Malawi Supreme Court judges in seclusion to write election case appeal ruling

Chief Justice  Andrew Nyirenda and other six judges of of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appea are in seclusion writing the  presidential election nullification appeal ruling.

Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda alongside six other justices of appeal, hold the key for Malawi fresh elections

High Court and Supreme Court  spokesperson Agnes Patemba has confirmed that the seven-judge panel of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal are in camp at an undisclosed location.

“They are on camp because they do not want disturbances. They want to come up with a thoroughly researched ruling,” she said.

She could however not say exactly when the Supreme Court judges would come up with the ruling, saying they have a lot of work to do.

“They are looking at 132 grounds of appeal. This is not an easy task,” she said.

She however said the judges are mindful that this is the judgment all Malawians are waiting for and would do all they can to deliver it “as soon as possible.”

Chief Justice said the court, whose decision will set a precedent in interpretation of electoral laws and define management of future elections, will in due course communicate to the parties the date of judgement.

If Nyirenda alongside six other justices of appeal Edward Twea, Frank Kapanda, Lovemore Chikopa, Rezine Mzikamanda, Anaclet Chipeta and Anthony Kamanga  upholds the Constituiton Court (ConCourt) judgement, the fresh election will proceed and if it overturns it, there will be no election.

In their judgement, the ConCourt judges comprising Healey Potani, Dingiswayo Madise, Ivy Kamanga, Redson Kapindu and Mike Tembo unanimously ruled that President Peter  Mutharika was not duly elected because there were irregularities and he did not attain the majority vote.

The ConCourt ordered another election on July 2, the firing of the Malawi Electoral Commission commissioners as well as that a winner in the election should have 50+1 be votes.

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Wakwithu
Wakwithu
9 months ago

Dr Cassim Chilumpha already indicated that APM/MEC can hardly win this case because they failed big time to use merit s to influence the mind of the court.

Justice will prevail….nyekhwe ina iyoo ikubwera apooo!!! Zako izoo cadet 😂😂😂😂😂

Malawi is not munthalika or muluzi farm!

Finally time for real change is here!!!

Kandulu
Kandulu
9 months ago

I don’t know anyone who insults God who is going to enter heaven. DPP is busy insulting judges and then expect to win the case. The truth is that all appointments that APM made will be reversed and he will not be allowed to make any appointments becuase there is no sixth term in our laws. APM is running the government as if he won the election. Allow this to election losers one day could easily create a life president in Malawi.

Mark ntakati
Mark ntakati
9 months ago

Tiyeni tidikire court la supprem guyes

Zio ine
Zio ine
9 months ago

Just want to cash on allowances yet they know the judgement was already written for them by KASAMBARA. They are dismissing the appeal with cost to MEC as the concourt did. The courts are awarding these people cost because they share. Potani already hinted that it’s government money.

Corona Covid Mbwenu Mbwenu Sibweni Nyirenda

Once there is a Tumbuka involved.. no good. These Nepotistic basterds are too selfish to put the countries interest above their own. Vindere vakufikapo

Qatar
Qatar
9 months ago

Tumbuka court run by corrupt and incompetent tumbuka judges.

Gabor
Gabor
9 months ago
Reply to  Qatar

Mmmmmm nanunso a Qatar mlibe mfundo simudziwanso kuti tumbuka ndichani aka tumbuka tumbuka mkamwa mopanda Mano umu or kumveka ataaah mukamba yapa. Kupanda manoku siufiti kapana kukalamba?

Phalombewatch
Phalombewatch
9 months ago

peter mutharika challenged all the Judges SC in the courts and told them off. Him and Jane speaks one language . A galu onse a u ku Court have been punished and ran away .Court court chiyani ?
Dzatumbuka even this girl patemba mtumbuka.

Gabor
Gabor
9 months ago
Reply to  Phalombewatch

Where is chimulilenji? Why are we going to vote against the 2019 tippex election? Ngati mtundu wanu wa alomwe ndinu anthu kuposa a Malawi onse bwanji simuli ku court ko awa akukuyabwani not only tumbuka but northerner muwachotse? Si inu alomwe ndinu anthu kuposa ena ons lamulo liposa mphamvu mlopwana.

Angoni
Angoni
9 months ago

It is frustrating for someone who studied accounting to hear people commenting on accounting matters when they have no idea whatsoever how accounting works. please leave commentary of issues that are of specialized nature I.e. medicine, accounting and law etc to people who have knowledge how these fields work. A lot of comments on this article clearly shows that many people dont know anything about the law and how it works and in the process they are opening themselves to public ridicule. The need to be heard and be relevant should not be at the expense of knowledgeable contribution on… Read more »

MASO ENA
MASO ENA
9 months ago
Reply to  Angoni

I CALL THIS RETARTED MINDSET!! IN THIS ERA, POLICY RULES AND EXPERTS DO THE DONKEY WORK, SIMPLE!!

Maunits
Maunits
9 months ago

Explain what will make Muthalika win if he failed last elections and Ansa anakwera Muthalioka istead of being a referee she became dpp. The manipulated NRB data and Jane Ansa whom Muthalika fails to fire????. The coming judgment will hurt dpp and they will regret if they had not appealed the case could be better. Look Babylon is destroyed completely now.

Pachalo
Pachalo
9 months ago

Let Justice prevail…all judges are Malawians and if someone somewhere thinks Judges rule depending on where they come from then these kind of people need to wake up and smell the coffee! You can hate other tribes as much as you like but they are Malawians just like you! Whether you like it or not…you cannot have only your tribesmen in all positions! One thing that the DPP government has achieved is to divide Malawians based on region or district of origin. The other is that Mulhako thinks they are superior to any tribe in Malawi. This is a fallacy….being… Read more »

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