Mathanja, Kunje delay  MEC votes verification

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) commissioners, Jean Mathanga and Linda Kunje are said to be boycotting work, delaying the start of the process regarding the verification of votes from Tuesday’s by-elections at the main tally centre in Lilongwe.

MEC chairperson Dr Chifundo Kachale with Commissioners Linda Kunje and Jean Namathanga.

MEC was supposed to start the process of verification of the votes Thursday at 9 in the morning at Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) but the process  delayed.

It is said Mathanga and Kunje, who were to oversee the process, were boycotting work because president Lazarus Chakwera has not yet confirmed them as MEC commissioners.

The two commissioners are not getting their monthly salary and other benefits.

President Chakwera said recently that he could not confirm them because both the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal found them and the other commissioners in the previous cohort of incompetence.

MEC on Wednesday failed to announce results for the by-elections due to unavailability of some original results sheets.

Sangwani Mwafulirwa, MEC spokesperson said the results would be announced Thursday after getting the original results sheets and the verification of votes exercise done.

But despite getting the original result sheets, MEC has again failed to announce the results Thursday saying the commission is still scrutinizing the null and void votes.

MEC is also checking result sheets and the complaint that was made by UTM candidate for Karonga Central Constituency Frank Mwenefumbo.

Mwafulirwa the commission will probably announce the results Friday.

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Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

Blame it on APM for being stubborn and taking Malawians for a ride. APM defeated himself through his stupid behaviour of not listening to anyone. He took the country on a treacherous path and he did the same with his party which is on the verge of falling apart. Why did he maintain the incompetent Mathanga and Kunje?

Chathengo
Chathengo
8 months ago

They were appointed during Muthalika regime by Muthalika himself, yet Muthalika himself couldn’t confirm them as Commissioners why? Caz he even never trusted his own choice. Fire them.

Hawell
8 months ago
Reply to  Chathengo

My friend be careful here if they were not confirmed by APM how did they took part in signing for victory of Chakwera? Zakula apa ndi ndale Mr Prsident tread carefully. Anthu amenewaanagwira bwino ntchito yawo kwambiri bcoz how could the same managed parliamentary elections and fail to manage presidential elections? Paja nkhaninso ili ku court komweko. So if you claim APM did not confirm Mathanga nad Kunje moti tinene kuti the whole preside over fresh presidential elections illegally? ACB lowanipo apa

Hawell
8 months ago
Reply to  Chathengo

….tinene kuti the whole MEC presided over

Noxy
8 months ago

Misuse of Presidential powers.These are legitimate Commissioners denying them their well deserved payment is total harassment.How do you feel. Mr President Pastor punishing someone who has never wronged you.

Last edited 8 months ago by Noxy
Fake Petros
Fake Petros
8 months ago
Reply to  Noxy

These are actually THIEVES and belong in jail. Not close any voting material. Anthu oipa kwambiri awa chipanda ma court ndi ma judge these she-devils led by Jezebel herself nearly had succeeded condemning our country to hell for ever

Mzakwacha Nixon
Mzakwacha Nixon
8 months ago
Reply to  Noxy

They are not fit to be commissioners.co.court& Supreme Court found them incompetent.
IAm in your knees Your Excellency,Rev.Dr.Chakwera don’t dare to confirm them.During DPP,they thought the world was in the armpits,now Chakwera & His CHILIMA are&will be in Charge of Malawi till DPP is hurried completely.
Mbuzi za anthu zimenezo,we don’t want them at MEC any more.Ndizokanika in everything,even on bed,am sure.
Regards,
Mzakwacha Nixon
Durban
Kwazulu Natal.

+27724922299
[email protected]

Super power
Super power
8 months ago

These two are part of the rubble to be cleared. Why is it taking too long. These were evaluated as incompetent by the courts and parliament therefore their re-reappointment was illegal.

444444No
444444No
8 months ago

Tell them they have bn fired ,case closed ,u give them their wages basi simple,a police ogwila m mini bus can pay their wages just in 2hrs

Masozi
Masozi
8 months ago

Mbuzi za tonse izi kuganiza mopelewela.

Neno
Neno
8 months ago

Drain the swamp Sir before it is too late.
Ana anjoka awa.

naneo
naneo
8 months ago

mr president amene mudzaoneke opanda nzeru ndinu osamangova chilichose pliz eee koma nafe masankhasankha awa kkkkkkkk

Dead.Body
8 months ago

She looks like ‘cash madam’.

Zagwa
Zagwa
8 months ago

O Chakwera use your leadership skills to solve this puzzle. Use your intuition and don’t listen to any advice whatsover. You will be judged as the president and not Chimwendo Banda or Timothy Mtambo

Kaude
Kaude
8 months ago
Reply to  Zagwa

These commissiners were appointed and took oath of office. The consituted the corum of commissioners that managed the 2020 FPE. Does it mean that what they did in June 2020 was illegal. Then what does that tell us about the 2020 FPE in terms of legality. So MEC of 2020 was incomplete? Mr Chakwera dont be vindictive just give them their letters. You lose nothing.

Joseph phiri
Joseph phiri
8 months ago
Reply to  Kaude

We lose money to incompetent people

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