Govt demand  K15m from Kajoloweka as costs for Chaponda case

Government is demanding K15 million from  Mzuzu-based Youth and Society (YAS) executive director Charles Kajaloweka after  the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal ordered him to personally bear all costs incurred during the case in which it reversed a High Court order that sought to compel President Peter Mutharika to fire his then Cabinet minister George Chaponda in connection with a controversial maize import deal in 2017.

Kajoloweka:  Government claim K15 million from him

Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda in the determination said there was no judicial provision giving the Judiciary the mandate to interfere in decisions of the presidency regarding appointment and removal of Cabinet members.

He said Cabinet appointments were purely political and that the ministers can be fired or hired at the discretion of the President; hence, sustaining the appeal.

Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale has claimed the costs in a letter to the civil society organisation’s leader through his lawyers dated February 25 2019 that the State wants K15 million “ as party and and party costs of the proceedings.”

Kaphale has given Kajoloweka 14 days  to respond pn how he will meet the costs.

However, 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.

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Ida
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Ida

The Supreme Court has ordered him to pay costs. It’s the Attorney General who is demanding K15 million. He can be awarde such costs or not

Peace
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Peace

Kajoloweka, the SUPREME Court has ordered you to pay! No negotiation, perhaps ask Timothy Mtambo, Gift Trapence and more of your noisy gang to help you. This is what happens when you, a bricklayer, argues with the Attorney General.

Iantana
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Iantana

Legal issues and the likes … ” A human rights activist, is someone who fights for the people and is let alone when the government fights back” You work for people and people will not work for you….its all about, dedication , only works in civilised countries , In Africa, NO!

Hadadis
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Hadadis

Nkhumba ya munthu, you are not a lawyer by professional but builder omangila matope osati cement but you want fame by taking issues to court which you and your CHANCO lawyers who only graduated after two years due to many strikes which they are not conversant with! If I was AG, I would have demanded K30 Million period!

Santos Toriaba
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Santos Toriaba

Let him go to his funders and ask for a cool fifteen mitre. Ng’oma yolilisa suchedwa kusweka. Anthu amakuomberani mmanja aja lero alikuti akuthandidzeni, fifteen mitre tu sipano. Titengerepo phunziro

mapuyamurupare
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mapuyamurupare

Kodi Boma likulimbananso ndi munthu wa mmboma momwemo? MMalawi alipile pa nkhani yofuna kuti zinthu ziyenda mwandondomeko? Shame!!!!!! shame !!!!!!!! shame !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi

Tiyeni tisonkhe a Malawi Kajoloweka analepheletsa deal yoti DPP ikanatiombo heavy $34 million.

Heavyduty
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Heavyduty

Hahahahahah man tabwerani tikupatseni katapira

Tizanka
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Tizanka

Cough up the coins basi. The court has ruled. Amati ukazuputa limba

my beloved malawi
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my beloved malawi

kajoloweka u really inspire me ….n i lyk ur xracter…ur a true malawian fighting for ur country….however the rulling is surprising …was it kajoloweka personally or he went as YAS? corrupt judicial system …we were not suprised wen u ruled that chaponda had no case to answer….corrupt