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Vincent Wandale denied bail

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The Blantyre Principal Magistrate Court on Monday denied bail to Vincent Wandale who was arrested last week for allegedly obtaining money by false pretence.

Principal Magistrate Innocent Nebi denied Wandale’s bail application after analysing submissions from both Wandale and the State.

In his application, Wandale raised a number of issues including his health, saying he needs special attention.

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The State asked for seven more days to finalise its investigations into the matter, arguing that releasing Wandale on bail would jeopardise investigations, according to Judiciary spokesperson Mlenga Mvula.

“When the court scrutinised both submissions from the State and the defence counsel, it found appropriate for him [Wandale] to be kept for some days so that the State could still finalise its investigations. So the court, after its scrutiny, made a determination that he should not be granted the bail,” said Mvula.

Wandale, who is also leader of Peoples Land Organisation, will remain in custody for a week while waiting for his next bail application.

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