Supreme Court of Malawi dismisses State appeal on UTM registration

The Supreme Court of Appeal on Thursday rejected  an appeal by the Attorney General (AG) and the registrar of political parties against the High Court  rrebuff  to put aside the court’s earlier order to register newly formed UTM as a political party within seven days.

Chilima: Victory after victory in court

High Court Judge John Chirwa rubbuffed the prayer for stay of execution of his  November 2 2018 order to register URM—which is promoting Vice-President Saulos Chilima’s presidential ticket in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections, citING that there were no good grounds in support of the application.

But the State through  senior State advocate in the Attorney General’s (AG) Chambers Neverson Chisiza,  appealed to the Supreme Court of Malawi.

State brought the stay exparte application before Justice Frank Kapanda in the Supreme Court.

But Justice Kapanda has summarily dismissed it with no option for interparte hearing.

“The court below was right in its reasoning and its decision sustained and confirmed,” said the Judge.

In his ruling, Kapanda dismissed the State’s reapplication for an exparte order, observing that there was nothing from the sworn statement of the deputy registrar of political parties to show that High Court judge John Chirwa improperly exercised his judicial discretion or misappkied the law respecting stay of execution.

UTM lawyer Michael Goba Chipeta said  this means the court order is still in operation and “we expect the registrar to comply”.

He said there is nothing at law stopping the registrar of political parties from registering UTM as a political party under the Political Parties (Registration and Regulation) Act by Friday, November 9, 2018.

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Alamu Pumani Mwakula kuba
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What if one goes to register united transformation movement without abbreviations? Will utm complain?

Mtima uwawa
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Mtima uwawa

UTM ndi ANGUNGA

DpP intha ngati moto wama pesi ukalimbana ndi Chilima…

mtete
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mtete

Amfumu, this, like the staged theft of the biometric voter registration kit, has everything to do with DPP because there are no longer independent thinkers in government and parastatal organizations. Every leading officer there is a puppet controlled by State House or Ben Phiri.

Salah
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Kikikikiki koma a pumbwa awa azunguzidwa mitu, zowona thuka phuu kulimbana ndi UTM. Koma utm ya patali na

Nyendo
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Nyendo

so who will be fired today???…. kikikikikikikii

Ntunjelere
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Ntunjelere

Wow koma izi wina alowa Mmanda mofulumira sure, ma British petrolium okhaokha makomomu, chonde mudzikhala nawo pafupi angagwe inu palibe. oyenda ndi lupanga ndi lupanga lomwelo adzafa nalo, muyeso omwe umamuyesa nawo nzako omwewo umaza kwa iwe mwini. UNE KUPOCHERA KWABASI

Amfumu
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What has this to do with DPP? Is the DPP Registrar of political parties? I’m 100% behind DPP and will vote for APM! Problem with people is: when supporting their side they think the other side is a bunch of fools. Come 2019 UTM won’t get even a million votes! Mark my words. Only MCP can put up some challenge to DPP. Utm will drown into political oblivion come May 21, 2019. Pitilizani kulubwalubwa.

Mwana.wa adad
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Mwana.wa adad

Pitiliza kulota aise maloto samaletsa koma wanzeru akudziwa komwe bomali likupita. Its clear kuti apumbwa sangawine or patavuta bwanji…plot yao iliyonse ikubwera pambalambanda. Zawavotere aise ife takwera yowina. Kkkkkkkkk moto buuu

Sawala
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Sawala

DPP bunch of fools

Dipipi wa Yudiefu
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Dipipi wa Yudiefu

If wishes were horses beggars would also ride.

Naphiri
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Komatu kuayluka kulipo ndipo sanati … muoe ikatha parilament muva akuti apita uku ..iyi ikhala time yowawitsa kwa pumbwa moti adzikomzekera ma BP enieni osati iziz

Aka
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Aka

Kodi nkhani ya a chikulire kufuna kunyenga supreme court judges kuti UTM isalembedwe ndiyowona? MK200 Million???????? Madzi achita katondo ngati ndizowona

Aka
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Aka

DPP tingoyigulira chitenje choti wina alira

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