Court favours Lunguzi for MCP ticket: Bandawe ‘abuse of process’ dismissed with costs

The High Court in Lilongwe on Thursday ruled in favour of incumbent member of Parliament for Dedza East (MCP) Juliana Lunguzi after her opponent in the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) primary elections, Patrick Bandawe failed to commence a case against the decision to declare her winner.

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Bandawe obtained an injunction restraining MCP from declaring Lunguzi winner disputing results of the primary elections as he claimed unfairness in the way they were handled.

In his ruling, judge Kenyatta Nyirenda said having granted the injunction, the court proceeded to lament that no attention at all was being given to the main action by the parties.

The judge said more than 17 days since the delivery of the court’s ruling in which it made a clear call for the parties to give the case urgent attention it deserves, Bandawe has taken no steps at all during the period to prosecute the main case.

He noted that the case may have been brought to court by Bandawe “for some other ulterior or collateral purpose.”

Nyirenda stated that it is “abuse of process of the court”

The judge said the claimant is aware that the closing date for submissions of nomination papers to Malawi Electoral Commission is February 8 2019 but Bandawe is not keen to prosecute the case with dispatch.

Judge Nyirenda said the delay in the matter is “intolerable.”

He quoted the words of Lord Denning: “They have lasted so long as to turn justice sour.”

Nyirenda ruled that he has no option but to strike out the proceedings with costs.

“It is also ordered, For avoidance of doubt, the injunction also falls away.” The judge ruled in his Chambers on Thursday.

 

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mtete
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mtete

Congratulations daughter.

You look at Bandawe’s face and you immediately see trouble.

John Kachapira
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John Kachapira

I really do not understand what he was trying to achieve. He needs to keep the last coin if he has any for his survival. Ukamafa, mumayamba ndi nkhutu kusamva. A Bandawe ndalama azitenga kuti to pay lawyers? He actually needs more than money. A psychologist would help him to come back to normal. He is totally confused. Try UTM it might provide relief.

ZINGALUME
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ZINGALUME

Thats the way to go

Maunits
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Maunits

Juliana Lunguzi come 21 May, 2019 will serve the country as Minister of Health very strong minister to be my dear sister JULIANA

Valema
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Valema

Could have been for sure a reality if not for UTM emergency..All disgruntled DPP who joined MCP have gone to UTM.We had no option before UTM..Not that I will vote for them..
Another drawback…self centeredness of opposition parties..why can’t they form a united front..You can’t for sure dislodge APM and Atupele. And strangely Chilima picks Roy Kachale from PP…Kkkk

Tiyanjane
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Tiyanjane

Ma units, that is wrong. Juliana has served Malawians perfectly well as an MP. People of dedza east will vote for her for the piditio of MP. Ministerial assignment is just a side job

Kaitano
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Kaitano

That’s his opinion Wawa.

DPP Cadet
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Unhuuu, zako izo Bandaweeee!!!!!……Ameneyo nde Kenyatta. Aishoshe aione abale

Bullshit
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Bullshit

Yes

Mandala
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Mandala

THE CASE THROWN OUT WITH LEGAL COSTS , PAMENEPA KAYA BANDAWE MAKOBILI APEDZA KUTI CHIFUKWA ATSALA MAPWALA OKHA OKHA. THIS GUY IS A SHAME.. TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT !

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