Court throws out application to stop new chief Chikulamayembe from assuming official duties

The High Court in Lilongwe has thrown out an application to stop the new Chikulamayembe from assuming official duties until a judicial review on the matter is heard.

Minister Ben Phiri installing Mtima Gondwe as new Chikulamayembe

This means Mtima Gondwe remains the paramount chief Chikulamayembe.

An aspirant to the chieftaincy Bongololo Gondwe asked the court through his lawyer Michael Goba Chipeta to grant an injunction stopping the new chief from assuming official duties.

Judge Ligowe said there was no need to stop the new chief from operating as chief Chikulamayembe through an injunction since the matter will be heard soon as judicial review.

The two rival camps have been engaged in some instances violent clashes and bitter legal battles over the chieftaincy. 

The last Chukulamayembe, Walter John Hardy Gondwe, died in December 2018 aged 86.


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4 years ago

This Judge Ligowe is a problem.He judgements leaves a lot of questions and answers.

4 years ago

The story is incomplete. What were the grounds for challenging the chieftaincy etc

4 years ago

My advice to Mtima is call your brother on a man to man meeting, offer him something where he will also be getting something, sub T/A or to be part of your team something like that, its all about sharing the goodies that’s what they are fighting for. U are the chief now so u have the power to turn this conflict around diplomatically. Ben phiri (Dpp) did the best thing to resolve this issue by appointing you, probably to go down as one of Bens legacy, now Mtima use the powers vested in you to share and resolve this… Read more »

4 years ago

Kodi Judge Ligowe uyu ndi cadet?

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