Saturday, June 15, 2024

HH Files a Lawsuit Against FDD Leader Edith Nawakwi

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UPND President Hakainde Hichilema has filed a lawsuit against FDD leader Edith Nawakwi demanding for three million US dollars in damages for libel arising from defamatory words uttered during a radio program on Hot FM and Kwithu FM.

In a writ of summons filed in the Lusaka High Court today through his lawyers Malambo and Company, Mr Hichilema is also claiming for an order directing Ms Nawakwi to retract the defamatory words as well as an injunction restraining her from causing the publication or broadcast of the said defamatory words of the plaintiff.

The opposition leader is also claiming for the reimbursement of the sums expended in mitigating the effect of the defendant’s conduct towards him arising from the publication of the defamatory words as well as any reliefs the court may deem fit.

According to the statement of claim,the defendant did cause to broadcast during a radio program on Hot FM and Kwithu FM defamatory words in relation to the plaintiff’s acquisition of the property on 14/3/A/F488a Serval road in Kabulonga, Lusaka.

Ms Nawakwi is during the same program said to have accused Mr Hichilema of having sold for himself a house once belonging to Lima Bank,a company he was appointed to be a receiver during it’s liquidation process by the government.

The plaintiff further adds in his statement of claim that the words in their natural and ordinary meaning showed that he was at a material time a thief,corrupt person of questionable character guilty of numerous offences relating to the dissolution of Lima Bank and sale of it’s assets.

According to the claims the plaintiff refutes in his statement saying the said property never belonged to Lima Bank and was acquired two years prior to the commencement of the process of winding up the said Bank.

The plaintiff further said the defendant’s claims that she was speaking from an informed position as a Minister of Finance were calculated to lend credence to the defamatory words and thereby creating an impression in the minds of the public that they were true thus damaging the plaintiff’s reputation through ridicule, embarrassment and contempt.

The plaintiff also said in his statement of claim that the defendant has failed,neglected and refused to retract and apologise the said defamatory words despite being formally asked to.

65 COMMENTS

    • The general rule is that he who alledges must bring the facts before the court of law and prove. We saw for a long time how privatization has been used as a campaign tool against him by the greens, and it worked for them because they were just nimbling at it without been specific, but madam has gone all out all guns blazing and untactfully been specific, am just interested in the proof she will bring before the court.

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    • EMUKWAI Efyo twalefwaya ifi. Lets now wait for testimony in this case. It will be popcorn stuff. Ba LT take your reporters to grammar school before the hearing because we don’t want to see crap reporting like this one above. We want good narration of court proceedings

  1. HH has been pushed to the limit and it’s good that he is putting a lid to this malice. Also inkaleko lesson to all those “sponsored chaps” who have been yapping carelessly. Now their tails are folded and HH is the man of the moment and soon to be 7th President of Zambia, God willingly.

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  2. File a Certificate of Urgency as well so that the matter is heard expeditiously. No further comments. Now let’s see who’s who

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  3. Slept around 3am , was busy filing and putting in order all my records and receipts, might never no the green goblins that might lay ambush after 20 or 30 years, I just have to prepared for the future just like Bally.

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  4. Ba Under 5, lets see this to the conclusion. Not ati nfyonfyonfyo I have withdrawn. Time to exculpate yourself so we know who is lying. Well done Under 5

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  5. Wiwuwiwuwiwuwiwuwiwu!
    My ears will be open enough to hear devious, lover of money and kleptoh² misapplication of the privatization process in Zambia.
    We will soon see another EN and another lawsuit by kleptoh².
    The !d!0+ will be exposed.
    When facts start to come out, we shall not need this thief start accusing our judiciary and judicial process of being unfair.
    As the defendant begin to gather facts and evidence, we shall not entertain the emotional h² of kleptopyscopath nature to start refining articles and asking the defendant about what he would need to exonerate himself.
    We got kleptoh² where we wanted him. A self destructive trajectory. This !d!0+ turd is going down. Thanks EN. After you, another case will be filled against h². We will fix this thing.

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  6. Just face the law what are you afraid of, exculpate yourself and stop biting about the bush HH.This time you are caught up in the web.

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  7. This is the only way …..sue her knickers off.

    Tiyali is silent because of lawsuits.

    And for those calling for an inquiry , we do need one , but who would trust any enquiry under lungu and pf , a leadership that gassed its own citizens ???

    You are mad to think any normal inquiry can be held under lungu.

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  8. Zambians don’t READ! Muziwelenga a mambala!!! You just want to believe yapping fo.ols. Uyo muyanu has given you DOCUMENTATION! Go read and make up you effing minds now! This is why we keep bringing looters into political leadership.

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  9. Klept0h² ni nyandule, niyandule agwetsa dziko pansi. Ni cockroach safunika pafupi nampoto ta!
    I am excited.
    Let’s do this.

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  10. There limits when a case can be taken to court, considering assumed charges on HH are not murder or treason the statues of limitation can be applied. They are many people who were involved in the privatization of parastatals in the MMD Era. One gentleman who is never mentioned because he is bemba is Valentine Chitalu, he was the ZPA CEO and later bought a lot of shares in most of the privatized companies. Today he seats on a lot of the boards companies. This witch hunt will drag in a lot of people who don’t love media spotlights

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    • @Bakayoko, it is no longer about tribe my friend. The Zambian mind is petty, mediocre and vindictive. If Valentine Chitalu stands up and vies for political office he will be hounded even for the death of Jesus. I am telling you! We have gone past tribe. It is just spite now in the country. When you see a friend with a new car and start calling satanist or thief… that is what is going on.

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  11. After a nolle’ prosequi of this case, we will have gathered enough impetus to nail this munshibila nsala suntwe to another lawsuit for his unmerciless greediness.
    We have chaos in the mining sector because of his greed and mismanagement of the process.
    There is always time for reckoning.
    With God by our side, this is so sweet. Malambo you have done well to drag this elusive kleptoh² to court.
    Let’s remind each other also that court case wins always narrows down to the best prosecutors or defendants and an impartial and smart judge. As upndead !d!0+$ get in the feel good moment, this point is important. Get set! GO!

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  12. Edith Nawakwi has smelled an opportunity in the PF. If Edgar lungu appoints her as running mate and eventually the courts bar Edgar lungu based on the two terms limit, Edith will be on the PF ticket for president.

    Any serious person should not even call Edith a political party president, she is a leader of debating club called FDD. It’s best to throw in the towel, not this habit of being seasonal like mushrooms. Edith should learn from my elder citizen, General Miyanda. General miyanda as much as we miss him in the political arena he left.

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  13. Let HH sue so that Nawakwi can
    Explain how it was done.So both
    Parties can be heard.Zambians can put this matter to rest.The truth will come out once and for all.

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  14. Looks like HH has been caught…..but why did it take this long for Nawakwi to open up….politicians are all thieves and just imagine what damage HH can do to the country once elected in office….even worse than Bandit President Edgar Chagwa Lungu

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  15. I REMEMBER MUTEMBO NCHITO RUNNING TO THE COURTS OF LAW CLAIMING DAMAGES ETC IN ORDER TO REMAIN AS DPP….THE STORY IS NOW WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE. THE CASE WILL KEEP HH IN COURT FOR A LONG TIME AS PF CAMPAIGNS. HE WILL PROBABLY BE FREED LEGALLY THOUGH ON A MORAL PLATFORM HE HAS SUFFERED A DEATH BLOW POLITICALLY.

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  16. NAWAKWI TALKED ABOUT MANY OTHER CLANDESTINE IRREGULARITIES:
    1. HOUSE IN SABLE ROAD
    2. RAMCOZ
    3. MOSI-OA-TUNYA INTERCIONTINENTAL HOTEL
    NOT JUST THE ONE YOU ARE GOING TO COURT FOR. PLEASE PROVE THAT YOU DID NOT INVOLVE YOURSELF IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES IN AQUIRING THESE ALSO. AND WE ARE NOT SAYING YOU ARE THE ONLY CRIMINAL HERE. WE ARE INTERESTED IN YOU BECAUSE YOU WANT TO START HANDLING OTHER STATE OWNED PROPERTIES IF YOU BECOME PRESIDENT. WE ARE AFRAID

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  17. Emotions are not Laws!
    See your life now Nawakwindi?
    ECL has already used and damped you. You were made to wait to see him yesterday, only to be told it’s no longer necessary. It’s dangerous to play Judas on an innocent person. We may just hear you have gone the way of Judas!
    I hope Mr HH will not be naive to leave his enemies behind. This case must be left to the due process until Nawakwi is made to pay for her sins. If it means auctioning her off, let it be! Let her be made an example to would be offenders!

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  18. I told you that this woman must very careful with my Bally and your Bally.

    When you verbally attack and abuse someone don’t think they are fools.

    After the revelations from HH and clearing the alleged corrupt involvement in privatized assets, I then realized that never ever utter rubbish on media without facts.

    She was acting on hearsays, typical of Zambian gossip.

    Where are those who went aroof talking as if they had valid evidence?

    HH is the smartest Zambian ever known in the history of this country.

    Wait for contempt of court for those with loud mouths.

    PF is finished.

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  19. Read his demands. He wants to stop people from asking him about his conduct and yet he is vying for the top job in the country. Sata and all presidents were accused of various things but never took legal action stopping citizen from asking and wanting clarity on such issues. This clearly shows that hh has a lot more to hide and knows the truth will damage him for good. Imagine having this dictator in power. Just be thankful as Zambians that God has decided that evil hh will never rule

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  20. As for diasporans commenting above we know majority of you come from a certain tribe and will always support anything hh does or say. I am sure he can sleep with your wives in from of you and you will shout and celebrate ati FORWARD. Funny enough, the reason you immigrants are cleaning toilets there is due to people like hh selling your country

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  21. Congratulations Edith Nawakwi! Courts are waiting to see your tantrums live on the floor again.
    This is the problem with older women like Nalwakwi because they dont know when their time and days are over. Nalwakwi thinks it all about insults or public tantrums. No things don’t work like that.
    An old and finished woman like Nalwakwi would know how to be behave but not this one. Obviously her upbringing was terrible and ended up behaving like a Namakwenkwe that she is. No proper husband and still jumping around for quick screws paying rent boys K300 per shot. Real legal problems are soon coming your way. Even your Legana sausage will be actioned. Wait and see.

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  22. PF must pay for her legal fees and if what I heard is the truth, she will remain soaked and shivering in court.

    Courts are not for hearsay but evidence.

    PF goons they have serious diarrhea at the moment.

    PF must go!

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  23. Nawakwi is one hell of a cantankerous she-donkey, her husband once clobbered her so bad she had to be wheeled into the UTH emergency room. Ask Francis Kaunda Judy how acrimonious she was during the year she was at Finance over privatization, she is crazy. Now you will see she has been hauling like a wolf without evidence, kuunya manje ka!

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  24. Well said Kaizer, Hichilema is a thief and tribalist. He has mis calculated on this as always. Going to court will just finish him up because the issue will surely go against him, especially that he has branded all judges in Zambia “corrupt”, so they gonna work on him that he has taken himself there. By December this year your HH will be a finished man. He will be History Hichilema, (Hechi Hechi) and not Hakainde.

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  25. These are the cases LAZ, NGOs and ACC should join as interested parties so that we can see their real concerns for good Governance, rule of law and transparency.

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  26. KZ toll mber no ko I will hunt you down physically and take you out watch the space. We can let the looting and plundering of mother zambia go on like this.

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  27. These are the cases LAZ, NGOs and ACC should join as interested parties so that we can gauge your real concerns for good governance, transparency and rule of law.

  28. Where did you do your law? What would be their Locus standi in a litigation case of defamation like this one? It’s people like you who pushed Nawakwi in the faeces that she is in. She was thinking you would be there with her all the way but she is all alone with a bitter Legana sausage in her mouth! All of you including PF have left her alone.

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  29. This matter is now where it should be, that is in court. Wht saddens me is the foul language being used to express opinions. It’s just not helpful. We’re lagging behind in so many areas as a country. We don’t even know such basics as civilised exchange of views. U can disagree with HH and Nawakwi without being personal and petty by bringing in irrelevant issues.

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  30. YOU MAY LOVE HH. BUT ON THIS ONE HE MAY HAVE SHOT HIMSELF IN THE FOOT. ALL THAT IS NEEDED IS EVIDENCE THAT HE DID NOT DECLARE INTEREST IN SELLING ASSETS TO HIMSELF. THATS ALL. IT MAY NOT INVOLVE ALL THE ASSETS ACTUALLY, EVEN ONE IS ENOUGH TO PIN HIM. THATS WHAT THESE POLITICIANS DO, UNDOING EACH OTHER. NAWAKWI IS NOT AN ANGEL, BUT ON THIS ONE, SHE STANDS ON FIRM GROUND. THIS MAY ALSO BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR UPND TO RID THEMSELVES OF HH WHO HAS CAUSED THEM THIS DISMAL PERFORMANCE AT EVERY ELECTION. UPND MAY COME OUT OF THIS ONE AS A POTENTIALLY ELECTABLE PARTY AS IT WAS IN THE DAYS OF MAZOKA. BUT IF THEY PLAY FOOL-HARDY, THEY WILL CONTINUE WALLOWING IN THE MUD OF POLITICAL RELEGATION, CONFINED TO THE OPPOSITION AND TRIBALLY TO THE SOUTH FOR EVER AND EVER.

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  31. Ba Nawakwi, like a child, even saying its him who started. Sure chalo vima problem mbwe mu Zambia , and the two of you decide to have a show down. And even the jealous opposition leaders like Sean, Winter and this Chanda guy who has never ever said a word about his own party are busy fueling the situation that if you aspire for Public office, there must be scrutiny. Uyu alipo manje enze na ma issues na ndalama za widow, elo scrutiny muyambile pali HH. RB was fired by KK, kaya ngati nipau governor olo ku Namboard but he became a very effective President. Our road to Zimbabwe status is going smoothly……

  32. This country has too many problems for us to be entertaining these squabbles between two adults. But the lady also, how do you start saying it’s him who started. Yes those opposition leaders jealous of HH have come out to support the other. They want accountability today after 30 years

  33. This issue should just wait for national day of prayer, fasting reconciliation and fighting again. It’s only next month.

  34. Does genuine reconciliation really take place on the National Day of Prayer and Reconciliation? No real reconciliation can take place where people are unable to own up and say ,” sorry I said and did wht I shouldn’t hc done to u. Can u forgive me now ao that we turn a page” . No such things happen, no one confesses their sins. Pentecostals adorn their Sunday best and even the military joins the fray. It’s a meaningless holiday.

  35. Does genuine reconciliation really take place on the National Day of Prayer and Reconciliation? No real reconciliation can take place where people are unable to own up and say ,” sorry I said and did wht I shouldn’t hv done to u. Can u forgive me now so that we turn a page” . No such things happen, no one confesses their sins. Pentecostals adorn their Sunday best and even the military joins the fray. It’s a meaningless holiday.

  36. No retreat no surrender. You opened your big mouth in public defaming someone, u claimed u are ready to unmask him, he has now given you a chance to do that. Take your evidence to court. If u dont this is the time you will learn to grow up in a civilised manner. And also be prepared to answer why you withheld this information for 2 decades because withholding information is a crime. You invited this in your lane. If you were hired to open your mouth on something u cant evidence. Lets hope u hv evidence to take them down with you otherwise you’re in for it alone. We are all ears now.

  37. I didn’t know that this woman Nawaki is powerful shaking the entire UPND. Others are prepared to take a bullet for HH. One Nawaki Vs Southern Province. She can’t be intimidated easily. Instead of HH and UPND fighting EN, they are busy attacking and finishing their energy on PF. Who has nothing to do with this case.

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  38. KZ someone who has a lot to hide cant sue you. Because he’d be afraid things will be revealed but someone who is jealousy is quick to talk no sense without evidence. Dont worry, you should prepare to defend yourself too in court next year for all your crimes.

  39. You can see most notable lawyers all going silent, Edith has committed suicide, kuunya this time. This mentality of “Tenze bantu” she and Derrick Chitala like has legal consequences, if I were her I would just shut up & prepare for court as opposed to aggravating matters by committing purjury!

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  40. You can see most notable lawyers all going silent, Edith has committed suicide, kuunya this time. This mentality of “Tenze bantu” she and Derrick Chitala like has legal consequences, if I were her I would just shut up & prepare for court as opposed to aggravating matters by committing purjury!!

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  41. Edith Nawakwi will respond to HH’s court papers. She has 2 weeks in which to do that. Both of them will then be cross-examined by opposing lawyers. This is where it will get nasty for someone. The entertainment value is undoubted.

  42. HH, explain in clear terms so that we hear you. The task you are about to undertake in 2021 as president of Zambia requires a decent person this time around. We need a fresh start, we need to break away from the criminal enterprise that has looted Zambia and then turned around to seek leadership in the highest office in our Land. We have a clear example of what people who abuse other peoples resources end up doing to a country. There are more than 15 million other Zambians, I’m sure we can find a clean leader. So please explain clearly, not beating about the bush.

  43. As Africans we hv not learned any enduring lessons from the Atlantic slave trade, colonialism and today’s marginalisation in the world. We want Africa to be respected and even get a permanent seat or seats on the UN Security Council. But we’re not running any respect governance of our individual countries. Hw can Africans be respected whn some of them are looking for asylum in a country as poorly endowed in terms of resources as Israel? There’s barely any arable land in Israel and the population is small. Yet it’s able to hv a government that does the basics. Nigeria has more scientists, engineers and other professionals than Israel. But because Nigerian politics is toxic, they can’t do wht the intelligentsia is supposed to do.

  44. I blame her husband. He should not have allowed her to make such wild allegations. I hope those that are cheating her will not damp her along the way. We may need to remind her that when UPND forms government next year, Tue following will be vigorously pursued:
    1. Carrington Maize saga,
    2. Fire tenders
    3. Gassing
    4. Burning of markets,
    5. Illegal harvesting and sale of mukula trees,
    6..Purchase of ambulances,
    7. All cases where those that were being investigated did not resign will be reopened.
    Take note.

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  45. This is now getting interesting, this is the part where a can of worms will now be opened and a lot of spilling will be done. We’ll see who is telling us the truth between the two. I have great respect for the Courts of Law and prefer to not side with anyone but instead let the Court do its job. Game on!!

  46. Iwe naiwe Nemwine be quiet. Israel is a province of the United States, Washington even announces which Israeli city will be the capital.

  47. It’s better to cecede from this so called Zambia and their fake so called one Zambia, one nation just to fool the citizens. Imbwa shabantu ishi, akapatulula ka mutundu fulu fulu. Finshi ifyo fine HH amulufyanya mwe bana bancushi mwe. Namonaule calo nabukabwalala bwenu and today you want to throw all the mad and all your filthy on HH? Kuba Tonga, bateke ng’ombe shamutengo, tabateka ifishimu iyoo, ulemfwa iwe kakawalala iwe.

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