Speaker Msowoya Section 65  case back in court Friday

Speaker Richard Msowoya’s Section 65 case, in which pro-government groups have taken him to court for leaving the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), a party that sponsored him into the House to join the United Transformation Movement (UTM), goes back to court t this  Friday.

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Fryson Chodzi, the leader of the pro-government Joint Civil Society on Governance said the High Court Judge adjourned the case on Wednesday to Friday.

The organization wants the court to rule that Msowoya crossed the floor, he unlawfully left the party that sponsored him into power and the punishment for such offence is dismissal from the 193 strong House.

“We are very hopeful that the judgment would be handed down before parliament meets on November 19. We just want to set a precedent that a speaker should not be crossing the floor. Even if the judgment is delivered two days before the election in May, we would still be happy, because this would set a precedent,” he said.

However, the pro-government CSO has not taken to court Uladi Mussa, Christopher Mzomera Ngwira and other many legislators who have defected from opposition benches to the government side in parliament.

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Tizanka
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Tizanka

So CSOs always have to be a antigovernment basi? In a democratic dispensation anyone can express the self. Inu mukufuna a CSOs achitumbuka okha azilankhula?

Malemu
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Malemu

The law clearly says one who dumps his party and joins another party in parliament yet UTM is not in parliament. Surely, the costs should be on Chonzi and colleagues

MASO ENA
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MASO ENA

It’s registered effective 21-Sept as per the High court, so these numbskulls will have a little dance. Now you know why the UTM registration case has been finalised before this one!! Ndale, a name well befitting for Malawi politics.

Section 1000
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Section 1000

A person crosses the floor when he changes from a party that sponsored them into parliament and switches to another party that at time of his or her election was also represented in Parliament. So Utm was not there during 2014 elections, how can u say the speaker cross the floor. That’s nonsense. But those crossing from pp it dpp are violet ING the law bcoz all these parties where there during election in 2014.

Dipipi wa Yudiefu
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Dipipi wa Yudiefu

Ma CSO achulukirenji! Zochitika za ahthu ena, amakhala ngativalibe anzawo owathandiza maganizo. If this so called Chonzi had intelligent grand children like mine he would have regretted what he has done. Osachita manyazi.

Adada
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Adada

Kenako tizamulipire Msowoya legal costs as he chosen private lawyers other than Attorney General eish!

POOR MAN FEEL IT
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Kodi nanga achina chenji golooo wo awasiya bwanji pa case imeneyi coz iwowo amafunikanso kuti akhalenso monmo a choke basi ena amphuzilepo

gondwe
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gondwe

nsowoya can’t loose anything ,kodi boma la DPP chifukwa chani limafuna kumangopanga silence antu , tonsefe mumalawi muno tingakale a DPP tizimukonda bingu that’s dictotarship , these are political Tact’s koma he can’t loose the case amalawi tinapenya

matela
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matela

ANSOWOYA

linda
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Useless, biased DPP supporters, making a lot of noise to swindle our tax money from account 1. UTM to which Msowoya defected is not in parliament but DPP to which Uladi and others went……………………………………

Jarman
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Jarman

Flyson uzaziona.u v been used and u kno that.u love money so much.manyazi ulibe?umeneo u sha sha.iwe vumbwe et

Mesimadzi
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Mesimadzi

The speaker’s case is different. He is the head of the house hence his defection would allow the leader of UTM to abuse parliament as he did with Chidanti and the maizegate hoax. At least Msowoya must lose the speakership.

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