I’II prove Kamb­wili is cor­rupt, dis­hon­est, says - Ng­wira

Daily Nation Newspaper - - HOME NEWS - By NA­TION REPORTER

“I WILL prove in the Lusaka High Court that Chishimba Kamb­wili is a cor­rupt and dis­hon­est per­son who has used his var­i­ous port­fo­lios in govern­ment to en­rich him­self and ac­quired the ti­tle of Doc­tor (Dr) in a ques­tion­able man­ner,” PF mem­ber, Chan­oda Ng­wira has said. This is ac­cord­ing to doc­u­ments Mr Ng­wira has filed in the Lusaka High Court where he has been sued by Mr Kamb­wili, the Roan mem­ber of Par­lia­ment, for defama­tion. Mr Kamb­wili has sued Mr Ng­wira over al­leged defam­a­tory state­ments which the lat­ter ut­tered against him at a press con­fer­ence on Oc­to­ber 6, 2017 at Chrisma Ho­tel in Lusaka. Mr Kamb­wili claims that Mr Ng­wira called him an ir­re­spon­si­ble man who was not de­serv­ing of his ti­tle as “Dr” as he al­legedly ac­quired the same in a ques­tion­able man­ner and that he was im­po­tent and men­tally chal­lenged. Mr Ng­wira, in his de­fence filed in court, says the words com­plained of were true and a fair com­ment on a mat­ter of pub­lic in­ter­est and were not un­der­stood to mean the al­leged defama­tion. He says he will demon­strate be­fore the court that the said words are based on ju­ris­dic­tion and a fair com­ment with­out mal­ice. Mr Ng­wira says he will prove dur­ing hear­ing of the case that Mr Kamb­wili never ac­quired his ti­tle af­ter at­tend­ing class for him to be called Dr. He de­nies al­le­ga­tions in Mr Kamb­wili’s claim, ar­gu­ing that the words com­plained of can­not be un­der­stood to mean what Mr Kamb­wili claims them to mean.

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