High Court overturns attempt to change Karim’s bail conditions


The High Court in Lilongwe has jilted the attempts to vary the conditions on Zameer Karim’s bail in his ongoing case related to the supply of food rations to the Malawi Police Service.

The defence is answering corruption charges relating to the procurement of food rations for the Malawi Police Service and he has been on bail since 2018.

During the hearing of the case, the accused team applied for the court to change bail conditions which they are describing as cruel. They also requested that Karim’s passport be returned for renewal.

The hearing team has since agreed that Karim be given his passport for the renewal and should be reverted to ACB once the renewing process is done.

The court rejected to vary bail conditions as they it claimed that the defence did not provide enough reasons to necessitate the requested change and that the conditions are not time-bound hence dismissal of the application.

During the hearing, the State submitted an application for the ammendments of the charge sheet to the court.

The court has meanwhile set August 2 this year as the resumption date for the substantive trial of the case.

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