The High Court in Zomba has ordered Democratic Progressive Party ( DPP) to refund K14 million it obtained from district councils and government parastatals for a Blue Night event during the time the DPP was governing the country. In her determination, High Court Judge Zione Ntaba ordered the party to refund the money within 30 days.
Five Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) sued DPP in the case.
Reacting to the development, one of the CSOs’ leaders, Gift Trapence, expressed satisfaction with the judgement.
“Malawians have won, democracy has won, this money belongs to Malawians,” said Trapence.
DPP’s Director of Legal Affairs, Charles Mhango, said they will make their next move after reviewing the judgement.
“Am yet to meet our lawyers who were representing us in this case.
“We will make our decision whether to appeal or comply after reviewing the judgement,” said Mhango.
CSOs that dragged DPP to court on the matter include Youth and Society, Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation and Centre for Development of People.
Reported by Geoffrey Chinawa, MBC Online Services.