Banda in court on murder charges
Monday 09 January 1995
The director of public prosecution, Kamdoni Nyasulu, said Mr Banda, as well as Mr Tembo and two policemen would appear at Zomba magistrate court, 45 miles south east of Blantyre.
The four have been charged with eight counts each of murder and conspiracy to murder arising from the 1983 deaths of four senior politicians..
After the commission made its findings public, the government placed Mr Banda under house arrest.Mr Nyasulu would not comment on whether the four defendants could be granted bail. But lawyers for Mr Banda and Mr Tembo said failure to do so would be inconsistent with the constitution . "The aim of detention should not be to punish the accused," one lawyer said. "If the accused are given bail and are later proved guilty on the charges, they can be imprisoned again."
Mr Banda, was ousted in Malawi's first multi-party elections last May.
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Weather bomb in pictures: Storms cuts power for tens of thousands – and snow is on the way
Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
Russell Brand was rendered speechless on Question Time by this man
Fury at Airbus after it hints the super-jumbo may be mothballed
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
£65000 - £80000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Finance Director required to jo...
£15000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is a unique opportunity fo...
£50000 per annum + 26 days holiday,pension: Ashdown Group: A highly successful...
£27000 per annum + pension + holidays: The Jenrick Group: A Quality Technician...