Legal Affairs Committee summons Kaphale, Ansah over Malawi poll date

Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee has summoned the embattled Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah and Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale on Thursday over a new date for the fresh presidential elections.

Ansah: Summoned
Kaphale: I will go myself

MEC proposed the new vote should take place on July 2 2020 but also changed tune that Parliament should consider moving it to June 23 2020.

Legal Affairs Committee chairperson Kezzie Msukwa said the meeting with Ansah and Kaphale will map forward on the election date to be aligned to the Supreme Court of Appeal judgement.

Msukwa said the committee want Ansah “to explain” on the election date and “at the same time to tell us how prepared they are to honour the dates that will be suggested.”

He said the committee will also discuss with Ansah and the Attorney General on recommendations of the rejected election bills.

Kaphale confirmed he has received a letter of invitation to appear before the committee in relation to the issue of the date of election.

“I will personally go there,” he confirmed.

Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal upheld the judgement of the five-judge panel of the High Court of Malawi sitting as the Constitutional Court which on February 3 nullified the May 21 2019 presidential election over alleged irregularities and ordered a fresh presidential election within 150 days.

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Romeo Agness
Romeo Agness
9 months ago

Jane Ansah should confess for mis-using our tax money which has been wasted in the 2019 Presidential election. God is ready to forgive her and also tell Malawians to forgive her. Otherwise she will face hard times

PP litete
PP litete
9 months ago

That Legal of affairs comitee must be fired since they are all tippexed members

Mtete
Mtete
9 months ago

I hope you make progress with Ansah and Kaphale. Bear in mind though that whenever any of the two open their mouths it actually APM speaking. You might as well have invited the Caretaker President.

Zaza
Zaza
9 months ago

Parliamentary Legal Committee is SO incompetent. Let them read the Supreme Court ruling. It says, Parliament is going to set the date for the fresh elections. That makes sense because MEC gad to choose 2 July as an operational date to kickstart the electoral processes after the president withheld accent to the bills containing the election date. Why is Msukwa and others not waiting to have parliament sort this out?

Pedegu
Pedegu
9 months ago

It is a problem when the legal affairs committee itself is incompetent!

Nabetha
Nabetha
9 months ago

Mwina Kaphale akayankhulako zomveka koma enawo ndiye ayi. An empty tin.

Nkuzilire
Nkuzilire
9 months ago
Reply to  Nabetha

True, Kaphale is wise koma amapangila dala zopoila.
i agree with you on enawo…..empty tin indeed

mwana wolimba mtima
mwana wolimba mtima
9 months ago
Reply to  Nabetha

akayankhula zomveka zake ziti poti ndi amene wakhala akusocheletsa madala from the word go, iyeyo, ansa ndi anthu osafunika pa chitukuko cha democracy ku Malawi, only time will tell. masiku amathela ku chiseko

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