Court convicts CORI Regional Manager Madivar

By Our Reporter:

Mzuzu Senior Resident Magistrate Godfrey Nyirenda has convicted Capital Oil Refining Industry (CORI) Northern Region Manager Anand Madivar for calling a human rights activist Happy Mhango a ‘dog’ in public.

Mhango is the Northern Region Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) chairperson.

The 32-year-old Indian national, Madivar, pleaded guilty to the charge of insulting a person.

Magistrate Nyirenda is expected to give out the sentence tomorrow morning.

Mzuzu police spokesperson, Paul Tembo said the incident happened at Kentam Mall in Mzuzu where the two were seeking services from a mobile phone operator.

Mhango said he was insulted by the suspect because he had questioned him why he was refusing to be on a queue.

CORI manufatures vegitable cooking oil from oil seeds called Kukoma.

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