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Peter Mutharika, Lloyd Muhara cost case adjourned

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The High Court sitting in Lilongwe has adjourned the case in which former president Peter Mutharika and former secretary to the Cabinet Lloyd Muhara are supposed to learn about its determination on the cost the two incurred in the Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda forced leave debacle.

The case has been adjourned to February 5.

This is because lawyers representing Mutharika and Muhara, Tembenu Masumbu and Company, asked for more time, saying the other party provided them with documents late.

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In November last year, the High Court ordered the two to pay costs incurred in the case where they were found guilty of ordering Nyirenda and Justice of Appeal Edward Twea to proceed on leave pending retirement.

Lawyer representing Human Rights Defenders Coalition, Malawi Law Society and Magistrates Association, which dragged Mutharika and Muhara to court, Khumbo Soko, said he did not object to the decision.

“We could not object to the application for extra time as all they are seeking in the matter is justice,” Soko said.

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High Court Judge Charles Mkandawire is presiding over the case.

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