Mutharika appoints new commissioners for Malawi pollsters: Mtafu only survivor in MEC

President Peter Mutharika has appointed new commissioners for Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) with Elvey Mtafu as only survivor reappointed .

Mtafu: The only re-appointed commissioner

Mtafu: The only re-appointed commissioner

Mutharika has also appointed more women into the electoral body.

They new commissioners include Mulhako wa Alhomwe’s influential member Jean Mathanga.

Others are Livingstonia Synod CCAP clergy Rev Clifford Baloyi and another faith leader Rev Killion Mgawi.

Also appointed as commissioners are Moffat Banda, former deputy governor of Reserve Bank of Malawi Ms Mary Nkosi, Yahaya M’madi and activist Linda Kunje.

In a statement signed by government Chief Secretary, George Mkondiwa the commissioners are to work effectively from Monday June 6.

The appointment follows the expiry of term of the commissioners on May 18 this year.

Mutharika has not retained the old commissioners, except  Mtafu after an audit report by the Central Internal Audit Unit exposed fraud by MEC staff and some commissioners through, among others, dubious claims of field allowances for trips not undertaken as reported by Nyasa Times.

Justice Maxon Mbendera remains MEC chairperson and his contract expires in October.


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Akuluakulu, media isatipusitse. We are backward like this because of tribalism. Why do you still want to preach it?. I have noted in every appointments, your comments are the same! Zikupindulilani chani? Whether Lomwe or not, these are all Malawian. Ngati mukukwiya, pitani ku Mozambique muzikakhala because you tell us that you are not Malawian! Cant we ever make fruitful comments? Tribalism has no place in a civilized world, it doesn’t have a place! Ndikupusa kumeneko! Read the History of German, it is only after they stop tribal issues that they started moving forward! Inu AMALAWI , ANTHU 16 Million… Read more »

Maxwell Mbendera will retain his post. He is a hardworking MEC chair ever lived in Malawi.

Mtumbuka Sanga

The president just confirms, political parties recommend. Read your constitution well.

rejoice banda

Kodi m’malo mwa 10 lero ndi 8? Awiri ena asankhidwa liti?


What we’ve been presented with is more of the same! Look at this:I can see names of recognizable party zealots/loyalists as the appointing authority has his eyes set on 2019 polls. We’ve Mrs Mathanga, Mr. Moffat Banda (DPP), Mrs. Ntafu (UDF). As for others we are yet to confirm their political party affiliations!

mbambo jojo


chimzimu Chonyasa

Full of Lhomwes KKKKKKK


mmm tamavomerezani zinazi…. llomwe llomwe llomwe nde chani….mumafuna mukanakhala inu …nde pjheeee osalankhula


Mbuzi yamunthu ndiye ndiwe,alomwe alomwe achiyani.Lafote lidzakwanaso nanu.Chouluka chidzateraa olo mufune olo musafune zidzachitika izi.Tiyeni tikonde dziko lanthu osati zamitunduzo.

Mathews Nyirenda

Is Clifton Baloyi Lomwe? Is Mary Nkosi lomwe? Is Moffat Banda lomwe? Is Rev. Killion Mgawi of Nkhoma Synod Lomwe?Is Yahya Mmadi lomwe? Is Linda Kunje lomwe? Shame on you. When shall you stop this tribal madness. The other problem is Nyasatimes. why did it mention the tribe of one person and not reveal the tribes of the other people. This is stupid to say the least.

Mathanyula Lhomwe

Wakwiya ndi mlomwe.


Amalawi zimenezi ndi zatchito yanji? Ma tribes have no place in a civilized world. Kodi akasankha inu ndiye kuti asankha mtundu? Let us be civilized! Tatopa ndi zimenezi

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