By Staff Reporter
Mzuzu high court judge Gladys Gondwe is set to make her bail ruling this afternoon on a case which son to former first lady Getrude Mutharika, Tadikila Mafubza is accused of aggravated human trafficking and murder
During the bail application hearing this morning, lawyer for Mafubza Gilbert Khonyongwa has told the court that his client has already spent a month and two weeks on remand and deserves to be released on bail.
Also in his application Khonyongwa said his client is a malawian who has a family and permanent employment, and that these will make him attend a trial.
But the state represented by Dziko Malunda said police investigations established that Mafubza is the owner of the truck that ferried the 30 illegal immigrants who were buried in Mzimba, that he was aware of the deal.
He also said two of the accused who are linked to the driver of the truck just like Mafubza are still at large.
Mafubza was arrested in connection with the mass grave of 30 suspected illegal immigrants discovered at Mtangatanga forest reserve in Mzimba late last year.
He has been on remand at Maula prison in Lilongwe since his arrest on November 23 and the case was committed to the Mzuzu high court.