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PF denies owing Kalandanya 13.5 million

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THE Patriotic Front party has denied owing
Kalandanya Music Promotions proprietor Bwalya Kalandanya K13.5 million for production of campaign songs for last year’s campaigns.

Kalandanya in January this year sued PF party acting secretary general Nickson Chilangwa, demanding payment of K13.5 million with interest for services rendered to the party last year.

In his statement of claim filed in court by his lawyer KBF and Partners, Kalandanya stated that he entered into an agreement with PF through the national chairman for production, promotion, development of campaign songs and political advertisements.

Kalandanya stated that he was approached between April and May 2021 to provide the said music services to PF and on June 12, 2021, he entered into an agreement with PF where it was agreed that he will be paid K13.5 million.

But the PF through its lawyer Tutwa Ngulube has filed a defence in court, denying owing Kalandanya the money he is claiming.

The PF stated that the party has never engaged Kalandanya for the purpose of production, promotion or development of any campaign songs.

It stated that if any such songs were ever
produced, then it was at the gratuitous and self-imposed intention of Kalandanya.

“The songs referred to in the statement of claim were recorded at his instance and not of the defendant because the defendant did not request or engage in the production of the alleged campaign songs as the same was done by the plaintiff at his own volition,” the defence read further.

The PF added that it did not agree to any implied terms over the alleged contract as far as it was concerned.

It stated that Kalandanya was aware that the production of such songs would not produce any economic benefit.

“All transactions of the political party were
submitted and approved by the Central Committee and not the National chairperson and the aforementioned was within the knowledge of plaintiff (Kalandanya).

The parties national chairperson has no capacity, right, authority whatsoever to engage or enter into any contract or transaction on behalf of the party as that authority rests on the secretary general with the assent of the party Central Committee.

Therefore, the alleged contract was invalid. The political party never agreed to any transactions with the plaintiff more so for an astonishing amount of thirteen million five
hundred thousand kwacha (ZMW13,500.000.00).

The plaintiff shall be put to strict proof of the same,” stated the PF.



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