State fails to show up at Ghandi case, judge sustains injunction on statue

State lawyers failed to show up at the High Court in Blantyre to challenge an injunction restraining the government from going ahead with the construction of India’s celebrated hero, Mahatma Ghandi forcing Judge Mark Tembo to sustain the injunction.

Lawyer Nicely Msowoya:  Injunction sustained

Only one lawyer representing Plem Construction, who are erecting the statue, turned up for the interparte hearing but did not have documents.

This means that the erection of the statue can only proceed after the State wins the case against the Mahatma Ghandi Must Fall movement during a substantive hearing.

Judge Chirwa is yet to set the date for the substantive hearing.

Lawyer for the movement Nicely Msowoya confirmed that the State did not file against the injunction, forcing the judge to sustain the injunction.

“The judge will now set a date for the substantive hearing,” he said.

On Sunday, the contractor went back to the site of the statue and cleared all construction materials.

A statement from the Mahatma Ghandi movement says the grouping is happy with the new turns of events on the case.

“Some may say government has been defeated but that is not our understanding. We believe the government has listened to the calls against the statue,” says the Mahatma Ghandi must fall movement.

The statement says the new generation of Malawians does not want to be given a colonized Malawi.

India’s vice president who was in the country last week dangled to Malawi a US$20 million aid package.

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Dzikolathu
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Dzikolathu

These DPP thugs have really fucked up this country. Who in their right mind agreed with these Indians that it is a good idea to erect a statue of Ghandi who has no relevance to our country let alone our continent. This is really worrying. Are these guys so braindead that they stopped discussing things as simple as this statue matter. We need a different kind of politics that will advance the nation forward because the clowns in government have lost their minds. Mbuli zimenezi zawonjeza. Sad place our country is.

SUPER NATURAL MIRACLES
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SUPER NATURAL MIRACLES

MMWENYE ( INDIANS ) THINK THAT MALAWIANS ARE STUPID /FOOLS ?? ON OUR OWN SOIL
WHERE OUR FOREFATHERS FOUGHT COLONIALISM ??

My Name is Salim (mphungu)
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My Name is Salim (mphungu)

No we think we are the fools here in your soul that you created in 7 days & 7 nights. We are the fools to think you’ll accept us as Malawians end of the day. We are fools to donate and build tailoring centre’s and drill boreholes to one day have a civic educated generation. We are the fools who think nationalization will not take place. We are the fools who think you don’t hate us as much as we really think you do. We are the fools to not see what a monster we have created. We are the… Read more »

KKK
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Take that money and help those Indians who are worshiping idols in river Ganges. Aja azikang’a timawawona pa Aljazeera aja.

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

We really don’t need that thing. Let them take it back to India where it means something and not in Malawi. We’re better off putting up statues of our heroes.

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

Build this idiotic Ghandi at Ndata or Mulakho wa alomwe offices…. Next we renaming the Ghandi Rd #new generation rebals

Hola
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Hola

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Dipipi wa Yudiefu
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Dipipi wa Yudiefu

Mbava zimayiziwa kale ndalamayi. National issues must be agreed by all Malawians. Koma a DPP akupanga ngati Malawi ndiyawo okha. Imagine nthawi ya wina uja, za ndembera, ma number plate mpaka ziphwisi Act. Maliseche ndiye izi tsopano. Malo moti azithana nfi katangale, akulimbana nfizazii.

ZaZi
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ZaZi

Kodi Ma Lawyer aphindu m’Malawi amachokera kuja timakonda kukunyoza kuja?

KKK
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Kuzitama ndi za zii. Do u think kumwela kulibe ma lawyer?

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