MCP suspected ‘WhatsApp coup’ plotters to seek judicial review on treason case

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) suspended publicist Jessie Kabwila and party member Ulemu Msungama say they are going to court to seek judicial review over the state failure to take them to court over treason charges.

Kabwila:  To seek judicial review
Kabwila: To seek judicial review

Their lawyer Gustave Kaliwo said he would be seeking a judicial review after the police subjected his clients to report to police for a year now without being taken to court to answer the treason charges.

“Either they be taken to court or the charges be dropped,” said the soft spoken Kaliwo.

Kabwila said she is a slave in a free country and blamed the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) officials for her ordeal.

“We are slaves. Wherever we are, whatever we do, we have to remember to report to police. This is not nomal life,” she said.

She wondered what sort of treason case the police is failing to bring her to court a year after her arrest.

Kabwila said her disagreements with the DPP started years back during the academic freedom saga at Chancellor College where as leader of lacturers union body, she led the resistance against the DPP led government control of academic freedom at the college.

President Peter Mutharika was Education minister when his brother, Bingu was president, Education minister Emmanuel Fabiano was principal at Chancellor College and the director of State Residences Peter Mukhito was Inspector General of Police.

Secretary General of DPP Ecklen Kudontoni rejected Kabwila’s accusations, saying she should not drag in the DPP in MCP political problems.

Kabwila and Msungama were arrested on whatsapp chats, which some legal experts, including the Malawi Law Society say the state has a weak case against the two.

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Be Humane
Be Humane
5 years ago

You should also sue MBC for their overzealous ness and stupidity. I hope you have a recording of their ” kangaroo court that they subjected you to despite the matter being in a competent court of law. There is something obscenely wrong with MBC and if you guys at MBC don’t see things that way then you are a shame and stupid. How do you allow to be used they way you are. Some of you guys were my colleague mates and surely you never behaved stupidly as you do now. In other words your working at mbc has turned… Read more »

Binnwell Kachikopa
5 years ago

If there are very dull people in Malawi then Ecklen Kudontoni is the dulliest egg headed pharisee who is a secretary general of an evil party. This empty headed person is the salt that is destroying dpp, an agent being manipulated by the dull professor who is also being manipulated by egg empty headed Bakili Muluzi who again is grooming his another empty headed figure called Atupele. Kudontoni is a fake evil copycat mafia who doesnt know his direction. He dont know civilized politics but elimination politics. Njaujus blood, Chasowas and other innocent individuals blood are boiling in his head… Read more »

The Commentator formerly known as Obanda Joyce Nti
The Commentator formerly known as Obanda Joyce Nti
5 years ago

Kabwila amangondinyasa bwanji. I’m glad she was suspended from MCP. Amaipitsa chipani chathu

5 years ago

There will never be a treason case in Malawi. It started and ended with Orton Chirwa many years ago. Kabwila is suffering just because anagenda ku police ali ndi chamba mthumba not becoz of treason.

5 years ago

DPP Political vendetta at its best………….!!

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