Court order on Mbele

BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-The high court in Lilongwe has ordered Malawi’s social and political commentator Joshua Chisa Mbele to issue a public apology to Nick Chakwera over defamatory Facebook post.

Court made the order on August 4, just few months after Nick dragged Mbele to court over defamatory remarks.

The court ordered indicated that the public apology must be published in The Nation and The Daily Times newspapers twice every week for four consecutive weeks from 4th August.

It also ordered Mbele to permanently delete the said ‘defamatory’ post from his Facebook wall followed by an apology on the same social media platform.

According to the Facebook post issued on April 17, 2021, Mbele claimed that Nick was involved in the embezzlement of MK6.2 billion Covid-19 funds together with Pest Chem 1B’s Martin Mainja.

Mbele alleged that Nick Chakwera was a business partner to Martin Mainja and together they conspired to defraud government of MK97 million through a contract awarded to Mainja’s company to fumigate Capital Hill and Kamuzu Palace.

Mainja was arrested by Police alongside Rashid Mtelera and Dominic Chimaliro following the audit report which shows that Mainja’s company was handpicked by the Office of the President and Cabinet in July last year.

Mbele is yet to react on the court order.

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