Immigration officials stop ‘fleeing’ Ansah at Malawi-Zambia border

Former Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah has been stopped at Malawi-Zambia border in Mchinji while trying to flee the country to neighbouring Zambia.

Ansah:  Stopped

Ansah was reportedly travelling on a Toyota VX Land Cruiser registration number MG 236 AK.

Officer in-charge at Mchinji boarder Steve Chirambo confirmed that Ansah told officials she was going to Lusaka on holiday

The former chairperson was expected to jump into another vehicle once in Zambia, according to Chirambo.

But immigration officials asked Ansah – a judge of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal – to return as she could not be allowed to exit the country with permission from their bosses.

Ansah has been sent back as only essential goods and services are allowed entry in and out of the country.

Ansah resigned as MEC chairperson following accusations of incompetence.

Several months of Anti-Ansah protests after the disputed May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections last year saw property damaged and lives lost as the regular protests often turned violent.

But former president Mutharika described Ansah as “a distinguished Malawian patriot who has served her country well and selflessly.”

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mtete
mtete
8 months ago

This woman has legally bolted. You will never touch her should there be any shady issues or deals associated with her performance as MEC chief?

Kashma
Kashma
8 months ago

This woman is clever for nothing. Even the driver of the vehicle needs to be questioned and punished for taking the Court Car without being cleared Or call road traffic officer Lilongwe and find out as why the government vehicle meant to cross the border without any clearance. The MG 236K was deliberately used so that they easily cross the border. If was Mwanza they could easily be crossed because there are too corrupt staff. The woman did not even say bye to the Chief Justice who is her boss. UDERERA NDIKO KWAKULA MKAZIYU. Leave her with her driver and… Read more »

BigMan
BigMan
8 months ago

“Ikakuwona litsilo, ….siyimakata ayi”

G Zali
G Zali
8 months ago

Mwaonongesa zinthu in this country mayi. azimayi azanu kwa nsundwe kugwililidwa coz of u. ena kuphedwa kumene. Uk mukaipeza ku Maula.

Wikleaks
Wikleaks
8 months ago

patemba told us that the judiaciary is autonamous and free from the executive. why should she seek permission from opc. is it because it is ansah. mwaungulu is in uk where did he get the permission from.

Mwalupya
Mwalupya
8 months ago
Reply to  Wikleaks

mukatere mwaganiza!!?

The one
The one
8 months ago
Reply to  Wikleaks

chilungamo ukuchidziwa iwe…………

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
8 months ago
Reply to  Wikleaks

Where do I start with my comment? ….

Madando Tippex
Madando Tippex
8 months ago

Koma sha! Kunakakha kuti covid 19 ndi ma lockdown kulibe bwezi anthu ambiri atathawa.

Pachalo
Pachalo
8 months ago

A Malawi anzanga… ndati ndikudziwitseni kuti ndizonama kuti ndi mapita ku Zambia! Ndimakayendela pa border yathu kuona kuti anthu ntchito akugwira bwanji? How times have changed! Less than a year ago Jane Mjojo Ansah was patting herself on the back f0r a job well done and poised like a teenager while going for a gruelling interview with PAC at Parliament. Now she wanted to sneak away? Malawi anakonze!
For those who dont know the Law…government has the right of “holding departure ” any individual that they have interest in. Osamangobwebweta apa!

Ndangodutsamo
8 months ago

Some of these things will end up costing tax payers a lot of money. what was she stopped for?What law did she break??

Wa shanting
Wa shanting
8 months ago
Reply to  Ndangodutsamo

Werengani bwino bwino mupeza chifukwa amubwezera, analibe chilolezo from her superiors as only essential goods and services are allowed entry and exit in our borders. Chomde nyasatimes mudzi lembakoso chichewa

Itsanana
Itsanana
8 months ago
Reply to  Ndangodutsamo

She was traveling on a government vehicle that was not cleared to cross the border. One seeks clearance from Area 30 to cross the border in personal vehicle, what more government vehicle? That alone is a crime. In addition why would she use a government property to go on vacation with? That is a second crime. These people will need to adjust to the new Malawi of respecting government property. Kabwafu who was the leader of looting is no longer the president.

Chule
Chule
8 months ago
Reply to  Ndangodutsamo

Only essential goods/people are allowed in and out of the country

The Aristocrat
The Aristocrat
8 months ago
Reply to  Ndangodutsamo

Any judge of the Malawian Judiciary is supposed to report to the chief justice akafuna kuchokapo, within or outside the country.
They also have travel bans as they aren’t allowed to travel after 6 PM. All this is for security reasons.

msundwe
msundwe
8 months ago
Reply to  Ndangodutsamo

Any civil servant amafunika clearance before going abroad. Nanga awa anachita kutenga galimoto ya boma clearance ya galimotonso analibe nyekhweee

Hildebert Kamanga
8 months ago

She was travelling to Lusaka on official duties to teach Zambian Electral Commission how to apply Tipex on vote final results.

Minister without Portifolio

Kkkkkkkk….kkkkkk…please stop my laugh…

Wachiyao
8 months ago

You are right. This makes sense.

BigMan
BigMan
8 months ago

She is not wise.

Dziko
Dziko
8 months ago
Reply to  BigMan

She is wise……that’s why as we speak she is in Zambia and you are still in Mw discussing fabricated and stale news.

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