Court restrains Mwenifumbo from holding parallel AFORD convention

The High Court in Lilongwe Saturday night granted an injunction against Karonga Central legislator, Frank Mwenifumbo, to hold a parallel convention on grounds that it is unconstitutional.

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Mwenifumbo said he would go ahead in holding a convention from April 27 to 28 despite the national executive committee resolution that the indaba be shifted to May 1.

He cited a court order that advises the party to hold a national convention; but, Nyasa Times understands that the order did not specify a date.

And the injunction signed by judge Charles Mkandawire and obtained through the party’s lawyer Gilbert Khonyongwa warns that Mwenifumbo could be arrested or his property seized should he proceed in holding the unconstitutional indaba.

In an interview, AFORD incumbent President Enoch Chihana said he was pleased with the court’s decision saying justice had finally prevailed.

“In AFORD no one is mandated to call for a convention except the party President,” he said.

But in a separate interview with Nyasa Times, Mwenifumbo expressed ignorance concerning the injunction.

“We are not aware. We have not been served yet,” he said.

However, AFORD vice president Tanilani Chipeta said court marshalls were already on their way to serve Mwenifumbo’s camp with the injunction at the time he talked to Nyasa Times.

Chihana, son to political czar and founder of the party Chakufwa Chihana, has since assured the delegates that the “genuine” convention will take place on Tuesday, May 1 and that they will start arriving on Monday.

The convention will take place at St Don Bosco Technical Institute in Lilongwe.

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Chindele Chakufikapo
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Vindele vakufikapo. AFORD, small as it is, struggling to stand but failing. Now come these two idiots to finish it completely. When people say you Tumbukas cannot rule this country, is this force? Anthu okonda kukangana nthawi zonse, kukonda milandu and fighting. Munabadwa bwanji afiti inu. You mean you can’t solve this simple issue amicably? Mpaka magazi atulukenso pamenepa. Panopo we waiting for Livingstonia Synod to be chased away from Inkosi’s area. Shame on you vendors!!!

#DzukaniAmalawi
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AFORD is dead! It only has one parliamentary seat in the current legislature. It won’t make a dent next year. Just join other parties in some sort of alliance, if they accept you. Why are senior members within AFORD fighting each other; for what exactly?

TEACHER
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Oooh God please Remove the scales of blindness from the eyes of my fellow MALAWIANS so that we can see that BUSHIRI IS the only Answer to the hardships the country is facing otherwise We will regret like never before in human history PLEASE PAC CHIEFS CHURCH LEADERS INVITE BUSHIRI TO COME AND HELP GOVERN THE COUNTRY AS WAS THE CASE WITH KAMUZU THE FUTURE OF OUR CHILDREN IS NOW MAY GOD BLESS OUR LAND
Samuel
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Baibulo imati kuukula ndi ufiti ndipo Mulungu sakondwera nako. Mwinifumbo manyazi bwa? mupita konveshion ya anzanuwo? Olomupiteko simukawina chifukwa mchere wanu wasululuka ngati nzanu adzulo aja. Once beaten twice shy.

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