Ntata goes on offensive, demanding damages from APM: Files counter –claim for defamation against Malawi President

Former presidential aide Allan Ntata has filed at the High Court in Blantyre counter-claims against President Peter Mutharika defamation lawsuit as he is ,also demanding damages for defamation, arguing that it was, in fact, the President who defamed him through a statement his press secretary Gerald Viola released on July 27 2015.

Ntata: Files counter-claims against Malawi President Peter Mutharika for defamation

Ntata: Files counter-claims against Malawi President Peter Mutharika for defamation

President Mutharika took Ntata, former legal adviser to his brother, the late Bingu, and online publication Nyasa Times, following published reports that linked the President to the plunder of K92 billion in public funds.

Ntata, in his defence dated October 5 2015 filed by his lawyer Mr Gustav Kaliwo, said he was not responsible for the publication of the alleged articles.

The President’s critic claims that in a democracy, he was under moral and social duty to comment on matters of public interest that were circulating in the social media.

Ntata then reminded Mutharika about the public scrutiny that goes with his office.

Now the former presidential aide has filed a counter-claim for defamation against the statement Presidential press secretary issued.

The press release, as filed in the High Court, reads in part: “For reasons best known to themselves, the individuals don’t seem satisfied with their current occupations but have chosen to make a career out of slander by cooking up stories aimed at tarnishing the President and those they perceive to be stumbling block to their ambitions, to land lucrative government jobs.

“These individuals are led by Mr Z Allan Ntata who had his own expectations when the DPP (Democratic Progressive Party) took over power in May 2014. Without scandalising Mr Ntata’s name, he was tried and tested when he once served as legal assistant to the late president Ngwazi Professor Bingu wa Mutharika and all honest Malawians can attest to his performance then.”

According to Ntata, a trained barrister at law, the statement meant that he was a person of a vindictive, malicious and perverted character who engaged in slanderous activities after failing to secure a job; and that he was an incompetent person in the performance of his job as legal assistant to late Bingu.

He is demanding damages for defamation, exemplary damages as the action was to interfere with freedom of speech, an injunction restraining the President or his servants from publishing such statements and cost of action.

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41 thoughts on “Ntata goes on offensive, demanding damages from APM: Files counter –claim for defamation against Malawi President”

  1. bwanankubwa says:

    Are you there just to fight against Peter? kodi ndiwe mzika yanji yochitsa manyazi chonchi? You must be very………………
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  2. wakummawa mario says:

    ukuonekadi kuti ukulira ukusowa chochita ngatidi ndiwe ophunzira bwino ndipo wozikhulupilira bwanji osamapanga zako? ukuonekatu kuti umafunanso peter akulembe ntchito koma iye sanakufune ndiye zonse ukupangazi nkulira uku.In short, i can call u “un educated salvage”.

  3. UKBASE says:

    I think Ntata wants to die

  4. Kaligo says:

    Mr Mtata, you are being too childish, tamapangani zinthu zamzeru ngati anthu ophunzira pliz pliz ndapotananu…..this is not doing us any good than harm…..muzakhala atsogoleri amtundu wanji?? koma uli ndi ana iwe, if u have if this how u set an example to your kids??? shame on you Mr Mtata. mzeru palibepo apa….NOSENSE

  5. Wadyera says:

    If you say Allan Ntata was with Bingu then he knows many things, he must be involved in one way or another. He must have benefitted from the cash gate money therefore he needs to pay back and confess so that he can be taken seriously. A servant to a thief is a thief as well.

  6. malili says:

    Kodi a DPP mulipobe ? mphamvu yosokosa pa nyasapa mukuitenga kuti ? manyazi bwanji? mukuona ngati president wanu opanda manoyo akupanga chani pa Malawi pano? Monga inu simukulira nao? pali chani cha nzeru chomwe Peter akupanga mungopangira kuti ndi mulomwe nzanu??? chani???

  7. mlomwe mnzanga says:

    Ntata mbole yako nyapapi ndimayesa unalowa ku state house ndi mnzungu kumanama kut ndiwe driver atakuphwasamula apolisi state house kukududuluzira panja sipamene unayamba kuyankhula ziphwisi zakozo…galu wamunthu amakumvera iweyo ndiye ndi asakhwi amnzako omwewo.chisitsi choncho sichamba icho

  8. leoplant says:

    inu we have seen damages ife …sindikuonapo kanthu apa..#frustration @its best

  9. Wako wako says:

    Kweza moto Ntata mpaka cashgate ya 2005 to 2012 itheke basi

  10. MLOMWE says:

    ANYONE WHO IS AGAINST NTATA IS A MAD ,FOOLISH PERSON BECAUSE HE DOESN’T KNOW THAT NTATA WAS WITH BINGU SOMETIME BACK.WHERE WERE YOU WHEN NTATA WAS WITH BINGU?ALL HE TALKS IS TRUE

    1. defender says:

      eee! kugwirapo ntchito ndi Bingu garantees Mtata that wat he says about Bingu is true? kkk paja ndi analogy imeneyi? kkk amalawi tatiyeni tizikonda kuwelenga makamaka kumawerengakoso za ma career ena kk osangoti poti unameja masamu ndiye kumangolimbana ndi calculus basi kkk ndizimenezo

  11. franco says:

    Lets leave politic to politishanz.mtata ndi Peter akuziwana

  12. Bertha says:

    I don’t think the counterclaim by Mr ntata can succeed against the president. The president did not make or publish a tstatement against ntata .in the law of defamation a pfor erson is not viciously liable statements made by other persons.ntata should sue the pipo who made the statement and not the state president. This is my humble view

  13. ALOSWEA says:

    Kkkkk na apa let me join law classes kkkk ikukoma ,

  14. The Only Democrat Left says:

    Ntata the trouble with you is that it’s people like you and Muluzi who created the environment for Bingu Galuu to pave the way for Dunderhead Mutharika to rig the elections and appoint himself as President. So whatever you say and do is only sour grapes
    For had Dunderhead Mutharika given you a top job you would be singing his praises and attacking Nyasatimes.

  15. Mafikizolo says:

    Without going into the merits or demerits of what Ntata is trying to do here, let’s face the fact that the decision to have the president commence a court action against Ntata and others was ill-advised, hare – brained and very silly . APM needs the sort of advisors that were there for Bakili Muluzi and Bingu . These were two of the most ridiculed presidents Malawi has ever had, but, to their credit, they never took the stupid move of directly suing their detractors . Whichever way this case goes, APM will come out the loser .

  16. robert says:

    This time i think Ntata uyenera kumenyedwa ukabwera kun ku Malawi. nDIWE CHITSIRU, NDWE OPANDA NZERU, NTCHTO SUMATHA, YOUR TONGUE S QUICKER THAN YOUR BRAIN, UMASUTA CHAMBA, SUMABEREKA, JOBLESS!!! PITA KASUME KUTI NDAKUNYOZA-SHUPITI ZAKO

  17. Chilungamo Chimawawa says:

    Ntata was really in good position to know how Mutharika brothers stole our money. no doubt about it!

  18. Bwana KALIWO timakupasani ulemu koooooooopysa …. nkhani iyi yokha ndimaona ngati mwanayu mukanamuuza kuti angozisiya. Ndipo inuyo zingokutsisilani maulemu omwe mulinawo. viva MCP

  19. fisi says:

    amtata mukukana zoona kulongolola konsekuja pano mukuti sindinu munkalemba zoona! moti simunkadziwa kuti mukulakwitsa? ndiye ndinu mbulitu. sitimadziwa kuti mukungolankhula musakudziwa, mukanenera komweko.

  20. CHINJOKA says:

    Kkkkkkkk APM vs Mtata odi!!!!! Uko!!!!!!!!

  21. Go z ntata, akanakhala mtumbuka o chewa bwenzi zokamba thoo mwagwa nayo mhlomwe nzanu uyu, tell mary and mtambo to deal with him kkkkkkkkk

  22. ntata the mad man says:

    If u have nothing to do Ntata dont do it hear. You are very stupid and childish to notice that your camp now has MCP through gustav kaliwo. But your cry baby and childish approach will not earn you any respect in any reputable political party in Malawi. May be PP where baby Sosten was running mate you may get a chance for those guys are as childish as yourself.

  23. Rus-san says:

    Hello Mr Ntata and fellow Malawians

    I have been following with keen interest issues and claims by Ntata and articles he unethically published.

    Can I ask these questions:

    1. Why are you so angry and desperate for the unknown and thinks that you are more intelligent than any other person in Malawi? Just because you did law – then everyone including the president is wrong?

    2. Are you really happy day by day that you are fighting your own elected president?

    3. Do you think this battle you started will be able to finish successfully? Fighting the entire government machinary? The entire governemt loosing , and then you win? I really doubt. If I were you these issues would have been sorted out outside media and in offices – and not the way you are doing.

    4. Mr Ntata may have ideas that may help the country – but he is taking things on personal note – that will not be good for this young so called barrister or lawyer.

    5. You have seen how other countries have developed. Do you think there are no other means on how you can assist the country to forge ahead rather than fighting the President left and right?

    I am yet to understand what Mr Z Ntata wants and how he will finish this dangerous battle.

    Finally, a piece of advice – just ask the President and all concerned parties to solve amicably this all saga outside the court. After that you can concetrate on your personal and family matters.

    All the best Mr Barrister.

    THANK YOU

  24. dav says:

    Ntata allan uyaluka tsopano ukulimba ndi polofesa he he he kkkkk amayi anu munawathawa aja adamulephela kumuzenga mlandu wa treason sono inu.

  25. Richard says:

    With much respect to Mr law barrister and fearless Z Allan Ntata , we have heard about you and APM very much. Give us a break and discuss ur issues in private , since u both studied law and ena wo and a professor and that will make things easy.

  26. SYAMBOZA says:

    IT SEEMS THIS NTATA GUY HAS ALOT
    IN HIS CHEST ???

    ONE DAY; SOON OR LATER SOMETHING BIG
    GONNA COME OUT !!

    WHAT DO YOU THINK ???

  27. Achimidzimidzi says:

    this case will wait until all cashgate cases are concluded.

  28. INNOCENT says:

    WHO IS THIS FOOLISH NTATA? HAS HE NO JOB TO DO? SHOULD WE ONLY HEAR ABOUT HIM DAILY? IF HE HAS NOTHING TO DO LET THE WELL WISHERS GIVE HIM TREADLE PUMP AND START FARMING ALONG SHIRE RIVER. DIDNT HE HEAR ABOUT GREEN BELT INITIATIVE? FOOL!!

  29. defender says:

    koma mwina pali chinthu chachikula ndi president, a mtata eti? mwalemba ma article ambirimbiri kumanyoza muthalika kuti palibe chimene akuchita, alibe mzeru, sadziwa kalikonse pa governance kkk mawu oti incompetent amatuluka mosawerengeka, mumakayika ngati muthalika ndiwophunziradi! ndiye lero mukuti viora anakunyozani? sanakuneneni direct koma mukupanga imply kkk kuti adanena;u were incompetent or ndinu osokoneza. really? just imply? mukanakhala muthalika mukanasumira anthu angati? zikwizikwitu. eee! koma a mtata ndinu patali, muzawina jullie award or grand prize on limitless personal hatred kkk. ndiye file yanu mwayamba ndikukana kuti si inu mumalemba ma article aja kkk koma ndiwe satana weniweni!! mtata!,mtata! kaya!

  30. Masoambeta says:

    Gustave Kaliwo usamapange nawo nyasi izi. You’re few of those who still demand respect

  31. TNM BOSS says:

    Generally, we are tired of this so called mtata, he is not the only in Malawi

  32. Alungwana says:

    Thats great Mr Ntata. Malawi needs people like you

  33. man says:

    Ha ha ha ha, mwati alibe mano?

  34. Muhiye says:

    A Ntata musakane.inu munachoka kunja nkubwera ku Malawi atangowina Peter with the hope kuti akupatseni ganyu mboma. you stayed at Lilongwe hotel hoping to meet APM at new state house soon after elections but you were snubbed.
    My friend use your knowledge and credentials to secure a job in the private sector. Don’t just believe that Government has to give you a job.Inu lakula ndilitima basi.

  35. Kennedy says:

    Antata Kodi Misala Ija Sinathebe Tsitsilo Mukamete Kumango Kamba Zopanda Nzeru Ngati Mukufuna Udindo Osangonena

    1. Analyst says:

      Akulu, kusunga tsitsi sikutanthauza misala. Ndi style. Inu mumameta tsitsi chifukwa you can’t maintain some hair in your head. Muzingodzadza ndi nfundu kapena nsabwe. Mwinanso muli ndi dazi. What you should know is that it takes some level of self confidence to maintain some hairstyle. Ndizomvetsa chisoni kuti a Malawi ambiri mukanaganizabe mwachimidzi. Mukawona munthu wavala kapena kumeta style yosiyana ndi yanu mumati ndi wamisala osadziwa kuti a misala ndi inuyo. Surely you can’t compare you intellect with that of Mtata. Live him alone with his look. It’s just a style. Ndimakuvorani chisoni koma ndimadziwa kuti vuto siinu. You are just brainwashed and the society is still primitive. Talk about the merits in his arguments not hairstyle.

  36. WAKUMUDZI says:

    KOMA INU ; TIKUPITA KUTI KODI ???

    WHERE ARE WE GOING AS A NATION !!

  37. King Jaffe Joffer says:

    APM, professor of law, former miserable senior cabinet minister, no teeth, president of Malawi, Chief Attender of UN with whole village vs Z Allan Ntata, law barrister, electric hairstyle, former legal adviser to the president, fugitative…Hahaha! What a commedy!

  38. chizamsoka munthali says:

    Akuti ndi billionaire alipile Ndalama zake osati zathu zamisonkho

    1. Sapitwa kakulanye says:

      Alipire chiani? Mlandu aweruza ndi kugamula a khoti kapena mwagamula ndinu?

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