SKC reports Malawi President Mutharika to International Criminal Court

President Peter Mutharika and  acting Inspector General of Police  Duncan Mwapasa  are possible candidates for international criminal prosecution and after  the country’s estranged Vice-President Saulos Chilima has  reported the two  to  the International Criminal Court (ICC),  over crimes against humanity committed between 2018 and 2020.

Chilima: Lodges complaint to ICC
Mutharika: Reported to ICC

Chilima – fervently called SKC – had warned recently that he would drag the President to The Hague court and his lawyer Dr Chikosa Silungwe has confirmed that a report has been submitted.

In the report to ICC, Chilima cites  the crimes as a murder under Article  7 (1), rape and other forms of sexual violence under Article 7 91), causing severe injury under Article 7 (1) (k) and persecution based on political affiliation under Article 7 (1) (h) of the Rome Statue.

Chilima – who states that he has submitted the report in his personal capacity – said the trend of international justice was to make sure that there is no impunity for rulers or government officials.

Relying on the Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) findings that police officers raped 13 women, defiled one girl and sexually assaulted three under-18 girls around Msundwe on the outskirts of Lilongwe City, Chilima has filed this in his report to ICC.

He has also raised the issue of unidentified hoodlums who set ablaze a UTM Party office in Area 24 with a petrol bomb.

Chilima is seeking The Hague court to “determine where there exists reasonable basis to initiate investigations regarding the commission of crimes against humanity in Malawi when all the facts, as provided in the communication are considered.”

The country’s estranged vice-president has said he has resorted to ICC because domestic criminal investigations or prosecutions have failed to act.

But President Mutharika through his spokesperson Mgeme Kalilani has dismissed the filing of the report it ICC by Chilima, accusing him and  Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president  in collaboration with the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC)  of perpetrating political violence after the electoral defeat in 2019.

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joyce
joyce
3 months ago

Saulosi Chilima paja amadya chamba wayiwala mu report lake kunena kuti iyenso anasogolera kuphedwa kwa wa police kwa msundwe a imedi a ku mangochi chilima ukamakhala uziziwa kuti ndiwe chitsiru cha munthu.

CHILIMA-COVIDIOT
CHILIMA-COVIDIOT
3 months ago

Only mbuzi ndizomwe zingamuchemelele Chitsilu Chilima
Kuteloko amdzimva ngati wozindikila kwambili
Umbuli wosawadziwa azungu

Wachisoni
Wachisoni
3 months ago

very vindictive! But the truth always prevails!Dear Sir Chiloma! kukhala president ndiye kuti iweyo udzisova ma problem! osati iwe idzithamangira kukanena kwa abwana! zikatero ndiye kuti zukukanika!. Komanso tsopanotiu Malawi ndi Republic! ndiye chenjerani po chitita ma report chifukwa mukusukuluka nazo zimenezi! kodi mwatha mbola eti? mukusowa kolowera tsopano?Inu ndiye khaya!
ngati mukumbukira a SKC1 mwanatu ndiye amne amchita report! akulu akulu amkamba nkhani pmaka kupeze nfundo!!

Mukhwethemuka nazo zimenzi mukapanda kutsagula maso!

Donald D
Donald D
3 months ago

The International Criminal Court is intended to complement existing national judicial systems and it may therefore exercise its jurisdiction only when national courts are unwilling or unable to prosecute criminals. The ICC lacks universal territorial jurisdiction, and may only investigate and prosecute crimes committed within member states, crimes committed by nationals of member states, or crimes in situations referred to the Court by the United Nations Security Council. Chilima show the documentation that you have filed a charge to the ICC

George Victor
3 months ago

koma awa kukonda zosumasuma chilichonse eee ku court eee kuti iiii nde mmbanjamo zimakhala bwanji chilichonse chituluke basi iii kkkkk koma abale chibwana ichi a Chilima mwamva.

ICL Scholar
3 months ago

I have studied International Criminal law at Post graduate level and the rule is very simple; the International Criminal Court is only concerned with crimes that take place on a wide-scale and not isolated incidents as the case in Malawi. Mr. Chilima, can you learn to act maturely please; sometimes your actions demotivate some of us who follow you

Chipato mike
Chipato mike
3 months ago
Reply to  ICL Scholar

Kuti inu mumapanga study kunamiza anthu basi chizungu chake chimenecho

Mwini muzi.
3 months ago
Reply to  Chipato mike

Mzanu wachikazinga chingezi inu mukunyoza mu chinyanja?

mofolo
mofolo
3 months ago

This man since he joined politics Malawi has been on its edge for his desire to be President to the extent of doing nothing as Vice President always undermining the President and leaking government information to the public in his bid to become President. Have you forgotten that you were inciting violence by openly parading a dangerous weapon catapult to stone a Pumbwa meaning DPP supporters. You were encouraging people to acquire catapults and stone DPP supporters? a criminal was arrested at a roadblock in Lilongwe with catapults which he claimed he was going to sell to people at your… Read more »

Andre
Andre
3 months ago

Nyekhwelism

hope
hope
3 months ago

Drugs

Namatetule
3 months ago

Please SKC, report the murder of the policeman and also the nsundwe killings and terror. Also the stoning of the presidential convoy. Dont leave out anything

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