Justice Ken Manda of the High Court of Malawi (Commercial Division) on Tuesday did not allow the Attorney General Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda and any lawyer to speak in the matter of K105 billion loan for Lake Malawi Water project.
Chakaka Nyirenda jumped courts and went to the Supreme Court where Justice of Appeal Dingiswayo Madise granted him a stay order on a matter which has yet to be heard in the lower court.
“There is no decision that the court has made to be appealed,” the Judge is said to have told Chakaka Nyirenda, lawyers of Khato Civils and National Bank and NBS Bank legal teams.
Also present were Lawyers for Fryson Chodzi of Forum for National Developement (FND) which had applied an injunction to stop the two banks from giving government the money for Lake Malawi Water Supply project.
Justice Manda had set May 30 for the hearing but Chakaka Nyirenda went to Supreme Court for a stay order.
In a display of total confusion the Governmernt Chief Legal Adviser not only did he turn up at the lower court he had dissed, but filed extra documents after he got his stay order.
Justice Manda told the legal congregation that he would wait for proceedings in the Supreme Court as he had not made any decision.
Nobody was allowed to speak or respond, leaving the Attorney General mouth open.
Government is working overtime to hide documentation in the matter as it will reveal gross negligence and disregard to procurement rules political powers have been pushing to ensure money is paid for the contract.