Ansah-led Malawi Electoral Commission is ‘a criminal enterprise’: Nkosi testimony sparks pundits reaction

Outspoken writer and social media activist Stanley Onjezani Kenani  has given a damning verdict to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) after commissioner bishop Mary Nkosi testimony when she appeared  before the Public Appointments Committee (PAC) of Parliament on Monday, making numerous damning revelations on how MEC  diverted from normal routines.

PAC Chairperson Collins Kajawa and Vice Chair Rachel Mazombwe captured during the hearing of MEC Commissioners-pic by Lisa Kadango
MEC Commissioner Bishop Mary Nkosi speaks during the hearing at Parliament building in Lilongwe-pic by Lisa Kadango
Some of PAC Committee members at the hearing of MEC Commissioners-pic by Lisa Kadango

Chief among the damning revelations by Commissioner Bishop Nkosi was that MEC Chairperson Justice Dr. Jane Ansah did not, allegedly, consult her and other Commissioners on some critical issues.

Commenting on his Facebook account, Kenani said bishop Nkosi’s testimont “confirms that MEC is a criminal enterprise.”

On his part renowned lawyer Justin Dzonzi says, “It confirmed the suspicions that MEC chair had been making unilateral decisions without collegiality which is a breach of corporate governance principle that power vests in the organ and not individual and only when exercises collectively, individual decisions are invalid.”

The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC)  which has been calling for the resignation of the MEC commissioners, especially its chairperson Anash, since last year, has since said  it will lead another wave of anti-Jane Ansah nationwide demonstrations starting Thursday, which will see protesters seal off MEC offices.

HRDC’s vice chairperson Gift Trapence  said with Nkosi testimony, “Malawians are vindicated. This is coming from their own commissioner.  The commissioners should just resign, including the CEO and MEC management. They should not waste Malawians time.”

Trapence added: “We need a new commission to be constituted so that they can have ample time to prepare for the fresh elections.We know they don’t want to resign because they want their terminal benefits. You cannot refuse to give justice to citizens because you want terminal benefits when you are the ones who have brought the injustice.”

Political analyst Ernest Thindwa, said Nkosi, a former deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of Malawi,  revealed the extent of “systematic attempt to circumvent people’s will.”

He said: “The conscious disregard for the law is disturbing and requires that criminal charges be leveled against those that willfully took action to circumvent the will of the people of sanity is to be restored at MEC and in the wider civil service.”

Now it remains to be seen how the MEC appeal against the ruling by the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) will pan out with these revelations by Nkosi.

The ConCourt annulled the election and called for fresh elections within 150 days.

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Piper
Piper
9 months ago

Nothing new here. What is worrying is that Ansah is running the show !

Fake Petros
Fake Petros
9 months ago
Reply to  Piper

Do you still believe that? You should be living in your delusional world. Even the supreme court filing leaves a lot to be desired. Even to layperson like me

b Banda
b Banda
9 months ago

Zachisoni dzanja lero lalemba khoma. Palibe chisinsi pa dziko la pansi.

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
9 months ago

Need revolution, otherwise dont waste PAC time . These commissioners are shameless and disgusting

Nyenkhwe
9 months ago

MY SOBER ADVICE TO CIVIL SOCIETY

Please urgently lodge criminal charges against each of the MEC Commissioners; and each member of MEC management.They deserve being in Jail immediately. Zinazo tiziona later!

Nasingwe
Nasingwe
9 months ago

no benefits to give them. for what job done???
wait until the malawian take matters into their hands. greedy whores and bastards,
betrayers

Nasingwe
Nasingwe
9 months ago

go pac go pac go pac. zodiak on air world wide. ma komishona ongosaina opanda confirmation zomwe akusainila. jutitengera kuntoso a malawi. ziphuphu munalandila mukudya bwino manyumba omangidwa in a month with all materials from China. ana anu school abroad mukadwala cipatala abroad kuyambitsa ma pente church abroad magal8moto a porsh a mpepala kukupatsani a driver kukuyendetsani a nchito pakhomo aulele mmangolamula z8macitika. akukana kucita resign kuopa kuluza ma benefits. yet they were part of 5he BIG DECISION so this is a commision of PhD holderswith LEADERSHIP SKILLS Bishops Clerics who on daily base?begin the day flipping back and forth… Read more »

Simposium
Simposium
9 months ago

PAC should also think of moving MEC from Blantyre to capital city.

Mfoloma mwale
Mfoloma mwale
9 months ago

mayi mary nkosi ndi njoka ya miyendo iwiri.. Anali pamodzi kudya limodzi pano kuwaukila mayi ansah poyelayela

#Hope for a Better MW
#Hope for a Better MW
9 months ago
Reply to  Mfoloma mwale

Bishop Mary Nkosi is doing the right thing. Please meet her where she is today.

I am glad she is alive and well to tell her story. This Govt. has shown itself to be ruthless. Albino’s, witnesses to the killings and witnesses to other crimes have died mysteriously. They will stop at nothing to silence you.

Mzipase
Mzipase
9 months ago

Bishop Dr Mary Nkosi was just practice Proverbs 9v 17. “stolen waters are sweet, bread eaten in secret is pleasant’. She is guilty as charged no washing hands!

Kapado Chimulirenji
9 months ago

The MDF should move in quickly to remove the Commissioners, otherwise people will take the law into their hands very soon. These criminals do not deserve any benefit, let them lose everything and end up in jail – no mercy. Chakwera, Chilima please consider taking that trajectory when these thugs are out of office.Mutharika should also be tried in court.

Mitengo
Mitengo
9 months ago

Who will order the MDF and who will raise a warrant of arrest?

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