Rev Baloyi ‘surprised’ with court cancelling Tippex elections

Former moderator of Livingstonia CCAP Synod,  one of the Commissioners for Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), Reverend Clifford Baloyi  o told Parliament’s Public Appointments Committee (PAC)  at the end of an inquiry to assess the competence of the electoral body that  the widespread use of the correctional fluid, Tippex, did not affect the valid vote in  the 21 May Presidential Elections.

Reverend Clifford Baloyi: Nothing wrong wirh Tippex

Baloyi totally disagreed  a Constitutional Court ruling which said that the irregularities and anomalies had been so widespread, systematic and grave that the integrity of the results had been seriously compromised..

“The elections were free and fair and the use of tippex did not affect the results,” said Baloyi.

“ I was very surprised with the Constitutional Court judgement on 3 February which nullified the 21 May presidential elections results saying MEC did not manage the elections properly. I was very surprised because we as MEC we run a satisfactory, free and fair elections”, Baloyi said.

During the hearing, Baloyi confirmed that some ballot papers were printed locally but was not aware who printed the ballot papers

The inquiry follows a February 3 2020 order of a five-judge panel of the High Court of Malawi sitting as the Constitutional Court that nullified the May 21 2019 presidential election over irregularities and mandated Parliament to assess the commissioners’ competences.

Commissioners Yahaya M’madi, Moffat Banda, Linda Kunje and Jean Mathanga already appeared before the committee at Parliament Building in Lilongwe. They followed in the footsteps of Mary Nkosi and Elvey Mtafu.

Embattled MEC chairperson Jane Ansaha, judge of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal,   also appeared before the committee.

On Monday, the hearing was stopped for a few minutes due to misunderstanding that erupted between PAC members as some wanted the committee to come up with a verdict on last week’s hearing before interviewing Baloyi.

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Mtete
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Mtete

Definitely not suitable as MEC Commissioner. What kind of Reverend is this man who expresses no remorse for theft of Malawians votes through Tip-Ex.. This born again Reverend happily goes on the pulpit to preach to all and sundry about the suffering of Malawians as a result of mismanagement of the country’s scarce financial resources.
Kagwereni uko a reverend. Just quietly enjoy your ill-gotten benefits.

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

bwanji osamangomwa ma ARV wo.
nsete zako

Starrett81
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Starrett81

Which planet was he?

Ndata Boy
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So it is true that not everyone who calls on the name of Jesus is a true follower of Christ, koma pa tsiku lomaliza kuzakhala zinthu. they call themselves many christian names and yet they are not. Koma Bible anakonza…. it says that on that day they will say Lord Lord did we not preach in your name?….. and he will say to them “get away from me for I do not know you workers of iniquity” mayeeee judgement start from here on this earth. Ma commissioners nonse amene mumazitcha ma Rev, Bishop, Apostle or whatever please for the sake… Read more »

Chingaipe
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Chingaipe

Looks llike he didnt know about the court case

Vilhomwe Ndivimbuli
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This thing!!!

Kaitano
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Kaitano

This Rev is a DPP suporter from the early days of Bingu wa mtharika and we still remember he mess up at Embangweni, loudon mission because of his behaviour backing the Dpp govt. Akagwere uko ndi Dpp yake ndipo ndi munthu mmodzi omwenso akuononga mbiri za mpingo anthu oterewa. Pitani konko mukakhadzikike ku chipani kwanuko

Chechamba
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Chechamba

It is not surprising, either the poor and lost Reverend Baloyi is so incompetent just like the other commissioners that he cannot even do self appreciation of the level of his incompetence himself or he neither followed the court hearing nor read the final Court judgement. These Commissioners should have been fired long time ago.

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

kkkkkkk anapangana kusanace

Nyekhwed
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Nyekhwed

Koma Azibusa, kaya ma Bishop , kaya ma Patstor, kaya a Postole , kaya ma Reverend so and so, you have really let us down men and women of God!.