By State House Correspondent, LILONGWE
Z Allan Ntata, the self-styled man of the law and Legal Counsel to the former President of the Republic of Malawi late Bingu wa Mutharika, had a rude awakening on Friday when he was thrown out of the Kamuzu Palace on orders from PresidentMutharika.
Information has it President Peter Mutharika has ordered State House security personnel not to ever allow Z Allan Ntata anywhere near the gates of the Kamuzu Palace because he simply does not want to see him!
But on Friday, the cunning Z Allan Ntata found himself inside the gates of the opulent Palace by acting the driver of a guest of the Head of State, one James Woods.
James Woods (not the American film, stage, and television actor) is a UK-based entrepreneur who had successfully booked an appointment with President Mutharika to discuss various business investments in Malawi. His contact in Malawi was Z Allan Ntata.
When the Head of State granted to meet with James Woods on Friday at 2:30 PM, Z Allan Ntata pounced on the opportunity to sneak into State House by playing the chauffer of James Woods. When they two were let in by the security personnel at the two gates, outer and main, Z Allan Ntata asked James Woods to inform the President that he was in car parking area, itching to discuss serious matters with the Head of State.
James Woods obliged, ignorant of the politics going on between the two individuals. After their discussions, the guest informed the Head of State about the presence of Z Allan Ntata at the car parking area and requested him if he could see him. President Peter Mutharika turned red with anger, summoning the State House Guard Commander Duncan Mwapasa to explain “how the hell could his boys let in Z Allan Ntata”.
The President ordered that Z Allan Ntata be immediately “thrown out” of the Palace and that it should be made perfectly clear to him that the President would never meet him, again!
A prolific writer, Ntata is not a friend of the new President, younger brother to late Bingu wa Mutharika, owing, among other reasons, to a scathing article that the ‘legal expert’ authored against the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and its leadership on March 18, 2014.
In the article, which was widely published, Z Allan Ntata called the DPP and its leadership “stupid and irresponsible” for orchestrating political violence at Goliati in Thyolo against the then governing People’s Party (PP) supporters.
The President also has information that three weeks prior to the May 20, 2014 Tripartite Elections, Z Allan Ntata, while in self-exile in the UK, had been in touch with the PP top leadership with a view to defecting to the governing party had it won the elections.