High Court Judge Esmie Chombo has adjourned a treason trial against Peter Mutharika and others to undisclosed date.
Mutharika, brother to late Bingu wa Mutharika and former foreign minister and other high-profile figures had been at Lilongwe High Court registry on today for allegedly trying to get the military to stage a coup in April 2012.
The adjournment follows arguments by one of the lawyers for the accused, Titus Mvalo, that particulars of the offences are not clear.
He urged that prosecution has used words like “divers”, places “in and around Lilongwe”, “between 5 and 7 April 2012” and “with unknown persons.”
Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Bruno Kalemba indicated to the court that they will go back and file the fresh charges within a wee