Malawi Coup presiding judge Ivy Kamanga getting death threats

“It is true she has been receiving death threats relating to the release on bail of the suspects,. Justice Kamanga is independent and cannot be influenced by any individual or authority in the execution of her constitutional duties.
“The High Court is working with police on the matter and that judges should have security in the execution of their noble constitutional duties,” said Tembo.

Justice Kamanga granted bail Mutharika, former ministers Goodal Gondwe, Nicolas Dausi, Kondwani Nankhumwa, Patricia Kaliati, Henry Mussa, Jean Kalirani, Symon Vuwa Kaunda, former chief secretary to government Bright Msaka and his deputy Necton Mhura after spending four nights in police custody at Lumbadzi Police station in Lilongwe.

Meanwhile, there are allegations that the threats might have come from ruling People’s Party (PP) sympathizers for being unhappy with the release on bail of the coup suspects.

However, PP spokesperson Hophmally Makande denied the allegations, which he said, are aim at denting the image of the President Joyce Banda’s administration and her entire ruling party.

Attorney General Anthony Kamanga has since condemned the development, urging the law enforcers to investigate the matter and bring to book all individuals behind the anonymous threats.

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