Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Vice President for the South Kondwani Nankhumwa has said the court case involving Jappie Mhango, MP, Secretary-General Honourable Gelzeder Jeffrey, and MP for Mulanje West Honourable Yusuf Nthenda and him protesting their firing from the party will proceed on December 1, 2020.
This is contrary to what DPP spokesperson Brown James Mpinganjira told the press in a statement regarding the outcome of the meeting between Nankhumwa and the party President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika.
Mpinganjira told the press that Nankhumwa has instructed his legal team to adjourn the case to give chance to the ongoing discussions between the two.
“Hon Kondwani Nankhumwa has agreed to relinquish the position of Leader of Opposition and to respect the choice made by the Party of Hon Francis Kasaila as Leader of Opposition.
“That in view of the fact that there is a court case, Hon Kondwani Nankhumwa has undertaken to direct his legal team to seek an indefinite adjournment of the case to pave way for the resolution of the matter by the parties to the case through mediation using the existing structures for dispute resolution within the Party,” reads in part the statement.
But Nankhumwa rejected Mpinganjira’s claims, saying the case is on on December 1,2020.
“My entire focus remains on the court case where my three colleagues, DPP Treasurer General Jappie Mhango, MP, Secretary-General Honourable Gelzeder Jeffrey, and MP for Mulanje West Honourable Yusuf Nthenda, and I, are contesting the DPP Central Committeeâ€™s decision to expel us from the party. Hearing of the case continues on Tuesday, December 1, 2020,” said Nankhumwa in the statement.
Meanwhile it is yet to be seen if the discussion between the two function will proceed or not.
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