Banda -Sued for defamation

Banda -Sued for defamation

BLANTYRE (Malawi NewsNow ) —  The Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Mr Kondwani Nankhumwa want former President Joyce Banda to testify in court in a case in which she sued the two for defamation.

Banda sued for defamation following a speech the Minister made at Ndata Farm in Thyolo which alleged that a person named “JB” plotted the death of former President Bingu Wa Mutharika for which MBC was dragged to court for airing the speech.

Mr Chancy Gondwe, lawyer for the two (MBC and Nankhumwa), said they shall now be waiting to make an application so that Mrs Joyce Banda comes to court and cross examined on the issues she raised on defamation.

According to him, his clients expect to see Banda in court soon after the necessary applications are submitted when hearing commences after the judge’s vacation ends