I feel no remorse, says commissioner Mathanga over bastardised Malawi votes

Despite the  constitutional court cancelled the 2019 presidential elections citing massive irregularities during the process, one of the key  Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) commissioner Jean Mathanga told Parliament’s Public Appointments Committee (PAC) inquiry on Tuesday that she was not fealing remorseful for bastardised votes.

Jean Mathanga: A commissioner of Malawi Electoral Commission who appeared before Parliament’s Public Appointments Committee (PAC) inquiry and says she is not remorseful and no shame at all over tippex elections

During the he May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections, MEC didn’t even try to cover their fraudulent election tracks — not bothering to try to hide their crude and wide-spread use of Tipp-Ex (a.k.a. White-Out) to change the tallies on thousands of results sheets.

But  Mathanga, a close ally to  MEC chairperson Jane Ansah, told the inquiry assessing the electoral body’s  competence, that has not guilt on her participartion and authorisation of the compromised electoral system..

“I am not remorseful,” said Mathanga, who defiantly justified  the appeal by the commission against the Constitutional Court ruling.

“What God is telling me is that you have done a good, I am convinced I have done a good job. I served the nation …I don’t regret anything. Things may have gone wronge here and there,” she said.

Commissioner Mathanga in her answers displayed impunity and defiance despite that the court  established  MEC were non compliant to electoral laws as no originals were used in the annulled  elections, duplicates were used, fake sheets and  tippexed sheets were used, in a number of cases no log books were used, presiding officers and assistant presiding officers never signed results sheets and log books.

Mathanga was appointed  MEC Commissioner on June 6 2016 as representative  President Peter Mutharika’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Other DPP commissioners include  Moffat Banda, the Reverend Killion Mgawi and the Reverend Clifford Baloyi while United Democratic Front (UDF) has Yahaya M’madi and Elvey Mtafu. People’s Party (PP) is represented by Linda Kunje  and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Mary Nkosi.

Last Monday, February 3 2020, in a 500-page ruling that took some 10 hours to read, Malawi’s Chief Judge Healey Potani detailed a litany of electoral irregularities, declared that President Peter Murtharika was not duly elected and called for fresh elections in the next 150 days.

But it didn’t stop there.

The five judges, Potani, Mike Tembo, Dingiswayo Madise, Redson Kapindu and Ivy Kamanga, ordered the recalling of the current electoral commission and further ruled that the simple plurality standard, used in every presidential race since 1994, was against the “majority” principle in Malawi’s constitution.

The  five-judge panel of the High Court of Malawi sitting as the Constitutional Court  called for parliament to amend the Parliamentary and Presidential Elections Act to require winners achieve an absolute majority of 50 percent plus-one votes.

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Wa shanting
Wa shanting
9 months ago

Even Jezebel had no remorse, not forgetting the devil himself has no remorse!🤣🤣🤣she must be the devils sister for sure!

ANA ACHEPA
ANA ACHEPA
9 months ago

Koma eeeee mau ndilibe ndi athakati pa malawi.Really???? no remorse????? something is very wrong in this land guys….satan ameneyu anachokela pati??

Nyenkhwe
9 months ago

Jean has no remorse chifukwa akumva kukoma kwa ndalama anampatsa zija! In addition, her husband, who is at the Reserve Bank gets promotions because he is DPP.Choncho mungamve remorse?

Mzozodo
Mzozodo
9 months ago

Jean Mathanga has responded well, just like all other commissioners. Zangondikumbutsa nthawi ya debate ija. Its subjective…..

Precious Lekan
Precious Lekan
9 months ago

This is a lesson to political parties, please next time submit names of individuals that can save malawians not their personal gains. Do not submit names because they are affiliated to political party rather proffessionals that can perform wonders. we also need some lawyers into the new mec commission

aningo
9 months ago

remorse is for pple who still have spirit in their lives……i cud have wondered if u cud have said u have remorse….anthu inu ndalama inakuphani kalekale…..koma zindikirani kuti malawi is bigger than amene anakupatsani ndalamawo and ndalama zo amatenga from us malawians

Nematodes
9 months ago

A bitch with money.

Opportunist
Opportunist
9 months ago

Which comes last between Pride and Fall.
Still joy of this country is coming despite this arrogance

Kanyimbi265
Kanyimbi265
9 months ago

So the composition of MEC commissioners is based on party affiliations? In which era is Malawi? Medieval ?????

wa Nyau
wa Nyau
9 months ago
Reply to  Kanyimbi265

KODI SUMADZIWA? zipani zazikulu zomwe zikupikisana zimapeleka maina a anthu omwe akhale ma commissioner as their representatives.zili mu malamulo Baba kungoti inuyo ndiomwe simumadziwa

MASO ENA
MASO ENA
9 months ago
Reply to  Kanyimbi265

INU SIMUMAZIWA KUTI ZIPANI NDI ZOMWE ZIMAPANGA SUBMIT NAMES A MA COMMISIIONERS? NKHAN I NJAKUTI PAZIKHALA BALANCE AT TIME OF SUBMISSION OR INU MULI NDI NJIRA INA?

Chiwavi
Chiwavi
9 months ago

I applaud this lady for standing her ground against all these pressures and intimidations, its better to die saying the truth than to live at the expense of giving false and incriminating evidence for the sake of pleasing the masses.
It seems the so called expert, or political analysts are interested more on the negative side of the story than the positive one. Why are they all commenting on Nkosi’s testimonies only and not the rest of those who have faced PAC?

Central
Central
9 months ago
Reply to  Chiwavi

Makani a amiwa ndi osathandiza! If she accepts that things were bad and some laws were violated, why should somebody not swallow her pride and accept that certain quarters within the system didn’t do their work professionally!! Her behaviour has strongly vindicated Nkosi’s sentments!! Mayiwa awonekelatu kuti amadzimva ndipo samabvomela kuti zinthu sizinakhale bwino ngati akudziwa kuti she had a role in that!! Secondly and to you Chiwavi, its time you knew that court’s operations do not start on their own….! Somebody has to move the courts! If you have issues about how elections of MPs were administered, then you… Read more »

Mzozodo
Mzozodo
9 months ago
Reply to  Chiwavi

Inu mzimayi uyu musalimbane naye, aliyense akuyankha according to the best of his or her knowledge

Mandado@147
9 months ago
Reply to  Chiwavi

What truth breaking the law? which country in the world uses tippex instead of fresh sheets and declaring null & void the misused one! Dont be an idiot, this was a plan (systematic) they supplied tippex national wide they know what they were doing unluckly the devil has shitted on they heads they thought rushing to swear in APM shit we will be swept under the carpet he will control the police to silence critics but lucky the judicial and army still uphold the supreme law of the land! Next if the ballot doesnt remove this idiots they will do… Read more »

Nicolous
Nicolous
9 months ago
Reply to  Chiwavi

Yiwathera ntchito

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