Defamation case: Nankhumwa, MBC want out-of-court settlement not Joyce Banda

Former President Joyce Banda has not opted for an “out-of-court settlement” in Civil Cause Number 194 of 2015 where she is suing Local Government Minister, Kondwani Nankhumwa and the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) for defamation.

Nankhumwa: Wants out of court settlement

Nankhumwa: Wants out of court settlement

The Daily Times of Friday, September 18, 2015 erroneously reports that Banda, through her legal counsel, Lusungu Gondwe, made the proposal to discuss the matter out of court so that she “may avoid appearing in court to testify as earlier demanded by the defendants”.

On the contrary, lawyers for the defendants (Nankhumwa and MBC) had made the proposal to settle the matter out of court and that they will in “due course” forward to lawyers for the plaintiff (Banda) their proposals for settlement.

Lawyers for Banda had then applied for an Order of the Court directing Nankhumwa and MBC to produce a recording of the speech of Nankhumwa and the newspaper article from the defunct Eye Witness newspaper that are subject of the case.

Judge Maclean Kamwambe granted the order during his ruling on the matter on Thursday, September 17, 2015.

A legal expert in Blantyre said The Daily Times report that former President Banda is withdrawing the matter is not true.

“If that was the case, Banda’s lawyers would not have sought an Order for Nankhumwa and MBC to produce the recordings and the newspaper article to be used when the matter goes to full trial.

On May 9, 2015, at the memorial of late President Bingu wa Mutharika at Ndata Farm in Thyolo, Nankhumwa claimed he had evidence that former President Banda had killed President Bingu wa Mutharika and that she must therefore be taken to court.

Banda has described the claims “extremely serious” and that they expose her to “serious danger”.

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mduduzi nyanda
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kushosha bvumbwe opanda nkhuku, galu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SADRIDO
Guest

Nankhumwa wakhuta ndalama zimene anaba Bingu eti!!!!! Tionetsana, unali ndani iwe mimba kuno ndi uko chifukwa cha ndalama anaba Bingu…..Tamufunsa Pitalayo(Peter) kuti kodi ndalama anaba Bingu who are now the beneficiaries? Tikudzifuna ife akuba inu mwatichotsera Upkeep Allowance. shame mtundu wa Alomwe onse.

Dido
Guest

Iwe levelheaded, ukunama ma CCTV ku state house kulibee! Awa alomwe awa ali pa pressure ndi JB.

MMADERA A KU LOWER SHIRE
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MMADERA A KU LOWER SHIRE

CHITCHETCHE CHOPUPULUMA ANAPHWINJA NDI MNCHIMBA MAN

PHILLIPS CHISAMBO
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I will follow in the wise words of the clever people,that says! In absence of the best,we anyone to fill the gap left by the best. In this case,its what happened with Nankhumwa,we all know he don,t deserve to be a Min of Information. But he got it coz of the following reasons,one coz he is a Lhomwe so support home industry took precedence,and secondly,by the time of appointing Cabinet Mins,he was around and close. Such being the case,he got the job. Now he said those careless words to please his master Peter. Madam Banda! U must settle this in… Read more »
SOTHINI MBWENUMBWENU
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mumanena thinking kuti sabwera eti.
See now akubweratu mwayamba be out- of- court-settlement.
Ayinso be inside court-settlement.

levelheaded
Guest

Anthu ambiri amene mumaika ma comment apa mukuwoneka kuti ndinu ana. Kapena I should blame myself for being in the company of ana. Nankhumwa amaziyamba dala nkhanizi chifukwa he doesn’t want to sue himself koma kuti okhudzidwayo akasume for defamation kenako akatulutse ma backup evidence pa court. ngati mumakhaladi pa Malawi pompano munditsimikiza kuti palibe move imene DPP inalepherako. Ngakhale ma CCTV footage aja alipodi koma akungodikira zomuwawayo akasume chifukwa mulandu otero siuvuta.

Malawian!!!
Guest

Iwe, these people should not use you. See you have a long way to go and still fresh, open your eyes.

Mkwatu wa pa Nkhata
Guest

Kungokamba zinkhani kuti asangalatse abwana awo. I just wonder if Kondwani has brains.

Kufuna kuonetsa ngati President wathu ndi mchabwa. Msiyeni Mutharika naye mavuto ngosayamba.

Malawian!!!
Guest

Please learn to tame your tongue Mr Minister. You are not an object but a human like everyone else.

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