President Chakwera and Ministry of Local Government Victorious in Court Battle

By Twink Jones Gadama

In a recent legal showdown at the High Court in Lilongwe, President Lazarus Chakwera and the Ministry of Local Government, Unity, and Culture emerged triumphant in a case brought against them by Yohane Ndundu. The lawsuit stemmed from Ndundu’s dismissal from the position of Senior Chief Kalumo in Ntchisi District last year.

Judge Howard Pemba delivered a decisive ruling yesterday, asserting that Ndundu’s claims against the defendants, including his relative Peter Kamvumbula, lacked merit. The court found that Ndundu had engaged in various misconducts, including corruption and unwarranted removal of village heads, despite receiving multiple warnings.


Following a thorough examination of all parties’ testimonies, the court lifted the injunction previously granted to Ndundu and ordered him to cover the legal costs. Attorney General Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda confirmed the court’s decision to Zodiak Online.

When approached for comment, Ndundu expressed unawareness of the ruling and requested time before providing a statement. The judgement marks a significant legal victory for President Chakwera and the Ministry of Local Government, underscoring the importance of upholding integrity and accountability in public service.