I stand with Chief Justice, Kaliati to reveal about ‘Midnight 6’ — Malawi VP Chilima

As criticism mounts over the Executive’s move to force Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda to immediately proceed on leave, pending retirement,  the country’s estranged vice-president Saulos Chilima has said  that he stands with the head of the Judiciary.

Chilima: I as Vice-President stand in solidarity with the Chief Justice and everyone who is being threatened

Chilima, wh is also UTM Party leader and running mate to Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential hopeful Lazarus Chakwera in the June 23 fresh elections,  in a televised political rally  on Saturday condemned Chief Secretary to Government Lloyd Muhara, for  a public notice dated July 12 2020, that  stated the Chief Justice (CJ) would proceed on leave with immediate effect, pending retirement.

“Malawi is governed by laws. We will not be intimidated by these threats. I as Vice-President stand in solidarity with the Chief Justice and everyone who is being threatened,” said Chilima on Saturday at a rally at Ganya in his Ntcheu home district at the end of a whistle-stop tour.

Chilima said he  has evidence that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) , which he dumped in 2018, are scheming to remove Nyirenda and place in a control freak as head of the Judiciary, a key arm of government.

He claimed that President Mutharika has resorted to threatening everyone in order to hold on in power.

Apulofesa [Professor Mutharika], stop issuing these threats to intimidate people. Malawians are tired of your rule and want elections to take place,” said upfront talking Chilima.

Chilima said it is not strange that Mutharika is attacking judges and disrespecting court rulings as he has a history of disrespecting rule of law, citing the  his role in an alleged attempt to usurp power from former vice-president Joyce Banda following the death of president Bingu wa Mutharika in April 2012 well known as “Midnight 6”.

He said: “One of those on Midnight Six is with us in UTM, secretary general Patricia Kaliati. She will reveal everything at another day.”

Nyasa Times understands that if Tonse Alliance win the elections, it wants to bring back the treason case against Midnight Six.

One of the lawyers in Tonse Alliance said as a matter of law, any case can be resurrected, especially where evidence could have been discontinued without conviction.

President Peter Mutharika has publicly attacked the Judiciary, accusing the High Court’s Constitutional Court (ConCourt) and the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal for nullifying last year’s presidential election, and upholding of the same judgement of overthrowing his “elected” government.

At a public rally in Ndirande, Blantyre, on Saturday  Mutharika continued the attack on the Judiciary, accusing it of conniving with opposition political parties to overthrow his government.

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Tozer Tsono
Tozer Tsono
8 months ago

Why hasn’t Kaliati already revealed the information about midnight six (6)?

Maler
Maler
8 months ago
Reply to  Tozer Tsono

Nyekhwe yaikaziyi inenenso za mmene anabera ku Nyika National Park and kupititsa ana mma secondale school asanakhonze

CHILIMA-COVIDIOT
CHILIMA-COVIDIOT
8 months ago

Taonani zamidnight 6
KALIYATI alipambalipa
Mwini midnight 6 yo
Chitsilu Chilima kusowa zolubwa
JB nkumamuwona motani KALIYATI
akamakumbukila zimenezi
Chilima ndiwoppppppussssa

timothy
timothy
8 months ago

Kodi iwe Chilima umayankhula ngati chitsiru siwe vice president nanga umayankhula ngati neni kapena oweta nkhumba bwanji ndiwe munthu omvetsa chisoni kwambiri.

chinkwamawa Tembo
8 months ago

hahahaha hahahaha. UTM winning elections? Which elections now? Ku Malawi maina oyambira ndi C sanawinepo chitsankho please ask Chakufwa, Chakuamba, Chakwera, Chilima, Chipembere, Chiumia, Chirwa just to mention a few.

ndiye mukuti mid night 6? when did this happened? kaliati masaya achita kulowa ndipo ndi mbina yomwe yomwe alibe olo.

Mwambalanganya
8 months ago

Mbuzi iwe

Hmariwa
Hmariwa
8 months ago

mwayamba zina izi

Galu #1
Galu #1
8 months ago

A plofesa anu o Ali ndi 25 years leave days…. Galu achoke

achalume
achalume
8 months ago

so if one of the midnight 6 is with you, what does it mean? You tolerating what she did to be part of midnight 6? Why don’t you start to deal with her to show that you indeed are serious on rule of law?

Mwambalanganya
8 months ago
Reply to  achalume

She was not part of the sinister. She was on the negative side. Thats why she os opposing them. Viva Tonse alliance.

DPP handed back to UDF
8 months ago

Musayilekerere nkhalambayi. Ikufuna kubweretsa chisokonezo ikudziwa kuti yatha kale. Ikamayankhula umangodziwiratu kuti ichi chatha basi. Voterani Muthalika at your own risk. Muphetsa mtundu wa mtendere kale.

Getrude
Getrude
8 months ago

Chilima, kodi a khoti adzapuma????????????? Chilichonse ku khoti, that is why u were sacked at Leasing and Finance together with Madalitso Kazombo

Richie
8 months ago

A chilima Mudzipanga manyazi u vice mpakana liti
You let your president speak you are just a vice
Vice president opanda mphamvu just talking
Let Mr chakwera speak your new boss and be respectful this time

Mwambalanganya
8 months ago
Reply to  Richie

He is talking as a vise president of Malawi. He is entitled to do that. In other words I can say that he is the President of Malawi. If you ask me, how? Ndikupunzitsa.

Komaaah
Komaaah
8 months ago
Reply to  Richie

Koma this Chilima aphulika ndi mkwiyotu. I can foresee Chakwera akunyinyirika naye coz the guy seems to be racing against his own days. To Chilima, what he knows is kuzunza ena basi and kuti akhale president, failing which, life is meaningless to him. Koma Tonse Alliance muli mmavuto.

Joloza
8 months ago

Kamba amanyera amene wamutola. Chilima unali ndani iwe opanda professor. Umadziwika iwe? Pa 23 ndi pamene patadziwike Kuti Mwana NDI ndani.

Pewani
Pewani
8 months ago
Reply to  Joloza

He was the CEO of Airtel, which is not a low job.

Kamuzu Aadala
Kamuzu Aadala
8 months ago
Reply to  Pewani

powerful response

Mwambalanganya
8 months ago
Reply to  Joloza

Mmalamulo a ku Malawi, mlibe zonena kuti munthu akale kaye professor ndi pamene azzikhala president. Wangoonetsa umbuli wako.

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