DPP dismisses MHRC report on Mutharika’s questionable victory

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has dismissed the report by the taxpayer-funded Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) on controversial May 20 Tripartite Elections which has questioned the legitimacy of President Peter Mutharika.

Kasaila:  MHRC reports lacks credibility

Kasaila: MHRC reports lacks credibility

The report launched on Thursday in Lilongwe said the elections that ushered Mutharika to power was lacking fairness, transparency and credibility.

Commissioner Reverend Zac Kawalala told a news conference that the eventual outcome was in dispute and aspects of the report point to questions over Mutharika’s legitimacy “which the public must take note.”

But DPP has said the elections were “a closed chapter”, saying questioning Mutharika’s legitimacy may be tantamount to treason as his victory was certified by several foreign and local election observer groups and was dully sworn-in as Head of State.

DPP spokesperson and the party’s leader in Parliament Francis Kasaila claimed  MHRC’s report lacks credibility.

“The European Union [EU] and Mesn [Malawi Electoral Support Network], for example, declared the elections free and fair, is the MHRC an expert in elections or human rights? They were not the only observer in that election and more credible institutions declared the results credible, free and fair,” said Kasaila.

However, the commission’s chairperson Sophie Kalinde justified the release of the report as evidence-based through its extensive elections monitoring.

The 2014 tripartite elections were marred by chaos and several irregularities and court actions, including injunctions aimed at stopping its release and at one point former head of State Joyce Banda attempted in vain to nullify the vote.

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66 thoughts on “DPP dismisses MHRC report on Mutharika’s questionable victory”

  1. Amon Kasambala says:

    Rigged or not rigged the 20 May elections are a closed chapter we have to wait for 2019 now.
    We have to accept APM is President of Malawi up to 2019. Leave him work and will judge him by his work

  2. Manuel says:

    Why don’t we raise required minimum academic qualifications for the appointing authority and the appointed commisioners? I would suggest a genuine Masters in developmental or management/legal field

  3. Demo says:

    Koma inu zitsiru zina, nthawi ino ati ka report kachani , ngati mwasowa chochita osapita kukazala bwanji, paja inakusankhani ndi mbava ya chizimayi ija eti , kodi kalinde ndi mchawa kapena mtumbuka

  4. Mutharika is legitimate. He has failed beyond measure. Lets force him out of office basi. We cant be ruled by illegitimate leader.

    1. Tatyata says:

      The work of JB boys

  5. The report must give us enough reasons to to topple muntharika. He is not fit to remain in office. Let him reaign or else we wil force you out.

  6. Works of JB NIB should come in

  7. The Patriot says:

    Now that we know that DPP and APM are illegitimately leading our country what should we do?

    1. Nankungwi says:

      concentrate on developing Malawi and use the lessons from this report in the next elections

  8. Namalila says:

    The report may serve as a record but timing is of prime importance.
    This is now water under the bridge.
    Let’s move on and concentrate on developing Malawi than wasting time jostling each other. AMEN.

  9. Pepa Pepa pepani oluza no cheating of any kind. The bottom line is Chakwera can not win elections if voters continue to vote according to regions, and this is a fact.

  10. Many are talking out of jelousy.I was one of the clerks(a teacher by proffessional).In our zone(Chilipa) APM was on top of all presdential candidates at each centre in the presence of all monitors.I did not vote for APM but I would managed to predict that Apm had a chance to take over presidency.I suggest Human Rights hav released the report which has no credibility indeed!Iwo zimenezo azitenga kuti??Kapena angofuna kupezerapo ndalama??I greatly silute CCJP for its work on 20th may.Mupite ku CCJP mukapeze credible results because I remember anatipeza usiku tikuwerengerabe.Boma linawina ndilomweri basi.Musakhale ndi nkhwizi ndi anzanu.Ngati mukufuna achakwera,mvetserani ine mphunzitsi weniweni zinthu ziwiri izi!
    1.A chakwera achoke ku MCP because people in southern region fear MCP much than abwanawo.
    2.Ayambiretu kampeni yokopa anthu pano kuno kumwera
    *Failing to acomplish these two magor points,you will never see Mr Chakwera in government as a Malawian president.Check this out!!!!!!

    1. pondomali says:

      Chizungu chimenecho . Teacher by professional?

  11. MALAWI says:

    Hahahahahahaha, a Kasaila mpakana pano simukudziwabe kuti elections ndi human right issue?

    “Right to vote!”

    1. Zuze says:

      Kasaila is correct. The fact that voting is a right does not automatically make the Malawi Human Rights Commission an expert on elections or on voting. The constitution that granted the right designated appropriate agencies as experts or organizations as more focused on elections. MHRC is certainly not the expert in electoral matters.The MHRC has something to say when the right to vote is being violated, but it certainly does not have capacity to overstep its responsibility as an electoral expert.

  12. MALAWI says:

    Hahahahahahaha, a Kasaila mpakana pano simukudziwabe kuti elections ndi human right issue?

    “Righ to vote!”

  13. Za mtiiiiiiiiiiii mukhalira zomwezo pamene amzanu akuyendetsa dziko za mtiiiiiiiiiii

  14. KING SOLOMONS WISDOM says:

    SYSTEMATIC RIGGIN WAS THERE.THE CULPRITS INCLUDE TEACHERS.WHY TEACHERS? JUST A SAMPLE ,TEACHERS AT CHIMUTU DEC IN LL HAD RECOMENDED TO THE PUPILS TO VOTE FOR APM.THEY REASONED THAT TEACHER SALARIES WOULD BE RAISED. IT IS NOWONDER THAT MAXON MBENDELA SC. WAS LATER SHOCKED AT THE FAKE ARITHMETIC THAT CAME OUT OF THE TALLYSHEETS.I REMEMBER MBENDERA, “SAYING IS THIS WHAT U TEACH AT SCHOOL? “REFERING TO MINISTRY OF EDUCATION.THERE WAS COLLUSION BTWN TEACHERS AND DPP.THIS IS JUST ONE OF THE SECRETS PPLE SHOULD KNOW .NEXT TIME PLS USE ACCOUNTS CLERKS OR ACCOUNTING STUDENTS-THEY HANDLE CALCULATORS EVERYDAY AND WITH EASE BUT NOT TEACHERS

  15. Nganali kombweke says:

    Ife timawerengera mavoti amenewa, ndipo mkulu ameneyi amatsola ndi mavoti mochititsa kaso. Ndipo mukamati anabera mukutathauza chani akhakha inu. kapena mumafuna awine uja amati azungu andituma eti. mundisamale mwamva?

  16. Nyapapi says:

    Kodi Zac watani? This wont help us let’s move on! Mavuto ndi ambiri awa.

  17. Manzy j says:

    Uko nde kulimbanandi kutseka madzi ata dutsa kale . Kodio zisankho zina chityka liti kuti anthu oiwala ntchito yawowo azikamba zazisankhao lero? Mmene anthu anka pita ku khoti muja iwo adali kuti? Akuluakulu mwagwanayo. Mwachedwa. Kumangoononga ndama bas. Pano tili muchigawo cha chitukuko dont nosense what u r talkong about. Nde muma funa zisankho zichitidwe kawiri? Osamatiyamba dala mwamva? Zisankho zidapita makosana inu mwamvaeti?

  18. Pitala Wakubwa says:

    Peter Mutharika is a thief! Mutharika stole the elections and Mutharika still stealing from the people of Malawi but the problem is that this old Mutharika is stone deaf and everything that we the people say falls on Mutharika’s deaf ears. This mute Mutharka must decide whether it is Gertrude he wants or Ben, then pack up his bags and leave Malawi. So that that is the last that we hear of the Mutharikas. But Mutharika should be made to surrender the bags full of dollars he and his lover Ben took from Bingu’s bedroom after his death! before they fly out.

  19. kakha Erutu says:

    Those of you who are crying like babies please wait for 2019. We have focused all our minds and energies on developing our dear country not crying things that happened seven months ago.

  20. Thengereland says:

    We know who wrote that report. Kawalala and Kalinde are just helping others to achieve their selfish wicked motive. By the time Kawalala and Kalinde will realize what is going on here it will be too late. The same Voice Mhones they are serving today will be on their back, stabbing them. What a shame! This is why I always say that Malawians from Southern region and Central region are imbeciles. They fight against their own sisters and brothers. Last time Kapito regretted greatly after knowing that people from Thengereland just used him for their regional wicked motive. You will also regret your actions one day.

    1. mabilinganya says:

      Iwe ukati thengere land ndiye kuti chani! Pa nyo pako mbuzi iwe!!!!! Mumalimbana ndi north! Your idiot is failing to run the countru big time!!!! Mumango nyada kuti hee president ndiwathu wskumwera koma if you check properly in thiscountry the south is topping the list interms of poverty!!!! Check all rural areas inthe south; there is alot of misery!! People are suffering day and night! Malo olima alibe! they are lacking very basic needs!! Koma muli busy kulimbana ndi north!!!! Ya pathako panu!!!

  21. moto mwikho says:

    I can say without fear of contradiction that this institution does not have the capacity, tools, skills, insight and credibility to conduct such an assessment. It is just as handcapped as most Malawi NGOs and is strugling to justify its existence.

  22. Prof Ada Wa Mathanyula says:

    osadandaula ife sitichedwa cardic arrest

  23. RESTRORATION says:

    Munabela Munthu wa Mulungu!! Let us wait and see.

  24. KING SOLOMONS WISDOM says:

    GOD ALMIGHTY DOES NOT APPROVE OF ARROGANCE.IF INDEED U WON WITHOUT FOUL PLAY U SHALL B AT PEACE.OTHERWISE BEWARE.MTHARIKA SHOULD RECAL DAT HE USED THE BIBLE WHEN HE WAS SWORN IN.UNFORTUNATELY SOME PHARISEES COMPARED MTHARIKA COMEBACK TO THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST JESUS,REALY?.WHAT A PITY AND AND I SEE SOMETHIN WORKING AGAINST APM.PLS REPENT.ADVICE FROM ME -LHM

  25. SILLY BOY says:

    In fact these called CHRC would want to be seen to be talking. If you have any evidence that the elections were not done well, why dont you present your facts in court instead of just barking like rabid dogs. Even Chakwera just barks out and fails to bring out evidence. If a thief broke into your house you need to show the police where the thief broke and you can not just say that my house was broken into. Please stop this nosense once and for all, we are tired of hearing the same old stupid song.

  26. Issa Kabudula says:

    Too late for this organisation to come to us after 7 months of DPP rule and say the elections wee not credible – kulephela ntchito uku. Brothers and sisters we need to understand our human rights and we must refrain from talking what will cause our organisations to be looked down in future. we don’t talk of the past tense, people in government right and the are earning the living, they got the power of hiring and firing – this is madness brothers, care must be taken, we are focusing on how can Malawi stand on its knees and not the creditability of DPP too late brothers, too late look for some job to do, hands off on the DPP is the government of the day and requires to be respected and followed.

  27. TOO LATE JUST STOP, WHY DID YOU FAIL TO ACT THAT TIME, LETS JUST WAIT 2019 THE NEW GOVT WILL TAKE OVER——– GOD SAVE OUR SOULS.

  28. noreply says:

    Yaa.

  29. Gadabu says:

    Whatever the DPP says that report puts a heavy dent on Peter’s reputation and pride as president…

  30. jones says:

    Kupusa nanga kupose kuberedwa mavoti? Ndinenatu ngati ndi zoona. Ndiye mukanabesanso dziko la Malawi lonseli..

  31. Loy says:

    The report doesn’t say DPP rigged. It is just saying the facts about shortfalls. Its foolish for the DPP to comment and discredit the report. Stupid Kasaila and your IBU. Why do you take Malawians for ride? If I were you I could remain silent because no where in the report there is a mention that DPP rigged. Is DPP MEC? It could sound normal had it been that its MEC discrediting the report. MBUZI YA KU MSANJE. MAKUTU AMAKO

    1. Nankungwi says:

      I can understand DPP commenting because the finger is being pointed at them sayiung they are illegal!
      These enquries can only hely for the future but its too late for the past because Malawi has not got money to held elections every 6 months we need som stability!

      You can make a point by the way withotu using offensive language!

  32. Mhesha says:

    That’s their opinion as opposition affiliates. ..otherwise so many observers including our key partners like SADC, EU, AU, UN declared the polls free and fair. What about the parliamentary or local government polls?

  33. Wozinyanyala says:

    I think these dpp fools took advantage seing that Chakwera also is an idiot. We at first thought he wears pants but he is just another fool. MCP is also gone. Tembo chikhala kusadya anthu would have been better…koma naye kupha….nde as malawians , lets accept this as a necessary evil to allow this rat faced creature lead. From where am standing, I cant see anyone better to rule unless someone completely new not these recycled rotten animals.

  34. Wilzy says:

    Chamba chimapatsa mzeru and munthu wa ganja sangamakambe izi,koma i can call this is za chingabwe ngati mwasowa chochita inu amayi ndi anzanu mudzikangokumba mbewa kumudzi kwanu.

  35. chimango Mtanga says:

    Nkhan ya zisankho yidatha kale/yankhulan nkhan ya kukwera kwa katundu/mitsonkho,strike,madzi ku zipatala.Ife amphawi tilibe nazo ntchito kaya anabera mavote koma yinu munali komweko mumangoyang’ana.Dikilan zaka 5 ‘.

  36. Fathara says:

    SOPANO MUKUTI MUKAKHALA INUYO MENE MUKUWONELA ANAWINA NDANI A MALAWI?? ZITHU ZIMENE ANAPANGA BINGU NDIPOVUTA KUTI MUNTHU WAKU MUZI AKAYIWALE. CHOKHACHO CHONGOSISA NTENGO FETELEZA BASI MUNTHU WAKU MUZI ANAMUTHA. NDIYE MUKUGANIZA KUTI CHIPANI CHIMENE ANA YAMBISA BINGU MUNTHU WAKU MUZI ANGACHI NYOZE?? A CHAKWELA ANTHU AKUMUZI SAKUWAZIWA KUTI NDI NDANI, ATUPELE BAMBO AKE ANAMU WONONGELA SOGOLO CHIFUKWA MENE ANAYENDESELA ZIKO. MWACHISANZO MCP INAPEZA 1200,000 PACHIGAWO CHA PAKATI, DPP INAPEZA 400,000 VOTES. KU MMWELA DPP INAPEZA 1300,000 MCP INAPEZA 70,000. KUMPOTO DPP INAPEZA 100,000, MCP INAPEZA 80,000. NDIYE PAMENEPA MUKAKHALA MCP INABELEDWA PATI?? MCP KUNO KU MMWELA KULIBEKO OLO PANG’ONO, KU MPOTO MCP KULIBEKONSO. DPP NDI MATHER PARTY. MUYEMBEKEZE BWINO BWINO MUZAWONESESE 2019 MUZAKHUMUDWA ITAKU KWAPULANI OSATI MASEWELA, PANOPA GAME ILI M BWALO TIYENI TIWONELE TONSE PAMOZI.

    1. oluza says:

      But do you really have to type in Capital letters? Kapena amatokuuzani ku chipani Mapuya?

  37. kambwali says:

    Ndani sakudziwa kuti munabela akapolo inu

  38. Matapwata says:

    Katsaira is dull. Election is a human right issue.I thought should school him.It does matter hes a publicity secretary. Its sad that he even mention treason.Its Peter who is answering treason mind you.

  39. BOMA says:

    It was not ddp who organized the elections! Ngati tinakuberani ndinu makape

  40. Professional Vendor says:

    why can t you ask the MHRC that Who then won the elections if Prof. Peter Mutharika’s assending to power is questionable? Where were they all this time (after 7 months) to rise today and say the elections were not free and fair? By the way who appointed them? Who interviewed these people? The report alone shows that these people are not competent and not wealthy to be in those offices.

  41. Joel nditani says:

    Amangidwe anthu amenewo akufuna kudzetsa chisokonezo mdziko. Nthawi yonseyi analikuti kuti adzikamba zabwerera lero. Tatiyeni amalawi tingwilane manji tipange zokoza dziko lathu kuti zithu ziyende bwino kwa anthu onse. Tisatanganidwe ndikukokana kokana ayi.

  42. Mwatero says:

    My malawi my nation

  43. Comrade Wellington says:

    F’tsek! Mwasowa nkhani eti? Kambani zotulutsa ndalama apa. Zachisankho lero?

  44. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    It’s a failed party that’s why everything is at standstill , they are even failing to move at a snail’s pace.

  45. Face reality says:

    Pepani a Kasaila, kumvetsa chisoni kuti simukudziwa kuti the issue of election is a human rights issue moti ndithu mpaka inu a spokesperson and leader wa chipani mu parliament mukulephera kudziwa the the human rights face of elections? kumvetsa chisoni munthu wa mkulu. Funso loti are they experts in elections of Human Rights? langosonyeza umbuli wanu onse no wonder Di Phi Phi is no performing

  46. Thubwelunwe says:

    Credible or not to be credible is subjective at least if such sentiments are coming from Malawians. In Malawi if your preferred candidate wins, the elections are credible otherwise they are not credible. As for me, am always relieved that regardless of whoever wins, our lives as Malawians will never change for the better chifukwa kuyambira ovotayo ndi ovoteredwawo tonse ndife dzitsiru! be it MCP! UDF! DPP! PP! Chipani cha Fuko! PPM! Mafunde! et al. All you can do my brothers and sisters is to go to work and earn your leaving without ever thinking that some politician or political party will transform your economy and you!

  47. Kalanga says:

    Z the report saying u r nt ruling the country? It z just trying to highlight areas which we need to improve on as a country! Otherwise the minister is out of order on treason charges!

    Look the institution z just critiquing what happened with well documented results! Do u have documented findings of ur own to justify this or u r relying on what international and local observers said. Actually human rights z a very broad term, therefore as gvt u need nt ask its credibility!

    Sinatukwane ine apa!
    Much as u r a ruling party, try to listen carefully and make 2019 elections credible!

    Possibly start preparations now!

  48. Fwefwe Fweeee says:

    What a quick response from DPP. We have issues affecting the welfare of Malawians and the majority the issues DPP have not come up to address them. Izi ndiye kuyankha mwa changu.
    Signs of Dictatorship now trickling. 1st it was no pay for ACB strikers. Now questioning the credibility of 20 May Election is TREASON. That tells the nation that DPP Is ruling but someone still lacks peace of mind. These are just findings. Osamatiopsyeza ayi. If its Treason that means those who conducted the investigations needs to answer treason charges right. These pple have done their job and are just telling us their findings. We dont want history to repeat itself. With these findings Mbendera needs to stand down as he has been proven to be an incompetent person.
    If I was APM, I would insist the issue to go to court and recount on the way hust to sort this once and for all.

  49. Teketeke says:

    The report of MHRC, at this point in time, is irrelevant, mistimed and whose objective is questionable. If you’ve nothing to do, learn that silence is golden. You failed to speak when your voice was needed most.
    You can hung!

  50. kyroc says:

    If i may ask,how does this impact the leadership and of course malawians at large?why do yuo release the report today?where had u been all this time? kungotengera za ma online media agency a pa malawi pano nkhani ya lero amadzalemba pakatha two weeks.bring us real and touching issues not these balderdash items.to me this article is outdated and full of emptiness.MHRC adiminstration is sheepish and pigy. simungauzane kuti report mukuchita releaseyi nthawi yake idatha? fools!

  51. Mafikizolo says:

    The fact remains that, deep down their hearts, even DPP diehards know that this was a stolen victory . And that is why, barely 6 months after the elections , the country has no direction . No one knows whether we are going forward or backwards . Ng’ombe zayang’ana ku dazibomu .

  52. mabilinganya says:

    Nonse a dpp ndi nyapapi wanu ndinu mbuzi!!!! A party full of idiots and blood suckers!!!!!! Pa nyo panu!!!!!

  53. Chipapwiche Kajhalwiche says:

    Kawalala ndi kawalala basi. Don’t waste our time. We have more serious issues to deal with.

    Chipapwiche

  54. Zebron h banda says:

    Many people are of the view that mr silas chilima,particularly,did hack or fraudulently tampered with the system(computers) to give DPP bias in winning the elections.next time invite foreign observers to man the system.crooks!!

  55. Alungwana says:

    I think the best thing dpp can do is to close its stinking mouth because everybody including the dpp knows that the MHRC report is more than clear and true. Wait, history will repeat itself.

  56. Kanyimbi says:

    Za chamba basi m’malo moti mukambe zinthu zeni zeni za ufulu wa anthu monga kukwera mtengo kwa zinthu, kuzima kwa magetsi, kudula madzi ku zipatala misonkho yosayenera, ndiye mukukamba za chisankho? kodi mumadziwa bwino bwino ntchito yanu? zopusa basi. Mphuno zanu.

  57. MSANA WA PETURO says:

    What else can dpp fools say? The fact is that Muthalika is ruling this country illegally. Our mighty MCP should have been in power. Munatibera vomerani.

    1. Thubwelunwe says:

      Chifukwa chopepera kwambiri tinakubelani mavoti. Ngati tinakuberani you are not smart enough to lead this country. Fwetseki!

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