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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28 thoughts on “Jappie slaps Kamlepo with K100mil law suit for ‘defamation’”

  1. Team kamlepo says:

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

  2. Chipalamandule says:

    Jappe kusowa zochita wayambaso kunyoza Livingstonia Synod. Wuyisova.

  3. David says:

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

  4. 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

  5. Chamba says:

    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.

  6. Kenkkk says:

    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.

  7. Mzuzuiana says:

    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!

  8. Kabilaboza Kabuka says:

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

  9. Kalulu says:

    This Guy Jappie need a good hiding to brain wash him

  10. Hest says:

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

  11. Game on! says:

    Kamlepo is just njokaludzi. He has now been cornered. So what do you think he can do? Some of you who are underrating ma blues do that at your own foolishness. Most people think they know politics by being vocal on social media. That’s being Monday politicians. Just wait as the 90 days of MCP convention are elapsing. You will see how the Pika manondos will campaign for a weaker candidate more especially one “Judas Iscariot” once again without the MCP machinery knowing. I think you will also say it’s DPP ! If some of you think DPP is gone, just answer me this question. Which party and president can scoop many votes in the South, amass a substantial amount of votes in the Centre and North? If you are not in own illusion, you will appreciate why DPP will keep on changing presidents until they wish not to do so. Fortunately, many don’t know the password of ma blues! Any wondered why and how the coup plot leaked out and the calls to step down hit a hard rock? Keep on being social media politicians and Monday coaches in politics. Zipani zinazitu simunati mukhapana zedi makamaka tikamayandikira 2019.

  12. Trendex says:

    THIS IS NOT THE WAY IF WE WANT TO BECOME RICH OVER NIGHT. IN THE BIBLE, HEBREWS WERE FIGHTING THEMSELVES, NOW NORTHERNERS ARE FIGHTING THEMSELVES. THIS IS A CLEARLY POLICY OF DIVIDE AND RULE. MUTHARIKA HAS SPONSORED THIS IN COURT SO THAT NORTHERNERS SHOULD FIGHT FOR THEMSELVES. LOOK AT THE LAWYER, WAPONA KITHA FROM MISUKU IN THE NORTHERN REGION.

  13. Brian says:

    For you Mr Kamlepo to understand defamation read what the learned judge discussed in the case of Elda Chitaro v MCP. After thorough reading and understanding you will appreciate points to prove defamation.

  14. BOLERO says:

    Rumphi versus Rumphi

    MTUMBUKA VERSUS MHENGA

    WAKWITHU VERSUS WAKWITHU

    SIBWENI VERSUS SIBWENI

    POLITICAL CONDOMS

    No DEVELOPMENT

  15. Mfiti says:

    Jappie , Malawi knows you that you belong to Mwenyekondo or we can say area 36 in Lilongwe , for the first time in the history of Malawi that you have tasted the life in the low density area and now you have started of dreaming MWK100,000,000.00 coming filling into your bank account . Day dreaming galu iwe you will die poor

  16. Olo says:

    Nkhani za Atumbuka okha okha izi osazilowelera. Ofunikanso judge wake akhale wachitumbuka. Achewa ayao ali pheee kuonera kupusa kwa tumbuka

  17. truth says:

    R u the only jappie mhango?mlandu wathera pompo.Kamlepo wa wina.

  18. joze says:

    Useless. Jappi…Making headlines using Kamlepo

  19. Boma says:

    Japi Muhango ndi chitsiru cha munthu, mutu wake sumayenda bwino. More fire KAMU KALU

  20. Khuth'upa o'Machemba says:

    Here we go: Kalua in self aggrandizing mode again, as always.
    This case is NOT about him getting compensated for spending “100 days” in jail. It is about innuendo, and tarnishing another person’s reputation. Minister Mhango should NOT relent.

    MPs are immune for making political statements ONLY in Parliament. Even there, malicious statements are not acceptable.
    This guy, Kalua, needs to be reigned in; maybe the courts are the only way to achieve this. With his unmeasured personality unchecked, can you imagine if he was a leader of a political party, let alone a president of this country? Kalanga ine (DISASTER, no less.)

    If he is as smart as he always says he is, he would settle this out of court, with non-disclosure clause.

  21. kodi munthu kungopezeka ku mzuzu ndiye kuti basi chiwembu chatheka? A kamulepo mzeru zikuchepatu apa!

  22. jonto says:

    Alibe dolayo azisake kwa masten zijazi zinatha zones?

  23. The Analyst says:

    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O
    Whoever was still doubting that Kamlepo mmutu wake mawaya (wires) ambiri mulibemo; ndi izi tsono . . .

    . . . The defence that you Kamlepo cant be held accountable for what you said because it was a political statement, is as weak as the reason for which Jappie is dragging you to court (teach you a lesson, he says).
    This clear display of wholesale brainlessness on your part Kamlepo, is as remarkably strange, as Jappie’s strict narrowness of mind; hence focus.
    . . . how do you define a political statement in the first place?
    . . . is it written anywhere in the constitution that politicians (however you define them), can unceremoniusly dress-down and castigate each other, willy-nilly – truthfully or falsely?

    . . . You are just lucky that Jappie just wants to shake you up so that you can check your tongue; otherwise, your defence is as flawed as your failure to realise that civilised and honest politics is possible.
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    . . . Simlpy put, all he needs to do is to be seen to have won the case, coz even if he does, you cant pay him the K100mn; not because you are not willing, but because you dont have it. The same applies to you Kamlepo – you are determined to win the case (by proving that you are not in the wrong).
    . . . however . . .
    “The tragedy or trouble with a rat race is that even if you win, you are still a rat.” – Lily Tomlin

    Thus, even if one of you wins; both you Kamlepo and this Jappie thing; shall remain as useless as kitchen mice and rats!
    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O

  24. Kenkkk says:

    Kamlepo is not lying, you thug jappie is. You dpp guys thugs and full of violence, yet you say you are the most popular party in the country. If you are most popular, then why fear and threaten the opposition every time they hold their rallies?

    Jappie, you are a violent person, who doesn’t know you? Dpp thugs attached the rally and the attacks all bore the hallmark of dpp violence.

    Mukozga soni mwe ba jappie. Let us see where you law suit will take you, chimunthu chambula mahala. These south dpp thugs you are keen to associate with are just using you like a carpet, they will soon dump you.

  25. James says:

    DPP….yatha ma Plan, this is pathetic….is Jappi worth that much? Stupid Jappi

  26. Duno Evo says:

    Kamlepo usually hits the nail on the head when it comes to fishy things going on in the govt.But this time I’m afraid he has exposed himself to the devil.

    Why making such a controversial statement with no proof?Now its appearing like DPP were not behind the Mzuzu fracas.I am praying for him.

  27. Mbonga Matoga says:

    Jappie Mhango, another useless northerner. DPP will use you like a condom, once they are done with you they will dump you unceremoniously….mark my words…………

  28. katsaila says:

    Eeeeh now I believe that the Govt is spending sleepless nights with Kamlepo……..hahahaha Jappi…is a full…..u DPH guys are embarrassing yourselves

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