Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) will file Chaponda’s contempt of court case today where the CSO’s want Chaponda arrested for violating a court order that restrained him from discharging his ministerial duties.
Confirming the development, Lawyer representing the CSOs, Wesley Mwafulirwa said they have waited up to today to file the case against Chaponda because Justice Chirwa was in Blantyre attendaing to other duties.
“All is set and today we will file the contempt of court case against Chaponda because Justice Chirwa is expected to be at the Mzuzu High Court today,” he said.
He added that Chirwa will also make a determination on whether to lift the court order on Chaponda or not.
“The High court will make a determination on whether to lift Chaponda’s Injunction or not and in any case Chaponda will still answer the contempt charge,” he said.
Chaponda was on many occasion seen operating in his capacity as the minister of Agriculture despite the court order.
Some days back he went to German on ministerial assignments and for that reason the CSOs want Chaponda to face the wrath of breaking the law.
Choponda’s involvement in maize deals landed the minister in trouble as it was revealed that he was masterminding plans to swindle government through the purchase of maize from Zambia.