SKC urges Malawians to have trust in judiciary despite bribery claims

UTM Party president Saulos Chilima says his trust in the judiciary has not diminished following revelations of Constitutional Court judges bribery allegation saga.
Chilima at the news conference
“It is sad we have those allegations. But the court judges will base their ruling on fact and evidence,” Chilima said at a news conference on Thursday in Lilongwe.
He urged the responsible authorities to prosecute the perpetrators of the bribery allegation.
Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested Thom Mpinganjira, who is group chief executive officer of FDH Financial Holdings Limited and board chairperson of Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom),  as a suspect and formally charged him before he was released on bail.
ACB director general Reyneck Matemba disclosed this week that there will be more arrests in the saga as they continue with their investigations.
Matemba said one of the masterminds of the plot to bribe the judges IS “working for one of the arms of government”.

During the news conference,  Chilima also called on the Malawi Police Service to be professional and stop thugs from inciting violence when the ConCourt results will be announced on Monday.

The hour has come: The five-judge panel comprising Healey Potani, Ivy Kamanga, Dingiswayo Madise, Redson Kapindu and Mike Tembo will deliver judgement on Monday
Chilima said whatever the outcome of the court, people should accept and the winners celebrate in peace and those would have lost should accept.
He then called for peace as the country awaits the outcome of the election case.

The five-judge panel comprising Healey Potani, Ivy Kamanga, Dingiswayo Madise, Redson Kapindu and Mike Tembo will deliver their determination on the matter on Monday February 3 2020.

In the case, two of the presidential candidates in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections—UTM Party’s Saulos Chilima (the first petitioner) and Malawi Congress Party candidate Lazarus Chakwera (the second petitioner)—want the court to nullify presidential election results over alleged irregularities, especially in the results management system.

Incumbent President Peter Mutharika of Democratic Progressive Party, who was declared winner of the elections, is the first respondent with Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) as the second respondent.

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Digging Deeper
Digging Deeper
9 months ago

SKC is an opportunist. Before the disputed elections SKC publicly said he knew how APM rigged the previous election, and he would reveal this to the nation. Of course as SKC and Bowler aided by Kapalamuka at the Embassy in Brazil were wholly responsible for the rigging, those in the know, knew that those where empty promises because for SKC to reveal how rigging was carried out, he would have to admit the part that he played. So we heard nothing about how the rigging was carried out. SKC is now projecting himself as a statesman by making irrelevant noises.… Read more »

chataika
chataika
9 months ago

A SKC a police how can they stop thugs armless? Any sense here? Tell a police kuti shoud use the machinery in possession to deal with such thugs. Do u think can they handle anthu wokwiya without tear gas, rubber bullets? Mukucheza kwabasi pokhapa bwana. Kwinaku ndakumvanu bwino kwambiri mwatsista mfundo zabwino congrats for that koma apa pokha let a police asanyengerere ayi ndipo nobody should blame them as they use such weapons to scare away thugs and violent people

Myao weni weni
Myao weni weni
9 months ago

Team SKC…….Mbavazi tatopa nazo

Gwape
9 months ago

Galu iwe. Let Chakwera speak not you idiot. Your turn to go to jail is looming.What can you tell us with 4mps? You foolish pumbwa.
Tikaonana pa ground mfana watizunzunzirsa pakwana la 40 likubwera

respect the court outcome
respect the court outcome
9 months ago

The Downfall of Dpp

Kharupa
Kharupa
9 months ago

Is this the same Saulos who urged Jane not to resign as the election would not be rigged and then turned and claimed same was rigged? Akufuna kutiuza uyu court litagamula kuti no re-run azavomereza uyu????!!!!!

Jackson mchacha
Jackson mchacha
9 months ago

Koma tingopephera kuti chilungamo chikhalepo nfithu kotero mtendere tikhala nawo zedi

Solobala
Solobala
10 months ago

Zeze uli ndi matukutuku. Wasuta chamba uko kenako wakwela pa mgolo nkumalangiza anthu. ‘ saulos mwana wane, chamba ukukwewa chikunange mutuuuu’

Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson
10 months ago

Komatu what if the judgement is against you? Will you accept?

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
10 months ago
Reply to  Boris Johnson

He just said it, hasn’t he?

Extra Point
Extra Point
9 months ago
Reply to  Boris Johnson

what do you think he could do? …

Janeeee
Janeeee
10 months ago

nzeru koma zimenezo

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