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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46 thoughts on “Malawi President’s defamation claims: Kaliwo representing Ntata, Nyasa Times to name legal team this week”

  1. clement says:

    Nkhwangwala wa mantha adafa ndi ukalamba

  2. Vwapuvwapu says:

    The battlefield (court) is ready, kkkkkk.

  3. clement says:

    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.

  4. chingolopiyo says:

    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!

  5. levelheaded says:

    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 akaganiza kuti koma ntchito yonse ndinagwira pa kampeni ija basi wina angobwera mkufufuta.moti zimene ukuchitazi unva ma prophet onyengawa ayamba kumalosera za infa yako pamene amalawi tikuchita kudziwa kuti opanga zimene ukupangazi boma limamupha ndithu.

  6. ndege says:

    Mawa ndiyimba

  7. sapitwa says:

    Bwinotu bwino. Wina atsowa!

  8. nachisale says:

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

  9. Kenkkk says:

    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.

  10. GooNgayikosya says:

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

  11. Chigawaneni says:

    Chidauluka, chidzatera. Tiyenazoni, aMalawi tidziwa zambiri, owooo!

  12. Victor Jumbo says:

    Why running scared if you didn’t do anything wrong Mr APM? You have abused ministerial powers before while serving in government led by your late big brother. You took advantage of your relationship by even using the country’s presidential copter and didn’t care what the public, the Malawian people and the outside world would perceive your actions. If you did this with all your courage what would stop you from enriching yourself through dubious means . You got into power now through dubious means and knowing and taking due advantage ofoutdated laws that govern elections in Malawi. The rules that seems to favour only a few people and disregard the rest. The perpetrators being the people we have entrusted them with power to look after our wellbeing but then once in power, they use it for their own benefit, deception, corruption and take the people for granted and the country as their own property. Well time for all these unjust ways is long gone. This the 21st century and Malawians should change with time
    Don’t vote for people into power because they come from your region but only on merit. We should look for quality, qualified, honesty and people with vision and leadership skills among other things. Leaders who are willing to serve the country without fear or favour but also respecting the rule of law , human rights and above all the poor people. This is my contribution.
    Victor Jumbo

  13. rasheed says:

    More fire ntata God will guide you nena aisye mulungu akukonda

  14. kambuta says:

    Iwe peter uyu dreadman ndi mwana just leave him…awa… thats coward just concentrate on economic recovery issues.

  15. kambuta says:

    odi uko……………amayi atchona….

  16. citizen says:

    koka kumeneko zi yambike

  17. wez says:

    Tinasankha boma lolakwikika bola amai ajaso adalibwiso, chitengeleni boma anthuwa akungochulukisa mankwando mmalo mothandiza anthu. Tikuonelani zaka zidakalizochukila msogolomui

  18. chatonda says:

    Ayalutseni ngati Ntata akunama. How can Ntata just wake up and claim Peter is involed including HTD? If Ntata is wrong and not saying the truth, why is HTD not taking Ntata to court? They know that Ntata is right and can be proven as such. So tread carefully before going to court otherwise you will ruin yourself blatantly and you never know what will hap[pen after the 2019 elections. You will join the JB category

  19. Lottie says:

    The battle continues. Costs are inevitable. Time will tell us who wins in the end. I really doubt that this is for the ordinary Malawians.

  20. mulopwana says:

    nayeni mulomwe wakuba uyo…ntchona ..pro.osazindikira

  21. George phiri says:

    This Muntharika should be serious with real issues and not this abracadabra issue. This wont benefit us at all.

  22. Jendayekha says:

    We are solidly behind you Ntata and Nyasa Times on this case. We want an explanation where did Bingu the taxi driver got the money to build Taj Mahal after being president for 8 years but worked abroad for over 40 years and returned with nothing after being sacked by COMESA for looting. We are also interested to know how these Mlakho thugs coordinated looting from Ken Lipenga at Finance, Indians, Mulli to Ligoya at RBM. As long as these thugs are roaming the streets of Malawi they shall be no development. Any foreign donor will be wasting tax payers money to bail out these crooks. They must pay back the stolen money.

  23. anale says:

    Shaa,it seems mutharika will appear in court with cashgate sooner before JB KKK,this is funny,The heading for this story should have been “President Peter Mutharika Pleads not quity to 92 billion cashgate charges”

  24. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Lest you need advice from me.

    The issue should not be to stop the publication but to established whether the president is linked to the K92b.

  25. wiveee says:

    All the best Allan, Malawi could have developed if we had atleast 5 straight minded people like you who love their land.May good LORD bless you!!!!

  26. Yankho says:

    Koma Secretary General anthu ndi amodzi asiyeni azimenyana okha. You have better cases to defend not for these cashgaters. They are one. Our main focus is rebuilding Malawi Congress Party. If there is anything we supporters of Malawi Congress Party are political meetings that brings tension in these cashgaters such as the one that was in Ntchalo. See the imapct of that meeting, these cashgaters start demoting chiefs. look at the crowd that attended the meeting, it shows that people have confidence in Malawi Congress Party. Bwana mtayeni ameneyo ndiponso ankanyoza a Tembo ndi MCP lero anzake amuthawa ndiye akufuna chiani, chamba yeti. Bwana khalani busy ndi kukonza chipani. thandizani President wanthu wokendeka Right Hon Dr Chakwera. Ngati mwasowa ntchito tamulemberani kalata Jumbe kuti tamuchotsa mu chipani.

  27. nthandalanda says:

    Eya zimenezo. Tayankhani a DPP. Ife timanena a DPP ndimbava. Si izi. Anzanu amayi anatulutsa lipoti lawo, lanu likulepheleka bwanji? Mfiti zachabechabe inu.mwathetsa JCE, PSLC and yet you are asking for MK 5,000 from each pupil at primary? What is this going to do? You have rationed hospital meals to one meal per day, what is this? So bad. Reform ndiye kuti chani? BOMA SI MASANJE. PALIBE CHIMENE MUKU PANGA BWANA APA MUNGOGONA BASI!

  28. clement says:

    Everyone knows that Ntata is doing these coz of anger and evil spirit but you never succeed. Mind you Ntata, we will get tired of you and we can’t accept spoiling the image of our president because he rebuffed you. This is a serious msg to you Ntata.

  29. CZ 1982 says:

    Ok zikamachitika muzitiuza

  30. Malawiyano says:

    THE TRUTH PAINS

  31. Professor Dr Kwapata says:

    A Kaliwo kumasoko bwanji? Not natur. Synthetic coz of quarry stone? Tayankha?

  32. Dr. Ben Phiri, Ph.D. (Cyprus International) says:

    Pa phiri la karimero anasonkhana kuti aone wamkulu ndani? Anasonkhana pa phiri la kalimero kuti aone wamkulu ndani? Malawi also known as Nyasaland

  33. captain says:

    Abwana akuyalutsani anawatu, nkhani za inu ndi zambili, bwino Tu bwino apa

  34. Yusuf says:

    I know and respect G. Kaliwo,mlandu umenewu uwulula za mbiri ndipo a APM ndi gulu lawo afika poti bola tikanati tisauyambe.

  35. Chimunthu Banda says:

    Ntata ukundipatsa chiyembekezo chakuti tsiku lina amalawi tonse tidzadziwa choonadi, ndipo makoswe achilomwewa adzagwidwa. Kodi nanga nkhani ya bakili muluzi sikuoneka potherayi sungaifufuzeso kuti nayeso mdyombayu adzalowe mchitokosi?

  36. Anyone apaphata says:

    This will not go far. Ntata should not even bother hiring a lawyer considering the way mapwevupwevu rescinds decisions.

  37. If I were President Peter Mutharika I would not dare opening this TIN OF WORMS now..This guy Ntata may be having very strong evidence against the plaintiff which may embarass Mutharika and his govt.President Mutharika must not forget that Ntata worked in the inner circle of Bingu’s administration and may have kamwala(small stone) on his sleeves ready to be unleashed on the President in court.

  38. chepetsani says:

    Ntata I thought you are a lawyer? Ona amunamuna a Kasambala akudziyimilila yekha. Bingo was a president and not Peter. Bwanawe SAMAZENGA WAKUFA MILANDU. Usayambane ndi Peter. Pajatu unathawa. Kkkkkkkkkkk. Which law school did you go to? I feel sorry for that university.

  39. Sayimoni Bayisikolo says:

    If the truth is found that Mutharika is implicated in the 92 million saga, he should immediately resign from the presidency.Paupers have become instant billionaires in Malawi because of politics and the lives of ordinary Malawians who happens to be the taxpayers are destined to shameful poverty because of the greedy politicians.Its time all Malawians stood against to this blind loyalty of being hoodwinked by this uncaring politicians who are only there for self enrichment.If he is clean why is Mutharika scared about Ntata’s sentiments and Nyasatimes publication of the 92 billion saga?Who doesn’t know that Mutharika had an upper hand in many things,because of his deceased brother who became an overnight billionaire in a poor country like Malawi for being in politics within the period of 8yrs while he could not amass such a collosal wealth of such wealth after labouring in diaspora for many years?We want the truth to be known.We need all this presidents to be investigated from Muluzi to the current president.The lives of Malawians has greatly deteriorated.He claims that Malawi can survive on zero aid budget while himself and his cronies are feasting on the loot.Is this right?Its time all Malawians stopped burying their heads in the sand,and the truth be known.Politics has become a jackpot to many failures in Malawi.Politicians should become accountable as every employee in any organisation.This terminology of hiding in witch hunting persecution should stop from now onwards.They are not going to stop being investigated just because they are in politics.They should be taken to task like anybody else.We need a clean system where by every Malawi should benefit from it.Who said that the lives of the politicians are the important lives than of anybody else?

  40. nyson says:

    let the just win in this case. whoever
    is the wrong should be exposed and face full wrath of nature justice.

  41. Mohamed Abudulai says:

    Malawians are most stupid and ignorat people I have ever seen in the world especially ones in Diaspora, they bahave so stupid and idiotic. Wonder why kamuzu never allowed you to own and watch TV until late 90s. What a poor country u live in.

  42. mdk says:

    Is it between 2009 to 2012,really?chilungamo chimakuvutani bwanji kodi?how can we get to the bottom of this if our media keep deceiving people?mecenarries

  43. Kereke says:

    A Ntata Bwino Nazotu Izi

  44. segerege says:

    Timve zambirino ….the battle has started

  45. Mashamase says:

    Tiziwona limodzi

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