Sunday, May 26, 2024

Don’t Salivate yet Brian Banda as High Court Appeal Pending on 103 Million Kwacha IRC Award

Brian Banda, now a millionaire?

Brian Banda’s grandiose dreams of salivating in the spoils of his 103 Million Kwacha windfall, courtesy of the Industrial Relations Court, are about to be rudely interrupted as the Attorney General Chambers filed an appeal and promised a fierce legal showdown.

By the way, contrary to popular belief, it wasn’t the Attorney General, Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda, who was in charge of this case. Instead, it was the equally formidable legal luminary, Aubrey Maseko, from the AG Chambers. Brace yourself, Banda, for you’re up against legal prowess that goes beyond the surface.

In a relentless pursuit of answers, our reliable Shire Times sources shed light on the fiasco that led to the court rendering a default judgment without any defense from the respondents side. It was learnt that there was communication breakdown between the parties.

Picture this: the day earmarked for the case assessment, the clock striking 2 pm, and the battleground set in Blantyre. Yet, the counsel from the AG Chambers embarked on their journey at the crack of dawn, reaching Blantyre by 10 am, only to be blindsided by a rescheduled session at 8:30 am on the same day. The absence of counsel at the appointed hour paved the way for the default judgment.

But wait, there’s more to this twisted tale. Allegedly, the rescheduling occurred without notifying the respondents, citing the court’s purportedly pressing matters that afternoon. Swift to counter, the respondent’s counsel filed an application on the very day for a Stay of the default judgment and a rehearing of the matter.

Drawing parallels with the Makileni case who was also obscenely awarded damages, our insider hinted at the serious business conducted by the AG Chambers, advising all interested parties to stay vigilant. This legal drama is far from over. Watch this space, and witness the AG Chambers unleash their strategic prowess.

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