ruling in the case in which Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) leader Shepherd Bushiri and wife Mary obtained an interlocutory injunction against a warrant of arrest.

The State obtained the warrant of arrest against the two on suspicion that they wanted to flee Malawi last month.

During a brief hearing that was held in High Court Judge Kenyatta Nyirenda’s Chambers, the judge could, however, not indicate when he would deliver a ruling on the matter.


Lawyer for the Bushiris, Wapona Kita, told reporters outside the court that the judge needed more time to go through the arguments presented by both sides in the matter.

“A date has not been set; so, we will keep on waiting until the court informs us when it is ready to deliver its ruling.

“In the meantime, the status quo remains. The Bushiris are free to go where they want to go and do whatever they want to do [and] attend court [proceedings] whenever the date is set as has been [the case] in the past,” Kita said.


Mid last month, Lilongwe Chief Resident Magistrate Patrick Chirwa granted the State the warrant of arrest for the Bushiris after they chartered an air ambulance to airlift their sick daughter to seek medical assistance in Kenya.

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