DPP’s Namasasu challenges rerun in Lilongwe City SE

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmaker for Lilongwe City South East constituency Bentley Namasasu is challenging a High Court ruling ordering Malawi Electoral Commission to conduct fresh elections in the constituency where a Malawi Congress Party (MCP) candidate Ulemu Msungama challenged the results.

Lawyer Chancy Gondwe:  Defending Namasasu

Lawyer Chancy Gondwe: Defending Namasasu

High Court Judge Esmie Chombo nullified the parliamentary election in which MEC  Namasasu winner by 98 votes against Msungama, who challenged the results.

Justice Chombo said it was difficult to decide who won the election in the constituency because of the unreliability of the documentary evidence as “most of them have cancellations, writing over and wrong additions, and relying on that documents may result in miscarriage of justice”.

The court  ruled that the electoral body should conduct fresh polls to accord Lilongwe City South East constituents opportunity to have a representative of their choice in parliament.

But Namasasu through his lawyer Chancy Gondwe on Monday lodged a court challenge against the decision.

“ The rerun decision is being contested. The Court disregarded MEC evidence that even if the disputed votes were added to Msungama, the DPP’s Namasasu would have still emerged winner,” said Gondwe.

Some of the evidence, which the court had earlier ordered be recounted, was destroyed by fire which razed down part of the warehouse in Lilongwe containing 2 400 ballot boxes.

The court will sit again on Tuesday for an interparty hearing.

Justice Link Justin Dzonzi has since advised MEC to carry out quality control checks and recruit competent people in mathematics and sciences apart from teachers, who work as polling staff.

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61 thoughts on “DPP’s Namasasu challenges rerun in Lilongwe City SE”

  1. William kaunda says:

    A Nanasasu, chimene mukuopa ndi chiyani? If you were a genuine winner,people will still vote for you. Unless there is something. Anthu ayamba kukunganizirani Zambiri. Tangokazikitsani mtima pansi.

  2. namasese says:

    Rerun ndiye kuti chani, zopusa mudikile 2019 achino cashgate soko inu mxiii

  3. tony kanyenda says:

    NAMASASU IF YOU HAVE THE MANDATE OF THE PEOPLE THEN ALLOW FOR A RERUN, WHAT ARE YOU HIDING, BY THE WAY THE PEOPLE OF LILONGWE SOTHEAST DONT WANT YOU AT ALL

  4. tudzi says:

    Namasasu akuopanji? Tivoteso basi ife sitikufuna munthu wina abere. Zobera zatopetsa iyaaaa!

  5. Munthu wa Mulungu says:

    Kodi a Namasasu mukuopa chiani? Ngati anthu amakukondani adzakuvoteraninso. Apo ayi ndiye kuti mukudziwa kuti munaberadi and you don’t see a chance of winning again. Leave MEC to do its work without hindrances this time around.

  6. Emanuell thembachako says:

    Y ulibe mantha mulungu amenyabe khondo

  7. Chakwanuleka says:

    Namasasu walephera kutentha court kuti file isowe. Pano wanya, the truth will come out, ndiye kaya ngongole ija mubweza ndi chiani. usovenge.

  8. Alungwana says:

    Ndale za Namasasu zogula mabokosi basi. He bought a Toyota hilux DZ 3660 2nd hand ofcoz when he recieved his parliamentary loan. Beware he is related to Masangwi who was involved in the murder of Robert Chasowa.

  9. Alungwana says:

    I think Namasasu knows that if he looses the next step will be imprisoned as he was involved in the MEC fire. He is a crook as we all know that he is related to Masangwi who murdered Chasowa Robert. Namasasu has that old politiking of buying coffins for the constituents. Talking the millions loan, he bought a Toyota hilux 2nd hand DZ 3660.

  10. Che Spindulo says:

    Iwe Imran Sadaka zopusa zakozo pa Nyasatimes pano ayi . Uzitiuza za hijab zoona? Chipembedzo cha utsiru, chokupha anthu osalakwa .

  11. You clement number 9 ü r a fucked hen bushit with yoúr dpp. ü dont stay in oür area. we voted for msúngama not this shit namasasú

  12. JB says:

    Mbendera ukunjoya pano but one lday u gona cry. Mpando wakowo si wa permanent komanso utsogoleri unapanga endorse ku Malawi si wa permanent. Look now, the LL issue is a clear testimony of your trickery.

  13. Munnyabu says:

    Phuma bwanji? Unampatsa zingati Mbendera kuti akuwinitse, ukhaula wadyapo basi. Let us see how u wil rig this time

  14. Nyangutela says:

    kodi iwe Namasasu kwanu kuti? Chomwe ukuopa ndi chani? Iwetu uli ndi mantha chifukwa unabela. Uvomele ngati sunabele for rerun.

  15. Mbanangwa says:

    The fear by DPP Mp is unjustified, if he won, he will win and if he stole the votes, the MCP guy will be vindicated in his claims. Mr Gondwe, money at play! How much has this DPP Government given you to fight for their cause?

  16. pompo pompo says:

    Malawi needs that money for something else not rerun

    1. Cashgate 1 says:

      Who said democracy is cheap?

  17. chatonda says:

    Nguwo yobwereka siilimba mthupi.

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  19. OBABA says:

    Dziko lili m’manja mwa agaluuuuuu!

  20. kennedy says:

    Munthu owina saopa vuto lakubela ndilimenelo akudziwa kuti zidzavuta pano.

  21. kambwali says:

    Ikani nyimbo ya malume bokosi amvele usiku wonse. Akukana kukayezesa akuopa chani. Namasasu akukana rerun akuopa chani……

  22. Kasiya boy says:

    Akuopa chani? Tivote basi

  23. Mbonga Matoga says:

    Namasasu akuopa K24 Million loan anatenga ku parlinment ija abweza chotani.

  24. chemtwiche says:

    Namasasu don’t be scared if you worn genuinely just face the second attempt,if you think you are a man be strong the ppo whom voted for you are still alive they will vote for you again but if you cheated then justice will prevail

  25. Wanzeru Wakummawa says:

    Wakana kukayezetsa akuopa chani? Singing Malume Bokosi..

  26. Yobe boo says:

    GONDWE NDIWE MUZEREZA, YOU PROMOTE SILLY AND ABUSIVE CONDUCT IN THE COUNTRY, WHY BACKING THIS CRIMINAL, MBAVA IZI?

    I AGREE WITH DZONZI, TEACHERS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED AGAIN TO RUN ELECTIONS, THEY ARE THE MOST INCOMPETENT OFFICERS WHEN IT COMES TO ELECTIONS.

  27. sikusinja says:

    Are you afraid of losing again? Even your lawyer angoseka apa kukudyera makobili. If you won fair and square just go tell your voters to vote again, thats it. Stop wasting the courts time. Judge has been clear, so why should you be proud of winning a contest using evidence that has wrong additions, alterations, writing over.
    Give us a break.

  28. Wosasuka says:

    Zimene mukuchtazo a DPP ndi umboni waukulu kuti chisankho simunawine konse ayi. ine ndimaganiza kuti uwu ukhala mwayi wanu kuti chisankho chichitikenso kuti tione opambana!!!! Koma mwayamba kale kupingapinga ndiye a malawi aziti chiyani? Masankho achitika basi no matter what ndipo owina aoneka musadandaule koma mukapitiriza kutchingatchinga ndiye mukupereka uthenga olakwika ku mtundu wa a malawi

  29. munthu wa munthu says:

    Akuopa kukayezesaaaa akuopa chaniiiii odi odi abale odi kkkkkkkk “malaume bokosi” siine ayi

  30. Pe says:

    Now it is Namasasu who is a stumbling block to justice. One day he will surely get his share of justice, be it on earth or in heaven!

  31. Mbolo Sidwala! says:

    Ukuopa chiyani? Owina saopa koma obera. Tiyeni nazoni, tikavotenso. After all Republic of Central Malawi sitmaitanidwa ndi dzina loti namasusu, ndi limodzi la maina a mitsinje ya ku Thyolo limenelo. Ena mwa mainawa ndi Namichimba, Namikasi Namutharika ndi ena oterewo.

  32. zandiwawa says:

    chipani cha DPP chadulitsa ma PASSPORT mpaka K48,500 from K15,000 anthu oyipa awa kufuna kutibera tikuwona re -ran yomweyo kuti waaaaa.

  33. Big up Namasuu, tell me which constituency does re-run take place during the May 20 disputed election? Vuto lomakhala ndi picture yoti constituency inoo amawinaa ndi a MCp ndilimeneroo the different was 98 votes wawinaa wawinaa basii! Re-run ndee kuti chianii cholingaa mukatengee anthu a ku KASIYA ukoo pa ma lorry anuu akuthaa ajaa kuti azathandiziree candidate wanuu olepherayuu kkk it can’t happen bliv me, mkadawoneraa pa presidential results ordered by JB

  34. dzina langa says:

    Some other people will do all what they can to deny others justice. MEC warehouse was burnt down by unknown people and here we are someone avoiding a rerun. abale what type of Malawi are we building. Ma laywer nanunso you have to read the trends of events not just being after money. Someone is consuming time here. May the team that is investigating the fires speed up please.!!!!!

  35. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    Our president Rev Dr L Chakwera is now supporting the DPP that the President APM didn’t rig the elections , so leave the Hon Namasasu as well. Just accept Namasasu as you have done with our President APM , the matter is now over just as you have done with AMP.
    We all love you Rev Hon Dr L Chikwera , you are a good leader we all love.

  36. vindere says:

    You people from the South and Central Malawi amaze me. You have been singing all along that you are one and yet now ,you’re at each other’s throat just bacause of some greedy lunatics who want a seat in Parliament. I don’t know what will happen when you two form a country. There will be chaos and i’ll wait to see.

  37. chatonda says:

    What is wrong with rerun Mr Namasasu? If you won in the first place and if indeed people love, you will win again. Why pressing the panic button?

  38. wa ku nkhoma says:

    mbuzi namasasu ukukakamira CENTRAL REPUBLIC bwanji? makolo ako sadabadwire kuno choncho sukuyenera kuti tsogolera.

    1. eye eye says:

      kkkkkk nanga mzungu uja akukulamulirani bwa pa CC?

      1. Zidura Ntengo Undigwere says:

        eeeh, mu Yuda uja; anthu a ku CC bwa akumulandira?

  39. Patriot says:

    Injuction? Ya chani? Akuopa? Osangopanga Burkina style ameneyu bwanji?

  40. Vyaya says:

    MA voti ena full of alterations/deleted/cancelled and yet added to Namasasu and finally the house containing votes burnet down then someone wants to challenge court decision for a re-run? Of Supreme court izikati chanino? Nde judge waku Supreme ogwirizana ndi Namansasu ndiwa day right robbery ngati uja judge anamwalira uja……….

    RE-RUN NGATI UNAWINA, UZAWINANSO UKUOPA CHA? Vuto lobera ndiliti???? kkkkkk

  41. Mkwaso says:

    Wachita bwino Namasasu to challenge the ruling. Why spend money conducting a rerun of elections you already won going by MEC? Am sure MEC would not have declared him winner without any basis. Enanu ndinu a sakhwi kuwuwa zili zonse. Munya muwonanso. DPP woyeeeeeee!!!!!

    1. Wailing Soul says:

      Don’t celebrate a challenge! He is challenging and if you read the story, the court is yet to hear the case. Mwapurika?

  42. clement says:

    You must very stupid especially you MCP candidate for pushing rerun. Even in football, teams clinch the world cup with a goal so what do you want? Had it been you are the one declared the winner with that 98 votes,could accept this silly excuse? Whatever decision from the court will never change anything and you will be the loser again.DPP never fail and people in that area put their trust in Namasasu not you idiot. Bullshit with your MCP

  43. mboma says:

    Legal profession is cheating this country, it is lawyers and judges who have messed up this country!!!

  44. Kenkkk says:

    It is no surprise, we expected that from DPP. DPP behind the scene is backing namasasu and fooling us that they agreed with the court ruling and that namasasu will be pursuing the matter as an individual. DPP is already tarnished by the fires and for that reason at last supported the courts fresh election decision for fear of losing more popular support in the country.

    Now DPP if you are serious, come out and disown him because you supported the court decision for fresh voting. Otherwise he is blatantly defying your stand on fresh elections. Follow pp example in the recent by elections in BT where they disowned their candidate.

    1. Nyasa says:

      Mtumbuka walira kuti mphe! kkkkkkk. Get used to the fact that DPP has come to stay, I mean in Malawi not in Republic of Nyika. Kodi where is the secession issue? Kkkkkkk.

      1. Kenkkk says:

        Nyasa, the secession issue is not dead my friend, it is just hibernating!!! Most times it comes after federation!!!

  45. WHY IS IT SO MR DPP, IF YOU HAVE A TRUST THAT PEOPLE VOTED FOR YOU, ACCEPT THE RULING OF THE COURT, MR GONDWE MONEY WILL KILL YOU TAKE CARE.

  46. Joomla says:

    If the guy won clean and square, why is he fearing a rerun. If I were him I would welcome it to vindicate the doubters

    1. Tengupenya says:

      if he won fairly and squarely, why should there be a re-run?

  47. jumujum says:

    munapambana mobera chifukwa chake mukuopa iweeeeeeeeeeee Namasasu

  48. montana says:

    kkkkkkkkkk why is he afraid if he won for real

  49. Leader of opposition says:

    Ukuopa chani iwe Namasasu?

    1. ndangodusamo says:

      Akuopa kuononga ndalama zina za campaign. A bird in hand is worthy tow in the bush. He is already an MP and there is no reason to contest again even if he knows he is going to win.

      1. aah says:

        He is not an MP. His position was nullified.

        1. Nyasa says:

          Can’t you see that the decision has been reversed by the same courts?

        2. sabwe za thyolo says:

          Namasasu si MP tidzavota adzagwa cha gada

  50. ochewa enieni says:

    zakhutu here in Malawi we think polictics is shame to be rich.no DPP kubela basi

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