Mbendera leads Zambia elections observer mission for ECF SADC

Chairperson for the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Justice Maxon Mbendera is leading commissioners and staff under the Electoral Commissions Forums of SADC countries (ECF SADC) to observe the presidential by-elections in Zambia.

Justice Mbendera :  Banda did not have the power to annul the vote

Justice Mbendera : Banda did not have the power to annul the vote

Zambia will hold presidential elections on January 20, following the death-in-office of President Michael Chilufya Sata October 28 last year.

The ECF SADC is among other international organisations that have deployed teams to observe the Zambia presidential by-elections.

“Justice Mbendera will be with the team from 14 to 23 January 2015. The Malawi Electoral Commission will also be represented by Commissioners Dr Wellington Nakanga, Stanley Billiat, Rev Allan Chiphiko and Deputy Chief Elections Officer (operations), Harris Potani,” reads a statement from MEC.

Commenting on his role, Justice Mbendera SC said it symbolized the growing trust that electoral bodies in the SADC have in the Malawi Electoral Commission in the management of elections.

“It is a proud moment to lead the other electoral bodies to observe the Zambia elections. We have a lot of things in common and this will be an opportunity for peer review. I am optimistic that there are a number of things to share with them and also to learn from them.

“We are in the process of effecting electoral reforms and there will be a number of things to learn from them that can be adapted here to improve our elections management and performance,” Justice Mbendera said.

ECF-SADC is an independent organization whose members are electoral commissions from 14 SADC countries namely Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zanzibar and Zimbabwe.

The Forum has been in place since July 1998 and it has played an important role in strengthening co-operation amongst Electoral Commissions in the SADC region and promoting conditions conducive tofree, fair, credible and transparent elections. Currently, Justice Mbendera is the vice-chairperson of the executive council of ECF SADC.

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69 thoughts on “Mbendera leads Zambia elections observer mission for ECF SADC”

  1. Mbwiye says:

    Ana amuna asankhidwa chifukwa cholimba mtima kumuuza sitting president kuti alibe mphavu yochita annul chisankho. Kodi kapena amachokera kwao kwa John Chilembwe ku Lomwe belt kwa anthu olimba mtima eti? Chifukwatu kupha mzungu ku Magomero 1914/15 sizinali zamasewera, kunali kulimba mtima. Bravo Justice Mbendera

  2. roots says:

    Mmalo mwakuti akadafa ndi Mbendere kapena Nyirenda, watisita Judge wabwino wachikondi, awili awa adasokoneza direction ya dziko lathu abakha.

  3. Payepako mbendela wava don’t do silly dere plz

  4. Mbanangwa says:

    Miwimva ma Zambians, kakopola, mbava inawiwa ma vote pa Nyasaland !

  5. chosatheka says:

    no. 32 – pumbwa ndi a mako!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Vavlov says:

    Mbendera may become an election rigging icon of note in Africa’s fragile democracies. Zambia watch out, this man’s credibility is in serious question in his home cry.

  7. kalinda says:

    Mbendela don’t fool Zambians ,since you panted Malawi’s election with red pant ,you took Malawians for granted never do that in Zambia shame on you Mbendela mbuzi

  8. chenderson says:

    Mbava Nyani Chitsiru Choliralira

  9. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE WHAT YOU DID IN MALAWI, IN ZAMBIA YOU WILL BE KILLED, TAKE CARE.

  10. He knows his work leave him alone pls

  11. victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi says:

    Mbendera???????? The in-justice Mbendera?? The SC (Senior Crook) Mbendera??? The non-listening, nepostic and corrupt Mbendera????

  12. Tell him plz asakalilekonso as he did here.Act like a man there okey

  13. Thomas says:

    MBENDERA pls don’t fool Zambians they ll kill

  14. Bro 2mbendera says:

    Zambians Be Carefull Mbendera Shades Crocodile Tears!

  15. chakwanuleka says:

    This is a total waste of space. mbendera failed to interprete the electoral laws and was asking the courts when he had a full mandate to manage the elections. Some of us think this was deliberate and a gimmick. He was corrupted and knew the sinister act he was playing. God must surely punish this guy together with his masters.

  16. Tigris River says:

    Are you sure?”we have alot of things in common?”.

  17. nkhedu says:

    akaliranso uyutu!

  18. Mirella K says:

    Abwana osati mukuyambenso kulira ku nyoooo nyoooo ku Zambiako asaaaa!

  19. Who is mbendera nkhuku?

  20. KUKHALA says:

    MA REWARDS/DIVIDENDS FROM DPP . WHY AN ELECTROL COMMISSIONER TO BE INVOLVED KIKIKI MALAWIANS FUNDGATE. MBENDERS ,MUNTHU WOIPA NKHOPE NDIMTIMA WOMWE NGATA PETER THE MALAWI PRESIDEN BY ACCIDENT

  21. william c says:

    Mbendela is a star.lets just accept what God has given us today.amapeleka ndipo amalandanso.

  22. Mmihavani says:

    Mbendera is a professional man. A man who knows how to uphold the constitution and withstand pressure. A man who refused to tow the line of Bingu. A man who withstood Jezebel Joyce’s pressure. Bravo to you your Lordship.

  23. atate says:

    I don’t blame Mbendera but the judiciary who are corrupt

  24. Msadane says:

    All said and done, it is a crying shame that our electoral laws allow a presidential candidate and sworn in as head of state on slightly over a third of the cast votes. No doubt even such an incumbent feels unwanted by the majority. It is highly desirable that from the next elections, a winner should get at least 50% plus 1. Whoever needs to facilitate this change should better start now.

  25. Blessing says:

    The sadc body is very sad

  26. MBACHI says:

    Zambians, watchout Mbendera is a corrupted man. He spoiled Malawian elections. We are in problems , things are not moving.

  27. Khonjex. says:

    Bola zinthu zikuyenda kumbaliyanu,sheeeeeet ana anchigololo mwatizuza bwanji.

  28. analyst says:

    viva Mbendera! Bravo Mbendera. Some of you phumbwas wanted to rig the elections through the media. U thought Mbendera will do the same. Malawians voted for DPP. Mbendera only refereed. U like it or not, Mbendera could not be manipulated by the media or PP or MCP. U had 8 days to bring evidence of rigging and you miserably failed. On what basis could Mbendera nullified the elections? Use your head you disgruntled Malawians. Please accept that DPP won the elections and APM is in power. Those who like to face reality accepted afrobarometers opinion even before the elections. U dismissed afrobarometer and here you are dismissing MEC results. shame on you

    1. Mkwaso says:

      Analyst wanena mawu, wakumva wamva, But Zitsiru will continue to live in denial. Mbendera is a star and a shining one for that matter

      1. Zayambika says:

        Nanga amalira chiani that midnight?

  29. Alungwana says:

    Pumbwa ndi iweyo Mkwasu opanda nzeru. How can you back your mbendera makson when today Malawi is in turmoil bcz of him? Mbewa galu

    1. ble says:

      Man, mbewa ndiinuyo. Inuyo kuzitenga kuchenjera? Ndikusakani ndipo ndikupekudzani ndipo ndithana nanu!

    2. Ngakha says:

      Malawi is in turmoil to lazy people. Every hardworking malawian has strategy. Bwana learn to plan, to make and implement strategies. Za ulere za cashgate zikatha moyo umawawa.

  30. Fathara says:

    MAGANIZO A MULUNGU SIMAGANIZO ACHITUMBUKA MWANVA. ANTHU AMUSAKHAWO NDIYA NZELU KUPOSA INU, NDIPO NDI ANTHU OZINDIKILA KWAMBILI KUPOSA INUYO A MALAWI. KODI MUMAWONA NGATI KU RUMPHI KAPENA KU NZIMBA KUZAYAMBA NTCHITO KU BLANTYRE NDIYE KUTI NDINU ANZELU KUPOSA ANTHU AMENE ANABADWILA KU BLANTYRE WO??? NDICHIFUKWA MA PLAN ANU ONSE AKUKANIKA. NDINU ANTHU OLEPHELA MUCHEDWA. SADC YAMUWONA MBENDELA YO KUTI ANAYENDESA BWINO ZISAKHO, NDICHIFUKWA CHAKE AMUSAKHA KUTI AKASOGOLELE BUNGWE LA SADC. APAPA TINGOTI NTCHITO ZA MANJA AKE ZAMUPELEKELA UMBONI. YEMBEKEZANI 2019 MUZAWONE ZENI ZENI KUPOSA ZIMENE MUNAWONA 2014.

  31. Yankees says:

    If elections in MW were free and fair, so what were U criying wen anouncing the results? What made U to anounce the results midnight? Zambians do u want to experiance the Interbooms MW zis fencing? Awemba samalani afuna akupatseni munthu amene simukufuna kumeneko, Frag ndi crook and he is too notorius: be very careful and atalowetsa ziwawa kumeneko titadzanvutike its we Mwians since they shal say Mmalawi wathandizila Ridging kwaeni, chitsilu chenicheni chimenecho mungochishoota kuno chisabwelenso, pa…..!

  32. Mkwaso says:

    Justice Maxon Mbendera is a man of high integrity and standing in society. He flatly refused to be manipilated or corrupted by PP and associates. It always baffles me when some of you allege that he helped rig the May elections but nobody and I mean nobody has brought forward hard evidence to prove such allegtions. Nonse amene mumabwebweta za chisankho kuno ndinu a pumbwa. Viva Mbendera.

  33. Jelbin mk says:

    They help each oh other to rig rejections even the Zimbabwean elections were declared free, hair and credible by this body of SADC despite uncounted irregularities the same with our own elections there is nothing mbendera can be proud of he is just making fool of himself together with his stupid SADC.

  34. Waneba samalan naye ameneyo….mbava yamavoti imeneyo..tsaka kwa Zambia pot satana watsikla kumeneko.

  35. Chikutumbwe says:

    Let the work of his hands speak for him. Justice Mbendera woyeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!

  36. Mr Mbendera,keep it up.You know your proffession.God has a plan for you.Fare thee well.

  37. kd says:

    fortunes favours fools….

  38. Momo sam says:

    watchout zambians!!

  39. proud says:

    Am convinced u r a man of integrity..i salute u Mr Mbendera.results of last yrz malawiz elections anangolowa ndale komano aftr a survey i conducted myself,,i wz convinced Peter won the elections..enanu mumangonena zomwe munamva kuchokera kwa a kabwira ndi a nzao..mudangomvera za anthu a ndale..ndimakumverani chisoni inu anthu ongomva zinthu kuchokera kwa ma politicians..muzitha kufufuza nokha a malawi anzanga.i voted for Chakwera myslf.

  40. Zansete says:

    Kodi mwasowa anthu owatumiza? Zoona kutumiza mbendela a Malawi mwatani? Inu simukudziwa kuti matsoka onse Malawi akukumana nawowa nchifukwa cha mbendela ndi gulu lake la Dpp? Mwalakwitsa. Mbendela alibe chilungamo komanso umunthu. Ndipo Malawi alangika.

  41. nyenga says:

    bola osakalira ndi diso limodzi muja mudapangira usiku uja mudapereka a Malawi m’manja mwa Ayuda

  42. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    Why going for this idiot ?

  43. cash gate says:

    Aaaaaaaaaa!!!!! Akanatifunsa Kaye Osankhawo, Mkuluyu Sachedwa Kugulitsa Chisankho, Aaaaa, Kaya Poti Ndi Observer Chabe Chabwino, Anayenera Kupita Ndi Anasitaziya Msosa Chifukwa Amatha

  44. Mafikizolo says:

    Nsomba ya nkholokolo yalowa mu moono . Pepani aBemba . You will not have credible and fair elections with this guy around .

  45. Madududu says:

    Madagascar is also in the SADC grouping and Zanzibar is part of TZ.

  46. Captain Romeo says:

    Icho nchisimikizo choti ana amuna Mbendera, anayendesa bwino chisankho kuti . MBENDERA WOYEE , MATIKI CHAKWERA NDI ABITI MTILA ZIIIIIIIIIII

  47. bratusha says:

    Tsoka Zambia pakuti Satana watsikira kumeneko

  48. wautali says:

    Ambendera kagwireni ntchito yanu yobera mavoti ija kumeneko. Koma choti mudziwe ndichakuti one day is one day GOD will punish you.

  49. yonayona says:

    Love ths’ guy!
    Tchito amayitha”

    1. Ngakha says:

      Inenso I actually respect him. Ndintunda wina.

  50. MVUNGO says:

    Eyaaa tigawane minyama tsopano

  51. maganizo wa maganizo says:

    Congrats Mbendera,I salute you.You actually cried when your fellow commissioners wanted to manipulate election results in favour of their parties but you stood to your ground.It shows you love your country .The whole world was watching your fantastic performance during election. Here you are, the same world has picked you to lead the election observers in zambia.May god bless you together with your family.

  52. Tiyeni Konko says:

    Kape chitsiru chenicheni.

    1. out says:

      Mumapemphera,koma?

  53. Kadakwiza says:

    Ok, so he will cry again after the results. Zambians watch out.

  54. Imraan Sidik says:

    Of all people why this Man. Pathetic of a choice

  55. chaiwone wawo says:

    My take is that there is an invisible hand in the Malawi top brass that suggested his name, after all did he not do them a good job to screw the elections in their favour? I lost confidence in this man just as I believe many Malawians did and for me its a shame that his name can appear on such a mission in Zambia

  56. Akulisinga says:

    ok? what can I say! may be SADC has wider eyes than mine congrats pumbwa.

  57. Zondiwe says:

    Justice Mbendera for once should act professionally, which he is capable of doing.

  58. Chisankho cha patatu 1vs 1..Pali mawu omwe akuti Pakati pausiku Mbendera analira.

  59. zoshola says:

    zanu izo Mbendera is corrupt

  60. Che Shaibu says:

    I fear for Zambia elections. This man Maxon Mbendera has no morals and he helped DPP rig the elections.

  61. opportunist says:

    Bwino kumeneko ana amuna atsikira konko

  62. ndembera says:

    Osati akalirensotu kumeneko galu ameneyi.

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