Court gives DPP, others 7 days to amend charges


The High Court has given seven days to four Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) officials to file amendments in their ongoing case challenging their suspension from the party.

The four are vice-president for the South Kondwani Nankhumwa, secretary-general Grezelder Jeffrey, treasurer Jappie Mhango and lawmaker for Mulanje West Yusuf Nthenda.

They are challenging their suspension from the party.


The matter was back in court Tuesday.

Speaking after the adjournment, lawyer representing Nankhumwa, Kefius Chidothi, said the matter was in court for the judge’s direction.

“We, as claimants, had applied for amendments on the case structure and the court has given us seven days in which we should file the amendments,” Chidothi said.


The court also gave the lawyers representing DPP seven days to file their amendments in the matter.

After seven days, the court is expected to decide whether to continue with the trial.

The party extended an olive branch to the four but they insisted that the case should continue. In October 2020, DPP fired the four for what the party’s Central Committee called gross misconduct.

Later, the party rescinded its decision and invited the four back into its fold.

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