Yesterday, Grade One Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu was scheduled to deliver her ruling in the matter but she instead deferred it to Tuesday on grounds that the only digitalized courtroom was being used by another magistrate.
The Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s Court is expected to rule on whether or not to direct former Makerere University researcher Dr. Stella Nyanzi to close her case for failure to produce witnesses.
“I am unable to give my ruling because the courtroom we are meant to use is being used in rescheduling all capital offences via video conferencing system,” Kamasanyu ruled.
Last week, none of all the 19 witnesses in the cyber harassment and offensive communication case against Nyanzi appeared in the court, prompting Kamasanyu to seek indulgence from her lawyers Isaac Ssemakadde and Derrick Bazekuketa.
In reply, Bazekuketa requested for a month adjournment on grounds that they needed time to look for voluntary witness as allegedly guided by court and also submitting that there is a great inequality and biasness towards Nyanzi.
Bazekuketa informed court that they intend to make adverts in the newspapers with wide circulation calling for people willing to defend Nyanzi since the court had failed compel the summoned witnesses to testify.
Nyanzi who has been on remand since November 2018 was last month ordered to defend herself against the allegations, she however opted to remain silence and summon witnesses to defend her.