Mzuzu Council won’t pay DPP K3.5mil, signs court consent order

Mzuzu City Council has signed a court order declaring that it will not honour its K3.5 million pledge to ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) during its controversial fundraising dinner called Blue Night on July 29 2017 following  legal action by civil society organisations.

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The CSOs—Youth and Society (YAS), Centre for the Development of People (Cedep), Livingstonia Synod Church and Society Programme, Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) and Human Rights Consultative Committee (HRCC)—have draged DPP to court  through lawyer Wesley Mwafulirwa in Mzuzu.

The action follows donations to the governing DPP by State enterprises and their demand for  a refund to the agencies was rejected.

Mzuzu City Council has since admitted making a pledge to DPP of K3.5 million but had   signed a concent order that they will not pay the money.

The consent has been signed by Mzuzu Council lawyers, John Tenneyson and Associates dated Septermber 26 2017. Mwafulirwa signed as lawyer for CSOs while High Court Registrar at Zomba Registry  Benedictus Chitsakamile signed as  a witness.

Mzuzu City Council has also committed “not to ever make any contribution towards  similar future fundraising events of [DPP].”

Lawyer Mwafulirwa said Mzuzu City Council will be in contempt of court should in the future be breach of order.

The court has since allowed the Mzuzu City Council to be removed in the case.

Apart from the CSOs, the Malawi Law Society (MLS) also condemned the donations to the governing DPP by State enterprises and demanded a refund to the agencies.

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Maunits
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Central +north+lowershire+Mangochi,Machinga and Balaka beating diphiphi landslide victory to MCP

Take Note Southerners
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Take Note Southerners

You forgot lowershire, mangochi and balaka are in the south. Yaos can never vote for Chakwera or MCP or indeed any party with a tumbuka puppet at the helm. Chakwera is a tumbuka puppet through the pussy of Monica the tumbuka wife. He married a coakroach and he cannot be trusted. The northerners despise the chewas. The chewas know this. Let’s see how your alliance will work. Either way the south has 10 million Malawians +Ntcheu Ngoni +Tongas +lambyas 12 million. DPP 2019 boma!!! #Apm, Chilima, Atupele, Chimuthu, Mzomera all the way. Mukhaula Atumbuka!!!!

Maunits
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Osasonkhetsa machende anuwo bwanji agalu akuba mbava inu mukhaula muon.

Omex70
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“Take Note Southerners”, or whatever you call yourself, don’t cheat yourself that all southerners are DPP boot-lickers. I am from the southern region but I am not happy with the way DPP is running the affairs of this nation and I can not foolishly support it.

Take Note Southerners
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Take Note Southerners
The tumbukas are still at it. Even the surname of their lawyer betrays them and their agenda. In their naive view they think whatever stunts they are doing will stop us southerners from running this country. Za zii. Take note dear southerners. The stunts to undermine our power continue by the tumbuka coakroaches. We remind these coakroaches again, you will Never rule Malawi. We know what you are doing. The so called CSOS are simply a front for you tumbuka losers. Look at CHHR, you have Timothy Mtambo , Makhumbo Munthali, Fletcher Simwaka, Patson Gondwe all tumbukas!!!!! Look at the… Read more »
Diphiphi
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aaaaaah nigga u aint serious..

Telon
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Mzuzu City Council should have made a commitment that it will never make donations of any kind to any party in the future and not necessarily to DPP only.

C banda
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Good point, but perhaps that is what they actually said, but Nyasa Times truncating it to “[DPP]”.

Kaloswe
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Good development, DPP Thieves munya muwona, after kusokonekela za kaloswe pano mukufuna muzipanga force ma parastatols IDIOTS

dinky
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musapereke kumene ndalama zo zigwile ntchito ina osati zopusazo za blue night ngati mukufuna ndalama inu a dpp mutenge azimayi anuwo adpp wo miyendo mmwamba mupange chitukuko

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