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Opinion: Half Baked Justice Has Thrown Malawi Into Constitutional Crisis

ConCourt Judges
justices Healey Potani, Mike Tembo, Dingiswayo Madise, Ivy Kamanga and Redson Kapindu

Written by Saunders Jumah the Utopian

After 62 days of national shut down when five judges were listening to submissions by petitioners who in this case are citizens that summoned courts to find their stolen votes, Constitutional court presented half-baked judgement that has thrown Malawi in a state of anarchy and constitutional crisis.

Failure by five judges of the constitutional court to prosecute, punish or bring to book the culprits who messed up the 21st May 2019 tripartite elections has brought Malawi in a dangerous situation where those holding office of power are dangerously governing the country while those who won the court case are living dangerously.

Citizens of Malawi are the victims for they are subjected to abject poverty for being denied basic needs and necessities.

The crisis was supposed to be stopped so that a legitimate government be at the helm to clean up the mess the country is in for almost a year now.

The losers are plotting to impose state of emergency while the defence force is adamant as to whether a military coup can bring the nation back to normalcy.

Malawi is at the crossroads, there is lack of patriotism and integrity on the part of all arms of government.

The Executive arm cling to power though knowing pretty well they have and are messing up.

This arm is baptized with greed there is no way it can respect court judgement.

Malawi Parliament
4 hours ago Face Of Malawi DPP MPs boycott Parliamentary proceedings

The arm of the Legislature is full of greed representatives that worship political parties not the people hence “greed” be their last resort when it comes to the implementation of the court order.

The Judicial arm that has clear evidence of who is “wrong” in this whole process, being the witnesses who were to be bribed so as to judge the case contrary to the evidence on the table are afraid to pick the culprit just because he is the president of the country.

Rich people have destroyed the promise of Malawi and betrayed the hopes of 18 million poor inhabitants.

If this case involved poor people, it could not take 62 days and by now culprits could be serving harsh jail sentences.

Poor citizens on their part are planning to do anything they can to show the powers of their citizenship (revolution).

Leaders are chosen on a free vote not imposed on them, leaders are supposed to serve not to steal, leaders are meant to make sure there is peace and harmony not dividing and impoverishing the already poor citizens.

On these grounds Malawi is soon going to plunge into anarchy if not ethnic war.

It remains in the hands of the neutral military to restore order and ease the tension.

A country that does not respect laws end up in anarchy.

The justice system need to and must review or revisit its verdict and come back with fully baked judgement that punishes and sentences the culprits of the messed up elections for peace and constitutional order to prevail; else Malawi Defence Force must intervene and restore both constitutional and national order.

Saunders Jumah the Utopian Chairperson

Commander in chief

Founder and Trustee.

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  1. Half-baked judges. They do not know that a court cannot force Parliament to endorse laws. MPs have the right to reject bills.

  2. The truth is that tumbuka judges, tumbuka Chief Justice, tumbuka Speaker of Parliament have plotted with Chilima, Chakwera and Simbi. That is the PROBLEM. And now there is talk of tumbuka Army commander. People need to open their eyes as to what this is.

    • Foolish, hw many Lhomwes are in top govt positions. Stupid duck
      Chifukwa cha umbuli you manage to put a PS with a Diploma in office, police inspector general with a Diploma, in office,
      Ndinu mbuli a Lhomwe, inu, munali kuti mmene a zanu amaphunzira law?

  3. You need to understand that it is the judges that erred. They should be ashamed of themselves because of their incompetence.

  4. It is indeed, the judges who have plunged our country into chaos because they are corrupt and biased. They received bribes and gave a judgement does not respect ‘Separation of Powers.’ Courts CANNOT force parliament to endorse bills or enact laws. Parliament is independent and MPs have the right to reject bills. The foolish and incompetent judges should never have strayed into 50+1. They were ONLY asked to annul the presidential vote.

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