Chakwera won’t pay Chaponda, to defend defamation suit

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) secretary general Gustave Kaliwo, who is also an attorney for the party’s president Lazarous Chakwera , has said the opposition leader will defend himself against a defamations lawsuit by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation George Chaponda.

Chakwera : To enter defence

Chakwera : To enter defence

Chaponda sued Chakwera over remarks he made in the heat of the May 20 Tripartite Elections campaign.

The High Court in Lilongwe found Chakwera’s claims libellous when it entered a default judgement.

But Kaliwo said default judgement was “irregural” as it was obtained after the defendant had filed a notice of intention to defend and served documents on time.

He said the defence entered defence four days after being sued but claims Chaponda’s lawyer, Chimwemwe Sikwese, failed to incorporate the same.

Kaliwo said Chakwera is set to defend himself from the case in a full trial where both parties will be expected to testify in court before assessing damages.

The High Court has sinceset aside judgement and given the defence seven days to put a notice of intention to defend.

Chakwera is reported to have told journalists on his return from the United States of America on March 4 2014 at Kamuzu International Airport  that Chaponda said Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won the 2009 general election because it had national appeal not because of support from the Northern Region.

Chaponda is quoted to have responded: “Let me challenge you, we will win in May without people from the North voting for us.”

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Bambo a Maggie ndi Connis
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Bambo a Maggie ndi Connis
Game of numbers thats how Malawian politics are based.Central and Northern Regions will never offer Malawi with a State President as long Southern Region still exist.In 1999,MCP under Gwanda Chakuamba teamed up Aford’s Chakufwa Tom Chihana but what happened?Bakili from the South won.Kaya issue ya rigging inalipo koma its history,Bakili won.10 yrs later,UDF Bakili Muluzi a Southerner teamed up with MCP John Tembo against DPP led by Bingu wa mtharika a Southerner like Bakili but what was the outcome?You know the answer.I am from Mpamba Nkhata Bay, Northern Region born and grew up there but my forefathers were from Kasungu,Central… Read more »
vwivwivwi
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chaponda is doing all this to save face,he said it and i heard it,dpp is too regionalistic and tribalistic.we all have seen what it is capable of doing.this lawsuit wont hold ndipo akachita manyazi when the clip will be played for him.kuda ndi mumtima momwe.

Israel juma
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Bravo Dr L Chakwela for coming up with such decition if the evidence their please go ahead.
adzayesa matha adzazolowela.

nam'bwibwi
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Kulephela kuchita chitukuko mwati mulimbane ndi a Chakwela,komanso MCP? mukhaula ndipo pamene mukuyeselela kuilanda MCP zinthu zake ndi kuiipitsila mbiri ndipamene imalimbikitsika,ndi kubwela ndi mphanvu.

timothy mandambwe
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Malawi is composed of Northern, Central and Southern Regions including the Eastern in the South; that’s MALAWI I know. Some MCP leaders are selfish and want to divide Malawi for their personal benefits. Bring back Hon. JZU Tembo, a honourable man if you cannot manage the party. The problem is you don’t consult him to grab some of his wisdom. You’re busy point fingers at some people instead of rectifying your own problems. Malawi is for ALL regardless of regions. DON’T DIVIDE US with ur bad ideas. Such incompetent leaders will NEVER win in MALAWI. Think wisely for better solution… Read more »
Kenkkk
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You want jzu so that you DPP people can win easily. You fear laz because he is more likely to beat Peter at elections than jzu. Let jzu enjoy his retirement.

M'doko
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Chimanga is becoming bluewish in colour m’mindamu

Mwana waku madzi
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ziliko nkulinga utatosako tiziona 2019

Dolobuchi
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tuta wakonyofu tukwinong’ona ningero muti mutulonde

pamsundu
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Tumbukas why did you not vote for mcp? and chakwera!Central Region voted for Dpp due to action and verifiable projectz ie parliament hotel roads many many more developments done even in central north and other regions while udf and pp are charitable organizations on consumption only

Amuna Major Iwowo
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Chaponda is a devil, I feel pity with him. He has no human heart apart from full hate for the North. Better just drop this painfull case, DPP and its Chaponda reminds us of very bad moments with DPP

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