Callista to sue Wa Jeffrey, DPP over defamatory slurs on Bingu death

Former First Lady Callista Mutharika —widow of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  founding president and the incumbent President’s elder brother Bingu — says she is consulting her legal team to sue the ruling DPP secretary general Grazider Jeffrey and her party for defamation and character assassination.

Callista Mutharika: Annoyed with Bingu murder allegations

Callista said she could not believe that Jeffrey would link her to the death of former president Bingu wa Mutharika, an allegation she made in the presence of President Peter Mutharika, brother to Bingu.

“I am very sad. I am very sad. I cant believe this. There are courts in this country, let the law take its course,” she said.

Callista last week made a frantic apology to Malawians for marketing her brother in law for presidency in 2014 but has turned out to be a great disappointment, saying he lacks leadership skills.

In retaliation, Jeffrey alleged Callista was plotting to kill her in-law as she allegedly killed Bingu.

She wondered for how long Malawi could go on with mudslinging politics.

Jeffrey’s remarks was the recent conspiracy theory by DPP thrown about to satisfy people’s curiosity regarding Bingu’s sudden death.

during a memorial service in honour of Bingu in 2015, Cabinet Minister Kondwani Nankhumwa alleged that Bingu’s deputy at the time, Joyce Banda, had a hand in, if not the mastermind of, a plot to murder Mutharika.

A commission of inquiry instituted by former president Joyce  Banda into Mutharika’s death concluded he died from cardiac arrest. Foul play was never a factor, unless one counts the lack of medical apparatus at the State House as a strand of a murder plot.

Mutharika, 78, though pronounced dead at the hospital, was flown to South Africa. But the plane was also delayed by almost four hours because , according to several sources, the pilot from South Africa refused to fly a corpse.

In 2013, when Banda was State President, she accused the Malawi media of killing Mutharika due to their “unprofessional conduct”. She said something to the effect: “Do you want to kill me like you killed Bingu wa Mutharika?”

However, Callista said she will not let the DPP gurus to be  accusing her of bumping Bingu off the face of the earth without seeking legal redress.

Commentators says politicians should not waste time with that vexatious issue: Who really killed Bingu, if at all someone did? They argue that they should just let his soul rest in peace, which he couldn’t find in his last days on earth as he had an indifferent international community to contend with; on the home front, a belligerent civil society was issuing him ultimatums to resign or face the consequences.

Callista sparked the succession debate weeks ago, when she said her in-law, who is 79, should pave the way for the comparatively younger  vice-president Saulos Chilima, 45.

The Chilima Movement has  attracted  DPP senior members that have come in the open to demand Mutharika must step down and pave the way for Chilima in the May 2019 elections include Mulanje West legislator Patricia Kaliati, who is also director of women in the party, DPP Blantyre City East legislator Noel Masangwi, who is also the party’s executive member, national director of youth Louis Ngalande and DPP Mulanje South legislator Bon Kalindo.

Others are Blantyre City South MP Allan Ngumuya, Mwanza legislator Paul Chibingu, DPP director of logistics Dr  Ben Chidyaonga and others.

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Peter
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I am looking at the list of MPs who are pushing in Chilima for presidency…..Gosh, all from the South, the master bedroom of DPP. What does this mean for the party?

Duli
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Duli

I am also suing akweni for labeling JB a typist donkey years ago.

Duli
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Duli

Kufuna kubatu uku Callista

kudo
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Mbuli za DPP, calista has never insulted the President rather wishing him a good retirement instead of being humiliated. It is those beasts surrounding him like the Jeff wa Jeff who are expecting Peter to die a sudden death due to pressure and old age. Nkhani ili yapa ndi chidandaulo chonena kuti Jeff apeleke umboni womwe alinawo kukhudza kuti Callister ndiye anapha Bingu. Musalowetsemo nkhani ya za uhule womwe anthu onse a ndale amachita iyo ndi nkhani ina, mu ndale ngati alipo wochita bwino kusakhudzidwa ndi mchitidwe wa uhule, mwina atha kukhala munthu mmodzi out of 100. Jeff ndi hule… Read more »

Hope
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Hope

Please can’t you play a clean politics? For how long we will be fighting. Tell us your manifesto then we are going to see if that’s what we want.
But fighting mmmm

Abiti
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That’s the way to go Calista teach the bitch a lesson. ….

Sensation
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Sensation

Now I can understand that Greseder Jeofrey is not a politician she doesnt weight her speech

Mulopwana
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Mulopwana

Calista is frustated lot. Have you forgotten how you insulted Joyce Banda. Did she take you to Court . Wakwatira kwa Mphenzi saopa kung’anima. Akuyalutsa anthu sunati ndipo ulira kuti ng’weee!!!!!! Iweyo umafuna kulanda chuma cha wana a Late Bingu and you are now disppaointed that your inlaw sakuchiatapo kanthu.
Mukayambitse chipani chanu ndi Saulosi muyambe kampeni yanu osati kuwumulira chipani cha DPP chimene mtsogoleri wake has five years constitutional mandate to rule Malawi

Phwisa
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Phwisa

Nkhani ndi yoti a Mayiwa anamanidwa udindo. Malawians look at the root course of the issue. Kunyoza pulezidet yes its a crime. It is there in the constitution. Za chilamu zisakhudze dziko ayi. A Kalisita akufuna adyerere motani. Hule ndi chonchotu

dinky
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dinky

umusumire jefrey anamusiya chilumpha chifukwa cha

LEGO
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Go ahead Calista and sue this stupid woman Wa Jeff.This is not politics but personal thing.I am think and tired of this Wa Jeff every day as if she is the only woman politician in Malawi.She must learn how to tame her tongue

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