Court nullifies 3 Parliamentary elections: MCP wins case, DPP loses 2 seats in Nsanje, UDF  in Chikwawa

The High Court  judge Sylvester Kalembera  on Thursday nullified Parliamentary elections of Nsanje North, Chikwawa East and Nsanje Central constituencies after three Malawi Congress Party (MCP) contestants disputed the results  of the May 21, 2019 Parliamentary polls.


MCP petitioners and their supporters celebrate the outcome of the ruling .

Candidates for MCP in the three constituencies took Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to court for declaring incumbent Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators Francis Kasaila (Nsanje Central), Esther Mcheka Chielenje (Nsanje North) and United Democratic Front (UDF) legislator Sam Khumbanyiwa (Chikwawa East) winners.

With the ruling, its means DPP’s Kasaila, Mcheka Chilenje and  UDF’s Khumbanyiwa have lost their seats and are no longer MPs.

The seats will be competed in a fresh elections to be organised by MEC.

Judge Kalembera has since ordered that a new election be conducted within 60 days.

Those who challenged MEC’s declaration of results are MCP candidates Foster Thipwa (Chikwawa East), Enock Chizuzu (Nsanje North) and Kafandikhale Mandevana (Nsanje Central).

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PHRIWAPHIRI
4 months ago

WITH THE CURRENT COURTS, DP.UDF MEMBERS, DONT TRY TAKING ISSUES TO COURT, YOU WILL LOSE, THE COURTS FAVOUR TONSE, SHAME ON THEM, KOM A MCP CAN NOT WIN THESE SEATS WAIT AND SEE SHAME ON MALAWI JUDICIARY

Lego
4 months ago
Reply to  PHRIWAPHIRI

Its not about Tonse Alliance but let justice prevail in our country.If you have got that mind set then our country will never go forward.

gogo petulo
4 months ago
Reply to  PHRIWAPHIRI

why did dpp lose on June 23? What happened on June 23 will happen in these by elections. Mbava zonse nyekhwe.

Anyabanda
Anyabanda
4 months ago
Reply to  gogo petulo

Nyekhwe basi

Ngoni Sanga
Ngoni Sanga
4 months ago

Wise judge, this time around the justice is a southerner and playing a game to nuetrise Tonse and bring morale to DPP/UDF. As Hon Mia is no more, funeral not honoured by MCP, and Tonse popularity at the lowest, there is no chance for MCP…..bola UTM

guest
guest
4 months ago
Reply to  Ngoni Sanga

Bola UTM yama MP 4??? forget it my friend

gogo petulo
4 months ago
Reply to  Ngoni Sanga

KKKKK what’s the connection with Mia death? Wait and you’ll see

Nyekhwe the nyex
Nyekhwe the nyex
4 months ago

I find it funny, the courts didn’t nullify all may 2019 triparte elections but are only going after Dpp seats. Weren’t Mcp members elected through the same so called flawed elections?

guest
guest
4 months ago

you are very funny indeed…court limadikila kupangidwa move…nde inu kapangeni move court pamadando anuwo

Lego
4 months ago

kkkkkk very shallow type of thinking.Courts do not just nullifies elections anyhow but you need to summon and complain first.Those who lodge complaints and took MEC to court are the ones you see their justice and judgement now.

The Sniper
The Sniper
4 months ago
Reply to  Lego

Lego, asiyeni awa, wolira samuletsa kulira! you think they can say anything good while the truth is still punishing these Folks? amenewa they are exercising their rights of Opposition! we were doing the same.

Mwini muzi
Mwini muzi
4 months ago

Your yardstick should be from the results of the reruns in Phalombe and Mangochi. From Nsanje, it won’t still make any difference the previous incumbents are more likely to reclaim their seats if we go by the reality on the ground.

Malume Chakwelagalu
Malume Chakwelagalu
4 months ago

DPP will win two of the three constituencies..thus Chikwawa East and Nsanje Central. MCP will win Nsanje North. Mcheka your end has come and its gonna be very tough. Just pull out of the race like what Kachikho did. MCP you needed Mia in times like these, UTM shallow your pride, you cannot fit in this race of giants. Politics is moreless like prostitution noone comes to stay forever, they come to just have the feel of the apple. Malawi Courts have a very easy task in making rulings on elections case because precedent was already set God bless Malawi… Read more »

Malawi walero
Malawi walero
4 months ago

Now you will even cry more than before.
People are already tired with MCP TONSE GOVERN
so wishing you all the best during your second deffit.

guest
guest
4 months ago
Reply to  Malawi walero

koma mwaona mene mminda green wake akuonekera kapena zanu zomwezi zongobwebweta pa social media?? nanga 100 000 tax free simukuiona kapena ndiwe lova sukuziziwa???

Mwini muzi
Mwini muzi
4 months ago
Reply to  guest

The active segment of the voters are already frustrated for no loans are forthcoming. Do they really care about fertilizer? Are they really concerned whether the fields are green or not? 80% of them are either not employed or in the informal sector not affected by the tax reduction.They want capital loans which Tonse Alliance abruptly stopped.

Last edited 4 months ago by Mwini muzi
The Sniper
The Sniper
4 months ago
Reply to  Malawi walero

By looking it from this angle, seems like the losers are the ones who are crying, does your comment make any sense on this platform?

Ndede
Ndede
4 months ago

The rerun in Mangochi and phalombe had it all that the incumbents won. This was an embarrassment to the courts of Malawi and those who just complain issues for the sake of it. These elections coming, the story will not be different. Stop this nonsense of nullifying election results pofuna kungopanga mbiri. Tisamataye nthawi ndizimenezi pa Malawi pano.

guest
guest
4 months ago
Reply to  Ndede

nanga pitala sanawinenso bwa??

Phwisa
Phwisa
4 months ago

Any judge would have come up with such a judgement even if the evidence was lacking. Why. Precedence

The Sniper
The Sniper
4 months ago
Reply to  Phwisa

You mean the Judges like Jane Ansah i guess.

Hawell
4 months ago

You have just wasted your money for nothing. To prove you wrong lets vote as soon as possible and be assured DPP and UDF will reclaim the seats as was the case in Mangochi and Phalombe. Izi ndi zazing’ono tikuwona kuchedwa come 2025 DPP moto buuu back into govt!!!

Marumbo
4 months ago

These judges made a similar mistake in Mangochi. They nulified election results in Mangochi hoping that DPP and UDF would loose the seats to MCP through a rerun. But after the Re-run, UDF and MCP scooped all seats in Mangochi and Phalombe. This will happen again in Lower Shire. These judges are a disgrace as they are serving the interests of MCP only instead of serving justice. Shame to you MCP judges.

Anyabanda
Anyabanda
4 months ago
Reply to  Marumbo

Anthu tidziwe kuti kubwera ma vote pa chisankho sikwanwino let people’s choice be done, not u president kubera, u mp kubera mmmm usawi chani

Mwinithako
Mwinithako
4 months ago

Hooo MCP is just aided by Judiciary.Look here as of Now non of the Southerners will vote for MCP.Boma lingoluza ndalama kupangitsa chisankho china anthuni kkk.

And muonaso kkk

wakalekale
4 months ago
Reply to  Mwinithako

nepotism costed DPP govt.
kumwera si kwa DPP but kwa lomwe

The Sniper
The Sniper
4 months ago
Reply to  Mwinithako

Munayamba mwavoterapo MCP?

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