Mutharika legal team ‘sorry’ for attacks on Malawi judges over annulling polls

President Peter Mutharika’s legal team has apologized in court for attacking Constitutional Court (ConCourt) judges who were hearing the presidential petition election case.

Lawyer Charles Chidongondo Mhango apologised to the judges
Lawyer Frank Mbeta prepared the statements which attacked judges

One of the lawyers Charles Chidongondo Mhango made the apology during the application of the Constitutional Court stay of order application on Wednesday in Lilongwe.

This was after one of the five judges, Dr Redson Kapindu asked Mhango  if it was the right language for the Mutharika lawyers to call the judgement ruling “an affront to the Constitutional order” and judgement “subservience to the will of the people.”

The language is contained in the appeal documents which lawyer Frank Mbeta signed.

Justice Kapindu also brought to the attention of Mhango another terminology of “judicial legislation” which he said was an attack on the judiciary.

Mhango made a frantic apology to the judges and asked them not to be influenced by the attacks when making a ruling for the stay order application.

“I withdraw those words because they do not conform to the decorum of judicial practice which stipulates that judges should not be attacked,” said Mhone.

The judges accepted the apology.

The court found that the electoral body incompetently managed the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections, especially in the management of the presidential election results.

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chipwika
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chipwika

Sorry Kanyengambeta…

APM Wanya
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APM Wanya

Kodi Mbeta mlandu wake wa ku ACB uja uzamvedwa liti?

Andala asyene
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Andala asyene

WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM LAWYER WHO IS ALWAYS SEEN MOVING AROUND WITH HONOURABLE MCHACHA ?
KOMATU MWANYERA POGONA NDIPONSO MWAPALA MOTO KUDAMBWE !

Maunits
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Maunits

How can a mayor lawyer insult the judges in that way. The problem is if your plans have been replaced by justice what actually happens is that the people become defeated together with their demons as result you are in dark and marks the end of their road which is very unfortunate. Mbeta and Kaphale could be the ones to advise their clients to uphold the rule of law and the case can not be challenged in the supreme court because it is constitutional in nature with its land mark ruling despite being at liberty to appeal. You have destroyed… Read more »

Nyasi
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Nyasi

So he only apologized after he was confronted by the Judge??? otherwise he would’nt have withdrawn their fatal attack on the judiciary

Kapado Chimulirenji
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Makosana ndalama zomwezi zomwe zakufikitsani pamenepa. Kidi mulandu ndi wokhawu, simudakhala ndi milandu ina yofuna majaji omwewa? Komatu Makosana Mutharika akukusokonezani zedi.The problem I see in this whole issue is that the fact that Mutharika was teaching in the US, he thinks he is better than our local Lawyers and therefore expects the case to be in his favour. There is a high probability that he is advising his legal team the language to use. Let me warn you guys, Mbeta et al, we have opened a new chapter in the history of Malawi – there is no going back… Read more »

chimanga
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The statements by mbeta are a replica of what commissioner Kunje was making before the Public Appointments Committee. Anthuwa onse ndi a mwano basi. They are very retrogressive and pompous for nothing

Nil
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Nil

Nkumati appeal iyenda mukungonyoza ma judge??? U pray for a stay order kwa judge nkumunyonzaso, zoopsatu

3February
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3February

Am so suprised that someone is still going on with the appeal. Time wasters. You guys wise up. Mukungogunda khoma.

KENT
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KENT

That’s what is called “Insulting the midwife before the baby is born” ndiye ndizimenezi makape ama lawyer a Mutharika, muziona mwakula mwatha, i urge ma judge asakunyengerereni, akuchangamutseni basi, appeal imeneyi judgement yake ikumwetseni madzi a acid,

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