DPP petitions ACB to investigate 5 judges: Fresh elections ruling dubbed ‘fraudulent’

The governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Monday marched peacefully in Blantyre City in a ‘march for the Restoration of Democratic Justice’ and presented their petition to Blantyre City Council (BCC) demanding the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to investigate all the five judges  who presided over the presidential election nullification petition.

DPP secretary general Grezelder Jeffrey presents the petition to BCC chief executive officer Alfred Chanza.
Brown Mpinganjira part of the ‘march for the Restoration of Democratic Justice’ calling the Constitutional Court ruling to nullify elections as “fraudulent.”
Supporters of DPP presented their petition to Blantyre City Council marking the end of their ‘march for the Restoration of Democratic Justice.’

In the petition, the DPP has asked the ACB to investigate all the five judges  —Healey Potani, Ivy Kamanga, Redson Kapindu, Dingiswayo Madise and Mike Tembo— of the Constitutional Court who nullified the May 21 2019 presidential election.

The demand follows ACB  action in arresting business mogila Thom Mpinganjira on allegations of attempts to corrupt the  judges.

In the march in Blantyre which attracted throungs of DPP supporters, saw among marchers veteran politician and DPP stawart Brown Mpinganjira, a relation to Thom Mpinganjira, who has also been alleged to be connected to the attempt bribery saga, taking part.

The DPP petition addressed to ACB director general Reyneck Matemba wants the graft-busting body to investigate the judges in the matter if their ruling had no any external forces.

Former Cabinet minister Henry Mussa read the petition surrounded by presidential aide Francis Mphepo, lawmakers Chimwemwe Chipungu and Sameer Suleman, party top officials Mpinganjira and Hophmally Makande.

Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda  in December last year lodged a written complaint to the bureau that there were attempts to bribe two of the judges.

Danwood Chirwa, a law professor at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, said judges always face bribery tests and this was the reason the Constitution guaranteed their independence, security of tenure and their welfare.

Chirwa said the goal was to create the foundation for disrespecting the judgement of the Constitutional Court, saying they were also targeting the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal at the same time for exactly the same reason.

Alliance Against Serious and Organised Corruption  asked the ACB to deal with allegations of bribery attempts effectively and transparently as the investigation into the matter would not only be tackling the alleged corruption, but also defending the integrity of concerned judicial process.

In a letter to Matemba, the alliance’s executive director Moses Mkandawire asked the ACB to appoint an external monitor from abroad who can also be a liaison to the civil society organisations.

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Mitengo
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Mitengo

Politicians in Malawi have taken people for granted for too long.People have realized that politics does not bring their food on the table. There are those who have come into terms of voting or no voting, every thing remains the same; all politicians are the same: crooks, liers, theives, unrepentant, nepotistic etc. Check the party executive composition on key positions, you would see that there is a relation on either tribal, distance or close relationship etc. Most of these parties are not representitive of all Malawians. Expecte low turnout unless you go and convince those Malawians who defected to Mozambique,… Read more »

Prophet Justice
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Prophet Justice

Kadeti wankulu Dr Chanza pano walandira petition chifukwa ndi ya DPP yet he has never availed for HRDC and other petitions. Be professional CEO Chanza or leave and contest for a political post.

Central
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Central

Mukamamva za mwambi uja wakuti zayang’ana kungolo amatanthauza izi zomwe ikuchita blue team zi!! Tangoganizani, m’buyo monsemu anthu awa akhala akukula mtima kumalankhula motumbwa amvekele dpp ndi boma ndipo limathana ndi zonse, pano boma lija lapita kukafuna chithandizo kwa CEO yemwe amachita report kuboma komwekooooooooooooooooo, eni ake mkumati pali nzeru pamenepoooooo!! Komatu chikhalilecho nkhani imene akupitila pa mseuyo yakhala ili pa court for almost 9 (if not 10) months! Pa nthawi yonseyi sanathe kuona kuti zinthu sizili bwino ndipo kunali kotheka kuliuza court zonse akunenazi, kuti amene amawaganizilawo asiye koma ataaaaaaaaaaaaaa dzianthu idziiiii dzinali ziiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ndalama zakuba zitawazunguza mituuuuuuuuuuuuuu, pano… Read more »

BigMan
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BigMan

A cacophony of useless cadets, barking, barking, barking and barking some more…..for nothing!

namatetule
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And please urgently name the corrupt judge in the bribery case

Daud sulemani
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Daud sulemani

Zisilu za dpp were were u when the case was before court….

Wenela
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Wenela

DPP is a joke and a threat to Democrats. They think they can bully everyone. You wonder whether they thought they will be in power forever. They have built for themselves an empire around tribal lines. As we speak, they are getting rid of all non-lomwes from heading government programmes, parastatals etc. since this is done in isolated cases, much is not said on the scene. Otherwise only those wearing blue faces from other tribes can survive these hard times. DPP people are adamant and they do not fear God. They believe their positions and power can take them to… Read more »

Wawa Wawa
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Wawa Wawa

Brown Mpingagira is a threat to democracy in Malawi – indeed all political prostitutes like Mpingagira, Mwenifumbo, Sadik Mia and others like them are a growing threat.

Concerned
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Concerned

Kkkkkkk ukakhala pa msana pa njobvu usamati kulibe mame… Amalubwalubwa kuti anzawo azayimba nyimba yamwatibela volume 2 pano sakuyimba ndiwowo

Omex70
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Omex70

DPP is the party full of greedy, stupid, shameless and empty headed people who think they own Malawi.

lima
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Awa atitopetsa , l think after nullifying announcement Peter and Jane was supposed to be in jail . They are taking Malawians for granted.

chataika
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chataika

which malawians are you talking about? Why do you ppo from opposition consider consider urself as malawians? Thats total ignorance and foolishness! Because if the opposition happen to come into power does this guarantee u not to be malawians? Stop this nonsense from today onwards. We are all malawians and everyone has the right to belong to any party in this land. If you dont want some to belong to other parties then lets go back to referendum to see if ppo may choose one party system. So my friend dont ever make such sentiments again!

chaiwone wawo
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“Malawians” has been used in the same context as the DPP fools who were marching in Blantyre yesterday used the same word “Malawians” They were DPP and Malawians too. Equally the opposition is opposition and Malawian too.

K.kagalu.
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K.kagalu.

Chataika, mitu yazungulira, kabibe uko

Central
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Central

Chataika ndiwe ‘cadet’ otaikadi mozonseeeeeeeeeeeeee!! Pepa kuti unataikaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa and can not comprehend a straight forward message!