Malawi election appeal ruling Friday May 8

Seven judges of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal will this Friday May 8 deliver their determination  on  an appeal against a Constitutional Court judgement that overturned  the May 21 2019 presidential election and called for fresh presidential polls which are slated for July 2 2020.

Registrar of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal and the High Court of Malawi Agnes Patemba: The court will adhere to Covid-19 precutionary measures.

The panel comprising Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda, JAs Edward Twea, Anaclet Chipeta, Anthony Kamanga, Frank Kapanda, Lovemore Chikopa and Rezine Mzikamanda will deliver the ruling  with  restrictions in compliance w i t h  coronavirus (Covid-19) preventive measures.

In its communication,  Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal registrar Agnes Patemba said both petitioners and respondents will be represented by a maximum of two lawyers each. This will reduce the number of lawyers for the parties in the case from about 20 in the Constitutional Court to eight.

Besides the lawyers, the court will also allow at least three people from each party as well as impose restrictions on media coverage

In the case, MEC and President Peter Mutharika of Democratic Progressive Party challenged  the February 3 2020 judgement of the five-judge panel of the High Court of Malawi sitting as the Constitutional Court which nullified the presidential election, citing irregularities in the results management system.

The lower court also ordered a fresh presidential election within 150 days of its judgement.

The country’s estranged Vice-President Saulos Chilima—who contested the May 21 presidential race on a UTM Party ticket— and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera had challenged the presidential election results and the Constitutional Court granted them their wish.

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Lebwede Mia
9 months ago

Tumbukas will give the same judgement basi. Palibepo za justice apa. We are back to mzuzu corner. Unfortunately!! Northerners have a serious system and some of you, especially chewas do not know. Tumbukas have their own Ministries, companies, filling stations, schools, hospitals, shops, courts, universities, businesses, radios stations, languages, media houses, technical colleges, land etc etc which they operate only to their advantage koma kamchewa sikadziwa zimenezi. Ife alomwe we are the ones who check zopusa zimene atumbuka amachita that’s why they hate us. Just make a headcount on who really owns filling stations in this country, you will find… Read more »

Malawi belong to the citizens
Reply to  Lebwede Mia

Choka waboza iwe.50 yrs kumalimbana ndi anthu akumpoto.Anakunamizani.

nyopani
nyopani
9 months ago

boma apa libwenza zonse zimene tawononga ku gulira ma bundle ndi cholinga choti tisatire za court…….pheee kuma stand

Dr. Mvuma
Dr. Mvuma
9 months ago

I join those who can PRAY earnestly to our Sovereign God that Justice and Righteousness should prevail over the ruling of this case. Our God is alive, and is Not a respecter of a person. As we humbly come to Him and ask for His rightful intervention He will surely hear our cry. This is case like that of Ester and Mordechai versus Harman. I call upon the upon the faithful to wake up in the Middle of the Night to cry to our God for Justice to prevail. God have mercy.

Chiga
Chiga
9 months ago
Reply to  Dr. Mvuma

Amen, I have a good feeling the Almighty God (Namalenga) is about to put to an end the era of tribal and regionalistic rule of injustice and inequality. Malawians are about to be delivered from ‘The TYRANY of Pharaoh DYNASTY’. Let’s continue to pray indeed. Freedom is coming tomorrow! sung ‘Sarafina’ representing the souls of the oppressed masses of South Africa!

Maunits
Maunits
9 months ago

Cadet Bauleni your school did not help you. Malawi is a sovereign state this means it has its constitution that governs the country. You should know that these are for Malawi not Muthalika. He is there to uphold this constitution because it is not Muthalika laws but Malawi laws therefore generations upon generations will be governed by these laws. The courts are there to determine and correct according to law. Courts ruling becomes law and needs to be adhered to. So should Supreme rule or interpret Majority as 50+1% Muthalika has no choice but to sign for the bill. If… Read more »

Atsogoleri
Atsogoleri
9 months ago

Chigamulo sichisitha anthuwa anakambirana kale and amafusana what to do, u can imagine refusing changing dates of fresh elections and also refusing a stay order.

Ngunga
Ngunga
9 months ago
Reply to  Atsogoleri

Common sense am telling u!!! This time around commissioners will be told the exact thing

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
9 months ago

MEC CAUSED EVERTY CHAOS HAPPENING IN OUR COUNTRY.
THEN PITALA ENDORSED THE WRONG ACTIONS.
CITIZENS BEING TAKEN FOR GRANTED

Malawi belong to the citizens

Ngati ma judges anapitadi ku school, they will uphold the constitution judgement and ask Peter Munthalika to sign for the new reform bills and to fire MEC commissioners and appoint new commissioners,opitako kuschool ndi zomwe atachite.Tippex was too much on the results sheets, hiding information.Ena ndale zawo zithera pachigamulochi.I believe the supreme court judgement will ask Malawians to were masks in public places.

Bauleni
9 months ago

It shows here u never went to school yourself and if you did.. it didn’t help you at all. 3 separate arms of government with sepepation of powers as the main pillar to democracy. No branch can/should impose on the other. The judges can’t force the president, the same way president can’t force the judges on individual court cases.

The Judge
The Judge
9 months ago
Reply to  Bauleni

And you mean you went to school ndukubwelako osatha chimangilizo? What is your point here che bauleni yimwe a bauleni? Che bau, Mwati zikuyenda ndithu mmutumo?

Chiga
Chiga
9 months ago

Whichever way the ruling goes Malawi will never ever be the same again. I am sure sane politicians as well as insane politicians have learned one crucial lesson and that is : NO SANE POLITICIAN WILL EVER TAKE MALAWIANS FOR GRANTED EVER AGAIN! Thank YOU JESUS!

Tung’ande
Tung’ande
9 months ago

Don’t forget the clause of tripartite elections we need an overhaul of the whole electoral process not only cha president. The same ref can’t do better on the other half and bad the other half . Tivote zonse basi.

Kandulu
Kandulu
9 months ago

Election losers should never ever be allowed to form a government. This is creating unlimited presidential terms. It needs to stop now. Why bother having elections when one can rule for unlimited terms or for life?

Chaura
Chaura
9 months ago
Reply to  Kandulu

ask those took the matter to court

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