Chakwera says Mutharika ‘living in delusion’ for attacking Malawi Judiciary

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leader and Tonse Alliance presidential torchbearer Lazarus Chakwera has faulted President Peter Mutharika for attacking the  Constitutional Court judges  for nullification of the May 21 2019 presidential election result and the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) for upholding that judgement.

Chakwera: Let Mutharika mention countries that are laughing at Malawi

Mutharika during a ‘Talk to the President’ special programme on State-run Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) radio and TV last Friday claimed  that  the courts nullification of the election results “not only a traverse of justice and ridiculous, but has also made Malawi a laughing stock on the international scene”.

But in an interview Sunday on Times TV  part of founding president Kamuzu Banda’s empure, Chakwera wondered if the Mutharika is “the only wise one.”

He challenged the President to mention countries that are laughing at Malawi.

“I wish he names the countries outside that are laughing at us,” he said.

“If anything we have been held in high esteem because of the justice. And we are highly recommended for standing for people’s rights,” he added.

 

President Mutharika, the octogenarian Malawi leader, a Yale law alumni and former Washington University law professor, argued that the judiciary simply wants to get rid of his government, as they allegedly “failed to follow the evidence, law, and all factors in the case”.

Chakwera, however, said President Mutharika could be “living in delusion” for accusing the judiciary of regime change activities.

Governance expert and commentator Makhumbo Munthali  also said Mutharika’s remarks are unfortunate, and unexpected of a President who vowed to defend the Constitution and respect rule of law.

“Instead of attacking the Judiciary, he should have been working towards implementing the Court decisions,” he said.

Mutharika will face Chakwera in a tight contest fresh election.

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mchisala
mchisala
8 months ago

Clueless Mutharika’s ignorance of the law is extremely toxic and undermines rule of law in the country. I bet he is not aware of that considering his lack of respect for the same!!! But he is also exposing his noxious ignorance through his public comments on rulings he hardly understands!! We should all question if he indeed studied law or has Pacific papers like his late brother!

Melvin
Melvin
8 months ago

This nutty professor APM never cease to amaze me (oh in a negative way that is). I believe APM is demented. Why did he go to Supreme Court to appeal the Constitutional court’s judgement, if he had an understanding that the outcome and the judiciary is a traverse of justice and ridiculous? He is merely saying all these negative things about the judiciary because God has cut his horns off (Psalms 75 verse 10) , due to APM’s arrogance, wickedness and selfishness. APM has no interest in the welfares and all that concerns the poor masses of Malawi. The judges… Read more »

Lego
8 months ago

He is a worse President Malawi.Honestly,how can a lawyer by professional attack the judicially by upholding the justice.Maybe the countries are laughing at him for not using Government machinery not for justice.

Tito
8 months ago

Attacking judges is the worst any politician can do let alone a law professor and president who is expected to respect the rule of law. The recent judgements by the Concourt and Supreme Court have put Malawi on the map. Malawian judges have been hailed as exemplary in their independence and professionalism in political debates all over the world.

Mcp
Mcp
8 months ago

Kulephera uki Chakwera. Nkhope ngati nddongs ya nchimba. Utilakwisa mbuzi iwe

Lego
8 months ago
Reply to  Mcp

Inu ndiye okongola galu iwe.In fact not galu koma fisi iwe.

Mwini muzi.
8 months ago

Kutha mfundo kkkkkk. Alibe bible la ndale mbusa uyu kkkkkk!

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
8 months ago

Ma university alembedwawo anapitako agogo? Kapena just visiting. I don’t think such universities would have someone as dull as our NTCHONA.

Mwini muzi.
8 months ago

Owe ndiye unapita Kuti?

Hate it or take it but it's a fact

Muntharika anali cleaner waku Yale university then at the end of his tenure as cleaner was given honorary degree for best cleaner of all time. Ndiyomwe akuti professor of law instead of professor of cleaners.

Mwini muzi.
8 months ago

Shows the level of your class!

Davie mboba
8 months ago

Amwene muziwuza anthu mfundo.. munthu ukamafuna Mkazi uzikamba Zako osati daily kumuyipitsa mamunache

Ineyobasi
Ineyobasi
8 months ago
Reply to  Davie mboba

Paja ma judge amakamba a nkhalambawo ndi awonso eti?kodi mesa munthu umayankha funso according ndi mmene akufunsila wofunsawo?kuganizatu kwavutatu apa malume

Sana
Sana
8 months ago

FAKE accent, go and get those judges to help you with the campaign. You looked pathetic in Monkey Bay yesterday where you had the worst attendance. With Chilima you were rattled. USOVA

Ineyobasi
Ineyobasi
8 months ago
Reply to  Sana

Ankolo,kusovatu kunachitika kale apa ndi submission chabe. Game inagonatu after ma tactics anu onse wobela zisankho titawatulukira

Bakha
Bakha
8 months ago
Reply to  Ineyobasi

Easily said than done. Wait the tornado to pass before saying you are saved.

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