Speaker sues Malawi Broadcasting Corp for defamation

Speaker of Parliament, Richard Msowoya has sued public funded Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) for defamation.

Speaker Msowoya :Demands damages for defamation from MBC

Msowoya sued MBC over a report it carried on April 15, 2016 on allegations connecting the Speaker to a stolen laptop at the Ministry of Finance.

MBC reported that Msowoya used his Personal Assistant Patrick Kayira to steal the laptop from the said ministry with the aim of spying on the government.

Lawyer for Msowoya, Innocentia Ottober said the report aired by MBC on radio and television as well as published on the broadcaster’s website  “ ordinarily meant and were understood to mean that Msowoya is a crook, untrustworthy, dishonest, corrupt, a thief, a pervert and a criminal.”

He said the report by MBC was “unjustified attack” on Msowoya, who is also vice president of Malawi Congress Party (MCP).

Msowoya is demanding damages for defamation, distress, embarrassment and inconvenience.

MBC, through its lawyer Chancy Gondwe, denied that their report wanted to portray Msowoya as a crook or a criminal and wants the suit to be dismissed with costs.

The matter has since been referred to mediation

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Almon
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Shame!

charlie hebdo
Guest

MBC? We forgot about this institution a while ago. Now its Times TV or Zodiac Tv or Capital Radio or Mij or Zodiac or Times radio. MBC is a waste of time!

Central
Guest

Why bothering yourself, you can paralyze them by giving them K1 during the forthcoming budget session!

kwapulumbwe
Guest

kkkkkkkkkkk tiyenazo mwana wanyaJoha uwakhaulise wangakudelelanga yayi

Nyopex
Guest

Inde mwachita bwino kudzimanga za MBC. Dzimangotionongela ndalama zathu za misonkho. Muziona chaka chake ndi chino musanati mukapitiliza kupanga broadcast zopusazo.

chatonda Mvula
Guest
tHIS IS THE BEST TIME FOR mSOWOYA TO BE COMP[ENSATED BECAUSE mbc HAS DAMAGED COUNTLESS NAMES OF OPPOSITION MEMBERS. THEY HAVE TO LEARN A LESSON OR TWO. THIS MUST ALSO SIGNAL HOW STUPID MBC STAFF CAN BE SOMETIMES THUS TO BE USED LIKE A CONDOM AND DUMPED WHEN TIMES LIKE THESE COME. MSOWOYA MUST SUE THE REPORTER ALSO AS A LESSON TO IDIOTS LIKE PHILLIP BUSINESS, GEOFFREY KAZEMBE AND THEIR BOSS. INSTEAD OF DOING WHAT TIMES GROUPS IS DOING, YOU ARE BUSY BEING USED LIKE KIDS. YOUR BOTH RADIOS AND tv ARE NOW VERY UNPOPULAR AND STINKING FILTHY. YOU CANNOT… Read more »
Mondokwa Chaponda
Guest

Chance Gondwe, this story was even carried here on Nyasatimes and you should have read comments people made when they read this story for you to claim that MBC did not intended to portray Msowoya as a crook and dishonest person. Why do some lawyers defend evil?

Nyopex
Guest

Very unfortunate that Gondwe did not read that. I suspect something evil was hidden in the story about the Speaker. Gondwe, just learn to face reality then your work will be made clean and smooth otherwise its a compromise.

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