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

UKBASE
Guest

I think Ntata wants to die

Kaligo
Guest

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

Wadyera
Guest

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.

malili
Guest

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???

mlomwe mnzanga
Guest

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

leoplant
Guest

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

Wako wako
Guest

Kweza moto Ntata mpaka cashgate ya 2005 to 2012 itheke basi

MLOMWE
Guest

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

defender
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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

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