Member of Parliament for Machinga South East Constituency Rev Wilson Ndomondo has clarified that High Court acquitted him of crimes that led to the premature declaration of his seat vacant in 2000 and dismissed a petition by some constituent against him taking oath .
In a petition by constituents to acting Clerk of Parliament, Roosevelt Gondwe, they argue that after the court convicted Ndomondo in 2009, the former Speaker of Parliament Henry Chimunthu Banda declared his seat vacant, making him ineligible to contest for any public office seven years from 2009.
But Ndomondo, who reclaimed his seat in the May 20 elections on People’s Party (PP) ticketm was sworn-in by Chief Justice Anastansia Msosa.
Ndomondo, who first won the constituency in 2009, was convicted of the offences of common assault, malicious damage to property and causing grievous bodily harm.
He told Nyasa Times in an interview that he was eligible to be sworn in as an MP after the High Court acquitted him in an appeal.
“I am also seeking compensation from government for wrongful imprisonment,” he said.
Ndomondo’s lawyer, Wapona Kita, confirmed the legislature has no convtion hovering on his head, hence eligible to be in Parliament.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :