Mutharika's step son case adjourned

Chisale and Tadikira

The lawsuit involving Tadikira Mafubza, the stepson of former President Peter Mutharika, and five others has been postponed till June 8 by the High Court in Mzuzu.

The six are defending themselves against allegations related to the discovery of a mass grave in Mzimba's Mtangatanga forest reserve in November of last year, which contained 30 Ethiopian citizens.

The six have all entered not-guilty pleas to the allegations.

Mafubza, who is presently out on court bail, appeared before Judge Gladys Gondwe on Wednesday afternoon.

Mafubza was present, and the court postponed making a decision on a bail motion for Mafubza's accomplices until June 8.

At that time, the court is also anticipated to receive further charges from the government.

Early this morning, the case was postponed until this afternoon.

The reason for the adjournment was to give the state time to commit Boniface Ngulube's case to the High Court, which had not yet been done.