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Malawi President Chakwera’s son Nick sues social commentator Joshua Mbele over ‘defamatory’ Facebook post

Joshua Mbele

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera’s son, Nick has dragged social and political commentator Joshua Chisa Mbele to court over a Facebook post which insinuated that the latter was involved in the embezzlement of K6.2 billion Covid-19 funds.

According to law suit in our possession , Mbele, who is also a social and political commentator, on April 17, 2021 posted on his Facebook page that Pest Chem 1B Martin Mainja is the business partner of Chakwera.

Mainja was eventually arrested along with Martin Mainja, Rashid Mtelera and Dominic Chimaliro on suspicion that they conspired to defraud government of MK97 million through a contract awarded to Mainja’s company to fumigate Capital Hill and Kamuzu Palace.

Meanwhile, Chief Resident Magistrate Patrick Chirwa has denied Mainja and his co-accused persons bail.

“He has so far been irregularly awarded Business Opportunities by Office of President and Cabinet, Parliament, Ministry of Health, Malawi Prisons. New revelations; Martin Mainja is the business partner of the son of the President, Nick Chakwera. Problem; they were not being fairly paid for the done but clearly stealing. Fellow countrymen, we are at this juncture in our democracy. Newly elected government. Nine months into office.

“Tell me why Malawians cannot declare this government an enemy of people and remove it from office,” reads part of the post.

However, through his lawyers Ben and Winston Attorneys, Nick Chakwera claims that “The remarks will surely tend to lower him of the right-thinking members of the society generally, and it will cause him to be regarded with feelings of hatred, contempt, fear, ridicule and disesteem.

“Yet he holds the responsible position being a well known pastor at one of the major Churches in the country, Assemblies of God”.

Nick Chakwera law suit
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