Justice Minister Msaka says Malawi govt will not allow anarchy, national ruin

Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Bright Msaka SC, has said government will not allow people who dismiss the May 21 2019 election results as fraudulent and demand the resignation of election commission chairwoman Jane Ansah to plunge the country into anarchy.

Msaka: No lawlessness society

Msaka told parliament when he made a ministerial statement on demonstrations within a Constitution and legal framework.

His statement follows  President Mutharika remarks  that organisers of the protests that have gripped the country over the disputed result of a May vote  wanted to turn the country into a “lawless society”.

In his statement, Msaka said the Mutharika administration shall ensure that the rule of law prevails in this country at all times.

“While others have tried to goad Government towards anarchy, the Government remains resolute in ensuring that this Nation is governed in strict adherence to its laws,” he said.

Msaka said Constitutional democracies administered in the strict adherence to the rule of law can sometimes seem inconvenient, and sometimes inefficient.

“But Madam Speaker, other methods of running a country outside the legal framework lead to chaos, anarchy and national ruin.

“Towards this rule of Law, therefore, I wish to inform the Honourable House and the Malawi nation that all Security Agencies in Malawi and all officials have been duly instructed to ensure that all our laws …, including the Penal Code, and others, are strictly enforced and strictly obeyed.”
Msaka said ordinarily, the lawful enjoyment or exercise of rights should not adversely impinge upon the enjoyment by others of their rights.
“Bringing this constitutional architecture into the present context, we must ensure that the enjoyment or exercise of the freedom to demonstrate, should not infringe upon the right of others to own property, the right to safety and security, the right to life, or the right of free movement,” he said.
Msaka pointed out that under  the law in Malawi, if a demonstration leads to violence, injury, looting, theft or loss; the organizers of the demonstrations as well as the perpetrators of such mischief, are liable to the criminal offences so committed, and also in civil law to pay compensation for any injury or loss suffered during or as a result of the demonstrations.
The Justice Minister cited three pieces of legislation -The Police Act; The Riot Damages Act  and Preservation of Public Security Act – that need to be understood by all those excising their right to demonstrate.

He said  every participant in demonstrations should ensure that they abide by the laws, paying special attention to the ‘dos and don’ts’ .

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Galumtsukwa
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Galumtsukwa

So when is Mulli paying back MK3,000,000,000.00 he fraudulently got from the DPP-led government a Mr Msaka? We cannot you seriously unless Mulli pays back the money.

Nachisale
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Nachisale

Nduna imakhala handsome chonchi!? Please give me his number. I need to see him closer abale. Not many intelligent men are this handsome, eish!! Marry me
Bright Msaka!!

Boma ili
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Boma ili

Shaaa!! Koma this is a minister of justice for sure!! Hear hear!!! Rights are under for everyone to enjoy! Well done Honorable Msaka! Well articulated

Boma ili
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Boma ili

This is a statement made within a constitutional and legal framework indeed!! Not in a nyau cult or cocaine context! Zosiyana ! That’s why some of you don’t understand Msaka’s statement. Pepani that’s the reality. You will face the law. Let’s see what happens

Malawi2019@yahoo.com
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Msaka is learned indeed!! Well written article from a government minister! Wakumva wamva! Go and loot again Ntambo and thief Trapence, you shall see!!

mtete
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mtete

Tiona! Inu mwaba m’pando wa Tembenu who has been used and thrown like a condom. Not even as presidential adviser. Anthu a ku Salima kupusa, kuyambila Kabwila who was duped by no other than Kaliwo.

Kozile
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Kozile

Ndinu achitsilu a msaka kumbwambwana. When it’s others its lawlessness when its you and cadets and seudi its within the law. Loughable. Don’t make a cartoon of yourself. All malawians know it’s not the mutharika government its Chakweras government. Iwe msaka that’s treason. You are supporting treason. Your so called law enforcement agencies standing behind your cartoon pretending president and all you pretending ministers are actually going to be charged with treason. Nothing less.
Ministerial statement ? My foot!!
Kuba basi kuba kuba

Furious
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Furious

Iwe msaka usatinyanse. Ukapitiliza opening your big mouth speaking like a headless chicken thinking you are the cleverest on the land you will wake up one day very soon to a harsh reality its sad that you can’t see the writing on the wall. As ma demo ndufulu wathu and iweyo can’t tell malawians what to do. It’s too huge a task for you. Malawi is angry and tikumatcha iweyo mbuyakoyo your so called chairwoman cum wife to the devil Jose mwapasa tikumatchaniii heavy ndipo if you thought malawians are the same as 2014 munamubera chakwera through many tricks including… Read more »

Motofire
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Motofire

How can someone cheat for so many times and you are there? It shows how stupid you are! MCP needs a complete overhaul if you are to win. Your masquerades will get you no where! Do some soul sera bing my friend. Otherwise be assured of more defeats!

Sister to Ansah
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Sister to Ansah

Chitsiru ndi iweyo ndipo ndiwe mbuzi yeniyeni!! You don’t even know what the word treason means! Idiot!

Risible
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What is tippex and how does it fit in lawlessness?

Mbolo
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Mbolo

Its like the government saying ” It will not allow Malawi to be hit by floods again.”when you know already that floods come because of rains .

Fck
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Fck

Unfortunately nsaka is a lier he is just taking orders from a Tippex president he should deal with tippex first

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