Msonda’s ‘kill gays’ case back in Malawi High Court

Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) politician Ken Msonda will this Thursday be in High Court to hear the determination of Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda on whether his case of “kill homosexuals” remarks he made on his Facebook page should be heard as a constitutional case.

Msonda: Kill homosexuals in Malawi

Two leading activists  on minority rights – Gift Trapence and Timothy Mtambo – applied to court for judicial review after Director of Public Prosecution had discontinued the matter.

The two exhibited to the court the Facebook post and a transcript of a radio interview with Joy Radio in which Msonda repeatedly said homosexuals had no rights in Malawi and they deserve to be killed.

Lawyer Mwiza Nkhata representing the two activist said Chief Justice will certify whether  the matter is a constitutional; matter which must be handled by a panel of  three judges.

After Msonda’s post on the social media Facebook, Malawi Law Society (MLS) issued a statement that demanded investigation by authorities on the remarks he made.

The lawyers’ body asked Malawi Human Rights Commission and the police to investigate the matter and take an appropriate action. MLS said Msonda’s remarks bordered on hate speech.

Msonda maintains: “ I stand by what I said and I will repeat it in court—homosexuals have no rights in Malawi and that is why they are being arrested.”

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Tione
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MalawianThinker, how can we develop when Chaponda angopondaponda pali ponse &this stupid Mathanyula is shielding his band of crooks &thieves in this clueless government? They want all good things to be theirs while oppressing us their employers & the people who voted for them? Asadzikundikire chuma cha padziko coz zonsezi ndi zotsala. Mxiew!

Malawian Thinker
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@Chikopa and George. So what will happen when you kill gays? Rain will suddenly fall like never before? The nation will become rich and prosperous? Or the most amazing thing in history might happen, were God himself will descend into Malawi and hail o ye holy people of no sin? I do not think any of this can happen. Let me remind you, YOU WILL ALSO DIE, AND IF THE GOD WE SERVE IS A TRUE GOD WHO DOES NOT CHANGE JUST ACCORDING TO ONE OF HIS MOST SUPREME COMMANDS, DO NOT KILL, THEN YOU WILL ALSO DIE A HORRIBLE… Read more »
George
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I stand by what Musonda said. Only stupid and foolish people can orchestrate gays. Read Gods word (the bible) on what it says about this filthy and cursed action. It is only for the cursed and even animals cannot behave like that.

chikopa
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Gays have no rights. What are rights in the first place? If people are gays and wont be caught or declare it – well be it. But they have a stupid problem of wanting to be known as gays which smells shit. They want to adopt children which they cannot have because they fuck in the wrong place. kuyesa kuwauza kuti uyike apa – iye kukana – ati ine koma kumbuyoko. George Michael recently died miserable. So was Prince in 2016 and Elton John adzafanso imfa yowawa ngati mwana wa masiye opanda omulira. Some stupid comments here akuti gays are… Read more »
USAThinker
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Re : Malawian Thinkers Comment I am surprised by such a well spoken, logical and educated statement. It is hard to imagine a politician making such an hateful discriminatory public statement. Well when you consider the hate you hear coming out of even the Churches against homosexuals it’s not surprising. Its high time Africa and Malawi focus on what is important rather than policing what consenting adults are doing in the privacy of their bedrooms. The world knows that gay people are some of the wealthiest in every country. When two Doctors for example in the USA come together as… Read more »
Tione
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USAThinker, let their money perish with them. It is better to die a poor man like Lazarus &find urself in the Lord’s kingdom than die a rich man &end up in hell. If you care to read at all, please read ‘America in Prophecy’ or ‘The Great Controversy.’ These books are one. I reserve my comment but let these books speak to u & open ur eyes!

Gogodasi
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The outcome of the court decision will be the end of Msond’s political career. The man rejoining the DPP to seek protection from this case and alleviate his poverty, but alas DPP is not ready to do that, instead it will leave him in the cold and make sure he goes to jail as a price for his perpetual attacks of the DPP when he was in PP – this is a well calculated move by the DPP. This will be the same case with UDF when the DPP is re-elected into power. It will make sure the MK1.7b case… Read more »
Malawian Thinker
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We have to focus on how we can develop as a people rather than going around policing what people do in their bedrooms and with their lives. Otherwise, I bet you we are going nowhere, decades later we will still be the least developed nation in the world. Too bad, but its just the facts of reality, and one thing that is difficult to control is the fact that with each younger generation, the world becomes a more liberal place, and you can’t stay here forever keeping your rules. Ironically, the richest and most prosperous nations in the world, mainly… Read more »
Tione
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MalawianThinker, how can we develop when Chaponda angopondaponda pali ponse &this stupid Mathanyula is shielding his band of crooks &thieves in this clueless government? They want all good things to be theirs while oppressing us their employers & the people who voted for them? Asadzikundikire chuma cha padziko coz zonsezi ndi zotsala. Mxiew!

Michael
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I believe Msonda knows what he means on that,even the Bible extremely condemn and its abomination to God who gave us every creatures around us. He continue protecting us evry minute,go on Mr Msonda, God is not happy with this misterious issues,we shouldn’t evn ask why we are going through alot of problems,crisis,scrambles,fighting,probably God has decided so,and that the devil is strongly leading us into a wrong way

Che nsomba
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Msonda apanidwe ndithu. Go and live in Zimbabwe with your Comrade. Gays are people like you. You need to understand their psychology and solve their problems. This is the same as understanding those who kill Albinos. They have a serious problem YES but you need to understand what drives them for you to solve the problem. I am not condoning Gays nor do I support Lesbians or Albino Killers but the solution is not what you Msonda advances.

Mario pei
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So someone without rights should be killed? Very dangerous kwambiri

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