Jappie slaps Kamlepo with K100mil law suit for ‘defamation’

Information minister Jappie Mhango has slapped firebrand government critic Kamlepo Kalua for defamation, demanding K100 million in injuries for allegedly saying the minister is behind the violence that erupted recently at an opposition rally in Mzuzu.

Jappie Mhango:  Sues Kamlepo

Jappie Mhango: Sues Kamlepo

Kalua described the suit as laughable saying political statements are not defamatory in nature.

In an interview, Mhngo said he has engaged lawyer Wapona Kita to pursue the matter in the courts.

“My lawyer has given him 28 days to make the payment or face the court,” said Mhango.

The minister, who is also the organising secretary of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) said it was not true that he was behind the violence that erupted in Mzuzu when the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and Peoples Party (PP) top leadership held the rally jointly.

“Kalua said I organised the roughnecks, I paid for the violence, this is not true. Kamlepo said I was in Mzuzu on that day, this is not true, I was in Blaantyre. Kamlepo has been saying wild things in parliament about me and the government, I hope this will be a lesson to him,” said Mhango.

However, Kalua sounded unmoved and unfazed when told that he faces a staggering K100 million suit.

“This is laughable. I spent 100 days in police custody and the courts awarded me K6 million so what is he talking about. We shall meet in the courts because I am not paying K100 million. After all, political statements are not defamatory in nature,” said Kalua.

The PP second vice president said he has evidence Mhango was in Mzuzu on Sunday when four people were hacked by panga wielding thugs and MCP president Lazarus Chakwera and PP acting president Uladi Mussa were among those that witnessed the hacking of the political followers by the blood thirst thugs.

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Team kamlepo
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6 months 2 days ago

Jappie iwe pathako pako ndithu hundred million olo agogo ako anainvapo? Akutumawo akupweteketsa wamva?

Chipalamandule
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Chipalamandule
6 months 3 days ago

Jappe kusowa zochita wayambaso kunyoza Livingstonia Synod. Wuyisova.

David
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David
6 months 3 days ago

Kamlepo adalimbana ndi anthuanthu palichani apaa? Tweee mwana Tweeeee mmadziwa inu

mizimu yakwiya
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6 months 3 days ago

A jappie tikuze tipanga za inu tsopano apo tisanghanenghe manyani kuti kwinu kwamalira penipapo tikaopanga yayi kuti muli na bodyguard idę nase makopala tilinawo tisangeso mifuti yakutimbirana ni mabodyguard ako awo,mbwenu nakuphalira ivo tikachita apo tasangana

Chamba
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Chamba
6 months 4 days ago

Where did Kamlepo make these statements? If he made these alleged defamatory statements in parliament then Mhango has no case because statements made in parliament are immune from civil law suits.

Kenkkk
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Kenkkk
6 months 4 days ago

Game on as you call yourself. We know the changing passwords of dpp, you don’t only have one password but many such as: corruption, violence, thieving, supporter ignorance, thugs and lies. Indeed these passwords will keep you in power forever. With these passwords you have become very elusive.

But the hope for all Malawians is that when time comes God will defeat you. Your password (s) will be rendered useless and you will be defeated like dogs. No one is invincible. We removed kamuzu, the lion, what about you dpp snails?

Indeed game on.

Mzuzuiana
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Mzuzuiana
6 months 4 days ago

Japppie the yappie, learn from mdala Goodal how to relate with your kind. Didn’t you see how we in Nyika stood firm behind a Mdala when there were those mostly tribal calls for Goodal to resign? Reason, mdala does not offen his own like you have in your very short time as minister. Uzamkutikhumba jappie!

Kabilaboza Kabuka
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Kabilaboza Kabuka
6 months 4 days ago

Jappie Mhango you are the most stupid person on earth. Chidere Chakufikapo. 100 million?

Kalulu
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Kalulu
6 months 4 days ago

This Guy Jappie need a good hiding to brain wash him

Hest
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Hest
6 months 4 days ago

Mr Duna Evo muzizitsata zinthu za ndalezi pali nkhani apa kunyansa ngati dzina lako lomwe galu

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