Deputy speaker asks MCP lawmaker to bring evidence of DPP rigging plot for 2019

Wanga Gwede –Nyasa Times

First Deputy Speaker Esther Mcheka Chilenje  has asked  member of parliament for Lilongwe North East, Maxwell Thyolera (Malawi Congress Party –MCP) to bring to parliament Wednesday after evidence of his claim that ruling Democratic Progressive Party(DPP) are recruiting its cadres in police to rig the 2019 elections.

Deputy speaker Esther Mcheka Chilenje: Bring evidence

Deputy speaker Esther Mcheka Chilenje: Bring evidence

Thyolera made the allegations during his contributions to the debate on the State of the Nation Address delivered by President Peter Mutharika last Friday.

MCP claims Mutharika is in power on stolen votes in 2014.

Thyolera said the DPP wants to hold on to power through poll rigging in 2019 and that party cadres are being recruited in police for the gland plan.

He said: “We have information that they have included DPP cadets with the aim of rigging 2019 elections.”

But Leader of the House, George Chaponda, rubbished the allegations saying the lawmaker was “misinforming” the nation.

The deputy speaker asked Thyolera to back his claim with evidence.

When challenged to bring evidence, Thyolera said he would do so.

Mcheka Chilenje then asked him to return to the chamber Wednesday afternoon with evidence.

But Lilongwe Msozi MP, Vitus Dzoole Mwale faulted Mcheka Chilenje for demand of evidence.

“These demands are the ones that led to the death of one of our member (Mchinji West member of Parliament MP  Billy Kanjira Banda ),” said Dzoole Mwale.

Kanjira Banda was thrown out of Parliament after a heated exchange with Mcheka Chilenje in March and later collapsed at St Francis Catholic Church in Lilongwe’s Area 25.

In his contribution to an allocation under the Democracy Consolidation Programme through the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC), late Banda alleged that some Cabinet ministers would personally benefit in millions of kwacha from such allocations.

Prior to kicking him out, Mcheka Chilenje accused the MP of being personal. She advised the legislator that his emotional outburst was not good for his health

Chilenje on Tuesday told Dzoole that her demand to Thyolera to bring evidence was in accordance with parliamentary standing orders, saying “nothing personal.”

Mcheka said  it’s “not healthy” to argue  with her.

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11 thoughts on “Deputy speaker asks MCP lawmaker to bring evidence of DPP rigging plot for 2019”

  1. Kenkkk says:

    She is really an evil woman. It seems her favorite line is “bring evidence tomorrow or on such a such day”. Sending and exposing the culprit mp to the mercy of the ruthless dangerous dpp thug wolves waiting outside.

    What parliamentary standing orders is she following? Doesn’t she know that the MPs have also parliamentary privileges? They can say what they like inside parliament and they are not obliged to bring any evidence she is demanding. So Maxwell don’t even bother with gathering evidence for this runatic deputy speaker. Don’t stress yourself, the important thing is you have said what you wanted to say.

    Who doesn’t know that dpp is arranging and preparing relevant infrastructures to rig the 2019 elections?

  2. Elder Sage III says:

    This Mcheka-Chilenje woman is dangerous! ….. ask her past two husbands. She has even declared that she will let go of her constituency when she is tired of it, meaning no one can take it away from her through the ballot box.

    Ngokhwima moipa, this woman…

    Just dont argue with this nsanje jezebel.

  3. Kwathu says:

    Analysit. apatu ndiye nanu mwachita fart. You can’t see the seriousness of the matter such that the deputy speaker needs to be furnished with evidence?

    1. The Analyst says:

      Kwathu . . .
      But are we being honest selves, to assume that the MP can practically bring the ones he may have heard this from; into parliament?
      . . . or how how do you suppose, the MP can do it if he heard it from some recruiters or recruitees?

  4. The Analyst says:

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    Mcheka-Chilenje is just being naive here . . .
    . . . you cant always have evidence on everything!
    . . . even if the MP may have evidence (e.g. hearing it from the ones recruiting or being recruited); does Chilenje think that these recruiters or recruitees, can come to parliament to testify? Is this even practical?
    . . . But, even if the MP has no evidence (which is likely); can we conclude that the MP is just blabbing?
    . . . Is lack of proof; proof of innocence?

    Chilenje should therefore desist from pilling up undue pressure on people.
    . . . demanding evidence (with ultimatums and deadlines) on such sensitive issues as these, is as misplaced as it is not practical; and its synonymous with bullying and intimidation which are clearly unparliamentary.
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    And its a wonder how people are careless with their tongue . . .
    . . . How does Dzoole Mwale say “Such demands as these led to the death of Kanjira Banda?”
    . . . Of course one event preceded the other, but does it imply one caused the other?
    . . . This is too strong a statement.
    And if Mcheka – Chilenje was to hear it, she could have demanded, “Bring evidence by Thursday.”
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    1. mpoloni says:

      Join the discussion

  5. Kamale says:

    indeed let them prove their allegations. sizomangobwebweta ku Parliament, mmalo molankhula zinthu zachitukuko kumeneko.

    likanakhala kale bwezi Kamuzu atakutulutsani mmenemo.

  6. Petre Mathanyula says:

    Apa report ya ma deputy speakers yoba ndalama za boma ikufunika msangamsanga, Chilenjeyu tithane naye. Asamavute chifukwa akutumidwa ndi a dpp

  7. Botolo says:

    Iwe Mcheka ufuna utipherenso wina MP eti? Mfiti iwe ndinamva umasanduka ng’ona khakhakha iwe. Thyolera yekha sumutha mpaka phwetekere atapsera pamtupakopo

  8. Daniel Phiri says:

    CHILENJE, Please spare Dzoole’s life, you took away Kanjira Banda’s in the same manner and left his poor Wife and children pa dzuwa. Please Esther I beg you ndagwada ine.

    1. mateyu says:

      You have no shame, wasting tax payers money just to sit growing fat and talking nonsense? when asked to validate your claims then you fart and pass shit in your pants, ur a pathetic heap of shit

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