Chief Resident Magistrate Madalitso Chimwaza has adjourned to February 8, a case in which the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director General Martha Chizuma is accused to making defamatory remarks.
Chizuma was supposed to take plea in the the cases she is answering.
She is facing two counts of making use of a speech calculated to lower authority of a person before whom a judicial proceeding is being heard, contrary to Section 113(d) of the penal code , and also making a speech capable of prejudicing a person against a party to judicial proceedings contrary to Section 113(d) of the penal code.
Lawyer representing the Chizuma, Powell Nkhutabasa said she failed to be available in court because she is attending to another case in Blantyre.
He said she is handling the case of businessman Abdul Karim Batatawala.
The first account is in relation to her arrest late last year, following a complaint that was lodged by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Dr. Steve Kayuni who alleged that he was injured by allegations made by the ACB Director General in a leaked audio clip in January, 2022.
The second count is in relation to her statement which alleged that High Court of Malawi Judge Simeon Mdeza was corrupt.