Thursday, 23 March 2017

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Leaders of Civil Society Organisations (CSO’s) who obtained a court injunction against agriculture minister George Chaponda will today file a contempt of court case over his official trip to Germany.

Agriculture minister George Chaponda, who is restricted by the courts from carrying out his work, is believed to have left the country for official duties in Germany, Capital FM investigations can reveal.

Capital FM investigations can reveal that the Agriculture minister George Chaponda appears to be complying with court’s decision by not reporting for duties.

The Police are pushing for changes to the Rogue and Vagabond law that was recently declared unconstitutional by the constitutional court.

The public is keenly awaiting the outcome of today’s intra-party hearing on the suspension of Agriculture Minister George Chaponda from duties.

Representatives of Times Group are describing the decision by the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) to seal off their premises as an act of political vengeance by the government.

The Malawi government continues to be criticised for delaying investigations into the murder of a senior official at the Anti Corruption Bureau Issa Njauju.

A judicial review on the alleged illegal sale of tractors is set for this on Friday the 13th of January at the High Court in Lilongwe.

Agriculture minister George Chaponda has of late been in the news over his alleged involvement in the much discussed ADMARC maize scandal.

The High Court in Mzuzu has ordered Minister of Agriculture George Chaponda to stop discharging his duties.

The Agriculture Committee of Parliament is set to start investigation on the maize scandal involving the Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (ADMARC) on the 17th of this month.

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