Aford MP brands Minister of Justice ‘ignorant’ of the law

Hot-headed Mzimba North MP Yeremiah Chihana (Alliance for Democracy-Aford) on Wednesday branded Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Bright Msaka as “ignorant” of the laws.

Yeremiah Chihana:  Minister Msaka is ignorant of the law

This was after Msake  proposed a Constitutional Amendment Bill  with a multiple choice-modelled proposal for members of Parliament (MPs) to decide whether the winner of the presidential election should be declared using either simple majority (first past the post) or 50-percent-plus-one as interpreted by the courts.

Chihana called Minister of Justice “ignorant” on the laws but when Speaker Catherine Gotani Hara asked him to  withdraw that statement, he  refused, saying: “I did not say that he is ignorant. I said he is ignorant of the law.

“So, if he was reading the law properly, Madam Speaker, I am in order.”

Continued Chihana: “ May be it was an issue of English, some of us really think in English. He must have been thinking in Chichewa or Lhomwe which is not the case with me.”

In introducing the Bill, Msaka asked the House to debate and pass Bill Number 11 of 2020 Constitutional (Amendment) Bill which he said sought to amend the Constitution to provide for a new date for holding the presidential election and to provide a criteria for determining the winner as well as other ancillary matters.

But the minister later announced that the Bill had been changed before it was debated and deleted the entire section that asked MPs to decide between first-past-the-post and 50-percent-plus-one.

Said Msaka: “We want to have credible elections on the government side. The date that we have proposed is 23rd of June. We are not afraid of 50+1. We are very ready, but we just want to do it by the Constitution and not through a motion.”

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Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago

Iam at a loss with the goings-on in parliament, can someone bring me up to speed with the details of the elections….Today, “the day has been set and gazetted”, tomorrow, ” some Minister wants a debate on the amendment of the same”..what the heck is this confusion ??? school me on this please..Are the issues done and dusted or there are still gray areas for the 50+1 criterion and the dates….????

George Malemu
George Malemu
1 year ago

To be ignorant and ignorant of the law are two different things, Msaka really sanamvetse, Chihana was right

Tamaramok
Tamaramok
1 year ago

Hi all! what do you do?

Lungwedwe
Lungwedwe
1 year ago

Yeremiah your the most ignorsnt idiot to vone from our region yakumpoto ndiwe chindere

Lego
1 year ago
Reply to  Lungwedwe

You can’t compare yourself with Yeremiah you fool.Just check your sentence and spellings.

Iantana
Iantana
1 year ago
Reply to  Lego

kkkk guys

Bamusi
1 year ago

Yeremiya , waphalire they think in lhomwe. School them.kkk

Binnwell Kachikopa
1 year ago

Infact Chihana is saying the truth, Msaka is ignorant of the law like his fellow dull professor, this has backfired to the dpp and they are facing the music now.

Galu #1
Galu #1
1 year ago

Some of us think in English kikikikiki

Mwinithako
Mwinithako
1 year ago

Yeremia Chihana a sole Aford MP annot school Bright Msaka for the laws of the land.Matama atumbuka basi kkkk

Gagada
1 year ago
Reply to  Mwinithako

Tribes has nothing to do with the discussion man.

mmc
mmc
1 year ago
Reply to  Gagada

Tell that to Chihana too.. why mention Chewa and Lhomwe

Lego
1 year ago
Reply to  mmc

Understand his explanation before bringing your argument please.

James Banda
James Banda
1 year ago
Reply to  Mwinithako

That is why you call yourself Mwinithako, and a smelly one for that matter

Chi
Chi
1 year ago
Reply to  Mwinithako

Chilungamo!!!!sola mp against the whole government mps

Namulondola Njira
1 year ago
Reply to  Mwinithako

Nchifukwa chake kumpotob Kaumavuta, maima. English take it yosawona kusiyana kwa L ndi R .kkkkk

Lego
1 year ago
Reply to  Mwinithako

Where has that got to do with your tribal remarks.Stop showing us your foolishness.

Pido
Pido
1 year ago
Reply to  Lego

CHihana made the tribal remarks and you didnt hear them. Mwinithako makes tribal remarks and they sound so loud. yea, politics can get to the head at times

ponda
ponda
1 year ago

Some of us we really think in English kkkkkkkkkkkk

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
1 year ago

That’s true, the guy, just like the majority of his fellow dpp ministers and mps are thick, and not just of the law, but generally.

James Banda
James Banda
1 year ago

As thick as Jane

Nema
Nema
1 year ago

That’s true. The Fyness kind of

Lego
1 year ago
Reply to  Nema

kkkkkkkk the Fyness kind,don’t make me laugh

Williams
1 year ago
Reply to  Lego

Kkķkkk the Fyness kind mmmm

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