Chakwera exorcises DPP at the Malawi Electoral Commission

In a typical case of a Biblical Absalom, who died attempting to take what was not his, two of the four Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)-sponsored Commissioners – Steve Duwa and Arthur Nanthuru, have been shown an unceremonious exit at the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) because of the sin committed by their fellow appointees – Jean Mathanga and Linda Kunje.

Since June 2020 when President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera ascended to the Highest Office of the President through the court-sanctioned Fresh President Election on June 23, 2020, Mathanga and Kunje have been in a cat-and-mouse battle, with Chakwera refusing to approve their appointments.

The embattled Commissioners it was over when they successfully defended their appointments in the court of law.

Little did they know that the Tonse Alliance government lead partner, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), had tactfully challenged their legitimacy at the pollster by dragging Chakwera to court, challenging the presidency’s decision not to appoint all the three persons nominated by MCP for appointment as commissioners of the Commission by appointing only two when MCP was entitled to a representation of three commissioners, which it duly submitted.

And in what could literally be defined as ‘imfa siithawika’ in vernacular Chichewa language and ‘death is inescapable’ in English, the High Court Judge Kenyatta Nyirenda not only quashed the appointment of Kunje and Mathanga as MEC Commissioners, but dismissed from employment other Commissioners from the erstwhile governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) – Retired Major Steve Duwa and Arthur Nanthuru.

On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, President Chakwera appointed new MEC Commissioners with none of the previous members featuring on the list.

DPP has nominated totally new faces in the name of the former Nsanje Central Constituency legislator,

Kasaila: Nominated as MEC Commissioner

, Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano, and Ms Caroline Mfune while MCP has re-nominated its Richard Chapweteka who was rejected by former President Peter Mutharika.

Duwa and Nanthuru could not be immediately reached for a comment on their unceremonious dismissal from MEC.

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gogo petulo
3 days ago

Linda Kunje kudzimva sugar. Timadziwa ife kuti tukumutukumu uyu ali ndi pothera pake. lamulo liposa mphamvu. Tiyeni nazo.

Hawell
3 days ago

Taxpayers shall remain victims of paying huge sums to the dismissed commissioners for hatred between politicians how this bad spirit go in Jesus name! Politicians do not care about the consequences they make but only to focus on their personal gains; it’s absurd!

Marx
Marx
2 days ago
Reply to  Hawell

Their appointment was illegal. What sums of money are you talking about? khothi lati it was illegal, so mufuna kuti alipiridwenso cha?

Lusako
Lusako
2 days ago
Reply to  Hawell

How are the tax payers affected here? The appointment was illegal. They can’t succeed whatever.

Nelson kazembe
Nelson kazembe
2 days ago
Reply to  Hawell

Inu a Hawell, palibe za taxpayers apa, they will go without anything because ndi khoti lagamula osati nduna ya boma.

Chiko vs Chikho
1 day ago
Reply to  Hawell

Umbuli uwu. Awalipira chiyani apa?

Justice for all
Justice for all
3 days ago

Mmmmm touchable vs untouched

Opportunist
Opportunist
3 days ago

No one is permanent on the earth

Osar
Osar
3 days ago

So as it is now what Silungwe say as he was forcing Chakwela the way he was interpreting the law

Baghdad
Baghdad
1 day ago
Reply to  Osar

jah jah siwamasewela

Monosile
Monosile
3 days ago

Are we having fresh presidential elections?

Nyekhwest .
Nyekhwest .
2 days ago
Reply to  Monosile

no need

ERUTU
ERUTU
3 days ago

Jiko ndi anthwache 👍🏿🇲🇼

mtete
mtete
3 days ago

Khoswe wa padenga anaulula was padzala. Had Mathanga and Kunje behaved, Duwa and Nanthuru wouldn’t have been shown the exit.

patriotic writer and reviewer

The battle will be fought now from outside government and inside the CSOs by Steve Duwa. Some of us have mastered his unwitting way of manouvering politically before he was appointed as commissioner. How he uses the so called small but influencial NGOs in the electoral platforms and coalitions.

mkama baru
mkama baru
2 days ago

why should he fight ?

patriotic writer and reviewer

In politics, there is a saying that political chess playing is guided by the adage TO EVERY ACTION, HOW SMALL IT MIGHT BE, EXPECT A REACTION, HOW SMALL IT MIGHT BE. By appointing Katsaila and Fabiano DPP has secretly outwitted MCP. How is this so, history will tell. These two are politically versatile together with Francis Mphepo.

wakalekale
2 days ago

kulira uku

Baghdad
Baghdad
1 day ago

Palibe chilipo bwana

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