Speaker to hire private lawyers in Section 65 case, ignores Attorney General

Speaker of the National Assembly Richard Msowoya  has opted to hire private lawyers to represent him in the Section 65 case ignoring the Attorney General who has a political compromised stand as he is also the legal advisor to the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Speaker Riichard Msowoya: Opts for private practice lawyers

DPP funded Forum for National Development (FND) has taken Msowoya to court over his decision to dump the main opposition, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) to join the political trending, the United Transformation Movement (UTM).

Sources say that Msowoya has opted for private lawyers when the case comes up for preliminary hearing on Tuesday, August 28.

In normal set up, the Attorney General is supposed to represent the Speaker in any lawsuit.

But legal commentator Justin Dzonzisaid it was legal that the speaker be represented in the court by private lawyers of his choice.

“He has been sued as a member of parliament for crossing the floor not in his official capacity as the Speaker of the National Assembly so this is in order,” said Mvula.

FND executive director FysonChodzi said his organization will go ahead with the case on August 28.

Legal minds have faulted the DPP led government for allowing the attorney general Charles Mhango take up the position of legal advisor to the ruling party, saying this has compromised the independence of the office.

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3 years ago

Ayambe ndi amene apita ku DPP kulowa pa court not Msoyoya hiyaa

Cognitive Dissonance Theory
Cognitive Dissonance Theory
3 years ago

There is nothing those who have taken this issue to court will achieve, by the way, why singling out Msowoya alone, are there not many people who have crossed the floor from PP who are now in DPP?

3 years ago

Let him. these politics people they fool citizens very much.It is time to push them out
if they can not follow laws.Especially this Man.He is like a police man drinking in Uniform with a loaded gun.Let
him learn to care.

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