MCP MP obtains injunction against Mwapasa confirmation as police IG

Lilongwe Mpenu member of Parliament Eisenhower Mkaka ( Malawi Congress Party -MCP) has obtained a court injunction against the confirmation of Duncan Mwapasa as Inspector General of police.

MCP’s Mkaka  obtains injunction against Mwapasa confirmation

Parliament was supposed to debate and confirm Mwapasa as police chief after protracted arguments and counter-arguments between the opposition and government back-benchers.

Mkaka says he has obtained the injunction so that the courts should interpret whether parliament can confirm another police chief when Rodney Jose is still holding the position.

In allowing the injunction, Judge Fiona Mwale says: “It is ordered…that the application be allowed and that the applicant do have permission to apply for judicial review.”

Mkaka has been ordered to file originating motion, sworn statement in support and skeleton arguments within 14 days.

Jose said in a letter to secretary to the Office of the President and Cabinet Lloyd Muhara he was proceeding on leave pending his resignation in November.

Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Bright Msaka, a lawyer,  in Parliament on Monday used the Interpretation Act 30 (1), saying there is no point to withhold the confirmation because of this section as the law is clear.

He said: “Where [the] substantive holder of any public office constituted by or under any Act is on leave pending relinquishment by him of such office, it shall be lawful for another person to be appointed substantively to the same public office.”

Mwapasa, 49, joined the police service in 1997.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Moya
Guest
Moya

You can only control the police brutality at this stage, thumbs up opposition and mkaka, if you let this dog out now it will surely bite. Tame this mwapasa thing now. We need professionals leading Police service not just a cadets as a qualification.

Mulopwana
Guest
Mulopwana

A Mkaka pitani muzikagwira ma contract anu you are not fit to be an MP. You are a very jealousy guy who thinks you know everything. Even your own fellow MCP members of parliament ayamba kale kukudandaula kuti ukufuna kutchuka. How can you obtain an injunction from the Court on issue which Catherine is already seeking a legal opinion on the same? Kodi Poly sinakuthandizeni eti a Mkaka? You are so dull man. You will stay in parliament for five years only and in 2024 muzikapitiliza kugwira ganyu yanu. You oppose for the sake of just opposing kuti anthu akutameni???… Read more »

John Gray Gufa
Guest
John Gray Gufa

So Mkaka waionela patali. Very soon the opposition will loose its voting power. I thought they would have voted. Ndiye kuti a MCP UTM PP ndi UDF sanakawina?

Guarantor
Guest
Guarantor

You can have very good qualification but not a leader so PhD on its own cannot be a reason to appoint someone to such a position. We have many people with good papers but very pathetic leaders so I think we need to be objective as we oppose these appointments. They may be something wrong entirely with the identification and appointmen of these people. I am of the view that the people to confirm these appointments need to have options, there need to be more than one person to chose from rather than only one name I think it defeats… Read more »

Jemusi
Guest
Jemusi

Mwapasa is a cadet. Nchito yamukanika. Just look at the way police conduct themselves., very unprofessional. And he is just quiet. He got this appointment bcoz he is from the south. We want a professional police that would serve all Malawians, not cadets. Mwapasa is also linked to the death of Robert Chasowa and Njaunju. He was also played a role in the Pioneer Food Investment saga in which K145 million was deposited in Mutharika’s account. He is also involved in the land grabbing in Area 9 in Lilongwe. The guy is compromised and hopeless. You do not need such… Read more »

Jeff Mpotazingwe
Guest
Jeff Mpotazingwe

We know of many police officer who are qualified to be leaders at the same.Look for example commissioner Maigwa a holder of Phd but he remains the same all because is non partisan or perhaps because he is from the centre therefore is MCP cadre. Malawi is slowly getting divided on ethinicity and this is recipe for civil war. Mwapasa is a mare boot-licker (mark my words) he is from the south and distribute DPP zitenje at his village. Government is not a political party hence must be inclusive for the nation cannot be built by a few Malawiyanzi.

Noxy
Guest

Total hate from Mkaka Mwapasa has never wronged you and you are just there to stop his appointment just because he is from South Shame!

Vilhomwe Ndivimbuli
Guest

Fotseki gulukunyinda

Central
Guest
Central

Kudos Mkaka……………….. asovenge a ngulu amenewa!

Nthiko
Guest

Koma mkulu ameneyo samenya atola nkhani akumpanga interview wo hahaha koma ndiye kupsa mtimatu

Ignatius
Guest

All these because Mwapasa is from the South, shame

Ignatius
Guest

Mkaka Nkhope ngati gule