defamation of character lawsuit served to Mr Yeremiah Chihana

On August 1, 2013, writ was served to Mr Yeremiah Chihana for defamation of character lawsuit. As you are all aware, “Mr. Yeremiah Chihana has made unfounded claims about me and the whole Mutharika family that I had joint accounts with my brother the late former president of Malawi, Dr Bingu Wa Mutharika.” These accusations are false, misleading, and malicious. They are aimed at tarnishing my image as a father, an upstanding citizen, and a political leader. They smack of a propaganda campaign to smear my name with dishonesty.

Judges gavel and law books stacked behind

“Today I instructed my lawyers to file for defamation of character and libelous publication of such heinous claims. We are fully aware that the Weekend Nation, without any evidence, published on July 1, 2013 a story covering these false and malicious claims, on their part its unprofessional and irresponsible it should not be tolerated. The media should at all times provide the nation fact based stories and not be used as a machinery for character assassination”

“I have never held a joint account with the former president in Malawi or anywhere in the world,”

Peter Mutharika


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