Mutharika washes hands clean over judges bribery claims: ‘Court must decide polls case purely based on facts’

President Peter Mutharika has washed his hands clean over the Constitutional Court judges bribery allegations, saying the judges should be left alone to make the election petition case without financial inducements.

Mutharika: judiciary must be allowed to decide cases without pressure, inducements or any or any extraneous factor

In a statement made available to Nyasa Times on Saturday issued by his lawyers and signed by Samuel Tembenu, Mutharika says he is dismayed by the alleged offers to bribe the Constitutional Court judges.

“Our client (President Mutharika), as a custodian of the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi, strongly believes that the judiciary must be allowed to decide cases without pressure, inducements or any or any extraneous factors,” reads the letter in part.

The letter says Mutharika believes that the court must decide the case “purely based on facts properly adduced before it and the applicable law.”

The letter says Mutharika believes in the Independence of the judiciary, saying Malawians should refrain from actions that can compromise the integrity and independence of the judiciary.

The Anti-Corruption Bureau this week arrested a financial services business tycoon Thomson Mpinganjira  on allegations that he wanted to bribe the Constitutional Court judges hearing the election case.

The judges are expected to make their ruling January 31.

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IT WAS A VERY BIG MISTAKE FROM OUR COLLEAGUES IN THE SOUTH TO CHOOSE THIS CLUELESS LAW PROFESSOR AS STATE PRESIDENT JUST BECAUSE HE WAS BROTHER TO LATE BINGU. ON THE BASIS THAT OUR POVERTY AND CORRUPTION LEVELS HAVE GONE HIGHER THAN THEY WERE BEFORE 2014, THE OLD MAN HAVE BEEN A LIABILITY TO MALAWI.HOW CAN A WHOLE LAW PROFESSOR ASSEMBLE THE LIKES OF TEMBENU AND MBETA AS HIS LAWYERS LEAVING OUT THE BEST LAWYERS??????THE SAME LAWYERS THAT ARE BEHIND THE BRIBERY OF JUDGES??????.SHAME. THIS THE VERY SAME SLEEPY LAW PROFESSOR APPOINTED A TEAM OF VERY COMPROMISED JANE ANSAH AND… Read more »

Lego
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Are you trying to fool us so that we must be that your were not in this syndicate of bribing the judges?

mpanda
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mpanda

Takumvani bwana even nkhuku ikatha kudya imakwechapansi mulomo kuti sinine ndadya mwadziwa liti

Daudi Donex John
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Daudi Donex John

He is hiding he will caught soon

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

Mr tippex has spoken

Truth nothing but truth
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Truth nothing but truth

How can we in stands believe this. In the first place you did not want this case in court through your lawyers, secondly the briber did that towards your side (MEC and u). Thirdly your lawyer is the one how shop judges to release the suspect. Fourthly all filth money goes through this man and his bank eg 4 billion for tipex , MSB surge, ESCOM scams just to mention a few. Muasatinamize wawa Ife akumudzi chifukwa uyu akamuneneza. You are the masterminder, Mafia. Thanks to God that he hears our cry.

BigMan
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BigMan

This man is a fool, should have never been in that office. Zero leadership skills.

chataika
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chataika

Iwe ako ma skills ali kuti a leadership

Admin.mec
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Admin.mec

If your hands are clean show us by arresting mpinganjila and L.Chikopa.

Mitengo
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Mitengo

Ask why he only issued a warrant of arrest for Mpinganjira leaving Chikopa free.No Justice and no wonder Matemba has been fooled.

Ganyavu
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Whatever ,this man always tells the truth. He doesn’t loose temper easily unlike some of these idiots who are power hungry and wants to use short cuts. ,2024 Mutharika woyeeee. 2024 Chakwera MP woyeeeerrrrrrrrr( Leader of the opposition,)

Sam
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Sam

Ganyavu unya uwona,dirty cadet

tan
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tan

let social media talk but the vote is on the ground. Anthu ammidzi have a lot going for them compared to city people . now They have solar, the Chinese tv’s. the 48,000 kwacha cash transfers that They receive but never tell their relatives in town. They have many programs that they benefit from. Munthu wa mtauni ndi amene akuvutika. unfortunately the power of the vote lies with the illiterate who only think about instant gratification.

LGBT PROPER GANDA
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Osadzachulutsa zonena chigamulo Chikaza nkujalino