Ex Ghana president hails Malawi judges over cancelling ‘Tipp-Ex election’

Former president of Ghana Jerry Rawlings has paid tribute to Malawi judges for refusing a K500 million bribe and opted to give justice to Malawians on the landmark election case in which they have overturned last year’s ‘Tipp-Ex election’ and order a a fresh vote.

The court ordered another vote to be held within 150 days, a boost to the opposition leaders Lazarus Chakwera (r) with his deputy Sidik Mia and ally former vice president Khumbo Kachale in the picture and UTM Party president Saulos Chilima who mounted the legal challenge.-Photo by Lisa Kadango, Mana

In a statement, Rawlings said he has been following the elections case in Malawi.

“Once again, this tiny Southern African country has proved to the whole world that it is governed by rule of law.

“A few minutes ago, the Court has nullified last year’s presidential elections. You may argue with me that such similar nullification has occurred before in Kenya.  But I challenge that the Malawi case is unprecedented.,” Rawlings said in a statement.

He said there were bribery allegations but the Judges stood for the truth and could not accept any money from any politician.

“We are told that a sum of about US$20 million was offered to the Judges but they refused and decided to uphold the rule of law. If that same money was given to some Ghanaian Judges, they would have sold the whole country, including selling Ghanaians abroad,” said Rawlings.

He said but the Malawian Judges stood firm on the truth, saying he admires the Malawi Judiciary which stands for the truth.

“As Ghanaians,  there is a lot we can learn from the Malawi experience. Congratulations to the people of Malawi,” said the former president of Ghana.

A financial services business tycoon Thomson Mpinganjira who has strong links to the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) elite is answering charges in the High Court of Malawi bordering on attempts to bribe Constitutional Court judges.

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Nachipanti
Nachipanti
8 months ago

KODI DIDN’T YOU READ THE ARTICLE SAYING THE LETTER WAS NOT FROM OFFICE OF THE X PRESIDENT, IT WAS FAKE, JERRY RAWLINGS DIDN’T WRITE THE LETTER

KOMABE, MALAWI HAS MADE HISTORY AND WE THANK GOD

Ndatopa Ine
Ndatopa Ine
8 months ago

Nyasatimes, did you cross check this article with the office of Rawlings because he has issued a statement denying issuing any statements in relation to the outcome of the Malawi election case and others?

Malawi belong to the citizens.

Thanks Mr Jerry Rawlings, ex-Ghana president for what you have said, that countries around the world can learn from Malawi judges how to put the citizens first and the rule of law first.Am very happy to be a malawian.

Maunits
Maunits
8 months ago

Muthalika was called Mr Tippex president during a press conference with BBC and he was happy. Really how can one be happy with that a thief only can do.

Chingaipe
8 months ago

The 5 judges who have just put to an end the crises among Malawians were led by the SPIRIT from GOD, we salute you for your pr offessional guys you are too qualified for the job, well done our judges, may God increase knowledge in your daily life, may the spirit of justice continue in Malawi,Thanks to all churches and their leaders, for your prayers, individuals and organisations God has answered the nation and the truth has finally been revealed, my appeal let’s walk with one spirit , tiyende pamozi ndi mtima umodzi titukule dziko lathu, khalidwe lomaphana Ngati nkhuku… Read more »

Chiga
Chiga
8 months ago

It is read from the Bible that whilst as a shepherd boy King David literally snatched a poor lamb from the jaws of a hungry lion before killing the lion with his bare hands. And he later used that experience to use FIVE smooth stones to challenge and destroy Goliath. Five stands for God’s grace. God has used the Five judges to save Malawi from the jaws of hungry and greedy ‘lions’. 150 days has a ‘5’ also, I see the head of the Goliath that terrorized Malawians being cut off from power within the next 150 days. Malawians can… Read more »

Nambuma Girl
Nambuma Girl
8 months ago

Malawians! Who doesnt want money? My Hat Off for our 5 Judges, full of Honest, Integrity, Humble, God Fearing, Learned Indeed for handling this Case with Decorum. You are indeed STARS beyond recognition. See what Jerry Rawlings is saying about you. Mind You it is not only Ex Ghana President, in fact it is the whole world. Mwatichotsa manyazi ma Judge Athu. God should continue blessing you and your families, grant you ALL your needs, the money that God should reward you with, will be over the BRIBE of K500 Million. You have served a lot of Malawians, you have… Read more »

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8 months ago

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