Court dismisses Joyce Banda case to reclaim a vehicle from DPP’s Mzomera

The High Court in Mzuzu has dismissed a claim by immediate past State president Joyce Banda to reclaim  a a People’s Party (PP) vehicle  from Mzimba Hora legislator Christopher Mzomera Ngwira of Demcoratic Progressive Party (DPP), which was assigned to him in 2013 as regional governor of PP.

Mzomera Ngwira: The car was given to me by Joyce Banda as a gift

Joyce Banda: Asked court for an order that Mzomera returns the PP vehicle

Banda, widely known as JB, who is also PP president,  asked the court for an order that Ngwira returns the vehicle; that he pays damages for conversion of ownership of the said motor vehicle and for loss of use.

Through Jivason and Company legal firm, Banda said she gave Ngwira a KIA motor vehicle registration ZA 1457 in 2013 to ease his mobility while serving PP as regional governor for the North but since joining the DPP in July last year, Ngwira has been using the vehicle on DPP duties, including transporting party members, contrary to the wishes of JB.

JB   argued that she has always retained title and ownership of the vehicle and never relinquished her property right.

However,  in his determination, Judge Thomson Ligowe, has dismissed Banda application after she also failed to turn up for  mediation which was ordered to resolve the matter.

“For two times the claimant (JB) has failed to attend  the mediation session without a good cause. Last time, I ordered penalties to be paid but it didnt work. I have no option today but  to dismiss her claim. It is so ordered,” Ligowe said in his determination.

Judge Ligowe in his ruling also said Banda should not bring the case befoe him again but can restore the matter before another judge.

Ngwira has maintained that he cannot surrender the vehicle as Banda gave him the vehicle as a gift.

In 2009, Ngwira won on a DPP ticket, but dumped the party and joined PP in 2012 after the death of president Bingu wa Mutharika. When PP lost the elections in 2014, Ngwira became vocal, urging the party to replace Banda with former State vice-president Khumbo Kachali.

However, the party fired Ngwira from his position as provincial chairperson for the North and expelled him from the party. He rejoined DPP in July 2017.

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Ndatopa
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Ndatopa

Who cares??? JB is an opportunist anyway! Now watch her running to UTM begging to join the movement

oMachemba
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oMachemba

Like most tactical moves JB makes, like this one, seem to be miscalculations; and not well thought out in the first place. No wonder she couldn’t run the government, give the chance over some two years. All she did was steal, and that is so easy to do, even by a Primary school drop out! And encouraged, and enabled her Party to do the same, without hesitation or contradiction!! And to belittle the judge by NOT showing up, twice, is indeed a sign of bad manners. Or a wrong sense of self importance. Or both, in her case. Akupitiriza kugwa… Read more »

Monte Christo
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Monte Christo

Angomumvera chisoni
The Rev Xtopher is broke as declared by the same court
Akamulandanso angongole kwao ameneyo

Ndendeuli
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Ndendeuli

A 2013 vehicle has now lived it’s expected life and should be written off.

Che Ntopeya
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Che Ntopeya

Ma benefit ake amenewo! Mzomera anamugwilira ntchito Bakhayu.

Cognitive Dissonance Theory
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Cognitive Dissonance Theory

judge Ligowe, when people are given official vehicles do they keep them when they have resigned from their post? You don’t have be be a lawyer to realise this. This judgement is wrong and unreasonable. And the one who is keeping the vehicle should be ashamed and the party the allows him to use this vehicle on its errands should be ashamed to associating with such a character. By the way, I thought this many is a REVEREND?

Wa DPP
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But why not return someone’s vehicle after resigning from his or her organization, this is what we call corruption and such people are the ones eating with our president.

pathfinder
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pathfinder

Dude then i guess you are more stupid than i thought. Whats this story got to do with corruption? Do you really know the meaning of the word CORRUPTION?

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