Lilongwe election rerun stay order extended until an appeal – Supreme Court

A stay order against  High Court judge Esme Chombo’s ruling that Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) should go ahead to conduct a rerun of the Lilongwe City South East election where a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Bentry Namasasu was declared a winner has been extended by Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal.

Lawyer Chancy Gondwe:  Defending Namasasu

Lawyer Chancy Gondwe: Defending Namasasu

The Supreme Court judge Richard Chinangwa extended the stay order  on Tuesday  until an appeal on the matter is heard.

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) candidate Ulemu Msungama challenged the results of the May 20 Tripartite Elections parliamentary race in the constituency on the basis that his votes were counted as the DPP candidate’s.

Namasasu applied to court not to implement the court order for a rerun pending an appeal which Justice Chinangwa ruled that the stay order should remain in force.

According to Namasasu’s lawyer, Chancy Gondwe, that ruling means that Namasasu “ will remain the MP of the area until the appeal is heard whose date we are yet to get.”

Justice Chombo is on record saying Namasasu’s appeal  is “a back-door attempt to put on file the submissions that he failed to make at the appropriate time.”

But lawyer Gondwe argued that Chombo made a ruling without properly quarantining evidence before it.

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28 thoughts on “Lilongwe election rerun stay order extended until an appeal – Supreme Court”

  1. vwivwivwi says:

    amene mukuti mcp singawine chisankho mukuyang’ana pati?Chisankho cha last year pa zisankho zonse tapanga munganene kuti chinali chisankho?It was pure drama.A chair kuvomera kuti pali zolakwika zambiri koma kulephera kupereka utsogoleri kuti dziko lidziwe zoona.And now we are plagued with deceit,corruption and mediocrity.

  2. mmihavani says:

    Ulemu Msungama is too childish to be an MP we cant allow it. He is a boy always on facebook. Whatever he does he announces on facebook. Even apeze nkazi he goes on facebook. He doesn’t work kudalira ndalama za brother wake yemwenso amadalira ndalama za nkazi wake. Pano ali busy ndi Nellie hule lomaliza ku Bt after atadyera atsikana ambiri. Duddy you just need to find a job somewhere. Za ndalexi ukule kaye.

  3. vwivwivwi says:

    a namasasu sanawine mpake mantha akuchuluka,munthu wachinyengo sasowa kuthamangila kufuna mboni mlandu usanakalowe.kuchemwetsela dala kuti aziti nthawi yatha kale ku masankho ena.ngongole yumuopsa.

  4. Hassan says:

    Chilungamo chioneke apa.

  5. atate says:

    Munaotchelanji warehouse ngati munawina. Ankaopa kuti ma presidential vote awoneka osiyananso. DPP mudzafa infa yowawa mbava inu

  6. Nyekhu nyekhu says:

    Wakana kukayezetsa akuopa chani? Singing

  7. GaluMtsukwa says:

    Our courts are really a disgrace to democracy. Corruption is very rampant in our courts and there are always questionable judgements. When are we going to dissolve our courts?

  8. Captain Romeo says:

    Owina anawina basi , kodi a Msungamawo analibe ma monitor? Apa akungotaya nthawi yawo , chachiziwikire ndi chakuti owina anawina , ukanakhala mpira tikanati replay match palibepo . Mwava a Msungama, zitayeni , kathu kasalako ati akamalize ndi lawyer.

  9. clement says:

    Wasting time mind you MCP,DPP never fail and will never ever fail and what happened will happen again Namasasu is the winner.Big up Chancy Gondwe lawyer under KK Lawyers,you ‘re the gud example for all players REASON after kicking football you are still doing a very commendable job.

  10. Onasiwelo says:

    I think it would be wise to see the merit and de merit of the case, what are the facts, Namasasu anabela ma vote? or were the elections fare, incredible, transparent if the ans is yes why being afraid to have a re run? Id the ans is no why can people for once be smart? I think it is an open secret that the last elections which were chaired by mbendela have a lot to be desired? If one says MCP was bad I do agree it was bad and what it did is not good, but is dpp any better? MCP abused people by forcing them membership cards, killing or imprisoning people with different political views but is dpp any better? what about nepotism what about stealing 92 billion? what intimidating political opponents in case some have forget how was the dpp formed if not by parasiting udf? Who was Bingu when Muluzi was rulling can not talk of coward peter who was in exile by then. dpp was formed through rigging, does not have transparent leadership is good at surviving on courts and injunctions, and intimadating others, talk of stealing I think dpp is the biggest and most cruel party Malawi has ever had. Our courts needs to be indipendent if we are to move forward. So lets not talk of other parties issues here but rather about the case in question.

  11. Callister Daniel Phiri says:

    2019 sikale.

  12. Koloviko says:

    MCP Muli ndi ntchito yayikulu kuti CV yanu izayere.itasintha dzina bwa mwina zitha kuthandiza tu otherwise it will not be easy for you.munapha anthu ambiri, munatizunza ndi makadi ndi Mphaso Zopita kwa Kamuzu

  13. Kes munthali says:

    A Ulemu msungama daily pa facebook ‘God is my senior partner’ chonsecho campaign was financed by ndalama za cashgate. The actual first conviction on cashgate was Mike msungama tisaiwale and this was in regards to the case ya Sithole another convict, the same mike msungama who financed ulemus campaign. He is the only person in the world I know of who has ever been granted bail while serving his sentence already in prison after being found guilty by a court of law. Mulungu si jemusi you can’t campaign using money that has caused so much suffering and expect things to go smoothly, by the time this case has finished not only would you have lost the case, you will also have lost a lot of money on lawyers fees.

  14. Hebrews says:

    Dikirani ma election a 2019. Namasasu Bomaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

  15. Dpp ndi yakuba inaba 92 biilion sangalephele kubela mavoti

    1. Malindima says:

      K92bn? And no one could pick it from 2005 to 2012? People have brains! And some other lady just tried similar trick but just within 1year and some months, kugwidwiratu? Amateurs !!!

  16. Achimidzimidzi says:

    MCP, please make sure this case is withdrawn immediately. You are sticking to something you already have answers _ Long and costly process.

    Our courts are generally a disgrace, when comes to delivery of justice in the country.

    The quickest delivery, I can safely attest to, is the time APM was declared a winner of the general elections. It took very few hours to come up with the judgment when MEC tried to verify the figures.

    But if anybody made an appeal, that appeal could have taken nearly eternity to be looked at.So sometimes, learn to accept things quickly and move on with your normal life.

  17. atatimpakati says:

    Che Mbweenda a MCP achuluka minyama chifukwa cha mkhanza zimene anachita pa ulamuliro wao pa zaka 30, kuthamangitsa ndikupha Amboni za Yehova, kupha ndikumanga otsutsa boma onse ulendo wa Chisiza, Silombela, Atati Mpakati, Mkwapatira Mhango, Sangala. Matenje, Chiwanga, Chihana, Machipitsa, Limbe, Chakuamba, ma Lecturer a Chanco ndi ma thousand ena! Simuzawinanso mpaka mutapepesa, ngakhale milandu iyi simuwina!

  18. BUGUDOSHI says:

    A DPP AKUBA INU PANYOPANU

  19. jeo braz says:

    Asathawe chilungamo chiwoneke ngati anawina bwanji ali ndi mantha , akhoti musavomele kuli mp panopa mpaka masakho achitikeso , akuba amenewa

  20. Manyeretsa says:

    Anawina anawina basi, vomelezani kulephera kwanu oyamba kuluza sindiwe.

  21. Patriot says:

    Supreme judge ameneyu ngwa DPP Mafia gafment

  22. You know what this dpp people they know that the election results was not genuine that why namasa is afraid

  23. bwintiti says:

    A MCP mukangombwezera mkulu wa Mboni za Yehova(Mr Elton Patel) nyumba yake ku Ndirande imene analanda a Chairman a chipani cha MCP Mr Peno mu chaka cha 1972, Mulungu akudalitsani ndipo muikonze bwino bwino ndikumpatsanso lendi kuchokera 1972 mpaka lero.

    1. che mbweenda says:

      @ BWITINTI … DZIKUONETSA KUTI UNANGOTALIKA NDIPONSO KUSUKULU SIUNAPULEPO CHIRICHOSE CHIFUKWA NKHANI ILI PAMENEPA NDI YA MA ELECTIONS OSATI DZIMENE WALEMBA

    2. Malindima says:

      MCP singawine chisankho chiri chonse kuchokera pano. Watch in 2019; they will also loose! As others have commented, MCP atrocities committed from 1964 to 1991 are well known by every single Malawian now forming the dark days history of a Malawi. Just google and write Kamuzu Banda…you will descover the blood stains of this monster.

  24. The Binoculars says:

    Let the wheels of natural justice roll on !

  25. BINTO BANDA says:

    KOMA ANAMASASU NGATI MUDAWINA MUKUOPA CHANI?

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