Malawi cannot be ruled by court, says Chimulirenji: Ntaba hits at Judicial ambush on 50%+1
Minister Everton Chimulirenji, who was the de-facto Vice President of Malawi from May 2019 to February 2020, took a swipe at the judiciary claiming that they have hijacked democracy.
The Constitutional Court stunned Malawians on February 3 2020 when it annulled the May 2019 vote that returned President Peter Mutharika to power as president with Chimulirenji as his deputy. The court cited “widespread, systematic and grave” irregularities, which included results sheets with sections blotted out or altered with correction fluid.
It ordered that Malawi should hold a presidential vote within 150 days, a judgement which was this month upheld by Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal.
Chimulirenji in his address at a televised rally at Masintha Ground in Lilongwe which was addressed by Mutharika’s running mate in the 23 June fresh election, Atupele Muluzi, said opposition are rushing to court to hijack democracy by remote controlling the affairs of the State with gag orders.
“The country cannot be ruled by courts. They interpret the law.
“Nowhere in the world is one branch of government allowed to override other branches, here in Malawi that is the case,” he said.
Chimulirenji said that Malawi has defacto become a State in which the judiciary is usurping authority of other branches.
He also laughed at the reasoning of the judiciary which penalised Mutharika, DPP and him for a crime they did not commit- when both the Constitutional Court and Supreme Ciurt in their judgement said there was no rigging of the elections.
“Even in traditional courts, such a miscarriage of justice is not permissible. You can’t go to a village court and be exonerated of your charge yet get ordered to pay a fine,” said Chimulirenji.
Chimulirenji also made an attack targeted the country’s stranged vice-president Saulos Chilima, saying he will do all the political stunts but in vain.
“Chaka chatha ankapanga zodumphadumpha pa nsanja, chaka chino ndiye akuheda matumba. Komabe sawina [in last elections you pulls stunts of push ups and now you are carrying bags of fertiliser but that won;t yield anything ,” said Chimulirenji.
Speaking earlier, presidential aide and one fo the founders of DPP, the famed ‘Talking computer’ Dr Hetherwick Ntaba particularly faulted the Constitutional Court that nullified last year’s poll on its interpretation of Section 80 (1) of the Constitution, saying the framers of the republican constitution did not mean 50%+1 when they said a President should be elected by the majority.
“I was part of the framers (of the Constitution) and we did not provide for 50%+1. On 25 February 1995, I was part of the Committee that was set up to clarify what the section means and at a conference, it was made clear that ‘majority’ in the section meant ‘first-past-the-post,” Ntaba said.
He also said the courts did not find any evidence of rigging yet they went ahead to nullify the election, it does not make sense.”Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
Chimulilenji kodi munkavera milandu ija? munamuthawa Jeni when she was grilled with questions. if not go back and rewind and see the lady stammering that one qiestion by Mark Katsonga. Chimulilenji did you know that there were irregularities Chimulilenji do you know that dpp dint won?? Chimulilenji are you aware that people in the villages are sharing that 50 kg fertilizer bag among 5 families???? ask your own people mu ntcheu mu .you will be surprised. ma crook inu your fellow minister msaka has done doggy job without letting the villagers olo the councillor awareness and therefore muffled its accountability.… Read more »
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Dpp is a party formed by Mutharika. UDF is a party formed by Bakili Muluzi. Bingu Mutharika is elder brother of Peter Mutharika. Atupele Muluzi is son of Bakili Muluzi. This means that the Mutharika and Muluzi families are dominant in Malawi politics. Should Malawi politics be dominated by these two families as if there are no clever politicians in Malawi? The very people who have stolen money from our previous government’s in the past making Malawi to remain underdeveloped in this part of the world. The old politics of keeping Malawi poor always so the people should remain beggars… Read more »
Hetherwick Ntaba is useless and empty headed person. He is not a lawyer. He is just a mere doctor. He is out of touch and he is not a political asset. He has no value.No credible political party in Malawi would want to associate with him. He was Dr Hastings Banda personal doctor. He is failure in life. He was a DJ a few years ago before he chanced into politics. Nothing but an empty bucket.Good at making noise.
For those of us who are old enough we know the following facts: Malawi Congress Party was the only legal party before 1993 referendum whose President was Dr Hastings Banda Secretary General and Administrative Secretary was Bakili Muluzi. Dr Hetherwick Ntaba was personal physician or doctor of Dr Kamuzu Banda. Nicholas Dausi was a Malawi Young Pioneers and Spearhead operative of Malawi Congress Party. Bakili Muluzi was arrested for stealing £6 . Currently Bakili Muluzi is on police bail for stealing government money £1.5 billion and the case is in court with ACB prosecution. Hetherwick Ntaba is a useless person… Read more »
Ntaba’s message is aimed at the illiterate who , unfortunately, make up a majority of the population. The matter in court was not about rigging, it was about mismanagement of the electoral process by MEC where your master and your party were beneficiaries of that mismanagement. Chakwera and Chilima proved in court that the election was handled incompetently, hence its annulment. So, since the election was annuled, everything that came as a result of it had to be cancelled, meaning that there was no winner and no loser. That is why the previous office holders had to continue to hold… Read more »
Dr. Ntaba, you might have been there in 1995, but that does not mean if things were wrong we should kept the status quo.
Why DPP hate 50+1? I am interested and wantb on the real reason behind it! Why cadet hates 50+1 why please tell me why
It’s bcoz it symbolise the end of their dominant. U know most of these parties we have are regional or tribe parties so for them to amass 50+1% they will need more votes from other region than b4 which will be tough for them .
No party will win election in Future which practice nepotism and tribalism unless they rig it
But as it stands now , it will be tough to rig election coz people’s eyes are open than ever b4.
If you think so why can’t you gone alone, yet you have 9 parties if you think you have the mighty.
Please correct the glaring error in the first paragraph. Chilima was returned as the VP, not Chimulilenji.
Ntaba kunyoza ma judge waiwala akuchula ya ma albino? Ma judge osamusiya wadadziyu