Member of Parliament (MP) for Mzimba Hora the Reverend Christopher Mzomera Ngwira risks being declared bankrupt for failure to settle a K4.3 million debt he owes a Lilongwe-based businessperson who sold him a vehicle in 2013.
Zakeyu Kauma has filed a bankruptcy notice at the High Court in Lilongwe, saying the outspoken parliamentarian has admitted the debt since December 2013 when he bought a Nissan Caravan vehicle valued at K4.3 million, but only paid K950 000 to date.
Reads the court notice: “Take notice that within seven days after service of this notice, excluding the day of such service, you must pay to Zakeyu Kauma or Messrs KD Freeman and Associates the sum of K4 355 000 claimed by Zakeyu Kauma as being the amount due and owing under judgment dated 26th January, 2015 obtained by the judgement creditor against you whereupon execution has not been stayed or you must secure or compound for the said sum to their satisfaction or to the satisfaction of their said agent.”
Ngwira, who is People’s Party (PP) provincial governor (North), said the court notice is a “political gimmick” to tarnish his image as his Mzuzu-based lawyers were fighting the claim, saying “Zakeyu didn’t tell the truth.”
He said chances of him being declared bankrupt are “zero”.