DPP chasing political shadows,  analyst tells Voice of America

A political analyst Vincent Kondowe says he feels the demonstrations by ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to protest a ruling by the country’s Constitutional Court that nullified last May’s election and the victory of President Peter Mutharika, won’t change anything.

DPP politican Brown Mpinganjira part of the march attacking judges

The party is holding protests after Mutharika asked the Supreme Court of Appeal to overturn the ruling.

“For me, they are chasing political shadows,” Kondowe said in quotes reported by Voice of America (VOA).

“Once the court comes up with the judgment, it is a judgment unless set aside by the higher court. The only thing they can do is to go to the Supreme Court of Appeal. So for me, whether they demonstrate or not demonstrate, it doesn’t make any sense,” he added.

Malawi Law Society (MLS) has  also faulted the DPP, according to a letter signed by its honorary secretary Martha Kaukonde, which asked the ruling party  to follow due legal processes for reporting complaints of alleged criminal conduct if the allegations against the judges have any underlying merit.

The lawyers’ body had called upon the DPP to publicly withdraw all corruption allegations made against the judges, and to desist from any further conduct of such kind.

During the May elections, Mutharika narrowly won by 38 percent. Lazarus Chakwera of the opposition Malawi Congress Party took 35 percent. Saulos Chilima of the opposition United Transformation Movement party won 20 percent.

Chilima and Chakwera disputed the results in court.

In its ruling on February 3, the Constitutional Court nullified the results because of what is said were “widespread” irregularities and ordered new elections.

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Daud sulemani
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Daud sulemani

Dpp yabalalika

chilungamo pa chilungamo
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chilungamo pa chilungamo

wabalalalika ndi iweyo uzazindikira bwino patsogolo

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Central

Simungavomele inu kuti mwabalalika! Nkhani yomweyi pomwe ena amakuuzani ku court kuja mumkakananso ena akamakuuzani kuti simungawine ataaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa makani ake anali omwewa!! Nde tsogolo limene ukunenalo nde litii? 2084 mumanena ijaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!! Tachioneni!

H E Nyaphapi One
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DPP. My party. We will demonstrate for 150 days. We have the energy. We have the days.

mchisala
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mchisala

You have it, if one needed further evidence that clueless Mutharika has no understanding and respect of the rule of law in-spite of the fake titles he wears on his fore-head 24/7 because the demos-against-the-rule-of-law were done with clueless Mutharika’s blessings. Clueless Mutharika and his DPP need to worry about what the court is likely to order at the expiry of 150 days which will also bring an end to clueless Mutharika’s court-ordered new lease on running the country considering that clueless Mutharika and his DPP were the ones frustrating the implementation of court orders!!!

Fane
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Fane

Another tumbuka analyst. Not surprising. Let the courts go rogue and plunge this country into a civil conflict.

Malawi belong to the citizens
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Can’t you comment without mentioning Tumbuka people.What’s your problem with Tumbuka people.Tumbuka people love reading books and they have a wide knowledge of things, people should copy this behaviour and be like them .You can’t fight these people and win.Stop wasting your time with silly comments about Tumbuka people please.We love them and they are Malawians too.

Kadya nkena
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Kadya nkena

Legislative minds are not judicial branch minds we all know if the so-called judges had anything to offer they could have done so koma they have a limit and nothing can change their limitation

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