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Procedural irregularity saves accused from capital penalty verdict
DAR ES SALAAM, Oct. 21 -- PROCEDURAL irregularity has saved workshop manager with a cargo transportation company, Triple A Holdings Limited, Aliasgar Bhimji, from being hanged to death for allegedly killing a driver, Mr David Mwalolo, alias Kalangula, using a pistol for an unspecified mission.
A panel comprising Justices Kipenka Mussa, Jacobs Mwambegele and Levira reached such a decision after nullifying all proceedings against Bhimji.
Instead, the justices ordered fresh trial before another Judge and a new set of assessors after noting that there was a disquieting factor of the case pertaining to insufficient summing up notes to court assessors, who were appointed to assist the judge during the first hearing of the case.
They pointed ...
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