Nankhumwa faces lawsuit for defamation: Manucipality CEO claims K50m damages

Chief Executive Officer for Kasungu Municipality Council Stewart Ngoka, who was sent on forced leave pending an investigation following accusations of maladministration, has  gone to court to claim K50 million from Minister of Local Government and Rural Developmen Kondwani Nankhumwa accusing him of defamation.

Fcaing lawsuit: Nankhumwa( right) with government chief secretay Lloyd Muhara:

Ngoka ‘s claims through a demand letter to the Attorney General’s Chambers by his lawyers, Mbulo Attorneys at Law.

This follows remarks by the minister during the African Day of Decentralisation commemorations in Lilongwe that Ngoka, alongside Nkhotakota District Commissioner (DC) Felix Mkandawire, were sent on leave for allegedly being involved in corruption.

Lawyer Leonard Mbulo in the letter said Nankhumwa remarks were defamatory as his client moral standing in society has been lowered as people now perceive him as a corrupt CEO.

The lawyers  have given   government 90 days to explain how they intend to meet the K50 million claim failing which they will commence legal proceedings.

Attorney General Charles Mhango said he will comment when he reads the contents of the letter from the lawyers.

Ngoka is not new to rushing to court. When he was DC for Machinga, he  also obtained a court injunction restraining the state, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and their agents from posting him to Lilongwe until the controversy surrounding his posting was clarified.

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Hard Truth
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Hard Truth

Oh thanks tamvanawobe kuti it’s his habit to abuse the court. Nanga amafuna kuti Nankhumwa anane kuti chani? Those were allegations and that’s what the minister said. He was not yet convicted by the court as a thief. Therefore, I think the appropriate word is what the minister used, “allegations”. And now the minister is being sued for using that word? K50,000,000 yimeneyotu ndiye mwayifuna zedi.

nkonsimphile gumede
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zopangana izi apumbwa nokhanokha mukudziwana!!!!!!

Gwemula
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Gwemula

Zikamayenda mmatumba mwanumo sikuti you will be fucking around every body NO!! Kulinso anthu ena ochenjera no matter how powerful you are so Nankhumwa must pay from his pocket not our taxes mxii agalu pomwe uli galu wankulu wakuba so you think you can boss around Pumbwa

CHIPYELERO
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CHIPYELERO

Did the minister say ”On allegations of corruption or completely said because of corruption??”

Hard Truth
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Hard Truth

“Allegations”. Didn’t you hear him?

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