Court slaps CSOs leader Kajoloweka with K21 million fine

After Attorney General Kelekeni Kaphale demanded K15 million from Youth and Society (YAS) executive director Charles Kajoloweka as costs for a case in which the latter sued President Peter Mutharika to fire his then Cabinet minister George Chaponda in connection with a controversial maize import deal in 2017, the  Supreme Court of Appeal has ordered that the costs to be paid should be K21 million.

Kajoloweka: Decries the fine

Following the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal’s judgment that  there was no judicial provision giving the Judiciary the mandate to interfere in decisions of the presidency regarding appointment and removal of Cabinet members and  the subsequent order that Kajoloweka should bear the costs of the proceedings, the Attorney Generak demanded K15 000 000 as party and party costs of the proceedings.

But Mzuzu-based Kajoloweka through his lawyers said he could only pay K500 000 since his organisation is non-profit making non-governmental organisation.

However, in its determination the Supreme Court of Appeal sitting in Lilongwe, through Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda ordered Kajoloweka to pay K21 million and that he  personally bear all costs incurred during the case.

Kajoloweka   said it was unfortunate that the court has put the burden of costs to an individual who was only fighting for a lot of people.

The civil appeal case number five of 2017 was between George Chaponda (first appellant) and the President (second appellant) versus Kajoloweka (first respondent), YAS (second respondent), CCAP Livingstonia Synod (third respondent) and Centre for the Development of People.

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Kwende
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Tangopelekani ndalamozo K21 million mkachaniso!!!

Mwe'ene
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Mwe'ene

KAJOLOWEKA achakachike sopano.
Iwe umayesa masewela amenewa eti? Pathetic.
Kapena a CCAP Livingstonia anzakowo ndi a CDP akuthandiza kulipila apa.
Man up. And take responsibility. Kuzolowela za chibwana basi.

Msambanjati
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Msambanjati

This Andrew Nyirenda is pathetic. Piece of shit!

Galumtsukwa
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Galumtsukwa

Very shit and corrupt. How can he for f’ck sake? Trying very hard to scare citizens from doing their civic duty. Pathetic. These are the people who are defrauding Malawians by conspiring with Muli to breed Malawi to death.

namatetule
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who were you fighting for- whose mandate did you seek? You take your personal vandetta and lie that you are fighting for people. If the people sent you akuthandiza kulipira- go to them and tell them kuti zija munandituma zija these are the consequences.

Joloza
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Vuto ndiloti ma CSO amagwiritsidwa ntchito ndi andale. Zotsatira zake ndi zimenezi. Yagamulayi ndi Supreme Court of appeal ndiye mutani a Kajolowekamo. Lero ndiye mwadziwa kuti church and society ndi non profit making organisation. Ma NGO amalandira funding. Awuzeni amene mukuti mumaimilirawo akuthandizeni chifukwa ndi amene anakutumani.

chipatso mbewe
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Andrew Nyirenda amachita za DPP uyu

chipatso mbewe
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ndiponso ifenso tipite ku court za tear gas bwanji? tinalakwa chiyani potitsira teargas uja? is it wrong to demonstrate?

Tisokherane
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Tisokherane

the guy is brave.

mkandawir
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mkandawir

ng’oma yolilitsa simachedwa kusweka ndipo sizinathe watsala ndi mtambo ndi ma dem akewa alipilanso

chipatso mbewe
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Palibe zoti Kajoloweka akalipire ndalama zimenezi, already Malawians pay misonkho, ndiye akatenge ku misonkho yathuyo, chifukwa si Kajoloweka amene anachita zimenezo , but a Malawi okwiya, and iwowo ndalama amba a DPP zones zija , 145 billion ija, court said Muthalika alibe mlandu, Chaponda alibe mlandu, now mlandu akuupeza pa Kajoloweka yekha bwanji? Akunamatu amenewa, apite atisonkhanitsenso akatiuze kuti tilipire zimenezo ngati angathe mxiii