Cleric urges politicians to embrace dialogue to end Malawi political impasse

One  of the architects of the quasi-religious body, the Public Affairs Committee (PAC).  which is engaging political leaders in dialogue, has urged politicians to embrace dialogue to end the current political impasse.

The former CCAP General Synod moderator the Reverend Silas Ncozana backs dialogue

Reverend Silas Ncozana, former CCAP General Synod moderator, said dialogue was paramount in maintaining the country’s peace and stability as opposition to violence.

Ncozana’s comments come barely a week after UTM Party and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) say they have abandoned the PAC initiated peace talks until the Constitutional Court gives its verdict on the landmark presidential election case.

“I am satisfied with the way PAC is still holding on to its role of ensuring peace through dialogue and mediation in the country,” said Ncozana, a former Malawi diplomat.

President Peter Mutharika recently told PAC that  he is ready to meet opposition leaders and human rights activists to end the current political stalemate.

PAC publicity secretary Reverend Father Peter Mulomole has called for calm.

He said: “As PAC, we have asked people to be calm and when the determination is made, let’s accept it and be peaceful.”

Political analyst Ernest Thindwa, who is based at the University of Malawi’s Chancellor College, also said politicians should speak in a language and tone that will prepare their supporters for the outcome of the court and respect for the Judiciary.

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) declared President Peter Mutharika of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) winner of the presidential race in the May 21 Tripartite Elections with 1 940 709 votes or 38.57 percent.

Results MEC announced showed that MCP president Lazarus Chakwera was second with 1 781 740 votes (35.41 percent) and UTM Party president Saulos Chilima came third with 1 018 369 votes or 20.24 percent.

Chilima and Chakwera are challenging the results and seeking nullification over alleged irregularities, especially in the results management system.

The court completed hearing testimonies and lawyers are set to file oral submissions this week before the five-judge panel of the High Court of Malawi sitting as the Constitutional Court makes its ruling.

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phiriwaphiri
1 year ago

welcome new PAC but dont be like father mlomole and his friends who were always against boma, ZBS MUDZIKAMBAKONSO ZABWINO ZA BOMA, HOW ABOUT GLOBAL FUNDS APPROVAL MWA CHITSANZO? DONT BE LIKE A BRIAN BANDA KATAKANGALE TOO MUCH LERO ALI KUTI? A SAMBELEKA NDI A PP. KOMA A TOLANKHANI A TSINZINA DALA, A MARIA CHIDZANJA KOMA NDIYE MCP MUKIYIMENYERA NKHONDO PA ZBS, NO WONDER U WERE AGAINST MULTIPARTY IN THE 1990S. KNOW WONDER U RUN AWaY TO SOUTH AFTER THE CHANG SHAMEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee a kazako nanu muli nkhwapa mwamaria shame on UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU balance up your news

mtete
1 year ago

If only we were told what form of dialogue we are talking about! In Christianity, or any religion for that matter, stealing is a sin forgiven only after you’ve returned the stolen items (votes). So, how do you dialogue with a thief?

Justice Usiwa
Justice Usiwa
1 year ago

T9oo late

Joloza
Joloza
1 year ago

Visilu vapak, Malawi siwakubanja Kwa amutalika ,muchimwene ndi mung,Ono wake ose vichewa ivi vawonga Malawi

Prophet Baruch
1 year ago

Looks like we are running out of ideas. Every james want to look irrelevant.

Maunits
Maunits
1 year ago

MEC accepted the irregularities were there and there is no law that gives percentage of irregularities no no. No irregularities of any amount is acceptable by the Malawi law that governs MEC.

Ndimenyereni Nkhondo
Ndimenyereni Nkhondo
1 year ago

so why are we in court then???? All we need is the Clergy to pray for an outcome which will be beneficial to mother Malawi

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