Chaponda claims defamation victory against Chakwera: Court to assess damages

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation George Chaponda has won damages after a High Court registrar Justus Kishindo ruled in his favour in a defamation lawsuit against Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera.

Minister of Foreign Affairs George Chaponda; wins default judgement in defamation suit

Minister of Foreign Affairs George Chaponda; wins default judgement in defamation suit

Chaponda took legal action against Chakwera for slander and defamation over the remarks he made to the media that Chaponda said Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) did not need the Northern Region vote to win the May 20 Tripartite Elections.

According to Chakwera, Chapola is reported to have told a media house that DPP won the 2009 elections because it had national appeal not because of support from the Northern Region.

Chaponda was quoted to have said: “Let me challenge you. We will win in May without people from the North voting for us.”

He, however, said he made no such remarks and through his lawyers Sikwese and Company, he wrote Chakwera demanding a public apology within three days or face a lawsuit but Chakwera did not apologise prompting Chaponda to instruct his lawyers to go ahead claiming damages for slander and defamation.

MCP secretary general and member of the party’s legal team, Gustave Kaliwo, who had said MCP stood by what Chakwera said in connection with Chaponda, did not enter into defence prompting the Registrar to enter a default judgement.

In his claim contained in civil cause number 633 of 2014, Chaponda said Chakwera’s remarks had made him be perceived as a tribalist, regionalist or “a troublemaker intent on bringing chaos in the country”.

High Court in Lilongwe will this Thursday assess damages which Chakwera, the leader of opposition in Parliament, should pay.

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69 thoughts on “Chaponda claims defamation victory against Chakwera: Court to assess damages”

  1. chakwera munthu woipa afuna kuyambitsa chisokonezo

  2. I think chilichonse tisanene kuti zikuchitika chifukwa DPP inawina chisankho ayi. Honourable DR G Chaponda anawapempha abusa powayipisira mbili kuti apepese. Chifukwa Dr Chaponda sanayankhule koma abusa anakana kusonyeza kukula mtima. Ndi zowawa kwambiri wina kukuwonongera mbili. Abusa akanakhala kuti amaganiza mozichepetsa ngati munthu wowopa Mulungu akanapepesadi. So kunyonza Dr Chaponda nkulakwa chabe. I rest my case

  3. CHIPEZAYANI WA KASIA says:

    THE VIEWS MADE BY THE ABOVE SAYING THAT HE DON;T WANT DPP ARE HIS OWN AS AN INDIVIDUAL.LET HIM KNOW THAT MULTPARTY REQUIRE MANY PARTIES,IF ONE HAS NOTHING TO SAY,DO NOT SAY ANYTHING OTHERWISE YOU WILL BE JUDGED WITH WHAT YOU SAY TO BE WHAT YOU ARE.GOD BLESS OUR NATION. GOD ALSO BLESS PEOPLE WITH INTERGRET AMEN.I LOVE YOU ALL IRRESPECTIVE FROM WHERE YOU COME FROM. ALL OF US ARE MALAWIANS IN ONE MALAWI. LOVE ONE ANOTHER IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.

  4. MATIKI says:

    Are you happy chaponda now that you have won the case ??

    Why couldnt you settle the matter out courts mr man ??

    Do you go to church ???

    When your friends will be in gvt foyou expect them to do the same to you ??

    What sort of leaders and elders do ee have who cannot forgive one another and forge ahead with developments ???

    May God forgive us all !!

  5. Nyani wa ku Mwananyani says:

    The court should fine Chakwera heavily, as a lesson to other blatant accusers who are bent on ruining reputations of others. The fine should not be seen as just a slap on the hand: that fine should include legal costs incurred by the foreign minister; and that woul be appropriate. Asah!
    I am baffled as to how this party did not learn a lesson from getting sued on it’s record during the dictatorship. MCP’s pockets are NOT deep – far from it. Is bankruptcy pending, before 2019?

  6. Jobless corner,Karonga says:

    Dpp is really dead in the north.We don’t want to hear of these thieves who got the govt through backdoor.Chaponda was trying to be clever with his words.We don’t really need Dpp in the north.

  7. zapadziko says:

    Chakwera! A man of God ukufuna uyambise mipatuko iwe eti!! Uzaferamo! u president suzaunukha! Ungazaphese anthu! Munthu woipa! Kodi ndi chifukwa chake unathamangira ku ndale eti, munthu wokonda ndalama,!

  8. chilungamo says:

    Ameneyi angokhala Chatsika osati Chakwera chifukwa alibe nzeru

  9. Atambala awiri salira mkhola limodzi mulira mpaka20(9 chakwera sinthawi yake musiyeni Peter agwire ntchito

  10. bwemba says:

    we are only for Gods rule

  11. Kodi Chakwera ndi Jessie ndi brother and Sister?

  12. you said it chaponda and you dont need to be troubling the courts.let the courts attend to cashgate..at no point we reall northereners have no interest in your segregative DPP

  13. Linda Mphepo Kuti Uwone Maliseche A Nkhuku says:

    What damages are you talking about? Are you starting dictatorship style of dpp trying to silent the opposition?you can hide the secret but you can’t run away from the truth.Fear the time

  14. chingolopiyo says:

    Abusa , kunenena kwa ndithe ndithe Nathabwe anazitengera, apa mwangozitengera mavuto. Learn to practice what you preached on the pulpit. These damages will destroy you, don’t be fooled. Ng’oma yolira kwambiri sichedwa kutsweka, apa mwasweka ndithu. If what you said was true why not present evidence before the judge. Be careful, why you have declared will end up in peoples hands if you can not discipline yourself.

  15. Marioshona man says:

    Chakwera shall never rule malawi because he fled from God’s mission and joined earthly, dirty missions to amass wealth and Let God curse him eternally.

  16. A devil had never won any case against real believers, whether Chaponda has won the case or not will not change anything. Chaponda is a big regionalistic, tribalistic and very corrupt. He is too abnormal and evil, if there’s selfish people in Malawi are the Lomwes, they are like devil angels, cowards and evil, then gets affected by the same devil, the Lomwes are such kind of people. God is in control.

  17. Mbwiye says:

    O CHAKWERA OMAYESA OLI PAGOME KUTI ZONSE ZOMWE ATANENE NDIYE KUTI O CHAPONDA OZANGOTI ALELUYAH. M’MALO MOTUMIZA TOP LAWYERS KU COURT KUTI AKACHITE DIFEND MULANDU IWO AMANGOPHEMPHERA. AMAGANIZA KUTI MULUNGU ANGAMVERE MAPEMPHERO A MUNTHU WOTHAWA GOME. SAMAZIWA KUTI KUTHAWA GOME MUNTHU UMAZITEMBELERA. NDIPO UMENEWO NDI USATANIC. A CHAPONDA MUKHAULISENI M’BUSA WOTHAWAYU KUTI ATENGE PHUNZILO ASAMAYANKHULE NGATI ALI PAGOME.

  18. MBACHI says:

    Comment.THE TRUTH IS THERE.

  19. mr chimbwititi says:

    Comment :abusa agwidwa ndi boza.akanaso kulepesq kusonyeza kukula ntima.chitanitu apilo ngati muoulimba?

  20. Chibanja tv says:

    Chakwera is a disgrace to the Malawi Nation apart from his party. Muti munye mavi, akavu na kale imwe! muleke pamulomo, mulomo ukulondola wapulika muliska mutesi iwe!

  21. FELIX JUMBE says:

    JUSTICE MUST TAKE ITS COURSE,MWANO AMCP KUZIMVA HEAVY.

  22. Jimmy juga says:

    Abusa yesetsni kulankhula choona musayankhule bodza chifukwa muli ku ndale.nazonso ndale zimafuna anthu a chilungamo.musanyozetse mau amulungu onani mwapezedwa olakwa.zikuonongelani mbili.tayamba kukudabwani,khuluplillani chilungamo

  23. Kokotowa says:

    Hahaha! Koma o Chakwera!

    Ayi akhululukireni poti DPP inawinadi chisankho without vote ya atumbuka.

  24. Mulibwanji? says:

    Chakwera wayamba mopepela kwambiri. Please be careful mkulu iwe. Uzitenga kuti ndalama zolopilira ma damages? Kudziwa chizungu does not mean kuti uli ndi nzelu. Slow down or there is more to come.

  25. Chemtukanika says:

    Pa ndale za ku Malawi anthu amatukwanizana,kunyozana ndi kunamiziridwa kumene koma samatengerana ku khoti.Ngati Chopondayo sadayambe wanamizira,kutukwana,kunyoza kapena kuba kumene akweze chala mmwamba.

  26. kamps says:

    Chakwera is a useless mbusa,he talks like a child.MCP is falling ,someone mature enough should take over the reigns of Congress.otherwise the party will pathologically dying

  27. Professional Vendor says:

    BY the way where is Dr J. Kabwira? Long time no hearing from her, why? Please come out from your Sabatical leave please

  28. Tsotso says:

    You are wasting your resources on trivial matters. Look at the dry spell, floods, albino killings etc. cant you see that God is not happy and the situation is out of hand? The question is did you say those words or not?

  29. Phodogoma says:

    Chakwera must be punished by vomiting his stupid word against Farting expert. This is politics and not word of God. We are not in church wheree congregation believes that no body can be punished against his sins right on this planet until he dies. Yayayayaya Political sinners are punished right on this under the sun and in a day right. So Mr. Expert in farting punish this pastor. Squeeze him until he knows that training for politics and training for theology do not have have the same syllabus and graduates from the two training can not work on the same desk. Anyone who runs away from the spreading the word of God does not live with peace of mind for the rest of hist life.Chakwera is lost. He has acted against God.

  30. Mnngulu says:

    Inu ofuna chilungamo tulutsan matepe a Chakunda a ku nyodza mpoto. Please please. MCP pililani nkhani iyi.

  31. ochaponda, farting in public! kkkk

  32. achopwiiî says:

    mukutipangisa manyazi abusa aaaaa zakuthupi iziii

  33. Tilibemau says:

    mufune msafune sizitheka a Lilongwe City Council kugulitsa ma office a MCP.How many people and companies owe LL City Council?Its a polical move initiated by gogo Peter.You are playing with Central Region.AnywayGod does wanders and this will come to pass to save our country from the jaws of the lion.

  34. Odana ndi chakwera wadana ndi amalawi onse choncho zimuonekera.

    1. powder says:

      bwanji ngati pali amalawi ambiri sanamuike pa mpando? mbusa wotengeka uyu, tidamkumbutsapo asanapite nazo patali kuti kodi akuiwala nthano ya yona? iyeyo being wolalikira wamkulu i doubt if he missed story ya yona.

  35. Tilibemau says:

    kugwiritsa timajudge tokhala corrupt ngati kenyatta Nyirenda ogilitsa dziko ku mbava,zakupha,zasatanic pano dziko likhala ndi njala yoopsya chifukwa Mulungu wakwiya nafe chifukwa cha otsogoleri onyasa ngati umenewu.Pali nkhani pamenepa a chaponda kutenga tima judge takwanu kuti muwine samalani ndalama imeneyi mutha kutsamwa nayo.

  36. Truth says:

    MK265m to city now ndi izi. mbuzi ya munthu. muzifunsa anzanu musanyankhule. Blantyre city Assembly is preparing for arrears for the clock tower building and and the Chichiri building and its in the Region of MK300M CITY RATES

  37. Dausi says:

    Abusa osalola zimenezo. That ruling has to be challenged. Who doesn’t know kuti alomwe amadana komanso amaderera anthu akumpoto. Was it not Agalu Pa Mpando (APM) himself who was recorded akudelera Chimunthu just because ndi mtonga?

  38. Kagoli says:

    Kodi Chakwera akukusowetsani mtendere eti? Leave Chakwera alone.simunati!

  39. Bibi Ja says:

    Bwana Chakwera, poyamba mudali wa CCAP Nkhoma Synod. Why can’t you go back? Bwana Chakwera, chonde return where you came from. Even if your sins are like scarlet, God can forgive you provided you humble yourself before Him. All is not lost and this is the only time given unto you. Please go back to Nkhoma Synod and this is my plee to you!

  40. Patriot says:

    Za zi. Minister of “Farting in public law”.

  41. Ena mukunena ngati Chaponda ndi amene walamula. Abusa a bodzawa alangidwe ndithu kuti asiye bodza. Ankaganiza kuti ndi ku church kumeneko kumene amangowauza anthu zofunika kuchita. Bwinotu bwino amangwetu

  42. bonya says:

    Chakwera sizimthera. Abeledwe mavoti, MCP office amulande, ayambane ndi azungu za 3rd March compensation, apanso alipire mlandu. Kunena kwa ndithendithe. Your advisers are wrong to advise you to comment on every issue weekly to remain relevant.

  43. Mugonapamhanya says:

    The longer Chakwera stays in politics the more is he is revealed. The guy is empty, instead of providing alternative solutions to the national problems, and providing an oversight and checks and balances, he is too obsessed with trivia. The harder they come the harder they fall. Let’s wait and see.

  44. Jose' says:

    Ex- Reverend Chakwera, guard your mouth. Maybe start by guarding your thoughts because “out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh”. mukadasankha kukhala chete, ifetu sitikadadziwa kuti Abusawa nga bodza. Law no. 9 of the 10 commandments says “Thou shalt not bear false witness”. Ndiye muyambe kulangidwa pansi pompano, nanga pakutha pa nthawi ya pansi pano?

  45. Wakulu Wapakati says:

    Chakwera yu ndiozolowera, osamusiya choncho, ndiye nabolanso John Tembo, munthu ongokhalira kubwebwetuka basi, ungokwatirana ndi Kabwira kuti mnyumbamo muzakhale “more fire”

  46. Charger cha mutu waung'ono says:

    Mesa bwana ananena kuti nkhaniyi yatha atangowina?… APM has forgiven those who transpassed against him, why not you bwana Chaponda?

  47. Chenda says:

    Iyi ndi nkhani ya defamation, osati monga ena akuganizila za ”tribalism”.

  48. hey says:

    Ndizimenezotu abusa. after jumping ships on seeing that the flock you were milking has started oozing blood on udders!

  49. Simwaona says:

    I commented on unending rantings of one Tenthani on DPP and APM. This Tenthani and his cohorts don’t see any issue with the opposition, more especially Chakwera, who declared millions that he amassed from where he did not sow. He kept on milking the flock to the extent of oozing blood on the udders, and when he saw that no more blood could come, he jumped ships. Preachers of today, longing for riches while the flock remain in destitution. Ndizimenezotu abusa Agalatiya!

  50. Novirhikana Kovahiwa says:

    So the pastor is a lier. Kikikikikiki

  51. Kakhuta Mwase says:

    Mwamputa dala mumva mbebe simunati. Osasewela ndi Malamulo. Take all that Chakwera declared and give it to Chaponda except the Toyota which belongs to Rudo.

  52. Angoni Ngayongayo says:

    A Galatiya ndale ndi zimenezo zimene munkafuna. Mukachulutsa bodza zovutanso zichuluka onani lero mukasupa Chaponda ndalama chifukwa chosadzichepetsa ndi kusinjilira. Ngati munkateronso ku mpingoko ndiye kuti munachita bwino kuchokako chifukwa siinali mbali yanu . Kupepesa kapena kubweza mawu sikupusa koma kukonza zinthu.

  53. Agalu Pa Mpando[APM] says:

    Chaponda amadana ndi anthu aku mpoto. Ndani saziwa?

    1. BAMBO WANGA says:

      @ AGALU PA MPANDO ( AKUMPHOTO )
      KODI KU MPHOTO KULI ANTHU ?

  54. T/A says:

    AlipirE basi Yona

  55. IZI ZA ZIFUKWA, ANTHU PA DZIKO LA PANSI PANO OCHITA BWINO NDALE KWA IWO IZI SIZIKHAKA NKHANI AYI, INGAKHALE KUNO KU MALAWI ENA AMANENA ZIMANGO KUTHA CHOCHI, NANGA INU BWANJI ?????????????????

  56. Khongoni Boy says:

    Chaponda Umachita Kuonekeratu Kuti Mfiti Iwe

  57. ngala mountain says:

    A Chaponda tazisiyeni izi insteady of promoting unity u r promoting udani. So in this case how can u work together to develop this country? we need development osati zimenezo ayi ma Voti mudabela kudatha.

  58. yuona says:

    Za ziii!!!! Mmalo mokonzekera njala ilinkudzayi… Kodi mudzasiya liti ndale zothana?!

  59. chatonda says:

    Silly claims by Chaponda, Why cant he be thinking of real issues/ Does DPP prioritise other regions in this country apart from their Lomwe belt? Who do you want to fool during this day and age? Waste of time

  60. achinangolo says:

    Kangaroo court hey!

  61. ulendowu ndi watonse says:

    you won the elections mr chaponda, therefore no damages ,may be defamation, but there is no case here you mean you cannot forgive and forget.

  62. mulopwana says:

    zopusa basi ndani sadziwa kuti mtchonayu amadana ndi ma Northerners.That was not the first time for chapoda to talk against this tribe.

  63. Kanyimbi says:

    Chakwera akuzolowera. Mufinyeni basi. Next time he will watch his mouth.

  64. Rodger says:

    Comment afta loosing sakupuma bwino

  65. mmalawi says:

    Malamulo apa malawi……i will never ever trust any judgement in this country…….always far away from the truth……chilungamo akuchiona… so sad

  66. Wotchani says:

    Chakwera speaks before thinking. Amateurish

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