Lawyer David Kanyenda has quashed assertions made by Lazarus Chakwera to the effect that President Peter Mutharika is an illegal tenant of the State House, saying that is wrong in fact and at law.
The lawyer was commenting after opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President Lazarus Chakwera charged that Mutharika is “a temporary tenant “at the State House, official residence of the Head of State.
Kanyenda said such statements serve to undermine a fundamental part of the recent elections case judgement.
“Nothing could be further from the truth than wild assertions purporting to claim that APM is an illegal tenant of the State House. Our prevailing Constitutional scheme abhors a vacuum in the Presidency,” Kanyenda said
To appear tough Lazarus Chakwera said If Mutharika fail to release the so-called human rights defenders within 48 hours, He will personally galvanize all peace-loving and law-abiding Malawians to march on the State House and camp there until these innocent activists are released.