Mwanamvekha sues Malawi Voice, editor for defamation and characters assassination: Online publication retracts article, apologises

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) national governing council member  party spokesperson of finance Joseph Mwanamvekha has sued  Malawi Voice online publication and its managing editor Justice Mponda who is also former State House deputy press secretary defamation after a story which he argues was fabrication and work of propaganda.

Mponda: Malawi Voice managing editor
Mwanamvekha: Sues Malawi Voice over ‘fake news’

Malawi Voice carried a story titled “Eexposed! Abdulla Master bribed former Finance Minister Mwanamvekha with K1billion to release K10 billion Cheque.”

In the story, Mponda claimed that M Mwanamvekha, who served as minister of Finance during the Peter Mutharika administration, pocketed K1 billion bribery from the owner of Worldwide Construction Company Abdul Master.

The money was to entice the Minister to authorize the government to release a cheque of K10 billion to Worldwide Construction Company.

It has been established that WWC did not receive a K10 billion payment from the Malawi Government as the article alleged.

Mwanamvekha has therefore instructed his lawyers to sue Malawi Voice and Mponda for defamation and character Assassination.

However, Malawi Voice deleted the story on its online page and proceeded to issue  an apology to both Mwanamvekha and Abdul Master.

In the apology , Malawi Voice wrote, “Our publishing of the story is now regretted as it has now come to our attention that the contents of the story grossly misrepresent the facts and we have regrettably noted that our source of information was not only impeachable but also malicious, calculative and manipulative.”

The publication also went further calling upon all their readers to disregard the write-up and to kindly share narrative apology to those who came across the same.

Nonetheless, Mwanamvekha said he is still pursuing a defamation suit  “in order to send a strong warning to those who believe in circulating fake news that aims at tarnishing other people’s image for political reasons.”

Malawi Voice is also answering the similar charges of defamation and character assassination by Simbi Phiri of Khato Civils.

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Nyaliki
Nyaliki
1 month ago

This Mponda boy is very useless. He writes foolish articles. I do not know where he learnt his journalism. It is good that Mwanamveka has sued him. Please do not leave him until he learns a lesson. He has to stop his foolishness. ONLY A FOOLISH AND MONEY HUNDGRY LAWYER WOULD DEFEND HIM

mtete
mtete
1 month ago

If there is one thing Mwananvekha is an expert on is ensuring he leaves no traces. He covers his tracks so well.

Wakwiya ndi kadeti
1 month ago

Okhaokha a dpp apwetekana. Malawi Voice unlike Nyasatimes has been dpp through out. Alekeni aphane.

Mwini muzi
Mwini muzi
1 month ago

Abuse of freedom of speech should be punishable. They deserve to be sued and pay in three digit millions worthy Manamveka.

Franklin's Justice
Franklin's Justice
1 month ago

The Story for Vert Correct 100% True if ACB and MRA can check the Bank Accounts of Mwanamvekha Account and His Family Members and Relatives Account and Overseas Account they will find the Money in These Accounts as Most of the Ministers Transfer Money through Illegal Means

PelomaPepe
PelomaPepe
1 month ago

Inunso akusumilanitu apa, nanu mukayankhe wa difemesheni kkkkkk

Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
1 month ago

Mtafunsa kodi a bwana DAUSI alipo?

Chimbwimtuwa
Chimbwimtuwa
1 month ago

Nanga ankolo msonda alipo?

Che pichesi
Che pichesi
1 month ago

I don’t even bother to read this stinking malawi voice online paper

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
1 month ago

asieni awa. utsi siumafuka popanda moto. zithumwa zikusuluka awa

Kamchiputu
1 month ago

Kodi kumakhal kusowa zochita kapena kutumidwa. Mudaklai wana osachita zinthu zoti mukakalambire ku ndende. Bwanji simunawauze a ACB nthawi yomwe muli ku State House? Utsirutu uwu.

Wilson Nkwanda
Wilson Nkwanda
1 month ago
Reply to  Kamchiputu

Kodi m’dziko muno muli Malawi Voice? I didn’t know

gogo petulo
1 month ago
Reply to  Kamchiputu

Malawi voice ya dpp.
Mwanamvekha wa dpp. Your guess is as good as mine

Kwanunkhambuzi 2
Kwanunkhambuzi 2
1 month ago
Reply to  gogo petulo

Why worsting time reading articles from this useless platform ? It’s the worst online forum full of crueless so called journalist Mponda mutu naye umaonetsa analive nzeru .Why always write ma stories abodza eti kumati online journalist fumbi uko . Media without responsibilities is useless. Terminate his job service asamangobweretsa milandu

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