Commissioner Elvey Mtafu exposes incompetency at Malawi Electoral Commission

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) commissioner Elvey Mtafu has exposed how incompetent the pollster is as she failed to respond basic questions regarding her job.

Commissioner Mtafu appear before PAC.

Mtafu appeared before the parliamentary Appointments Committee which is holding the Constitutional Court ordered hearing to find out the competency of the commissioners following a flawed May 21 presidential election.

She could not answer basic questions such as the lawyers for the commission as well as what transpired during the commission’s last meeting.

On the names of lawyers that read and made a summary of the judgement to the commission, Ntafu says she has forgotten some names

“But I remember this name [Tamando] Chokotho. He came and  said that his other colleagues were tied up elsewhere.”

However, Mtafu contradicted another commissioner Bishop Mary Nkosi who earlier told the committee that the decision to appeal against the Constitutional Court was not made by the whole team of nine commissioners.

The committee has told her to appear before the committee again on Friday and should be well prepared.

“. I was prepared but you may be aware that I had no information on the contents of our meeting that is why I might be skipping some questions,” Mtafu said.

Some of the questions raised to here were:

Question: As a commissioner, who do you work for?

Ntafu: I work for the people.

Q: Are you accountable to Malawians?

Ntafu: Yes I am.

Q: Who communicates the decisions of the commission to stakeholders?

Ntafu: She did not answer the question

Earlier on the PAC heard from Commissioner Bishop Mary Nkosi on how May 21 2019 elections were handled.

Other Commissioners expected to appear before the Committee are Jean Mathanga, Elvey Mtafu, Rev. Dr. Killion Mgawi, Ambassador Yahaya M’madi, Justice Dr. Jane Ansah, Ms. Linda Kunje, Dr. Moffat Banda and Rev. Clifford Baloyi.

The Constitutional Court ruled that the May 21 presidential election was marred with irregularities and anomalies which had been so widespread, systematic and grave that the integrity of the election results had been seriously compromised.

The court then ordered the parliamentary hearing to find out if the state should fire the commissioners for incompetency or not.

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Nasingwe
Nasingwe
1 year ago

watsala Kiliyoni abwere apa

3February
3February
1 year ago

Am not a Lawyer but hearing the confusion from these people called Commissioners, please, just throw out this appeal. Its a waste of time hearing and listening to incompetent and confused Bunch of thieves.
DPP, munabetsa. Poti munapatsana kumbali, kakambilaneni kumbali komko.

Kaya mupatsana chenje zanu, musova.

Opportunist
Opportunist
1 year ago

These commissioners are too old for this too job.They could not argue on anything.Which were busy exchanging figures without their knowledge.Really what is the criteria of choosing commissioners especially on age

Nil
Nil
1 year ago
Reply to  Opportunist

90 and above

tung'ande
tung'ande
1 year ago

These grand mothers should be busy with their grand children. Both Nkosi and Ntafu are spent force fit for the village

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Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago

The job description of these commissioners is much the same as that of Board Members of Parastatals. Sitting Phwii and getting hefty pecks and gratuity at the end of their terms….Cry My Beloved Country….

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Nil
Nil
1 year ago

Kod ndekut qualification yoyambilira kukhala commissioner nkukhala gogo eti??? Nanga akuonekera commissioner Ntafu, Nkosi magogo okha okha.

wa Nyau
wa Nyau
1 year ago
Reply to  Nil

ETI AMWENE

ineyo
ineyo
1 year ago

Honestly most of the commissioners are old. They cannot be actively involved in such a high demanding job. They simply cannot cope up. Parties recommend active and competent people.

namatetule
1 year ago

Evely Mtafu is not that old. Problems and the death of her husband took their toll. She is a properly qualified physiotherapist and she obtained her qualifiacation in Germany where she stayed over 20 years as her late husband was working there.

She is very fluent in German and speks English that you can understand – did you want her to speak like Chakwera

Nabetha
Nabetha
1 year ago
Reply to  namatetule

People are not interested whether she stayed in Germany for 2 minutes or 20years. She was supposed to answer the basic questions to prove her competence. I hope she will do better on Friday.

Nil
Nil
1 year ago
Reply to  namatetule

Nde ngat she stayed in Germany for 20 years just imagine. Mene amapita ku Germany atakula kale sikut anapita ali baby ai. Then nkuzabwela ku Malawi amunawo nkuyamba ndale ndi lero limenelo???? Magogo awa pilizi chonde

kavibangwa
kavibangwa
1 year ago
Reply to  namatetule

people can be incompetent at a job despite have high qualifications, no need to feign ignorance when your competency is being questioned.

wa Nyau
wa Nyau
1 year ago
Reply to  namatetule

KKK koma guys aphungu aku malawi kuno sali serious.
zoona a UDF akasankhe gogo yu kukhala commissioner wao,nawo a MCP kukasankha Nkhosi ngat commissioner wao.
lero akufuna azioneka ngat kasankhidwe kama commissioner sikamawakhudza.
Posankha azigogo amenewa amaona ngati azikataniko ku MEC ko abale

Tisanamizidwepo apa,zipani zimasankha ma commissioner ngat ma representative a zipani

kamps
kamps
1 year ago
Reply to  namatetule

so if stayed in German makes youvfail to answer simple questions?she is useless

Opportunist
Opportunist
1 year ago
Reply to  namatetule

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