The Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday adjourned the conspiracy and money laundering case facing Bongo movie actor Kajala Masanja and her husband Faraja Chambo until June 19, this year when it comes up for another mention.
The case was adjourned by Resident Magistrate Ritha Tarimo on the grounds of the presiding Magistrate Sundi Fimbo who is in maternity leave.
The prosecution led by Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) prosecutor Leonard Swai told the court that the case can not be heard based on the above mentioned reason.
Early last month the court rejected the application filed by the defence counsel Alex Mgongolwa.
Resident Magistrate Frank Mosha told the court that, “Usually the court cannot assign another magistrate to hear the case only because the presiding magistrate is on holiday. It is discomfort, but it can be assigned to another magistrate for other reasons.”
The defence counsel request has been denied and the case will be heard before Magistrate Fimbo and it will continue to be mentioned there until she comes back from holiday.
According to the charge sheet, on unknown date and place the accused conspired to commit an offence of transfer proceeds of corruption and money laundering.
Swai claimed that in April 2010 the accused, being the husband and wife respectively, conspired to commit an offence of transfer of the proceeds of corruption (selling a house situated at Kunduchi Salasala in Kinondoni Municipality) contrary to Section 34 of the PCCB Act 2007.