Critics querry Mutharika’s appointment of MEC Chair and High Court Judges

Critics have expressed doubts on whether proper procedures were followed by President Peter Mutharika in appointing the new Malawi Electoral Commission Chaiperson (MEC) as well as the four new High  Court judges last week.

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Mutharika, who was in America and returned home on Sunday,  announced through press statements via the Office of the President and cabinet (OPC) about the appointment of Justice Jane Ansah as the new Chairperson for the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) as well as Joseph Chigona, Ruth Chinangwa, George Bakuwa and Dorothy De Gabrielle as new High Court Judges.

According to Centre for Development of People (CEDEP) Chairman Reverend Macdonald Sembereka, the laws states that the President need to sign appointment letters in confirmation of any person appointed as
MEC Chair or High Court Judge.

But Sembereka strongly expressed doubt whether this was done regarding the fact that the appointment was made and announced while the president was away in America.

In the statements signed by government Chief Secretary George Mkondiwa, it was indicated that the appointments were effective the
day of the announcement.

Sembereka said he doubts whether the president indeed signed the documents of appointments following the latest observations that the President is unable to use his right arm.

Sembereka was speaking inside Zodiak Radio’s Views Triangle on Sunday evening.

Commenting on the same, a Political commentator Ernest Thindwa have since called upon authorities in government to give room for Mutharika to rest and make sure he receives proper treatment abroad.

He blamed those surrounding Mutharika for advancing their personal interest and not showing interest in ensuring that Mutharika is given enough time to rest and bounce back once he fully gets physically fit.

Meanwhile, government spokesperson and Information Minister Malison
Ndau who is reportedly in South Africa says he is not aware that the president is in bad health.

Mutharika’s actions on arrival from USA on Sunday raised more questions surrounding his health as he waved hundreds of Malawians
gathered at KIA to welcome him using unusual left hand.

He also used his left hand to greet VIP. delegates and his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) supporters who thronged to KIA to welcome the Malawi leader.

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The article was hard to read with Sembereka’s face on it. Something about this doesn’t sit well. Its feels like he is trying to find his relevance by pulling out the 2011-2012 playbook to build pressure on the President like they did with the brother, mpaka munthu nkumwalira. Its the same playbook. …. koma chimene asakudziwa chokuti then his intentions appeared honorable, well! This time around we have a package of his deliverables and they were nothing close to honorable! Just some self awareness kuti my brand is damaged abusa inu! He was silent through Cash Gate, mitembo kumawola uko… Read more »

izi sitibisa….DPP kuzolowera zobisa.he is sick and will be ever sick…at his age that the beggining ….


it seems ur happy but |God tells us to wish our friends well. Motto umapita kwasala tchile. next it will be u and I think u will be happy seeing ur friends laughing at u. The HR advising u to go home as they now want to replace u. Let us have positive mind and advice if indeed is sick for him to take rest and wish him quick recovery as we might wish us to do the same.


Can the appointees start work without taking oath of office? This could be a tricky part of the process.


If only he was a well meaning Critic.But this is mbusa otsogolera bungwe lolimbikitsa zogonana anthu ofanana ziwalo zobisika. U sold your calling on a cheap platter or devilish money and you want to speak for Malawians? No pastor Sembereka, not you. Someone else yes but not you.

a malawi anazolowera kuzembaitsa anthu, basi kumangolankhula ngati akuuza ma toddlers. nde poti sitidziwa kuti nthawi zose kumuuza mwana za bodza nkumuphuzitsa botsa. thats why the so called educated dunderheads bastards chief of, the ministers, mps dont know which leaf to borrow. they are forgetting that this news is an internatinal view where anyone has access to know what each country is doing, and to see za pancenga za pano pa malawi is a fucking silly sickening and laughable shameful game. ma jaji azanu akamawerenga ndowe mukucityazi. tinenapa ati Ndau ali joni ku ma duties, with his stress from his… Read more »

They brought him home because at home people started noise about him and they were lying. If they did not lie I am sure he could be in USA and get better treatment. The part wants him to die and think Chaponda and high rank gurus can take over.

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