Court dismiss Chikomeni: Rasta vows to fight on to contest in Malawi presidential race 

The  High Court  in Blantyre has dismissed an application for an injunction made by presidential aspirant Ras Chikomeni David Chirwa to have the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) revise the K2 million presidential nomination fee following the rejection of his candidacy.

Ras Chikomeni: I will fight on

MEC rejected Chikomeni on February 6 after he failed to comply with the requirement to pay the presidential nomination fee of K2 million and raising 10 signatures in each of the country’s 28 districts. He only managed signatories from nine districts.

Chikomeni  – with assistance of lawyers hired by Centre for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance (Chreaa) – also wanted to be allowed an extension for him to obtain the required 10 signatures in each of the country’s 28 districts.

Chreaa lawyers Chikondi Chijozi, Mawuya Msuku and Oscar Taulo submitted to court that the K2 million nomination fee MEC is too exorbitant for most Malawians and it means that only people who are rich can contest for the presidency.

They argued that the fee infringes on Chikomeni’s right to participate in the electoral process.

In his ruling on Monday, judge Jack N’riva ruled that Chikomeni had  delayed to bring the matter to court and that he had enough time to mobilise the signatures from the time MEC prescribed their conditions in July last year.

Chikomeni told reporters at the court after the ruling that he will still fight to the end.

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Bingu Wa Mnthalika
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Bingu Wa Mnthalika

seriously speaking this nigger is more courageos,more patriotic and brave than most of the people here making fun of him.Most of you would allow people to oppress or infringe on your rights Chikomeni would not allow that whether its too late or on time he would rise up and make the nation hear him.I agree he looks shaby and he is poor but most of the people here are rich than him but they are cowards who always speak bad about people who have shown courage to rise up shame on you all cowards to hell with your bad spirit.Chikomeni… Read more »

Chikabudula
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Chikabudula

I’m personally disgusted by “Bingu Mthalika’s” use of the word NIGGER referring to Ras Chikomeni. This term is one of the most demeaning for a black man. Either “Bingu” is an educated savage or a man with no gray matter between his ears. He owes an apology to Chikomeni and to all of us. I stand to be corrected.

ana anjoya apa poly
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ana anjoya apa poly

chamba sichabwino

Joovido
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Joovido

History has been made n let’s now concentrate on more serious matters

winston msowoya
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winston msowoya

CHIKOMENI,do not ashame us,you are not serious to become Malawi’s President you are fooling yourself.The way you look you can not get even a sweeping job from anybody.Something is wrong with you,please do not tarnish the respect of our country because of your CHAMBA.You must respect yourself and then you get respect from others.In fact you are ashaming the MPOTO people.If you have nothing to do go and do a farming job at your home rather than smoking chamba.Once again,stop smoking CHAMBA it will never take you anywhere. you are ashaming Malawians and your idiot supporters.SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!!!

WATSON VAZIMOLO
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Join the discussion…thats true chamba sichabwino

Mabvuto
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Mabvuto

Winston ! Osangolemba m’mchilankulo cha mayi ako bwanji kuti dzinbveke bwino , mpakana ” sweeping job ” kkkkkkk

Zambulo
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Zambulo

Chamba

Lilian Kaunda
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Lilian Kaunda

From the onset I knew this case had no merit. The problem with CHREAA they want to make a name with trival matters because they want to be getting more funding . Just look at this organisation promotes prostitution and want to restrain the police from doing their job by arresting people who just roam around and end up commiting crimes.

Polomondo
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Polomondo

I think the lawyers are also amateurs. Were they expecting to win this case? Ras, let us just plan for 2024.

SONGS OF HOPE
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dear chikomeni please give Malawians a break –we have serious things to tackle than your puzzles ‘–

Chatonda
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Chatonda

There is always next time Rasta

Zuma
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Zuma

Ras munabwera ndi moralo yovuta koma lets face it abwana. Ndife anthu ovutika tiyeni tipange za level yathu…. consciousness mwapeleka tamva, history mwapanga sidzafufutikaso, pano pitilizani ulimi man. langizo ndi lomwe lija either mudzichapa sikumba ya black ija olo mungogula ina basi

Napofu
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Napofu

John Chilembwe was not fighting for leadership but freedom of owners of the country. just the same ras c
Chikomeni is figting for poor people . ( Anthu obvutika adzipeza nawo mwai okhala mmaudindo akuluakulu, osati andalamaokhaokha. Nawonso obvutika azikhala odyerera dzikolawo. Kulamula sikukhala ndi chuma