DPP legislators drag each other to court for defamation: Chipungu v Lipipa

Call it things falling apart in the erstwhile governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Nyekhwe:  Lipipa, MP for Blantyre City South constituency with counsellor Leonard Chimbanga
Chipungu the DPP National Organisation Secretary sues Lipipa

The Nyasa Times has just confirmed that  the DPP member of Parliament (MP) for Thyolo South West, Chimwemwe Chipungu, has filed a lawsuit against his brother-in-party politics and fellow legislator for Blantyre City South, Noel Lipipa.

Lipipa has been dragged to court over allegations of defamation and character assassination against Chipungu.

Lipipa – is alleged to have accused Chipungu – the immediate former Deputy Minister of Agriculture – of misappropriating funds meant to pay DPP monitors in the just-ended fresh presidential election held on June 23 2020.

The accusation was made on a WhatsApp group of the DPP MPs.

“The summons has been issued against you [Lipipa] by the above-named claimant in respect of the claim set out on the back. We command you within 28 days after the service of this summons on you, inclusive of the day of service, you must either satisfy the claim or file with this Court a defence and list of documents. If you do not intend to contest proceedings, you must within 14 days after service of this summons on you, inclusive of the day of service, return the accompanying response stating therein that you do not intend to contest the proceedings, but desire a stay of enforcement of judgment, if any,” reads the court summons in part seen by Nyasa Times.

The summons, which is dated July 3 2020, further notifies Lipipa that if he fails to satisfy the claim or to file a defence and list of documents or to return the response within the time stated, or if he returns the response without stating an intention to contest the proceedings, the claimant (Chipungu) may proceed with the claim and judgment may be entered against Lipipa without further notice.

Chipungu also serves as DPP’s Organising Secretary and was in charge of distributing funds in the Central and Southern Regions for the monitors.

But Lipipa says he is not cowed with the lawsuit.

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Zaninge
Zaninge
7 months ago

Fighting in the same camp, can you win the battle against another one?

Bandung cincau
Bandung cincau
7 months ago

Chipungu is just another useless guy, Kuba basi and spending tax payers on hules and big mamas! He thinks by suing Lipipa ACB won’t probe him thinking he is innocent? Stupid thieves! DPP cadets muona Nyekhwee mwaba mokwanira Zi ma lodge and Zinyumba Mwamangazo mubweza!

Tommy
Tommy
7 months ago

Babylon falling down

Nyekhwe
Nyekhwe
7 months ago

Lipipa is trying to abandon ship through smear campaign! It won’t work. Everyone knows Lab Enterprises made Dirty money through the same DPP. You can fool some people some time young man, but you won’t fool all the people now!

Koka
Koka
7 months ago

Not surprised with Chipungu.

Chipungu is a well know thief. He has amased so kuch wealth in very short period. He has built lodges, houses at the lake, Lilongwe and other places. He abused his position at Safe Motherhood to loot its coffers.

Wakuba kwambiri chipungu.

A Bakha
A Bakha
7 months ago

Mwayambapo kale kusumilana ana a Dad????

Gee
Gee
7 months ago

Kodi chipani chija cha a Cheya Udf chikadalipobe?

Collins Namkhulupa
Collins Namkhulupa
7 months ago

ACB mlandu wina uwu!! Fufuzani ndalama za ma monitor zo zinachokera kuti kaye

Sabata
Sabata
7 months ago

Why fighting each other. Total chaos in DPP

Babs
7 months ago

DPP things are falling apart

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