Ansah to set out departure plans 

Beleaguered Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah has set out a clear road map to her  retirement from the  Judiciary as a judge of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal and on her secondment as chairperson of the electoral body.

Ansah refused to step down, arguing she didn’t do anything wrong but will proceed to retirement

Ansah has been facing resignation calls which have at times turned violent for allegedly compromising herself and mismanaging the May 21 Tripartite Elections and purportedly favouring President Peter Mutharika.

But she dismisses the accusations of her personal bias as unfounded and baseless.

As Ansah is hoping for vindication that she operated within the law if the High Court of Malawi sitting as the Constitutional Court will dismiss the presidential election nullification petition case in its verdict on Monday, February 3 2020,  she is set to take leave pending retirement.

Judiciary sources have confirmed that Ansah has accumulated her leave days to 530 and will take leave “pending retirement.”

Registrar of the High Court and Supreme Court of Appeal Agness Patemba said the Judiciary will ot formally comment,saying Ansah will announced herself the exit timetable.

Ansah is anxiously waiting for the court’s judgement on the presidential elections matter to announce her departure.

On record , she said the truth shall vindicate her.

“When I was Attorney General I worked, I left and I am at peace. I don’t look over my shoulders.

“So, the truth, will set me free. And it is the truth that will come from this,” said Ansah after managing the May 2019 elections.

“After I have done all the work here, I will pat myself at the back and say well done Jane Ansah you have done according to the law,” she stressed.

She also insisted that the elections were not rigged

Ansah said: “What I can say is that I did my work according to law.”

The five-judge panel comprising Healey Potani, Ivy Kamanga, Dingiswayo Madise, Redson Kapindu and Mike Tembo have set Monday 9am February 3 2020 as the day of delivery of judgement..

In the case, two of the presidential candidates in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections–UTM Party’s Saulos Chilima (the first petitioner) and Lazarus Chakwera of MCP (the second petitioner)–want the court to nullify presidential election results over alleged irregularities, especially in the results management system.

Mutharika, who was declared winner of the elections, is the first respondent with MEC as the second respondent.

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Nzika
Nzika
1 year ago

Now that ConCourt has made it’s determination, have you patted yourself on the back? Did you do your job well with in the law? Are you holding your head high now or engulfed in shame, Jane Ansah?

Levious
1 year ago
Reply to  Nzika

Then pack ur bags out to enjoy ur retirement in peaceful way not to be lambasted by angry concerned citizens
U heard that u failed dismally to manage the elections so what is next?
Don’t let Malawians anger torture i.e. feelings
We all say goodbye Jezzebel Ansah

Mwe'ene
Mwe'ene
1 year ago

Judge Ansah will leave with her head head held high, and not looking over her shoulder ata.
And she will also be patted on the shoulder by many fair and non-tribal Malawians, who are objective. Indeed, young women in this country should be encouraged to emulate Ansah.
Happy retirement, Judge. And good luck.

Malawi
Malawi
1 year ago
Reply to  Mwe'ene

I guess she is punching her mouth for speaking too quick, thinking we are all stupid. She thought she will never be found out.

Muonosile
Muonosile
1 year ago

Afunika kumangidwatu uyu waonongetsa zambiri Mmalawi

National CEO
National CEO
1 year ago

Why so late Mama?

Hate it or take it but it's a fact

Now Jane Ansah has realise that the ball is not in her court. Exist strategy, why now? Only that God like this country and it’s people in it otherwise this country was going to burn bcoz of u Jane!!!!

Noone with proper 5 senses will remember u Jane Ansah but only these DPP thugs.

Nabanda
1 year ago

RIP Jane Ansah, Malawi has suffered because of you wicked woman

Dems
Dems
1 year ago

Go well mum. You deserve a rest. A Malawi osayamika awa azakumbukila patsogolo kuti you were a lady who served Malawi well. Elections are disputed mostly because of candidates greed and not because of officials.

Mtisunge Phiri
1 year ago
Reply to  Dems

Fundoless

Lamion
Lamion
1 year ago
Reply to  Dems

Silly

chimulilenji
chimulilenji
1 year ago
Reply to  Dems

she save us for what ????? bulutu iwetiiiiiiiiiii

Chande
Chande
1 year ago
Reply to  Dems

She is the one who should thank Malawians but she completely let Malawi down. She mentioned that she worked within the law, but this is not reflected in what the ConCourt is saying. We will by no means remember this woman. She is not bigger than Malawi! You are so myopic!

KCHATHA
KCHATHA
1 year ago

Chilichonse chilindimathero ake basi. Zimenezi chikhale chitsanzo kwa ena tsogolomu.

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
1 year ago

Regardless of which side the determination goes BUT Ansah Jane Dr is a disgrace as a Chairperson of MEC. As a person we dont have anything against her BUT as a Chairperson she is useless and if Malawi could have burnt she is the reason.

Mtisunge Phiri
1 year ago
Reply to  Keen Observer

And where she was all this time,stupid

Goliati
Goliati
1 year ago

She should just go quietly. We don’t to hear that name again as It is synonymous with the devil and gogo petulo

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