Court yet to decide Nankhumwa, others` fate

The High Court in Lilongwe has adjourned to November 16, 2020, an interparty hearing case involving Democratic Progressive Party-DPP Vice President for the South Kondwani Nankhumwa and three others who sought injunction restraining the Party`s leadership from removing them from the Party. 

Of late, DPP communicated that it had removed from Party`s positions Nankhumwa, Grezelder Jeffery as Secretary General, Jappie Mhango as a Treasure General and Yusuf Nthenda, who is a Member of Parliament (MP) for Mulanje West.

On Monday morning, November 9, lawyers from both sides met in court and shared documents before commencement of hearing on the application.

“There are some documents that were served on Friday on both sides so we both need time to go through the documentation so we asked for an adjournment to Monday,” said Gilbert Khonyongwa, lawyer representing the claimants.

According to Khonyongwa, as it stands the injunction still stands and that the four are members of the DPP.

“As far as we are concerned, there is an injunction and the Members are DPP members until that order is lifted so the status quo remains the way it was,” emphasised Khonyongwa.

Recently, the Party`s President Peter Mutharika speaking to journalists from his retiring home in Mangochi said he is ready to resign as the Party`s President after proper leadership succession plan saying that some individuals want to sell the Party to what he described as the highest bidder.

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