Malawi veep Chilima drags govt to court over protocols, benefits

State vice-president Saulos Chilima has taken secretary to the Office of President and Cabinet and the Inspector General of Police to court for their failure to restore protocols and other benefits to the UTM president following a Constitutional Court ruling two weeks ago.

State vice president Chilima

Chilima’s lawyer Khumbo Soko has confirmed filing contempt of court documents to the court against Cief Secretary to government  Lloyd Muhara and Duncan Mwapasa the police chief respectively.

“Nothing has happened since the court ruling two weeks ago. We wrote the attorney general over the issue so that the relevant authorities take action to restore the benefits.

“He assured us that the OPC and the IG would comply with the court order but nothing is happening up to now,” said Soko.

The Constitutional Court a null the May 21, 2019 presidential election, saying it was marred with irregularities and anomalies that had been so widespread, systematic and grave that the election result had been seriously compromised.

The court then reverted the country to the 2014 presidential election which put president Peter Mutharika and Saulos Chilima into power as state president and state vice president respectively.

This automatically means that Everton Chimulirenji has ceased to be state vice president.

He said Muhara and the OPC are responsible for giving back Chilima his convoy vehicles, the official residence, office, salary and other benefits befitting a state veep while the Inspector General of police is responsible for providing the necessary security detail for the vice president.

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Chilima is not power hungry the court removed Chimulirenji as vice president of the Republic of Malawi.And reinstated Chilima, vice president of the country,as it was before the tippex election happened.what is your problem with that.Do not hate chilima,he is a favoured son.God knows what happened between MEC commissioners and DPP readers.Otherwise zitha kutheka Kut chilima ndiyemwe adaberedwa kwambiri mavotes.Mwina mavotes ake amachotseredwa ndikumawonjezera Kwa Munthalika. To me,Munthalika lost in 2019 May election,but won after tippex came in and he is going to loose again in 5 months time, Malawians who have sound mind can not vote DPP again.Voting DPP… Read more »

Tizanka
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Tizanka

Malawi is the only country where we can clap hands for greedy politicians claiming money they never worked for

GameB
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Join the discussion…be responsible when commenting guys…..
This is for public benefit…. We are not supposed to be using abusive languages please

Betha wa Betha
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Betha wa Betha

Here we are all what the Vice President can do is to claim his benefits. Due to poor institutional set up he cannot do anything to benefit Malawians, he cannot decide, he cannot perform any function from that his office is there for. But he can ask for benefits. What a shame. We need to change the functionality of the Vice President office to have its own job description and accountabilities. Period.

BigMan
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BigMan

Surely this DPP government has no leader. The court gave you orders, so why not just follow the law and prepare for the next election? It just looks petty delaying to implement the court orders.

RUUT
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RUUT

SHAME on Chilima. Power hungry and GREEDY

Kachindamoto
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Kachindamoto

Chilima likes getting money without working.

Nice!
Guest
Nice!

I’m loving this !! Yes go claim everything that is due to you from May 2019🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥and I mean everything your salary included !!!

castelo
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castelo

enanu ndimbuli you just comment koma you don’t understand the purpose of benefits, chilima akulimbikila mwayeka and yet mukufuna kukala ngati muli ndi nzeru ngati mukuona ngati ndizazingono why Peter mutharika Ali pampando mess akukakamila ma benefits omwewa mpaka kubela mavotes chifukwa Cha dyela ndi ma benifts omwewa

Zadapo
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Zadapo

Kukonda zinthu aChimwene! Apolisi mukulililawo mukuwadziwa? Akupatsani ma cadet muti musiye ana pa umasiye nazo izi! Akakhala magalimoto, inu mulibe? Zinthuzi zimatha, vomelezani basi! Tinazipeza tazisiya, siife oyamba ayi! Panali enanso ndipo padzabwera ena! Life goes on! By crying for those things for 5 months, you are only proving your greed and selfishness

Kwangwgwa
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Kwangwgwa

Mwangokhara ndi nsaje. Awinanso. Inu kwanu nkungonena zaziphwisi basi