DPP holds anti-Constitutional Court protests in Zomba

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) faithful have Wedesday hit the streets in Zomba in a new wave of protests against the February 3 landmark Constitutional Court election case ruling which annulled the May 21 presidential election.

Wa Jeffrey gestures during the DPP march

The court also ordered a fresh presidential election in July.

DPP secretary general Grezelder Jeffrey, presidential aide Francis Mphepo and the regional governor for the eastern region Julius Paipi were leading the demonstrations.

The party has since asked the Anti-Corruption Bureau to investigate allegations that the five Constitutional Court judges received money from a construction mogul Simbi to to influence the ruling in favour of Malawi Congress Party president Dr Lazarus Chakwera and UTM president Dr Saulos Chilima who were petitioners in the case.

Simbi Phiri, Chilima and Chakwera deny the allegations and Phiri has threatened a legal suit against the DPP on the matter.

The petition reads  in part: “DPP is also worried about allegations that some judges of the Constitutional Court received bribes and were involved in corrupt dealings in order to bend the judgement in favour of the petitioners. We are ready and willing to furnish information and also to testify on such malpractice.

“Therefore, we call for an investigation for the five judges to be probed by the Anti-Corruption Bureau on the bribery allegations.”

In the petition, DPP—which was not a party in the case but its leader President Peter Mutharika was the first respondent by virtue of being the declared winner of the annulled election—also demands a probe into alleged family relations between Judge Dingiswayo Madise and the country’s Vice-President Saulos Chilima who was the first petitioner as presidential candidate of UTM Party.

ACB spokesperson Egrita Ndala said it was too early to comment on the issue.

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Uziugwira
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Uziugwira

First mpinganjira case

Ineyo
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You DPP Supporters, listen and listen very well! You have filed an appeal to the Supreme Court asking them to turn down the Concourt ruling and instead of waiting from them the LEARNED JUDGES to decide on your appeal and you are busy making demos and castigating them and calling them all sorts of names,,, Zoona zimenezo? mwatolozedwa chani? why are you quite on the bribery case of mpinganjira? where are the placards of Mpinganjira? This strategy of trying to intimidate the judges will through you in a dangeon. An attack one Judge is an attack on all of them!!

Mtete
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Mtete

Zoona ndithu Bwana Mphepo you are involved in stupid demos while your sleepy boss has filed an appeal against ConCourt ruling which is to be heard by the same judges fraternity you are demonising? Ever heard about Contempt of court?

I am not surprised DPP is digging it’s own grave and slowly descending into oblivion. What do you expect from a party leadership which includes uncouth language professionals like Mchacha and Wa Jeffrey , just to mention but a few?

Naluso
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Naluso

A Malawi, this is just a distraction tactic by the rotten DPP. They are drawing people’s attention to the stupid and meaningless demonstrations while they are busy kukonza zinthu on the ground for new rigging tricks. For instance meanwhile Ben Phiri is busy recruiting people in district councils, akulemba ntchito ndani? to do what? Be on the look out! this is a new rigging tactic. Ndithu everyone needs to be on the look out and vigilant.

Nalingula
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Nalingula

True why not do the Demos one day in all the Regions….And Everyone needs to be Alert ….Otherwise they are busy trying to set up a Rigging Machinery this is just a smokescreen ….

Mabvuto
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Mabvuto

Kodi anthu ake omwewo adzingoyenda nawo kuchoka ku Blantyre to Zomba then to Lilongwe kkkkk, nimayetsa ma supporter mukawapeza koko

mpwerere
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mpwerere

mbutuma izi paipi ndankhala naye ku mangochi ndimbuli or dzina lake satha kul;emba and he knows nothing

Kandulu
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Kandulu

I had my best time in USA, about forty years to be precise. I came back after enjoying my time and retiring there. I am close to 80 years, yet these same people that were suffering all that time while I was having good life in USA are ready to kill each other for an old man like me. All my children have American citizenships. Very sad indeed. Very pathetic poor people. Should I say I am leading fools who have eyes and can’t see, who have ears and can’t hear? What do they expect an old man like me… Read more »

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Uziugwira

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