Malawi judges condemn DPP for attacks on Judiciary without justified cause

Magistrates and Judges Association of Malawi (Majam) and Association for Magistrates (AMA) has condemned the governing  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for attacking the Judiciary and claiming that the five judges that annulled the May 21 2019 presidential election received bribes.

Judges condemn DPP

DPP  has claimed that it  haspetitioned the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and the Judiciary through Blantyre City Council (BCC), that they were ready to testify against the five judges it claimed had received bribes to rule in favour of the petitioners.

But  the two local associations say the attacks on the Judiciary are without justified cause, specifically on the five judges.

In the statement, signed by Majam president Howard Pemba and AMA president Patrick Mwamale, they said if there was any criminal suspicion, there is a due process of the law that must be followed.

“Being bodies whose membership comprise these judges, among others, we would like to condemn in the strongest term the demonstrations and accompanying attacks on the judges by the DPP and its leadership.

“The conduct of the DPP in this regard does not only undermine the rule of law but also the integrity and independence of the Judiciary. This we say bearing in mind that the matter for which the demonstrations are being conducted is now in the Supreme Court of Appeal,” reads the statement.

DPP spokesperson Nicholas Dausi said it was within their constitutional right to demonstrate and express themselves.

The Constitutional Court led by five judges – Healey Potani, Redson Kapindu, Ivy Kamanga, Mike Tembo and Dingiswayo Madise – nullified the May 21 2019 presidential polls on February 3 2020 due to irregularities that marred the election process.

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Kwali Vichi
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Just looking at the stupid names (MAJAM and AMA) one wonders whether these are real associations or Funny groups created to confuse Malawians and squander our tax payers money. You guys are dunderheads who have nothing to tell Malawians and I would advise you to better shut up your smelling mouths! If you are indeed Lawyers and are living in Malawi, have you been able to follow all the demonstrations which have been conducted by HRDC, MCP and UTM? Did you try to find out what reasons they were demonstrating for? Did you at one point in time question why… Read more »

Mapiko
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Mapiko

You MAJAM n AMA are a piece of shit. Where were you when one of your own Jane Ansah SC was being victimized left and right, on the issue that was in court. Why did you not condemn then. After all its you eh sanctioned the demonstrations without considering whether they are violently, name calling, or whichever way, instead you said everyone is free to demonstrate
Nde apa musatinyatse nawonso a DPP ali ndi ufulu opanga ma demo. Mukatengela kuti muziyankha chilichonse nde simunati

truth pains
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truth pains

Mukawapezatu konko munya muona. Dzanja linalemba. Change has come basi

Iwenso
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Iwenso

Iwenso…you are a piece of dry shit …you and ya whole family…

Tizanka
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Tizanka

What happened to freedom of speech? I have heard Trump censuring judges so many times

Mitengo
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Mitengo

Nothing new. Reminds me of the ANC Youth League under Malema then. They attacked the Judiciary for being counter revolutionary. The Judiciary is ever stronger than before there in South Africa. The Judiciary must just be resilient to any attacks. Their impasiality is a tool that can save them and no one will.

mapuya
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mapuya

Kamuzu anavomela referendum mu 1993 ndizotsatila zake zomwe, mu 1994 anavomelezaso zotsatila zachisankho kuti walephera chikhalilenicho anali ndi mphamvu zambili ndiye lero Mbuzi/ a pumbwa/ a Bakha a DPP sakumvetsa pati kuti avomeleze out come ya ku khothi

Justice
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Justice

Now it has come to my conclusion that Just by mentioning DPP anthu tumakhala ndi negative attitude towards it without proper insight…..HRDC has been demonstrating all along whilst the the issue that they were demonstrating was at the court, and just cause its DPP you are saying why whilst the issue has been appealed? Are u serous? MAJAM and AMA you are all a piece of shit

Mpweya zii
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Mpweya zii

And you are a pile of shit

Nil
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Nil

HRDC imapanga demonstrate kut Jane Ansa atule pansi udindo and nkhani ya Jane Ansa sinali ku court. Kumatha kusiyanisa nkhani. The petitioners petitioned against MEC not Jane Ansa

truth pains
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truth pains

pamenepa ndiye pamene mudziwire kuti Dzanja linalemba DPP is dead

TREVOR KANYENDA
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TREVOR KANYENDA

this very true and even this new page is bias it does not write both good and bad of parties,it only attack Dpp..anyway tho ndili wa UTM BUT it does nOt make sense to be reading something that IS NOt reflect the true situation on the ground…

BE PREFEESIOANL AND AN INDEPENDENT BODY.WE LOVE TO FOLLOW UP THINGS BUT HERE U DONT REFLECT TRUE ISSUES,EITHER U WRITE COMENTS WHICH ARE JUST PEOPLES VIEWS…….

truth pains
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truth pains

Chifukwa cha kuyima kwa DPP Chekhwe zikwanje mudziwe kuti anthu samayikondadi

kishobeh
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I support you brother and not only hrdc but with utm and mcp they were demonstrating to push judges to favor them look what happen the judges had do the same they want come to DPP, akunyonzeka why? koma kunyasande ai ndithu matsiku osilizadi.

Myangwe
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Myangwe

Empty statement

Yonas
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Yonas

One man”s greedy and let us all lose attitude, changed the course of our history….put all the blame on Elton Muluzi…Kamuzu never trusted him also. Bingu was very cunning, 1 minutes talk during campaign rallies and hiding a big suprise…let us wait for God’s time as it is the best..mno need to force matters…

4444 Nooo
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4444 Nooo

…..and Dausi has the gants to respond the way he want.
Tikumana sikale

Che Wanimiliyoni
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Che Wanimiliyoni

“MALAWI: LEGISLATORS IMPEACH 3 REBEL JUDGES by Brian Ligomeka @ allafrica.com (Nov 2001) Blantyre – Parliament in Malawi has approved a motion to impeach 3 High court judges for alleged misconduct, incompetence, misbehaviour and being partisan in their operations. The law makers have written to Malawi President Bakili Muluzi asking him to dismiss the 3 senior high court judges, Anaclet Chipeta, Dustain Mwaungulu and George Chimasula Phiri from the Judicial Service Commission” What did u do that time? Kodi mukumuonetela APM & DPP kuti ndi ofatsa eti? You didn’t comment when HRDC, UTM & MCP were demonstrating and destroying property… Read more »

master
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master

Ce waminimiliyoni,
It just shows that Dpp fall is imminent in this country, siku lokufa nyani mitengoyonse yimatelela lol

truth pains
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truth pains

Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

truth pains
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truth pains

Kodi mkufatsa kumene kuja eti? inu musatiyankhulitse pambali kuti tinyozepo a president athu ife takana musiyeni munthu izi sanalowe nawo

Lord denning
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Lord denning

A judiciary mwatangwanikatu………one of your own is alleged to have messed up the last presidential elections. Five of your own are alleged to have messed up their judgment by aligning their ruling to please the majority who exerted political pressure to the extent the concourt totally disregarded current laws (statute or case laws). Incl directing MPs to modify electoral laws so that the law agrees with their judgement. Shameful!! When hrdc marched and threw insults at your colleague justice Jane ansah where were you? Even though you know she has rights until proven guilty in the supreme court where she… Read more »

#NotMyPresident
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#NotMyPresident

Kabanga wakupwetekani anthuni

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