Mpinganjira in LL for MRI scan

The businessman

Convicted business magnet, Thomson Mpingajira has been taken to Lilongwe from Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital.

Mpinganjira was 'temporarily released' on Sunday to undergo medical attention at the hospital.

Reports reaching Kulinji.com indicate Mpinganjira needed a special medical scan 'magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)'.

MRI uses a large magnet and radio waves to look at organs and structures inside your body. Health care professionals use MRI scans to diagnose a variety of conditions, from torn ligaments to tumors. MRIs are very useful for examining the brain and spinal cord.

The former banker was being treated at Polycare Clinic in the capital city.

an MRI
An MRI

Due to his status as a convict, he spent the night at Kamuzu Central Hospital under Prison authority radar.

He is expected to be brought back to Blantyre on Friday, if the plan goes accordingly but we are yet to establish whether he will be taken straight back to prison or the hospital.

Mpinganjira is awaiting sentencing for attempting and offering bribes to the Constitutional judges in the contested presidential election.

He was found guilty of trying to avert justice in favour of the then incumbent president Peter Mutharika.

During his conviction, the lawyers for Mpinganjira told the court the businessman is 60 years old, of ill health and that he had contracted COVID-19 during trial.