Mutharika rejects to replace MHRC commissioners

President Peter Mutharika has for the second time refused to replace two commissioners at Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC), saying the issue is in court.

Chiyamwaka: Court granted  injunction on his re-appointment

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) obtained a court injunction restraining the swearing in ceremony of two commissioners; Baldwin Chiyamwaka and Cecelia Kotima.

HRDC argues that the appointment of the two was irregular.

An official of HRDC,  Macdonald Sembereka said the stand-off on the appointment of the two commissioners can be resolved if Mutharika replaced the two appointees.

“If the President replaces the two commissioners, the court injunction automatically falls off,” he said.

But presidential spokesperson Mgeme Kalilani said Mutharika’s hands are tied since the issue is in court.

“The President cannot do anything until the matter is resolved in court,” said Kalilani.

The impasse over the two commissioners also led to the failure by the President to swear-in-the rest of the commissioners.

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Ecclessia
Ecclessia
1 year ago

I have known Chiyamwaka from the time he was a primary school teacher in my village. He is rude and pompous.

Noxy
1 year ago

The President is absolutely right

Aaron
1 year ago
Reply to  Noxy

Poes

Peter
Peter
1 year ago

Mr president. Please do what people want if you don’t want to be stupid at the end.

jogoda
jogoda
1 year ago
Reply to  Peter

which pple. ndangofunsa for critical analysis

Federalism
1 year ago

Lomwe power, feel it

Charie
Charie
1 year ago

Thanks Mr President APM.chilungamo chiyende kaye ku Court.

Gerlie
Gerlie
1 year ago

Baldwin employed his long time concubine at HIVOs June Kambalametole as Project Manager through carpet interview. June who once worked at MEJN is known for having a loose bottom.

Aaron
1 year ago
Reply to  Gerlie

Stupidity

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