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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vwivwivwi
Guest

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.

mmihavani
Guest

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.

vwivwivwi
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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.

Hassan
Guest

Chilungamo chioneke apa.

atate
Guest

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

Nyekhu nyekhu
Guest

Wakana kukayezetsa akuopa chani? Singing

GaluMtsukwa
Guest

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?

Captain Romeo
Guest

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.

clement
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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.

Onasiwelo
Guest
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… Read more »
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