Malawi President’s defamation claims: Kaliwo representing Ntata, Nyasa Times to name legal team this week

Former presidential aide Allan Ntata has hired lawyer Gustav Kaliwo to defend him in the defamation lawsuit filed by President Peter Mutharika over Ntata’s article which was posted on various media networks including social-media platform Facebook, and on Nyasa Times on June 22 this year, alleging the President is implicated in the K92 billion Cashgate.

Gustav Kaliwo: Representing Ntata

Gustav Kaliwo: Representing Ntata

Mutharika sued Ntata alongside online publication Nyasa Times.

The online publication has indicated that it intends to mount “a vigorous defence” and believe the matter will help the battle to fight wrongful self-enrichment in Malawi.

Nyasa Times will name its legal team in the matter this week.

Ntata, a lawyer by profession, said he has instructed lawyer Kaliwo, “to write to the lawyers representing the President to advise them that I am available and should deal with him on matters relating to this.”

Kaliwo has already written to James Masumbu, Mutharika’s lawyers, informing them on instructions he received from his client to represent him in the matter.

Ntata was legal adviser to the President’s elder brother, the late Bingu wa Mutharika, who ruled the country from 2004 until his death in April 2012.

In a lawsuit filed at the High Court in Blantyre, the President wants a court order to restrain Ntata and Nyasa Times from further publishing the issue of K92 billion Cashgate linked to the Bingu administration.

The President, according to the court record, said Ntata wrote on his Facebook page that a Mrs Sadiq of HTD allegedly defrauded government close to K20 billion on bogus purchases of motor vehicles and that President Mutharika is closely linked to and associated with HTD and the bogus payments could be linked to him.

Germany provided K9.76 billion for the audit exercise  into the K92 billion which was prompted by a 2011 interim investigative audit report of government’s payment system—the Integrated Financial Management and Information System (Ifmis)—which revealed that ministries and departments may have lost about K577 billion through abuse and irregularities between 2009 and 2012.

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clement
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Nkhwangwala wa mantha adafa ndi ukalamba

Vwapuvwapu
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The battlefield (court) is ready, kkkkkk.

clement
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This Ntata has nothing to do that’s why he is trying to spoil the image of the president but he will cry now now just wait. You’re competing with head of state chosen by people so the same people who loves the president will hit you.

chingolopiyo
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Kunena kwa ndithendithe Nathabwe anadzitengera. Ng’oma yolira sichedwa kusweka. Ukayenda kumasiya phazi, ukasiya mulomo uzakupeza. Ntata, I can see that you have started sweating even at -18 degrees. TInkanena adathira mu siizi. Mawu akulu akoma akagonera mwanawe. Chosamva adachiphikira masamba, Ntata. Good luck!

levelheaded
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My advice to mtata. Ayise ife tatopa ndikuwona infa za dzidzidzi za achichepere a size yakoyo. Ndiye poti unaziyamba kale ife ndiomangomva zothaitha. Ukayiwina nkhondo imeneyi mwina ukhala oyamba poti tawona anzako ambiri omwe anafa Ali makanda chifukwa cholimbana ndi boma. Ukaphedwa sadziwika amend wakupha anthu amangoti linamupha ndi boma. Dziwa kuti ndizachikale zomati anafera dziko ndipo zinapita ndi john chilembwe masiku ano anthu akuganiza za ana,banja ndi achibale. Penapake president atha kunena kuti mu ulamuliro wanga sindikufuna kukhetsa mwazi koma pena zochita ngati zakozo zofuna kuti udzigwira ntchito ya ma khoti ndizimene zimapangitsa president kuti aphe ndithu chifukwa amati… Read more »
ndege
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Mawa ndiyimba

sapitwa
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Bwinotu bwino. Wina atsowa!

nachisale
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Ngati pitala sanabe ndiye akuletseranj Ntata ndi nyasatimes kuti asamazindikizenso zokhunza MK92, ndiye kuzigwiritsako, tiye nazo Allan Ntata ulula ayaluke, alomwe okubawa

Kenkkk
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We don’t want anyone to be killed or eliminated before and during the court hearing time. Ntata camp be careful security-wise.

I expect a u turn from the president. He is treading on a very hot coal pathway.

GooNgayikosya
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hayi!!! hamumkoka nditogona ndi mwana amayeee!!! Mtata tiyemoni mbuyache

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