JB weighs lawsuit options against Nankhumwa

Malawi former president Joyce Banda is said to be considering the legal options against Minister of Informations Kondwani Nankhumwa as suggesting publicly that Banda and co-conspirators should be arrested and investigated for the murder of Bingu wa Mutharika, her predecessor .

joyce Banda : Shocked with Nankhumwa

joyce Banda: Shocked with Nankhumwa

Though Nankhumwa referred to Banda only as “JB”, that is evidently what she is called in Malawi, Banda is contemplating a lawsuit against Nankhumwa.

Banda’s spokesperson Andekuche Chanthunya , a UK trained lawyer himself, said the former president was consulting legal minds on the next step of action and is shocked with such defamatory claims.

“We take note that Nankhumwa speaks on behalf of the Cabinet, therefore, what he said we believe was agreed by the Cabinet, including the President who is the head of that Cabinet,” claimed Chanthunya.

But President Peter Mutharika, who did not comment on Nankhumwa’s claims during the Bingu Memorial when he spoke after him, has since disowned the government spokesman’s statement as his personal views.

Nankhumwa claimed Bingu was assassinated by people who were desperate to rule the country and that evidence of the plot to kill him is contained in a document titled ‘JB Project’.

But law experts have said Banda was indeed defamed.

Malawi law scholar Sunduzwayo Madise in his article posted on Nyasa Times argued : “The fact that JB was not mentioned by name is non consequential. The inference in the minds of all right-thinking people is that it was JB who was behind the death of Bingu. And yes, for it to be murder there would have to be a motive. The implication here being that JB would have a good motive to take over as president!

“Now I hope Kondwani understands the law of defamation properly. Innuendo is as much defamation as calling a person by their name. So by referring to an alleged statement made by a ‘Veep’ and in the same sentences throwing in the JB acronym, the damage is done.”

The minister made the allegations last Saturday at Ndata Farm in Thyolo during the memorial service of the former leader who died in April 2012 due to cardiac arrest.

There were suggestions at the time, never proven, that he might have been overexerting himself with a female MP of the ruling party Agness Penemulungu who was having an audience with Bingu at the time of his heart attack.

University of Malawi (Unima) political science experts have also faulted Nankhumwa for his claims according to quotes in The Nation, a daily newspaper.

“Probably what they were doing is testing public opinion, just to get a feel of how the public would react. And basing on the public reaction so far, it is probably what may have forced the President to take that direction,” noted associate professor at Unima’s Chancellor College, Blessings Chinsinga.

Another Chancellor College political scientist, Happy Kayuni, said : “It is unfortunate development, sometimes our politicians rush to utter very serious statements of this nature without full evidence or facts on the ground. Otherwise the President should have been in the forefront agreeing and commenting on the matter.”

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41 thoughts on “JB weighs lawsuit options against Nankhumwa”

  1. pef says:

    America said Binladen tamupha cholinga avumbuluke komwe anabisala. Amayi,akupitani pansi cholinga mubwereko komwe mukubisalako. Ngati anathira manja odilo inu mumati ma Big fish ndindani? Zingwe zikudikira inu kuno tabwerani muzamusumire Nankhumwa ngati simuzafikira mmanja.

  2. Mgodi says:

    Tiyeni tipeze njira zopezera chimanga malingana ndi njala ya chakachino basi

  3. Chimalilo says:

    Lets tisalimbane ndi anthu pano anapha zinatha ife let focus on development mulungu amalanga chilango choyamba ndicho kusavoteredwa tamusiyeni ameneyo ndi ka zii even baibulo linati akhale chete pa maso amuna

  4. kamfana says:

    a podogomananu,apapa akutchulidwa ndi Public Figure not a mere person like urself or any other mere person,but anthu odziwika m’dziko muno.Akamati JB,ndi mwana yemwe amadziwa.

  5. Henderson Tepeka says:

    Shame to Malawi and bad comments

  6. taping says:

    Nde mwati spokesperson ndi Chanthunya? Oho, mphekesera zija zinali zoona eti, agalu Inu takudziwani…

    Tiyambe ya Linda Gasa kaye bwanji?

  7. achijachi says:

    Peter is going to choose me as replacement to nankhumwa. Am 27 year i wil be a young minister in Malawi. Peter Munthalika luvs me!! And i die for Dpp

  8. xxxxxx says:

    Bwera bwera mama. Lutepo atokufunani inu. Mukabwera kuno ku Malawi tidzayesesa kukumalini basi mpaka mzungu sadzakuyang’ananinso kawiri. Try to come here in Malawi.

  9. Phodogoma says:

    Letter to global trotting ex-President of Malawi

    Joice Banda are you the only person on this earth planet who has the initials of JB. What about John Banda, Joice Bandawe, Jack Bwandiro, Janet Benala, Jolly Bwamtasa,Juliana Bulika.

    So yopu have to be very careful. Otherwise these are justing trying to fish you out. They want to smoke you out. When you land on this soil they will ignore this issue and jump on you mama. You better be quite. Ask Bakili Muluzi when you can make noise against the government or not? BM is a professional on this issue.

  10. john luhanga says:

    koma zina zikamachitika kod agaluinu mwasowa kosewels? mmalo momakamba zatsogolo lamalawi kuti likhslalotan mukufuna mudzichedwa ndizopusa komatu musaiwale kut timavotanso mukuonangat mwamela mizu iwe namkhumwa mutungat mlamba pezachina chokamba

  11. kwacha says:

    Bwelani Amai Muzasume ndi kuima mu khoti

  12. Mbanangwa says:

    What Nankhumwagate says is ‘JB Project’ he does not say it it Joyce Banda. Tikuwonjezera zinazo ndife.

  13. AGOGOAKWANU says:

    Nankhumwa ofunika kumtengela kuchipatala akadulidwe mayb pipe yake ikuyabwa thus wy angobwebweta

  14. [email protected] says:

    na nkumwa u beta judge urself otherwise u r fucked up

  15. Zachamba eti zachibwana zimenezi

  16. Zandekha says:

    He must resign basi.IDIOT!

  17. Tewinu Nadi says:

    Ama, mulandu uwu ife a Malawi taweluza kale. Nankhumwa nde uyu akuyenda zolizoli ngati kuti alimeseche. Bwana ake ndi awo amusambila mmanja. Inu ama tazingopitilizani zanu zija za international. Mukati mumangale, muwapasa danga anganya awa kuti abvindikile

  18. johntembo Kuffor says:

    Aayi!!!!dont lebel him insane…there is plain truth in what Min. Nankhumwa stated. People celebrated Bingu’s death. Someone killed two if not three cows at his Kapoloma village and gave feast.
    JB was making innuendoes: God put me as President ( anandivotera pampando apa ndi Mulungu), Imfa itangochitika ine ndati eehe basi waku Sanjika ulipo, malinga ndi constitution yathuyi.
    Iwe Blessings Chimsinga ndinso iwe Kayuni mufuna kunenena kuti chani? Go and be part of JB ife tikhala ndi Min. Nankhumwa tiwina mulandu umene JB akuwufunawo. Ndipo abwere adzadule yekha summon ku high court asatume munthu ngati alibe mangawa pa imfa ya Bingu.
    Abwere mnsanga. Chibisala iye ndi chiani mdziko la eni ku RSA. Abwere kuno ku Malawi.
    Ankapita kwa TB Joshua anali ndani? Bwanji panopa sakupitakonso?
    Blessings Chimsinga you are just another fool and stupid person from Thyolo

    1. Nyabighi says:

      Mawu koma amenewa

  19. commentator says:

    If you answer or deal with a fool according to his foolishness, how will people know the difference between the two of you. Ndi mwana uyu, amayi. Tangomusiyani.

  20. JCM says:

    Sangakambe za nzeru that guy is using his uncle’s Certificate akulimba poti ali m’boma akufuna ankonde idiot mfufuzeni galu ameneyi

  21. kes munthali says:

    Freedom of expression Nankhumwa said nothing wrong.
    We live in a democracy, people have a right to say what they think and to question very suspicious occurancies.
    The J B project report does exist even Nyasatimes acknowledged that, Nankhumwa was simply saying that the report and subsequently what happen to Bingu needs to be investigated.
    I see nothing wrong in this….
    If JB has done nothing wrong, she has nothing to worry about, otherwise kikikikiki ….
    She will be shitting in a bucket at area 3 police cell like Odillo kikikiki..

  22. Ntepere 2by2 says:

    Poyamba ndimamutenga Nankhumwa ngati munthu wanzeru koma aaaaaaaaa……..if all people that sorrounds the president ndiamakhalidwe otere pali ngozi yaikukulu

  23. Mahomwa Mhango says:

    Kodi bingu wanuyo pamene ankhamwakira anali ndindani ? Amakatani awiriwiri ? Ndipo wamoyoyo akutipo bwanji ?
    Panali chani aaaaa kkkkkkk mwina kunali kumuchapachapa ngati Sefuliya ?

  24. rumphi man says:

    plz JB act on nankhumwa as soon as posible, mlandu wowinawina. even Peter cant say very gud to nankhumwa.

  25. koke says:

    Nakhumwa is one of stupid politician who have no plan for development argument for nothing empty mind.Lets look and take development mind people not like this chindere

  26. koke says:

    what nakhumwa is saying is false a person of empty mind.He is using blood to talk not brain

  27. magaula says:

    nankhumwa you are a disgrace to this nation

  28. Eya! says:

    Nankhumwa said JB. Now JB comes out to consider lawsuit. Who was then this JB in the JB project? Mfiti yaikazi yaziulula yokhatu apa!

  29. Think Tank says:

    Gonapamuhanya, whatever you may think of her,she has her life to live and dont dictate what she should do. You may have good qualifications but take heed from “desiderata”: dont compare youself yourself to others. You may become bitter and vain.for there will always be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Be yourself.”

  30. mandevu says:

    God has his on way of answering problems when his/her children have cried alot, so cardic arrest was the answer God gave to us after He was not happy with that malawian pharaoh. i tend to wonder y iz it that this dpp govt alwez point stupid foolish and greedy minister of information to be uttering such stupid words. just focus on develop thats all.

  31. Chimango says:

    In stead of discussing issues of national interest to develop our poor country, you are busy with headless issues.

  32. Zanga Phee! says:

    So that’s the beginning of the battle now i wonder if Nankhumwa is well organized to pay for defamatory case.see my Name.

  33. jones says:

    mmmmh zazing’ono, dont worry kondwani

  34. Solister Kaunda says:

    Hahahahaha Cardiac Arrest Simacheza Adah Ask Fabrice Muwamba Mukudabwa Chani He (bingu) Died A Natural Death Thats It Period, Kaya Mulankhula Chani The Fact Remains That He Died. Lets Move On Inu A Kho Nankhumwa Paja MSCE ulibe nawexo eti?

  35. Chisiru Nankhumwa tiyeni nazoni ife tingopenya

  36. onjoya says:

    who else in malawi who doent know that bingu was murdered? And we all know tha jb is the one who masterminded the killing. you go and ask the one who wrote the article “jb project, bingu to die before 2014”. And it happened, now Nankhumwa is just telling the public what he read in that article, so what wrong has he committed? jb you are a thief, killer,husband snatcher, prostitute and lier yet you claim to be a member of wemens guild. what a shame to you

  37. Sapitwa says:

    This was JBs own medicine! She used yo tush to comment on public also.

  38. MSANA WA PETURO says:

    Nankhumwa is a stupid idiot, chindere chakufikapo. This fool will face bitter consequences for the statements he uttered. He exposed his stupidity to the public. Manyi enieni a munthu. Chitsiru!!! mxii!!!

  39. gonapamuhanya says:

    Lawsuit akapanga file kuti, International Court of Justice? Tadzingobweranikoni mudzapange sue mutafasa!

    Oh! By the way Andekuche is not a lawyer as such, he cant stand before a judge. Mkalasi mwa law adaalowamo koma adaachita ngati kuthawira pawindo!

  40. dambudzo mwasanya says:

    Just wasting Malawian time arguing over silly things instead of discussing real issues that would uplift the lives of poverty stricken Malawians than discussing the deaths of old people like Daniel Phiri who was a whisky guzzler at his old sge and always arguing with Malawians not knowing that had impact on his health at his already old age.Kaya dikirani nonsenu cardiac arrest ikukanthani after letting down Malawians.Tizichuma tonseto mwazikindikira pansi Pano mutisiya pansi pompano.You greedy people.

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