Arusha Court rebuffs Malawi’s request for 15 days’ extension in Vuwa Kaunda’s election case appeal

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights has rejection an application by the Malawi Government seeking an extension of time within which to file its response to the deposed Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmaker Symon Vuwa Kaunda’s appeal against the nullification of his election by the Supreme Court of Appeal in Malawi.

Vuwa Kaunda, former member of Parliament (MP) for Nkhata Bay Central Constituency, has stunned Malawians for appealing election case at the African Court on Human and People’s Rights in Tanzania with Malawi being a respondent State.

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On 28th May 2021, the Malawi Government requested African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights to give it more time to file its response to the applicants’ request for provisional measures in the abovementioned matter.

But in response, the court’s registrar Dr. Robert Eno has rejected the request for 15 days’ to prepare the arguments.

Eno says due to the urgency inherent in processing the request for provisional measures, and by virtue of its power to grant such measures suo motil as prescribed under Rule 59(1) of the Rules, the Court declines the extension of 15 days sought by the Respondent State.

“The Respondent State is granted an extension of 10 days, which are deemed to have run from the day on which it avers having received the relevant documents that is on 27 May 2021. The Respondent State is therefore expected to file its response no later than 6 June 2021,” reads the letter Eno has written to Malawi’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Community.

The letter has been copied to Malawi’s Ministry Of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Vuwa Kaunda, Advocate Jeremya Mtobesia of Law Age Consult in Tanzania and Advocate Leonard Emmanuel Mbulo of Mbulo Attorneys at Law in Malawi.

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Zacchaeus Bvumbwe
Zacchaeus Bvumbwe
7 days ago

Mwamuna adzilimba osamangoooa zili zonse

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
11 days ago

kuzolowera kuopseza nde wava kuwawatu. mutu ngati maganizo ako omwe. kuesa Arusha amangotenga ndowe ngati zimenezi.
ali ndi dongosilotu azathuwa. hedeee .camufinyitsa cimashini .

Mlozo wa Ndevu
Mlozo wa Ndevu
11 days ago

Ndiye akawina amupatsa dera ku Arusha loti akhale phungu wake kodi? Ife ngachimidzi tiuzeniko akawina zikhala bwanji?

Baba Tunde
Baba Tunde
12 days ago

Ada bwana, vilekeni chabe ivi. Kumbukirani kuti mau aakulu amagonera.
Boma ndi chimashini.
Chikayamba kuyenda chimaluma.
Chikakuluma, chimapana.
Chikakupana chimapanitsitsa.
Chimamvetsa kuwawa. Nde bomalo

Bulutu
Bulutu
12 days ago

Ma judge eni eni ready to school the Tumbuka court of appeals

Charles Chilinda
Charles Chilinda
12 days ago
Reply to  Bulutu

Bulutu, you are really a BULUTU!!! I don’t think you know anything about law. What Vuwa has entered into will come to NOTHING. The man is just wasting his time and money and he should accept to have lost. As for the ‘Tumbuka judges’ as you call them, they are shining examples for Malawi! Don’t you have judges in your tribe also? Let us see them shine as well!!!! Shame on you BULUTU iwe!!!!!

SES
SES
13 days ago

Good test for Malawi legal system and Africa as a continent.

Petros Namagwelu
Petros Namagwelu
13 days ago

Munthu wankulu walumatu apa

Kamchiputu
13 days ago

Mwamuna adzilimba, osamgoti poti khoti latero.

Mac Chitsulo
Mac Chitsulo
13 days ago

So what?

Chimwemwe Nkhoma
Chimwemwe Nkhoma
13 days ago

Hahahahahha maloto a chumba. We can never be governed by un sovereign minds.

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